SHELLDALE EarlyON PROGRAMS INFORMATION

Registration is required.  All EarlyON programs are free.

For enquiries please contact Jacqueline Blundell at jblundell@shelldale.ca

TODDLER DAY

This program is designed for toddlers, ages 18 to 30 months and their parents /caregivers.

Toddlers will explore sensory and creative activities and play during the morning. This program supports parents, guiding them through this busy stage of their child’s life with lively discussions over snack. The children and parents join in a fun active circle interacting with their child. Snack is provided.

DROP IN AND PLAY

A program designed for children ages birth to 6 years old, parents and caregivers.

The program provides opportunities for a fun- filled morning of play, exploring art, songs, interactive circle time and outdoor play.  A warm and supportive environment is created for you and your child to explore. An informal discussion time during snack time is a time for parents to gain knowledge and ask questions in a supportive environment.

SENSORY EXPLOSION

A program designed for children aged 2.5 to 3 years old who enjoy active games and lots of “ooey-gooey” sensory exploration.  Our time is divided between energetic body movement and creative hands-on sensory activities in the playroom.

BABY DAY DROP IN

Baby day is a fun filled morning for parents and their baby’s birth to 18 months. Come on out and play, learn songs and rhymes, share a nutritious snack and meet new friends. Discussion around topics such as child health and development. This is a time to meet our staff and learn about how they can support you and your baby.

Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Shelldale Gym

INFANT MASSAGE

Infant Massage connects you deeply with your baby. It helps you to understand your baby and respond with love and respectful listening. You and your child will love the special time together! This program is for baby’s birth to pre crawling.

PLAYGROUP

This program is designed for children ages 3 to 4 years old who will attend school the following September. The program will provide a safe place for children to explore, play, create, and build relationships with their peers and the staff. The fun group will introduce children to turn taking, routines and a time to explore and inquire in a play based environment.  During the year the parent will learn about Transition to School and how to support their child through this.

Snack is provided. 

Registration is limited to 6 children per group.

WOMEN'S CIRCLE

Women’s Circle is a program that provides a mixture of structured and unstructured learning opportunities for mothers and caregivers. Children under the age of 1 year stay with their mum’s. Childminding is available.

Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am in the Shelldale Gym

ALPHABET SOUP

Alphabet Soup is a parent and preschooler literacy and nutrition program. The program includes rhymes, songs, finger plays, introduction of themes/stories, building activities/games for parents, and early nutrition. The program has an emphasis on the value of books and nurturing a strong respect and love of reading in both the child and parent.

GET SET LEARN

Get Set Learn is a family literacy program that focuses on parents and their Preschool children. The program will have a parent and child time where parents can play with their child in ways that are literacy and math rich. Then the parents will separate from their children to have an active learning session on how to have a literacy rich home, and the children will engage in play in a separate room.    

Registration is required.

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