Preparing for Parenthood

Partners and support people are welcome!


About the program

At the program sessions you will get:

  • Support from both Early Years and Public Health Professionals
  • Free Early Learning Family Programs
  • Access to Early Years Centre and Public Health resources and information
  • Healthy snacks

Take a look at the Preparing for Parenthood (Kitchener, Waterloo) brochure to see where and when the current program is taking place.

You are welcome to start at any time. No need to wait for a new series to begin!


Program topics and locations - 2016

Breslau Community Cetre - October, November

YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre - January, February, April, May, September, October sessions

Our Place Family Resource & Early Years Centre - February, March, May, June, October, November sessions

1. YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre - Tuesdays 6:30 - 8 pm

 Dates  Topic
Tuesday, January 12 Welcome and getting to know your community resources
Tuesday, January 19 Child care - One list
Tuesday, January 26 Prenatal nutrition - Ask a Dietitian
Tuesday, February 2 Taking care of your mental health
Tuesday, February 9 Attachment and reading your baby's cues
Tuesday, February 16 Creating a safe home environment
Tuesday, April 5 Welcome and getting to know your community resources
Tuesday, April 12 Car seat safety
Tuesday, April 19 Breastfeeding
Tuesday, April 26 Becoming a dad
Tuesday, May 3 Informed decision making and birth plans
Tuesday, May 10 Taking care of your mental health
Tuesday, May 17 Benefits available to new families
Tuesday, September 6 Welcome and community resources
Tuesday, September 13 Attachment and reading your baby's cues
Tuesday, September 20 Birth plans and comfort measures
Tuesday, September 27 Safety in the home
Tuesday, October 4 Your circle of support
Tuesday, October 11 Child care - One list

2. Our Place Family Resource & Early Years Centre - Mondays (Feb-Jun); Tuesdays (Sep-Nov) - 6:30 - 8 pm

Dates Topic
Monday, February 22 Welcome and baby basics
Monday, February 29 Staying active during the winter months
Monday, March 7 Protecting your family's oral health
Monday, March 14 Building baby's brains
Monday, March 21 Birth plans and comfort measures
Monday, May 30 Learning begins
Monday, June 6 Doula support during labour and birth and after birth
Monday, June 13 Sleep for baby and family
Monday, June 20 Creating a safe environment
Monday, June 27 Nutrition and making summer mocktails
Tuesday, October 18 Welcome and baby basics
Tuesday, October 25 Creating a healthy home environment
Tuesday, November 1 Early literacy
Tuesday, November 8 Breastfeeding
Tuesday, November 15 Mental health
Tuesday, November 22 Your family's oral health
Tuesday, November 29 Sensory interactive session

3. Breslau Community Centre - Wednesdays 7 pm - 8:30 pm

Dates Topic
Wednesday, October 19  
Wednesday, October 26  
Wednesday, November 2  
Wednesday, November 9  
Wednesday, November 16  
Wednesday, November 23  

Program registration

Please call to register:

Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre - 154 Gatewood Avenue, Kitchener
519-571-1626 ext. 33

YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre - 161 Roger Street, Waterloo
519-741-8585

Breslau Community Centre - 100 Andover Drive, Breslau
519-741-8585


Questions

If you have questions about planning a pregnancy or being pregnant, call:

Region of Waterloo Public Health
519-575-4400

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