Program Calendar January – March 2015

Elspeth Reid Family Resource Centre
A facility of
Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba
255 – 9th Street
Brandon MB R7A 6X1
Telephone: 204-726-6280
The Elspeth Reid Family Resource Centre gratefully
acknowledges the financial support of the
Winter Programs **Jan, Feb, & Mar 2015**
The Resource Centre will be closed February 16, 2015.
Register Early!
Day Time Programs: Child care is available. Transportation within Brandon is also available for those who require it. Our vans
are equipped with child car seats to ensure your child’s safety while transporting.
Evening Programs: Child care is NOT usually available in the evenings. If you are unable to attend without child care, please
mention this and arrangements MAY be possible.
PRIME TIME FOR LEARNING: This program is fun, hands on and informative. Come join in a time to discover ways to help
young children learn. Caregivers will learn effective strategies to help children develop their language, literacy skills and to think
creatively. Parents of children ages 0-6 years are welcome to attend.
Tuesday mornings:
9:30 - 11:15am
January 6 – February 24, 2015
THE INCREDIBLE YEARS: Join us to learn about how to make positive changes at home while parenting your children ages 25 years.
Tuesday afternoons:
1:30 – 3:15pm
January 6 – February 24, 2015
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE: Is helpful with strengthening parent-child relationships from ages 0-17 years. It enhances parent/child
problem-solving skills and promotes emotional self-regulation of both parents and children.
Thursday mornings:
9:30 – 11:15am
January 8 – March 12, 2015
PARENTING TEENS WITH LOVE & LIMITS: Being the parent of a teenager is rewarding, exciting & challenging. It can be a
time of rapid development, growth, learning & change. Join us for this 8 week program that helps strengthen the parent/teen
Tuesday evenings:
7:00 – 9:00pm
January 13 – March 3, 2015
BECAUSE I LOVE YOU: A parenting program for parents with young children who want to get to know other parents, relax and
have fun while talking about life with baby. Topics include: bonding with baby, childproofing and safety, mealtimes, routines,
discipline, learning through play, stress, quality child care and other topics of interest to the group.
Thursday afternoons:
1:30 – 3:15pm
January 22 – March 12, 2015
PARENTS & TEACHERS: Come and learn how to build a rapport with your child’s teacher. You’ll hear suggestions on how to
talk to the teacher and even what questions to ask in parent-teacher conferences. We will have an Early Years teacher as our
guest to share her experiences and give us some valuable tips.
Tuesday morning:
9:30 – 11:15am
March 10, 2015
MINDFUL PARENTING: How can we be present and available for our children while staying connected to our smart phones
and computers? Come learn how modern technology is affecting our parenting and what we can do to keep the connection with
our children strong.
Tuesday morning:
March 17, 2015
COOKING ON A BUDGET: Parents are welcome to join us for a demonstration of cooking on a budget.
Tuesday afternoon:
1:30 – 3:15pm
March 3, 2015
COOKING KID FRIENDLY LUNCHES: Parents are welcome to join us to learn more about making nutrition and child friendly
Tuesday afternoon:
1:30 – 3:15am
March 10, 2015
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: This support group is for families who have immigrated to Canada and who want to
form new and supportive peer relationships. Come join us in a warm, caring and supportive environment, where you
will gain knowledge about parenting in Canada, share parenting ideas and learn about your community. Please call to hear
more. 204-726-6280.
LDAM: Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba - Our Centre partners with LDAM to offer parent information evenings with
guest speakers and a time for sharing. Child care is available but limited so call early.
Thursday evenings:
7:00 - 9:00pm January 5, January 29, February 12, February 26, March 12 & March 26, 2015
TALKING, LEARNING, CARING: A series of eight sessions that parents are welcome to join at any time. If you are
experiencing a crisis in your family life or if you have become involved in child welfare services this course will provide you with
some practical information. This is NOT a parenting course but certainly can be an introduction to other programs offered by the
Centre. You will receive informative handouts about parenting. There will also be time for discussion and mutual support
between group members.
Tuesday mornings:
9:30 – 11:00am
MOTHERS & SONS (Ages 9-12 yrs): This is a 6 week program providing mothers and sons an opportunity to spend time
together having fun and learning new skills that will positively impact their relationship.
Monday evenings:
6:00 – 8:00pm
January 13 – February 17, 2015
VALENTINES CRAFT: Wear something red or pink in celebration of sharing, giving, love and friendship. Parents and children
ages 3-5 are welcome to join in a fun afternoon of crafting and snacks.
Friday Afternoon:
1:30 – 3:15pm
February 13, 2015
TOT TIME TOGETHER: Join us for a fun filled afternoon with music, snack and toddler friendly crafts. This parent child activity
is for children who are 2-3 years old. Child care is available for children under 2 years and also for 4 & 5 year olds.
Friday Afternoon:
1:30 – 3:15pm
March 24, 2015
DROP-IN PLAYTIME: An opportunity for parents and preschool children to play together in the child care room. A staff is
available to assist you, but parents are responsible for supervising their own children. Snack, Circle Time and Crafts provided.
Families can come twice a month – either the 1 and 3 Friday of each month or the 2 and 4 Friday of each month. Join any
Friday mornings:
9:30 – 11:15am
January 9 – March 27, 2015
FAMILY CIRCLE (A Parent Child Mother Goose Program): Parents, babies and children under the age of 2 join together in a
circle to enjoy action rhymes, songs and stories. There are two sessions held on Wednesday mornings. We will try to
accommodate requests for time of session but we need to ensure that the groups are divided equally. Please register if you plan
on attending the upcoming 9 week session. NOTE: There will be a $5 registration fee per family to attend.
Wednesday mornings:
9:30 – 10:15am OR 10:45 – 11:30am
January 28 – March 25, 2015
** Rides are available for earlier session (9:30) only**
WESTAWAY BAY FAMILY CENTRE: If you live in the area and are interested in programming please call Lisa at
THE STORE: The STORE has a good supply of used clothing, books, toys and household items. Store hours are Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday from 1:15 – 3:00pm. In season only donations are appreciated.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Please call us if you are interested in volunteering with our Agency. We have several different
opportunities for you. Please contact Brenda Lacerte at 204-726-7178 if you are interested.