Destiny Discover

Ask a Parenting Expert

Join a Parenting Expert from the Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre, Community Education and Child and Youth Mental Health Program who can answer your questions on parenting, big emotions, self regulation, meltdowns and tantrums, parental self care and burn out, anxiety and shyness, social skills and routines. Ask an Early Years Facilitator for dates.

Baby Picasso - Birth -18 months

This session is for parents/caregivers and their infants to experience a creative art experience. Parents/caregivers will learn the benefits of early stimulation and sensory activities.

Happy Birthday Day - Birth - 6 years

Join staff, family and friends in celebrating all those who have birthdays in the current month.

Check it Out Clinic - Birth - 6 years

Community professionals are available at a variety of locations to meet with families and their children from 0-6 years of age to offer consultation, teaching and referral in respect to their child’s development. Check it out clinics are provided in collaboration between the City of Hamilton Public Health Services, Family Health Division, Early Words and EarlyON Child and Family Centres.

Exploring Art in the Early Years- 18 months - 6 years

Spend time with an artist and explore a variety of creative art experiences that will teach and support your child’s creative development.

Family Gym Time - Birth - 6 years

Children experience a variety of physical activities that enhance their gross motor skills.

Feeding Baby - Birth - 12 months

Learn how to feed your baby during the first year. A Public Health Dietitian will teach you what, when and how to introduce new foods as well as guide you through a fun and interactive making baby food session where you will use a variety of tools to make homemade baby food.

Feeding Young Children - 12 months +

Come and explore the world of feeding toddlers and preschoolers with a Public Health Dietitian. Learn to develop a positive parent-child feeding relationship. Help your child develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.

Gathering Time - Birth - 6 years

Families will have the opportunity to sing songs, listen to stories, and actively participate in other learning activities with their child.

Have a Ball - 2 - 6 years

Promoting the joy of movement through fun physical activities.

Infant Massage - 5 weeks - Birth - pre-crawling

A program designed to teach parents and caregivers of infants a warm, nurturing, bonding experience through touch.

Joy of Music - 18 months - 6 years

An interactive activity for you and your child to explore with a variety of instruments and complete activities related to musical learning.

Learning Through Play - Birth - 6 years

Parents and caregivers will learn why children play, ages and stages of play and gain techniques to enhance play with their child.

Loving vs. Spoiling - Parent Focused

Come and learn what is love, what is spoiling is and positive behaviour guidance for toddlers.

Mother Goose - 10 weeks - Birth - 6 years

The parent/child Mother Goose program promotes bonding, attachment and early literacy using interactive rhymes, songs and storytelling.

Move & Groove - Birth - 6 years

Children will have the opportunity to express their creativity through music and movement.

Native Family Gathering Time - Birth - 6 years

Join our friends from Niwasa Headstart Preschool and learn traditional aboriginal songs, stories and creative activities.

Parent & Baby Network - Birth - 24 months

An informal program for parents/caregivers with babies to share the experiences of being a mom and/or dad. Early Years Facilitators and or Public Health Nurse will provide information and answer questions. Also an excellent opportunity to meet new friends.

Preschool Picasso - 30 months - 4 years

An opportunity for parents to learn new and fun activities designed for preschoolers and to build important development skills while spending time with your child.

Preschool Games - 30 months – 4 years

An opportunity for parents to learn new and fun activities designed for preschoolers and to build important development skills while spending time with your child.

Read Together / Talk Together - 2-3 years or 4-5 years

Read stories with your children and allow their imaginations to grow. Enjoy a story with us and learn the benefits of reading together.

Siblings Without Rivalry - Parent Focused

Learn how to help siblings cooperate rather than compete. Strategies for dealing with feelings and solving conflicts respectfully will be discussed.

Silly Science - 18 months - 6 years

Explore your child’s curiosity by experimenting with a variety of materials.

Infant Sleep - For parents/caregivers with child(ren) - Birth - 12 months

A program designed to provide parents/caregivers with strategies to help their infant/toddler sleep through the night.

Speech and Language Milestones - Parent Focused

A session that will answer and address any questions or concerns about your child’s speech and language skills.

Story Time Make and Take - 18 months – 6 years

Join us in reading one of our favourite stories and a creative activity.

Toddler Network - 18 months - 30 months

An informal program for parents/caregivers with toddlers to share their experiences and also gain support. Early Years Facilitators and or Public Health Nurse will provide information and answer questions. Also an excellent opportunity to meet new friends and experience interactive play and learning with your child.

Toddler Picasso - 18 months – 30 months

An opportunity for self-expressive toddlers to freely explore a variety of creative art activities with other toddler friends and parents/caregivers.

Toddler Games - 18 months – 30 months

An opportunity for parents to learn new and fun activities designed for toddlers and to build important development skills while spending time with your child.

Toilet Learning - For parents/caregivers with child(ren) - 18 months – 4 years

Discuss when to start toilet learning, signs of toilet learning readiness and possible strategies for success.

Walk to Wellness (Prenatal to 12 months)

Walk to Wellness is a walking/stroller-walking program. Having a baby can be a happy and exciting time. You may be surprised by the roller coaster of emotions you feel adjusting to life with a new baby. Positive Mental Health can help you with the challenges of parenting. Walking is a great activity to support your emotional well-being! Take time for you – come walk with us.