Parent Workshops

workshops and table talks on various family topics are regularly presented at ESFP

“I am grateful for the workshops that are offered and happy to see such wonderful choices of topics,” parent.

Eastside Family Place’s workshops are facilitated by community professionals and are scheduled on a monthly or bimonthly basis. Most workshops are short, two hours or less, and are usually only one session. Workshops are provided at no charge for ESFP members and childminding is available, no charge, for children aged 18 months to early six years.

WORKSHOP: Having Babies in the time of COVID-19 – what are the impacts?
An online workshop with Bonnie Davis

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM

Expecting a baby or have you had a baby in the past year? Join our workshop just for parents of babies born in the time of COVID. Do you sometimes worry about possible impacts of reduced socialization and activities, for example? Or maybe because you aren’t around other parents or babies, you worry your baby may not be reaching developmental milestones on target…. Parent Educator Bonnie Davis, who worked with families for over 20 years, specializes in the very early years from birth to 3 years. She will address what babies need most in their first year and explore resources for you and your baby’s mental health.

Register via Eventbrite and read more about Bonnie’s background and approach there too.

WORKSHOP: Nature-Based Activities for the Early Years – A workshop by Jarrett Krentzel, Founder of Hand-in-Hand Nature Education, a Vancouver Island based outdoor learning program

When: Tuesday, March 3o, 2021 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm on ZOOM

Take a look at the History, Philosophy and Benefits of nature-based activities for young children, and learn how to assess risks. Discuss approaches to spending time outdoors in all weather. The highlight will be a deep look at activity suggestions for each age and stage from infant to age 5.

Register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nature-based-activities-in-the-early-years-tickets-144095709145

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