Mar
19
10:00 AM10:00

SRCPC Developmental Screening Fair

The student team at South Riverdale Child-Parent Centre will be hosting a Developmental Screening Fair. The event is free of cost and will be held in the second-floor auditorium of the Ralph Thornton Community Centre. They welcome any and all families with young children (newborn-6 years old) to attend this event. They have a wide variety of professionals including Oral Screening, Language, Emotional Development, Vision & Hearing and Nutrition!

If you are interested in attending the screening fair, please call us at (416) 469-3776 to book an appointment.

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Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

Fundraising Committee Meeting

Looking for a new way to participate in the drop-in or an opportunity to spend time with other adults? Join the Fundraising Committee! Today’s meeting begins with an update about the upcoming Spring Stroller-a-thon and Bake Sale as well as early planning for our Annual Auction. Come to find out more about the fundraisers and to sign up for a role that interests you. Child care is provided by Robin and an occasional staff member in the drop-in while parents and caregivers enjoy coffee and snacks upstairs. If you’d like to be involved and can’t make the meeting, please speak with Nina or Sarah.

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Mar
27
10:00 AM10:00

Baby Yoga for Pre-Crawlers

Babies are born yogis! This unique class is yoga for your baby, helping them to preserve their innate bodily awareness, strengthening the bond between parent and child, and inspiring a deep trust between parent and child which will set the stage for their future relationships. We will learn poses, sing songs, and have fun! Class will also involve some gentle core-rebuilding exercises for adults, including pelvic floor activation and balance restoration. Learn how to courageously handle your baby in ways that they enjoy and help them towards their next stage of development. Baby yoga promotes more and better sleep for your infant. Yoga can help infants by relieving digestive upset, constipation, gas and colic. Shared relaxation is mutually beneficial for parents/caregivers and babies and enhances non-verbal communication. This class is for infants 0- 12 months Pre-Crawlers and is 45 minutes.

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Apr
3
9:30 AM09:30

Kortright Centre “Sugar Bush Trip”

Enjoy the change of seasons by joining our bus trip to the Kortright Centre for Conservation. As we walk along the trails, we will see, smell, and taste how maple syrup is made! Plan to purchase pancakes (cash only) or bring a bagged lunch. The bus will leave SRCPC at 9:30 a.m. and return by 2:30 p.m., or you can drive to Kortright. Everyone is welcome on this trip! The suggested donation is $20 to offset the costs to the Centre (bus plus admission is approximately $30 per family).

 

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Mar
6
10:00 AM10:00

Imagine IF Workshop: Deep Sea Adventure!

In Forma Theatre's Drama workshop will take you on an adventure under the sea! Together, we will participate in various drama activities involving creative movement, character play, art, and storytelling, in addition to mindfulness meditation and movement activities. Come join us as we explore the ocean, and help a mermaid find her missing pearl! Children aged 18 months–3 years are invited to attend this workshop, and parents or caregivers are welcome to join in.

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Jan
30
10:00 AM10:00

Program Meeting

The program committee provides feedback and suggestions regarding daily drop-in activities, workshops, events, special projects, and the program environment. The committee is made up of drop-in participants—YOU! —, Nina, Sarah, Robin and Shannon. Join us this morning to shape your drop-in. If you can’t make the meeting, add an idea to our suggestion box or speak with staff.

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Jan
23
10:00 AM10:00

Playdough Workshop

Do you want to know how to make play dough that is as smooth and soft as the drop-in play dough? Nina and Robin will show you today! Adults will cook play dough, in the Kitchen of the RTCC, while children play in the drop-in with Sarah and occasional staff members. Each family will leave with play dough to take home!

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Jan
16
10:30 AM10:30

Trip to Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

The ROM is one of the largest museums in Canada with interactive exhibits and galleries. With creative play and a number of other family-friendly activities, a trip to the ROM is an opportunity for authentic learning experiences and to make lasting memories. Please meet at the ROM inside the front door at 10:30 am. **Suggested donation for this outing is $10 per family to help cover the cost of admission; all families are welcome! **

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Jan
9
10:00 AM10:00

Baby Yoga with Appleseed - Class will run from 10:00 am-10:30 am

Babies are born yogis! This unique class is yoga for your baby, helping them to preserve their innate bodily awareness and strengthening the bond between parent and child. We will learn poses, sing songs, and snuggle in relaxation. Learn how to handle your baby in ways that they enjoy and help them towards their next stage of development. Baby yoga promotes more and better sleep for your infant, and creates a strong bond between caregiver and child, supporting the transition to parenthood. Baby yoga stimulates all of the babies' bodily systems and can help them experience decreased frustration and less extreme highs and lows. Shared relaxation is mutually beneficial for parents and babies and enhances non-verbal communication. Caregivers of all kinds are welcome! Come dressed in comfortable clothes, please bring water and mats are provided. Class is 30 minutes. Snack will be available after.

 

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Dec
12
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Card Making (for Adults)

Celebrate winter or the holiday season with handmade cards! Enjoy coffee and/or tea and socialize with other adults while making fun cards with former program participant Lisa Neutel, using new designs and materials. This workshop is for adults—your children will be cared for by staff, downstairs in the drop-in. 

 

 

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Dec
5
10:00 AM10:00

Children's Holiday Art Workshop

Children will create winter and holiday art with support from their parents or caregivers and staff. The art activities will be tailored to the ages and abilities of the children who sign up for this workshop.

 We will also be decorating gingerbread cookies with icing and candy.

**Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions/allergies**

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Nov
28
10:30 AM10:30

Trip to the AGO

Full of creative play, craft-making, and many other family-friendly activities, a trip to the Art Gallery of Ontario is a fun opportunity for authentic learning experiences. Join us while we make lasting memories by meeting us outside The AGO at 10:30am. Suggested donation for this outing is $10 per family to help cover the cost of admission; all families are welcome!

 

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Nov
21
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Yoga with Parents/Caregivers (18 months-3 yrs)

Participant Megan Snider, founder of Appleseed Yoga, will facilitate a session of her Toddler Yoga with parents, and caregivers. Using visual aids, we will stand rooted like trees, bark in downward dog, flutter our wings in butterfly, trumpet water like an elephant, and hop high like a frog!  We will play games, listen to music, and practice breathing exercises which children can bring into everyday life. This themed class creates a space for bonding between parent or caregiver and child while strengthening growing muscles, and ends with relaxation. Come dressed in comfortable clothes to learn, laugh, and have fun! Please bring water and mat’s are provided. (Children should be strong walkers and runners)

 

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

40th Anniversary Benefit Auction

The Centre's largest annual fundraiser is a great night out! With live music, hors d'ouevres, a cash bar, and incredible items to bid on, you'll enjoy yourself while raising funds for workshops, outings, and all of the amazing learning and growing that happens at the Centre. It features a Live and Silent Auction to raise money for the Drop In.  

Stay tuned for more details!

We gratefully accept Auction donations and help from volunteers to plan the event all year! Come in, call 416-469-3776, or email info@srcpc.org if you would like to contribute. 

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Nov
14
8:45 AM08:45

Auction Preparation Day

The Centre is closed today so that staff can complete preparation for TOMORROW’S Auction! The auction is a social night that raises funds for the Centre, as government funding does not cover the costs of all activities we include in our programs. We hope to see you at the event tomorrow!

 

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Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Picky Eaters & Kid’s Nutrition 101 with Danielle Binns

In this workshop Danielle (Family Nutritionist & Picky Eating Expert) will show you: 5 reasons why kids don’t eat well, 5 powerful ways to encourage kids to try new foods, 3 “picky eating” myths that every parent should know, and the 6 phrases that are CRITICAL for turning picky eaters into healthy eaters. Learn more about Danielle and pick up some powerful tips here:  www.daniellebinns.com.  

Join her Facebook Group here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1447191338904412/ 

 

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Oct
25
3:00 PM15:00

Howl-o-ween

Come to the Ralph Thornton Community Centre (765 Queen Street East) dressed in your costume to play games, create, and enjoy healthy Halloween-themed snacks!

Howl-o-ween is a free Halloween celebration for children and families. We co-host the event with Queen/Saulter Library and Ralph Thornton Community Centre.

There will be limited room for stroller parking in the drop-in backyard and outside of the building. Please leave your stroller at home, if possible. 

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Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop– Positive Parenting Part 2

Page Dixon is a Public Health Nurse with Toronto Public Health. She has been the South Riverdale Child Parent Liaison nurse for a year.  She is also an Expressive Arts Therapist.  Come and join us for the 2nd facilitation on Positive Parenting. The second will focus on Positive Parenting Strategies. Be prepared to get creative with your thinking on how you relate to your child!

 

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Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

First Aid/CPR Training for Parents/Caregivers

A trainer from Link to Life presents this workshop. Although you will not receive a certificate, you will learn/refresh your knowledge on what to do in case of an emergency and will also become familiar with first aid guidelines. To register for this workshop, visit the drop-in and add your name to the registration list. The list will be posted on September 21

If you are not able to attend this workshop, you are welcome to borrow the CPR training kit in our Parenting Library. 

 

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Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop- Positive Parenting Part 1

Page Dixon is a Public Health Nurse with Toronto Public Health.  She has been the South Riverdale Child-Parent Liaison nurse for a year.  She is also an Expressive Arts Therapist.  Come and join us for two facilitations on Positive Parenting.  The first session will focus on Temperament and Goodness of Fit.  The second will focus on Positive Parenting Strategies.  Come to one or both.  Be prepared to get creative with your thinking on how you relate to your child!  

** Part 2 will be Wednesday, October 17th, 2018**

 

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Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

Apple and Pumpkin picking Outing

This outing is for children 0-6 years and their parents and caregivers. We will meet at the drop-in at 9:15am and take the Magic Bus to Andrews’ Scenic Acres (a 45- to 60- minute drive) (http://www.andrewsscenicacres.com/). When we arrive, we’ll pick apples and pumpkins, visit animals, play at the playground, and eat lunch together.  The bus will return to the Centre at 2:30pm.

Suggested donation is $20 per family to help cover the cost of admission and the bus; all families are welcome!   To join us on this trip, visit the drop-in to sign up your family.

***We will post the registration on Sept.5th***

 

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Sep
12
10:30 AM10:30

Outing to Science Centre

We’re going to KidSpark; a hands-on discovery area for children aged 8 and under and their caregivers. We will meet inside the Science Centre, in front of the lockers near the main entrance at 10:30 am. You may pack a lunch or purchase from the cafeteria. Suggested donation is $10; everyone is welcome

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Sep
5
10:00 AM10:00

Fundraising Committee Meeting

Before the fun night arrives, the 40th Anniversary Auction Committee offers you a chance to develop your fundraising and event planning skills alongside other parents and caregivers, while your child plays in the drop-in. The Committee needs volunteers for various roles, from preparing the online auction catalogue to assisting with child care for other volunteers. Today, the Committee will meet upstairs while staff care for children in the drop-in.

If you would like to join the Committee, or if you would like to donate to the Auction, please speak with staff or a member of the Auction Committee.

 

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