Best Babies is an ongoing weekly program funded through the Vancouver Island Health Authority and offers support to pregnant women and their newborns up to 6 weeks of age. Women attend weekly group sessions that cover topics including prenatal education, health, nutrition and infant care.
Women have an opportunity to socialize over a nutritious lunch. Child minding is offered during the educational session for families who have older children over 6 months. Parents also receive food vouchers, bus tickets, vitamins, information and other support when needed.
To inquire futher about the program or register for Best Babies, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-360-1148
Ongoing weekly discussion and support group for parents and caregivers with babies 0 to 18 months. Games, discussions, and guest speakers! No registration required, visit our calendar for current offerings.
Postpartum Support Group (facilitated by Public Health Nurses)
Ongoing group for mothers of babies under 12 months to connect with other moms in a supportive environment. Call the Saanich Health Unit for information and registration: 250-519-5100
“Because there are no perfect parents”. This program is geared toward parents and caregivers of children aged birth to six years old. Nobody’s Perfect is designed to strengthen positive parenting skills.
The sessions are free, interactive, and fun. Nobody’s Perfect gives parents a safe place to meet others with children of the same age and with whom they share interests or concerns. The program is facilitated by a trained Nobody’s Perfect Facilitator. There is childminding available and snacks are provided.
Mother’s Mental Health Toolkit
This 6-week program focuses on mental health and wellness for mothers, providing information and support in a facilitated group, and a chance to connect with other moms in the community. Childminding is offered to participants, as well as snacks and bus tickets.
Parenting From a Dad’s Perspective
Parenting from a Dad’s Perspective is a free 6-week class for self-identified fathers of children up to age 6. We’ll look at child development, nurture and structure, healthy relationships, communication, and responding to behaviours. Childminding is available to participants, as well as snacks and bus tickets.
Parent-Child Mother Goose
The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program is a group experience for parents and their babies and young children which focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together. Parents gain skills and confidence which can enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years, and give their children healthy early experiences with language and communication.
PCMG is currently offered as a weekly drop-in program at Royal Oak Neighbourhood House. Visit our calendar for details.