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Newcastle Branch

Babysitting Course (Session 1)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Saturday, January 20

11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and 
Sunday, January 21
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Please note the different course times on each day.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Cost $55; includes participant manual. 

Recommended that attendees bring a lunch or snack.

This course teaches your teen the fundamental skills they need to start their own babysitting service. A Red Cross certified instructor from React Right Safety Services teaches the class.

Topics include:

  •  How to give appropriate care for infants, toddlers and school-aged children;
  • Dealing with basic First Aid emergencies;
  • How to recognize potential hazards;
  • What parents expect of a babysitter;
  • How to safely find customers; and
  • Rural babysitting.

Note: Bring a teddy bear to practice on!

Caregivers and support staff for people with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

Presented in partnership with React Right Safety Services.

Another session of the Babysitting Course is being offered at the Bowmanville Branch, Saturday, March 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

Location: 
Date: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 11:30am to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Family Storytime

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[All ages]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Thursdays, January 11 to March 22
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Now one hour! The whole family can enjoy listening to a story, singing songs, and experiencing community together! Children of all ages will develop important early literacy skills and a lifelong love of reading and learning. 

Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing are the key skills and fun ways to help your child get ready to read! Developing early literacy skills makes it easier for children to read once they begin school, and helps foster a lifelong love of reading and learning.

 

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Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Mar 22 2018 except Thu Mar 15 2018.
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 

Baby on Board

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[Ages 12 months and under]

Newcastle Branch
Wednesdays, January 10 to March 21
​10:30 to 11:00 a.m. 
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge. 

The babies are waiting to be bounced, tickled, and read to. Learn how the sound of your voice, the rhythm of a song, holding a book and babbling all get your baby ready to read.

Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing are the key skills and fun ways to help your child get ready to read! Developing early literacy skills makes it easier for children to read once they begin school, and helps foster a lifelong love of reading and learning.

 

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Mar 21 2018 except Wed Mar 14 2018.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Audience: 

Musical Babies

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[Ages 2 and under]

Newcastle Branch, Community Room
Tuesdays, January 9 to March 20
​10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge. 

Please note that the room capacity for all Ontario Early Years programs is 40.​ Space is limited on a first come, first served basis.​

Music helps your little one develop early literacy skills and gets them ready to read! Engage with your child while participating in a variety of musical experiences and activities including playing instruments, singing songs, and having fun with a parachute and bubbles! 

Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing are the key skills and fun ways to help your child get ready to read! Developing early literacy skills makes it easier for children to read once they begin school, and helps foster a lifelong love of reading and learning. 

Presented in partnership with the Bowmanville YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre.

 

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Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Mar 20 2018 except Tue Mar 13 2018.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Infant Hearing Clinic

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[Caregivers with children 4 months and under]
Newcastle Branch, Study Suite
Wednesdays
January 3;
January 17;
January 31 
February 14; 
February 28; 
March 14; or
March 28.   
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Advanced registration required for each 15 minute session through the Markham Stouffville Hospital at 1-888-703-5437 x4, or www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca/bookmybaby.

Children develop speech and language by listening and imitating those around them, but when there is a hearing loss, these skills may be delayed. Nearly four in 1,000 babies are born deaf or hard of hearing and more children develop hearing loss as they grow. 

To help identify children as early as possible and provide them with follow-up services, infant hearing screenings will be available in partnership with the Markham Stouffville Hospital, the lead agency for the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program.
Presented in partnership with Markham Stouffville Hospital.

 

 

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Mar 28 2018 except Wed Jan 10 2018, Wed Jan 24 2018, Wed Feb 07 2018, Wed Feb 21 2018, Wed Mar 07 2018, Wed Mar 21 2018.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
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Baby Massage Class

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[Caregivers with children 12 months and under]
Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Mondays, January 15 to February 12  
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Five-class workshop series.
Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. 
No charge.

Treat your baby to a relaxing massage! This interactive workshop series promotes infant development and bonding. Learn relaxing massage strokes for your baby that increase circulation and relax their growing muscles. All you need to bring is yourself and your baby! 

Presented in partnership with the Bowmanville YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre.

 

 

Registration

You may register your child(ren) in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

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Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Feb 12 2018.
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 

Amazing Math! (Pump Up Your P.A. Day)

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[Ages 6 and under]
Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Friday, February 2
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 
Drop in; no registration required. 
No charge.

Math and numbers are amazing! Explore the connection between early literacy and mathematics with engaging stories, songs, and activities.

Presented in Partnership with the Bowmanville YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre.

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Friday, February 2, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 

DIY Drive In Movie (March Break)

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[Families]
Newcastle Branch
Wednesday, March 14
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Drop in; no registration required. Space is limited on a first come, first served basis.
No charge.

Decorate your own car to sit in during the movie! Don’t forget to bring a stuffie and a blanket for snuggling!

 

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Choose Your Own Adventure (Session 2, March Break)

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[Ages 9 and up]
Bowmanville Branch: Thursday, March 15​

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Drop in; no registration required. Space is limited on a first come, first served basis.
No charge.

Part adventure, part scavenger hunt, part escape room! YOU decide what happens next!

Check out our other session being held Tuesday, March 13​ at Newcastle Branch.

 

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Date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Choose Your Own Adventure (Session 1, March Break)

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[Ages 9 and up]
Newcastle Branch: Tuesday, March 13

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Drop in; no registration required. Space is limited on a first come, first served basis.
No charge.

Part adventure, part scavenger hunt, part escape room! YOU decide what happens next!

Check out our other session being held Thursday, March 15 at Bowmanville Branch.

 

Location: 
Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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