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Welcome to the Davenport-Perth EarlyON Child and Family Centre
January 2021 Newsletter
 

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Newsletter Highlights: 


Happy New Year!                              

  • Dear Families... 
  • January Program Calendar 
  • Upcoming Highlights NEW Programs in January 2021  
    • Live Circle Time  & new Family Chat
    • Parent Supports
    • Preschooler, Toddler & Infant programs
    • One to One consultation
  • Healthy Beginnings - Pregnancy/Prenatal Support Program     
~How to access our programs without Facebook
OR
~ Get Connected JOIN our Facebook Group Page

Dear Families,   

Welcome to 2021!  Wishing you all a safe start and peaceful healthy winter. As we begin another lock down the EarlyON Centres are closed for in-person programs. However we continue to provide virtual programs in the community and to keep families company!  Please find attached our program calendar with new activities for January 2021. Thanks to those who provided feedback on program suggestions in December!

Our daily live circle time & drop in has one unique ID (the same Zoom link)....
LIVE CIRCLE https://zoom.us/j/96826666548 Our zoom Id: 968 2666 6548 password:421023   Please see the calendar below for more information. 

Please join our Facebook Page or visit our website for more program information.


http://dpnchc.com/programs/earlyon/


If you have not attended any programs with Davenport-Perth EarlyON you MUST register to join the virtual programs.  Please find attached our electronic registration form. Please email them to cyoudell@dpnchc.ca

https://mcusercontent.com/08469a9fbf73bef1f024c7cf6/files/3f9c2908-de78-41ef-a2f5-b980c8961dcf/DPEO_Registration_Form_at_August_2020.docx


Telephone Support
You can also contact our main-line if you need to reach someone immediately at (416)-656-8025. Ask to speak with a staff in the Early Years department. We also provide language support in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Tamil and Urdu.

 

Have a safe start to 2021!
The Davenport-Perth EarlyON Team

CITY of TORONTO EarlyON Child and Family Centres

https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/children-parenting/children-programs-activities/child-family-programs-and-groups/child-family-programs/

January Program Calendar

Please click on the link ~
   
http://dpnchc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/January-2021-Virtual-Program-Calendar.pdf

 

Upcoming Highlights:
 
LIVE CIRCLE TIME – Monday to Saturday at 10:30am.
Join us for social interaction, fun, and learning.  You and your child will be able to practice and learn new songs, rhymes and finger plays, listen to stories, and interact virtually with other families.  After circle time, parents/caregivers can stay connected and join our NEW Family Chat Room,  where you can talk with a staff, get information and support on  child development and parenting.

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PARENTING SUPPORTS

SPANISH NOBODY’S PERFECT “NADIE ES PERFECTO” – Tuesdays at 1:30pm (Starts January 19)
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Un programa de 8 semanas en linea para padres con niños pequeños dirigido a compartir sus experiencias de crianza, aprender de otros y recibir orientacion en problemas especificos para fortalecer el desarrollo de los hij@s. Se proveeran libros y certificado de participación al finalizar el programa.  Para mas información o para registrarse por favor contacte a Amada al 416.656-8025 ext.550 – email: acisternas@dpnchc.ca
 
 
FAMILY MATTERS – Mondays at 7pm (Starts January 11)
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join us Monday night via Zoom from January 11 to February 8.  This program focuses on the needs and challenges of being a parent during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the topics include child guidance, parent self-care/ validation, and connecting with others. This program is being offered in partnership with a counsellor therapist.  For more information or to register please contact Carrie at 416.656-8025 ext.556 – email: cyoudell@dpnchc.ca


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PRESCHOOLERS
SCHOOL READINESS – Thursdays at 1:30pm (Starts January 21)
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

An 8-week online program for children entering school in September 2021. Children will practice self-help skills, develop and enhance their problem-solving skills, and learn through songs, stories and activities.  Materials for the weekly activities will be provided at the beginning of the program.  For more information and to register please contact Amirthy at 416.656-8025 ext. 554 – email: apuvanenthira@dpnchc.ca

LIVE PRESCHOOL CIRCLE – Wednesdays at 4pm (Starts January 13)
Join Dana for an interactive program where preschoolers will explore and learn through art, science and stories.  Children will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities and interact with other children.  Materials for some activities will be provided.  For more information please contact Dana at dschafer@dpnchc.ca 
 

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TODDLERS
LITTLE EXPLORERS – Mondays at 2:00pm (Starts January 18)
Join Jian for a fun sensory play adventure.  We will show you how to turn regular home materials into fun toys that children will explore using all their senses.  Material for some specific activities will be provided.  For more information please contact Jian at jliang@dpnchc.ca

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INFANTS/BABIES
BABY LAP TIME – Tuesdays at 11:30am (Starts January 12)
Enjoy live songs, infant activities and foster bonding with your baby.  Meet and interact virtually with other families, and engage in weekly mini discussion about infant care.  For more information please contact Amada at acisternas@dpnchc.ca
 

MOTHER GOOSE PROGRAM – Fridays at 11:30am (Starts January 22)
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

A 10 week online program for parents and their babies and young toddlers which focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together. The program will be offered via zoom on Fridays. For more information or to register please contact Fouzia at 416.656-8025 ext.552 – email famjad@dpnchc.ca

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One to One virtual or in person Support for Parents/Caregivers on Thursdays!
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Meet virtually or in-person with Dana -our Early Childhood Resource Coordinator, to get information, referrals on child development. Contact Dana dschafer@dpnchc.ca or a staff in our department anytime. 
 
 

Pregnancy- Prenatal
EarlyON/
Healthy Beginnings at The Stop Community Food Centre
(1884 Davenport Road)

 

 For pregnancy counselling, food hampers and supports for your family. 
Please email christina@thestop.org or call Tamara at (416)-588-3755 ext. 557, or our main line at (416)-656-8025 to speak with an EarlyON staff.
 
Davenport-Perth EarlyON Facebook Group Page
 
Join our Facebook Group Page and get connected to our virtual programs, along with daily updates...
 
Click on the link, http://dpnchc.com/programs/earlyon/ which will take you to our website and the FB group link. Answer the membership questions and we will gladly accept your friendship. If you are not a member of our centre, please call our main site for an EarlyON registration form (416) 588-3755 (dial any staff extension 550, 556, 557), or email us at info@dpnchc.ca and we will send you the information.

What if I don't have Facebook? 
If you are not a member of Facebook, connect with us directly through our DPNCHC website to access the calendar, child development information and updates. OR please call us anytime (416)588-3755 and speak with any of our staff!   
 
For INFORMATION on COVID 19 - please check Toronto Public Health for the most up to date local information. 
https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/

 
If you are having trouble accessing food or need emergency supports, please contact our main site and speak with an Early Years staff anytime at 416-656-8025. We have a number of extra services available in our agency to support you. Please visit our website (www.dpnchc.ca) for more information.
 
 
For INFORMATION on COVID 19 - please check Toronto Public Health for the most up to date local information. 
https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/

 
If you are having trouble accessing food or need emergency supports, please contact our main site and speak with an Early Years staff anytime at 416-656-8025. We have a number of extra services available in our agency to support you. Please visit our website (www.dpnchc.ca) for more information.
 
 
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