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

Preparing for Parenthood - Brochure

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

Program topics, locations, and registration information - 2017

Please register online at Early Years Info - Preparing for Parenthood

YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre - Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

161 Roger Street, Waterloo

 Dates  Topic
Tuesday, September 5 Community resources
Tuesday, September 12 Healthy nutrition during pregnancy
Tuesday, September 19 Mental health and self care
Tuesday, September 26 Attachment and sleep
Tuesday, October 3

Safety in the home

Tuesday, October 10 Car seat safety
Tuesday, October 17 Comfortable pregnancy
Tuesday, October 24 Breastfeeding

Our Place Family Resource & Early Years Centre - Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

154 Gatewood Road, Entrance B, Kitchener

Dates Topic
Tuesday, November 7

Baby basics

Tuesday, November 14 Early literacy
Tuesday, November 21 Comforting your baby
Tuesday, November 28 Comforting yourself
Tuesday, December 5 Mental health and attachment
Tuesday, December 12 First aid for baby

Cambridge Family Years Centre - Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

149 Ainslie Street North., Cambridge

Dates Topic
Tuesday, September 19 Baby basics
Tuesday, September 26 Mental health and self care
Tuesday, October 3    Comfort measures and birth plans
Tuesday, October 10 Attachment and sleep
Tuesday, October 17 Breastfeeding
Tuesday, October 24 Adjustment to parenting



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

Region of Waterloo Public Health, 519-575-4400