Program Calendar

May is Asian Heritage Month

Please fill out this registration form once to access our Zoom passcode for all virtual programs.
Zoom ID 688 857 206
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Activity Kits: Register by May 7 and pick up our special CMCP activity kits we have put together containing all the materials needed for our featured drop-ins. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Workshops:  May 5: Covid 19 Presentation

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Family Drop In: Sensory Saturdays
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25: Chinese Rattle Drum. To create your drum you will need:

  • two paper plates
  • white glue or tape
  • Scissors
  • String or ribbon
  • several beads, buttons, dry beans, or stones
  • Any other materials you want to use to decorate your drum!

10:30 – 11: Circle Time

11:00-12:30: Active Kids
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Family Drop In
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25: Vietnam Paper Plate Fans. Today we will be making and decorating our own Vietnamese Paper Plate “Cái Quạt” (fan). You will need:

  • paper dinner plate (or cereal box cut in semi-circle)
  • crayons, pencil crayons or markers and any other decorative materials.
  • 2 craft sticks
  • white glue

10:30 – 11:0

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Participant check-ins
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This is an opportunity to connect 1-1 with a staff via phone or over zoom to talk about your child’s development/behaviour, parenting or get information about programs and services, community resources or referrals. To book an appointment please email Durriya at [email protected] or call Corina at 416-845-7223.

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Family Drop In: Special Guest from EarlyON Glitterbug
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25: Henna Art Drawings from India: For this activity we will be using markers to draw the outline of our arms and hands onto paper, and draw our henna designs onto the paper hand to create permanent henna art!

  • You will need:
    construction paper
  • markers
  • scissors

10:30 – 11:00 Circle Time with Nina

11:00-1

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French/English Circle – Pre-recorded Video
11:00 am

Join us every Tuesday, for a new release of French/English Billingual Circle with Stella. Check our Facebook page  at https://www.facebook.com/CollegeMontroseChildrenPlace/ for pre-recorded videos.

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Infant Drop In
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Infant Ages and Stages: Developmental Screening Tools – How and Why 

 Join us for an informative afternoon session using the Nipissing Screening tool and the Toronto Speech and Language Early Abilities checklist. We’ll guide you through their use and explain some of the reasoning for using the tools even in Baby

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Family Drop In: Literacy Circle
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25: Japanese Fish Kites or Koinobori!  You will need:

  • a paper bag or toilet paper tube
  • strips of tissue paper, crepe paper or ribbon
  • string or yarn
  • other materials you want to use to decorate your kite!
  • white glue
  • scissors

10:30 – 11:00: Literacy Circle

 11:00-12:30: Active Kids: We can explore a wide

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Participant check-ins
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Do you have a baby in COVID and would like to meet other parents?
  • Is there increase in temper tantrums and challenging behaviour?
  • Are you over stressed and not sure of coping?

Connect 1-1 with a staff via phone or over zoom to talk about your child’s development/behaviour, parenting or get information about programs

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Let’s Chat: COVID 19 Presentation
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for an information session on COVID-19

A Toronto Public Health Outreach Worker will provide upto-date information and answer your questions.

Topics include COVID-19 transmission, prevention,
testing, vaccination and community support

To register email Durriya at [email protected] or call Corina at 416-845-7223

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Family Drop In: Italian/English Bilingual Circle
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25- Pitthu Garam (Seven Stones) activity from Pakistan.  You will need:

  • 7 flat stones (or blocks)
  • small soft ball (tennis or rubber balls work great)

We will stack the 7 stones, then try to knock them down using our ball! How many times can you knock them down?

10:30 – 11:00: Italian/English Bilingual C

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Infant Drop In
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Happy (early) Mother’s Day Gathering and Chat

Let’s celebrate our amazing parenting moments, triumphs, challenges, hopes and dreams! Join us for a chance to let it all hang loose while we support and care for all the amazing ways we are with our kiddos in these difficult times.

Come with a story, a picture to share

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Caregiver Drop In: Language Development
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Do you care for a child or children that isn’t yours? Meet other caregivers and share experiences, learn about community resources & professional development opportunities, discuss child development, health & safety, nutrition, self-care and much more.

Using the Early Abilities Language Development checkli

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Family Drop In
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 9. Lets’ celebrate with all parents!

9:30-10:25: Mother’s (or Parent’s) Day Cards. Let’s celebrate all the parents and guardians, grandparents and special caregivers in our lives!

You will need:

  • card stock or construction paper – folded in half
  • materials you would like to use
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Participant check-ins
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Do you have a baby in COVID and would like to meet other parents?
  • Is there increase in temper tantrums and challenging behaviour?
  • Are you over stressed and not sure of coping?

Connect 1-1 with a staff via phone or over zoom to talk about your child’s development/behaviour, parenting or get information about programs

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Food Explorer’s Pre-recorded Video

Join us for a new release of pre-recorded Food Explorer’s Video with Donia, every Friday. Check our Facebook page  at https://www.facebook.com/CollegeMontroseChildrenPlace/ for pre-recorded videos.

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Family Drop In: Sensory Saturdays
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25: Mother’s (or Parent’s) Day Diversity Dance.

Let’s celebrate and dance with all the parents, grandparents and special caregivers in our lives!
We can explore a wide variety of music and dance from Asian cultures!

10:30 – 11:00 Circle Time

11:15 – 12: Pinch Pots – Lets make baker’

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Family Drop In
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25: Cherry Blossom Hand and Finger Print Trees. Cherry Blossoms are blooming everywhere! Let’s make our own Cherry blossom art. You will need:

  • white paper
  • liquid paint in brown, white and pink
  • brushes
  • water in a container

Remember to cover your work surface with newsprint and have a rag ready to clean up me

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Participant check-ins
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This is an opportunity to connect 1-1 with a staff via phone or over zoom to talk about your child’s development/behaviour, parenting or get information about programs and services, community resources or referrals. To book an appointment please email Durriya at [email protected] or call Corina at 416-845-7223.

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Family Drop In: Eid Ul-Fitr with Donia’s Cooking Class
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25: Special Eid Treat – Date Fingers. Here are the ingredients for the recipe…

Date Fingers

Dough: 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 ¼ cup white flour, 2 tbsp icing sugar, ½ cup softened butter,

1/8 cup oil, 1/8 cup rose water (optional), 1 tsp baking powder, ¼ tsp vanilla, milk as needed

Filling: 350 g pi

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French/English Circle – Pre-recorded Video
11:00 am

Join us every Tuesday, for a new release of French/English Billingual Circle with Stella. Check our Facebook page  at https://www.facebook.com/CollegeMontroseChildrenPlace/ for pre-recorded videos.

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Infant Drop In
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join nutritionist, Donia, for another discussion about Infant and Family nutrition! Donia will be available to respond to any and all food and nutrition enquiries.

Come and share your ideas and learn some new ones! Nutritionist, Donia Kobrosly, would like to hear from you about subjects of interest. Do you have a que

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Family Drop In: Literacy Circle
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tonight is the end of Ramadan for our Muslim friends. Happy Eid al-Fitr!

9:30-10:25: Cardboard-box Mosque Creations. Let’s create our very own mosque for Eid! You will need:

  • variety of boxes, paper bags, tubes…
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • white glue

Remember to cover your work surface with newsprint and have a ra

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Participant check-ins
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Do you have a baby in COVID and would like to meet other parents?
  • Is there increase in temper tantrums and challenging behaviour?
  • Are you over stressed and not sure of coping?

Connect 1-1 with a staff via phone or over zoom to talk about your child’s development/behaviour, parenting or get information about programs

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Let’s Talk: Discussion on Early Literacy & Language
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Emphasizing all the ways that songs, books, and rhymes support early literacy/language for children 0-6
  • Will end with a 30 min circle time modeling some strategies discussed

To register for this session, please email Durriya at [email protected]

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Family Drop In: Italian/English Bilingual Circle Time
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25: Spray a Rainbow.  You will need:

  • a tray or cookie sheet
  • Coffee filters (or paper towels or water colour paper)
  • a spray bottle full of water, or a paint brush and water in a container
  • washable markers

 Remember to cover your work surface with newsprint and have a rag ready to clean up messes.  Let’s d

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Infant Drop In: Circle Time with librarian
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Marnie is the children’s librarian working at Parkdale Library. We’ll follow-up her Circle Time with a chat and share time.

Marnie will be able to answer any of your questions about Toronto Public Library services and programs and about infant literacy.

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Caregiver Drop In: Comfort, Play, Teach
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Do you care for a child or children that isn’t yours? Meet other caregivers and share experiences, learn about community resources & professional development opportunities, discuss child development, health & safety, nutrition, self-care and much more.

Explore fun and engaging activities to incorporate into y

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Family Drop In: Circle Time with Librarian
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25: Nature Stamp Art. Today we are using nature items we find in our yards or local park to create beautiful artwork. You will need:

  • flowers, leaves, stems, buds, bark, feathers…or any nature things you find!
  • liquid tempera paint in trays
  • white paper

Remember to cover your work surface with newsprint and ha

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Participant check-ins
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Do you have a baby in COVID and would like to meet other parents?
  • Is there increase in temper tantrums and challenging behaviour?
  • Are you over stressed and not sure of coping?

Connect 1-1 with a staff via phone or over zoom to talk about your child’s development/behaviour, parenting or get information about programs

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Food Explorer’s Pre-recorded Video

Join us for a new release of pre-recorded Food Explorer’s Video with Donia, every Friday. Check our Facebook page  at https://www.facebook.com/CollegeMontroseChildrenPlace/ for pre-recorded videos.

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Family Drop In: Sensory Saturdays
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25: Active Kids Game – This or That? Let’s take turns asking ‘this or that’ questions.

  • If you like apples more put your hands in the air.
  • If you like oranges best put your hands on the ground, we will observe and count up who likes what and then tally up the results!

10:30 – 11:00 Circle Tim

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Family Drop In
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Shavout is a Jewish holiday which ends the Festival of Weeks that started with Passover. This holiday is observed in Israel as a Grain Harvest Festival.

9:30-10:25: Shavuot Decorative Baskets. You will need:

  • a green plastic berry basket or any container with holes punched all around
  • pipe cleaners, feathers, yarn, ribb
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Participant check-ins
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This is an opportunity to connect 1-1 with a staff via phone or over zoom to talk about your child’s development/behaviour, parenting or get information about programs and services, community resources or referrals. To book an appointment please email Durriya at [email protected] or call Corina at 416-845-7223.

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Family Drop In
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25: Flower Crowns and Necklaces. During Shavuot, it is a tradition to decorate with beautiful flowers. To make your crowns or necklaces you will need:

  • construction paper
  • markers or crayons
  • string or yarn or pipe cleaners
  • scissors
  • glue or tape

10:30 – 11:00 Circle Time

11:00-12:30: Active Kids: Let’s g

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French/English Circle – Pre-recorded Video
11:00 am

Join us every Tuesday, for a new release of French/English Billingual Circle with Stella. Check our Facebook page  at https://www.facebook.com/CollegeMontroseChildrenPlace/ for pre-recorded videos.

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Infant Drop In
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Baby’s Foot Print Art: For this art activity, we will encourage baby to stomp with their feet or pound with their hands to create a beautiful work of art that you will want to frame and give to a doting grandparent!

You will need: baby-safe, non-toxic finger paint, sturdy white paper, a drop sheet or newsprint to

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Family Drop In: Literacy Circle
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:45-10:25: A Long Look at Eggs! What can we do with our eggs? What shape and colour are they? How do they feel? Do they sink or float in water? You will need:

  • a few hardboiled eggs
  • a metal soup spoon
  • a large bowl or bin of water
  • markers, crayons or stickers to decorate the eggs
  • a rag to wipe the eggs dry

10:30 ̵

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Participant check-ins
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Do you have a baby in COVID and would like to meet other parents?
  • Is there increase in temper tantrums and challenging behaviour?
  • Are you over stressed and not sure of coping?

Connect 1-1 with a staff via phone or over zoom to talk about your child’s development/behaviour, parenting or get information about programs

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Let’s Talk: Positive Behaviour Guidance Strategies
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Is your child acting different lately?
  • Having temper tantrums or difficulty self-regulating?
  • Are you struggling to manage behaviours?

Let’s discuss and share some strategies for toddlers and preschoolers.

To register for this session, please email Durriya at [email protected]

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Family Drop In: Italian/English Bilingual Circle Time
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25: Bee Home. You will need:

  • 1 large recyclable such as a milk carton, coffee container, or box
  • things to section off areas in the bee
  • home – i.e. egg carton, pieces of cardboard, paper towel rolls, or rolled up paper…
  • glue or tape
  • string

10:30 – 11:00: Circle Time

11:00-12:30: Active Kids: Outdoor

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Infant Drop In
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sensory Exploration Sounds:

Egg Shaker for our infants.

To make the egg shaker you will need: a plastic Easter egg that comes apart, scotch tape, assorted materials to make the shaking sound (could be beans, lentils, rice, small caps or stones)

Register with us to receive a kit full of fun infant activity supplies tha

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Caregiver Drop In: Healthy Eating During Lockdown
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Do you care for a child or children that isn’t yours? Meet other caregivers and share experiences, learn about community resources & professional development opportunities, discuss child development, health & safety, nutrition, self-care and much more.

  • Have you been snacking too much during the lockdown?
  • Wan
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Family Drop In:
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25: Day of Diversity Paper Chains. Let’s learn how to say “hello” in different languages. We can print out the word (Bonjour, Nǐn hǎo, Hola, Konnichiwa…) onto a strip of paper and add it to our paper chain. You will need:

  • markers
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick.

10:30 – 11:00 Circle Tim

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Participant check-ins
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Do you have a baby in COVID and would like to meet other parents?
  • Is there increase in temper tantrums and challenging behaviour?
  • Are you over stressed and not sure of coping?

Connect 1-1 with a staff via phone or over zoom to talk about your child’s development/behaviour, parenting or get information about programs

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Food Explorer’s Pre-recorded Video

Join us for a new release of pre-recorded Food Explorer’s Video with Donia, every Friday. Check our Facebook page  at https://www.facebook.com/CollegeMontroseChildrenPlace/ for pre-recorded videos.

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Drop In Closed
All Day

Sorry friends! Drop In will be closed for Long Weekend!!

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Drop In Closed
All Day

Sorry friends! Drop In will be closed for Long Weekend!!

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Drop In closed for Victoria Day
All Day

Sorry… Drop In is closed for Victoria Day Long Weekend

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Drop In closed for Victoria Day
All Day

Sorry… Drop In is closed for Victoria Day Long Weekend

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Family Drop In
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25: Painting with Bubbles! Let’s make a mixture using dish soap, water and color; then blow bubbles onto our paper and see our wonderful paint bubbles pop and create fun patterns! You will need:

  • dish soap
  • paper that can take a soaking
  • water
  • a few jars or plastic containers for different colours soapy paint
  • a
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French/English Circle – Pre-recorded Video
11:00 am

Join us every Tuesday, for a new release of French/English Billingual Circle with Stella. Check our Facebook page  at https://www.facebook.com/CollegeMontroseChildrenPlace/ for pre-recorded videos.

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Infant Drop In
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Today we will focus on learning some new Peek-a-boo games to play with our babies.

For these activities you will need a scarf that you can find in our May activity kit! If you are using a scarf from home, find one that is light, not too big, and even a bit see-through is ideal…but any fabric thing that baby can easil

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Family Drop In
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25:  Bathing of the Buddha Sensory Experience.   You will need:

  • a bin or bowl of water (1”- 2” deep)
  • flowers and leaves to float on the water
  • plastic cups, spoons, or eyedropper
  • doll or Buddha figure to “bathe”
  • a towel under bin to soak up water spills

10:30 – 11:00 Literacy Circle to focus o

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Baby’s First Food – Infant Nutrition Workshop
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join family nutritionist Donia to learn:

  • When and how to introduce solids to your baby
  • How to prepare and store baby food safely
  • Bring your questions about baby’s food and Donia will help you

Register to save your seat [email protected] or call 416-845-7223

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Participant check-ins
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Do you have a baby in COVID and would like to meet other parents?
  • Is there increase in temper tantrums and challenging behaviour?
  • Are you over stressed and not sure of coping?

Connect 1-1 with a staff via phone or over zoom to talk about your child’s development/behaviour, parenting or get information about programs

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Let’s Talk: Toilet Learning
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us to talk about signs of readiness and strategies for toilet learning

Share your experiences, ask questions and get resources

To register for this session, please email Durriya at [email protected]

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Family Drop In: Italian/English Bilingual Circle Time
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25: Symmetry Painting. You will need:

  • paper
  • paint and paint brush

 We will glob the paint onto one side of the paper; then fold, SQUISH, and, “Voila!”… Open the paper to reveal a symmetrical creation!

Remember to cover your work surface with newsprint and have a rag ready to clean up messes.

10:30 R

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Infant Drop In: Special Guest from La Leche League
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Beth, our local La Leche League leader, will be joining us to answer your questions and give breast/chest feeding support as needed. If you have a specific topic that you would like Beth to address, please send Melanie an email and she will be sure to pass it along. Melanie’s email is [email protected]

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Caregiver Drop In: Caregiver Burnout
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Do you care for a child or children that isn’t yours? Meet other caregivers and share experiences, learn about community resources & professional development opportunities, discuss child development, health & safety, nutrition, self-care and much more

Do you feel like you are:

  • losing the passion you once had
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Family Drop In
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:45-10:25: Rainbow “Marbling” in Cornstarch Goop.  You will need:

  • a plastic bin or large bowl to mix up the goop
  • 2 cups of cornstarch
  • Water
  • wooden spoon, fork, chopstick and/or pencil
  • food colour or paint in at least 2 different colours.

Protect your work surface and have some rags ready to clean up little messe

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Participant check-ins
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Do you have a baby in COVID and would like to meet other parents?
  • Is there increase in temper tantrums and challenging behaviour?
  • Are you over stressed and not sure of coping?

Connect 1-1 with a staff via phone or over zoom to talk about your child’s development/behaviour, parenting or get information about programs

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Food Explorer’s Pre-recorded Video

Join us for a new release of pre-recorded Food Explorer’s Video with Donia, every Friday. Check our Facebook page  at https://www.facebook.com/CollegeMontroseChildrenPlace/ for pre-recorded videos.

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Family Drop In: Sensory Saturdays
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25: Active Kids Zoom to the Moon! Let’s take turns to roll the dice (if you have). We’ll count the number it landed on and then do a “count-down” (or a count-up) to blast off into outer space!

10:30 – 11:00 Circle Time

11:00-12:30: Moon Sand Make-and-Play. To make your moon sand you will need:

  • 2
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Family Drop In
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9:30-10:25: Pompom Tube Drop.  You will need:

  • toilet paper rolls and other cardboard tubes
  • masking tape
  • pompoms (or small scrunched up wads of scrap paper)
  • tray, box, or bowl to catch the pompoms.

Let’s watch, as our pompoms travel down the tubes and follow the paths we’ve built.

10:30 – 11:00: Circle Time

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Participant’s check-ins
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Do you have a baby in COVID and would like to meet other parents?
  • Is there increase in temper tantrums and challenging behaviour?
  • Are you over stressed and not sure of coping?

Connect 1-1 with a staff via phone or over zoom to talk about your child’s development/behaviour, parenting or get information about programs

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