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Fall & Winter 2016-2017 Workshops for Parents and Educators    

Wednesdays 6:30 -8:30 pm

$25 /session or $150 for the series of 7

Please email gardengateprogram@gmail.com or call 613-794-8074 to register.

September  28, 2016 - Celebrating Glorious Autumn

Autumn is rich in Nature’s images. Come and experience joyful verses, songs and games to delight your young child.

October 12, 2016 – Transitions

Transitions, like getting out in the morning or going to bed, are pivotal points in a family’s daily rhythm. Join in an informative discussion on how to minimize stress and anxiety around these moments.

November 10 - What do young children really need?

We will focus on practical applications of sound developmental pedagogical and parenting principles

December 8 - Inner reflections on our self-journey as parents and educators

An opportunity for contemplating who we are, and who we are becoming, as the adult in a child’s life. More important than tips, tools or techniques, we will reflect on the importance of our self-awareness and self-development for the children in our care

January 18, 2017 – The Wonder of Winter

The Wintry wonderland is celebrated through singing and movement activities

February 15 - Understanding the value of creative free play

What is freedom in play? Learn why free play is so important for young children and how to foster it

April 26 - Living language and movement Nursery rhymes, poetry, and finger games continue to delight young children as they enrich and enliven language development

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