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: Parenting Consultant “in Residence”

Experienced parenting consultant Malgosia Tomanik will visit ESFP several times in the coming weeks. She will be available to meet one on one or in small groups with parents and caregivers and can offer support, guidance and insight on common parenting and caregiving concerns. Call (604) 255-9841 to arrange a private 30-45 minute session during the posted times. Drop-ins welcome too.

Most common concerns of parents:

Strengthening the relationship between parents and children
Effective communication
Behavior management
Socialization
Establishing daily routine and structure
Setting age and developmentally appropriate limits and natural consequences
Child care and school difficulties
Self-care for parents

Date: Thursday mornings, Feb 20, 27, March 12 & 26
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Eastside Family Place
Cost: No charge for ESFP members
(ESFP membership is $20 per year– online membership form)

WORKSHOP: Gentle Sleep with Coach Valentina Marco

We are bringing back Valentina Marco, Certified Gentle Sleep Coach of Baby Buonanotte to offer her sleep consultancy services free of charge! Valentina will offer 30 minute sleep coaching consultations.                     Call (604) 255-9841 to book your private session.

Valentina’s approach is gentle and proven. She helps families who desire to improve their child’s sleep while minimizing the tears as much as possible. “Nobody should go through the sleep deprivation that some of us parents do…it’s awful and unhealthy. So, I’ve made helping families get their sleep and their lives back my personal mission.”

Date: Tuesday mornings, Feb 18, Mar 3, 10 & 24.
Time: 9:30/10:00/10:30/11:00.
Location: Eastside Family Place
Cost: No charge for ESFP members
(ESFP membership is $20 per year– online membership form)

INFO TABLE: Choosing Childcare                                                               Grace from Westcoast Childcare Resource and Referral will host a “Choosing Childcare” Info sessions

Date: April 16, & June 11                                                                                                       May 12 at Baby & Me
Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 am
Location: Eastside Family Place
Cost: No charge for ESFP members
(ESFP membership is $20 per year– online membership form)
Preregistration required:  Please call (604) 255-9841

WORKSHOP: Artisan Trish Mitchell will run a spring-themed creative arts expression session.

Date: March 27, 2020
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Eastside Family Place
Cost: No charge for ESFP members

Parent Workshops Request for Registration/Information

To register online or to request further information, please call Gaye Ferguson, Family Support Worker – Programs, at 604-255-9841.

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