Parent/Caregiver and Child Workshops, Courses and Groups

Your Guide Brant

Your Guide Brant is a publication of free workshops, courses, groups and events for families, children and teens. It is published three times a year. Your Guide Brant is available in elementary schools, early learning and child care centres and community organizations. Visit www.contactbrant.net  or call 519-758-8228 if your agency/organization would like more information on how to get involved with the Your Guide Brant.

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Drop-in Stay, Play and Learn Groups (0-6 years)

There are many early learning and parenting services in Brant. Neighborhood based drop-in programs for parents/caregivers and children 0-6 years provide free “stay and play” opportunities. Additional services are available, such as, speech and language screenings, developmental screenings, breast feeding and health information. Each location provides different services. These sites can be identified by the Best Start Early Learning and Parenting Centre signs. View a listing of neighbourhood drop-in program sites. 


Moms and Tots: It’s a place to meet other Moms.  A place where your child can interact with other tots. A place where you can have interactive play together. Children 0-4 years.  Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:30 am at the Salvation Army, 33 Diana Ave., Brantford.  For more information contact Will or Janice at 519-752-7814 or wyndfieldchurch@gmail.com .  Bus tickets available – Bus #6.  www.salvationarmybrantford.ca/momsandtots.html .

Breastfeeding Support.
We know raising a family can be an adventure. We know breastfeeding isn’t always. Drop-in for support and advice.  For more information contact the Brant County Health Unit at 519-753-4937 ext. 482 or https://www.bchu.org/ServicesWeProvide/ChildHealth/Breastfeeding/Pages/default.aspx

Healthy Babies, Healthy Brain (a project by The Best Start Resource Centre of Health Nexus) As a parent, you play an important role in the development of your baby’s brain. You are your baby’s most important connection to the world. You interact daily with your baby. These interactions have a life-long effect on your baby’s ability to reach full potential. This website will help you support your baby’s brain development. http://www.healthybabyhealthybrain.ca/The Ontario Early Years Centre: Brant is offering workshops “Healthy Baby Healthy Brain.” Check the current issue of Your Guide Brant.

Practical Fatherhood:  For Dads that are serious about being a hands-on father and impacting their child’s future in a positive way!  For more information contact the Pregnancy and Resource Centre Brant 519-756-3787 or 419-442-119 or email guys@bpcentre.org . View flyer.  

Are you wondering how your child is doing?  The Nipissing District Developmental Screen (NDDS), a developmental screening tool for infants and children up to 6 years of age, to be completed by a parent or professional. http://www.ndds.ca/.  Questions about your child’s development? Call 519-759-3833.

Improving Access to Services for Young Children and Their Families: Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres to offer a full suite of services – read all about it here