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Babysitting Course (Session 2)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Saturday, October 21st 
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and 
Sunday, October 22nd  
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.

Note: 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.

Other sessions of the Babysitting Course are offered on:

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 day until Sun Oct 22 2017.
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 11:30am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 11:30am 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, October 16th to November 13th  
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 
Advanced registration required for five-class workshop series; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge.

Treat your baby to a relaxing massage! This interactive class 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 until Mon Nov 13 2017.
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Infant Hearing Clinic

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[Caregivers with children 4 months and under]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room

Wednesdays,
September 13th;
September 27th;
October 11th;
October 25th; 
November 8th;
November 22nd;
December 6th; or
December 20th   

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 ext. 4.

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.

To learn more about the Infant Hearing Program, visit their website at: www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca/hearing. 

Presented in partnership with Markham Stouffville Hospital.

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Repeats every 2 weeks until Wed Dec 20 2017.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
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Musical Babies

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[Ages 2 and under]

Newcastle Branch
Tuesdays, September 5th to November 21st
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge. 

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! 

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

More about Every Child Ready to Read and Ontario Early Years Storytimes

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!

Drop in to one of our Every Child Ready to Read storytimes, or a Shake, Rattle & Roll or Musical Babies storytime offered in partnership with the Bowmanville YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre!

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Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Nov 21 2017.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Baby on Board

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[Ages 12 months and under]

Newcastle Branch
Wednesdays, September 6th to November 22nd
​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.

 

More about Every Child Ready to Read and Ontario Early Years Storytimes

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!

Drop in to one of our Every Child Ready to Read storytimes, or a Shake, Rattle & Roll or Musical Babies storytime offered in partnership with the Bowmanville YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre!

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Nov 22 2017.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
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Family Storytime

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[All ages]

Newcastle Branch
Thursdays, September 7th to November 23rd
​10:30 to 11:30 a.m. [Extended time!]
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. 

 

More about Every Child Ready to Read and Ontario Early Years Storytimes

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!

Drop in to one of our Every Child Ready to Read storytimes, or a Shake, Rattle & Roll or Musical Babies storytime offered in partnership with the Bowmanville YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre!

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Nov 23 2017.
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Bookmaking Extravaganza!

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[Ages 6 and under]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Friday, November 24th
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

Take part in a bookmaking extravaganza! Homemade books can tell stories about a vacation, a family event, or a child’s imagination. You and your child will create fun and unusual books with everyday materials, and share a story while building your child’s fine motor, reading, and writing skills.

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

Check out our other Pump Up Your P.A. Day programs!

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Friday, November 24, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Bumblebots

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[Ages 9 to 12]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Friday, October 27th
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. No charge.

What can you do with a micro motor, a battery, and some commonplace objects? Build a bumblebot, of course! Put your imagination and your technology skills to the test!

Check out our other Pump Up Your P.A. Day programs!

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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Friday, October 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Pirate & Princess Adventure

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[Ages 6 and under]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Friday, September 29th
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

Come dressed in your favourite pirate or princess costume for a fun-filled afternoon highlighting songs and stories inspired by the seven seas and by happily-ever-afters! Enjoy some special activities while developing early literacy and social skills!

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

Check out our other Pump Up Your P.A. Day programs!

Location: 
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Friday, September 29, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Movie Madness!

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Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Wednesday, December 13th
2:00 p.m.

[Movie title to be determined]

Catch a hot new release or an old classic! All titles shown are available for loan in the Library’s collection.

Other Movie Madness this program session are:

 

Location: 
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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