Zoom online meetings during COVID-19 pandemic

Zoom online group meetings covering Baby Massage,  Baby Yoga and Toddlers being planned with Dympna Kennedy. If interested contact DCC on 9719 8102 or email info@dcc.org.au. Preference given to residents of City of Canada Bay area.

Free Toddler Series scheduled for Mondays 15 & 22 June from 8pm to 9pm. Session 1 covers “More Peas Please” and Tantrum Triggers. Session 2 covers Good Self Esteem followed by Q&A.

Parenting Calendar

The NSW Department of Communities and Justice provides assistance with the Parenting Calendar.

Parenting Resources

For other parenting programs and resources see the Resourcing Parents website.

Relax You & Your Baby

Fridays 14, 21, 28 February & 13 & 20 March, 11am-12noon

Five week program. Covers babies’ body language and unique cues – sight, sound, sensory and settling, plus infant massage.

For parents and babies up to 12 months.

Dads & Babies

Saturday 21 March, 1.30pm-3.30pm

One off workshop for dads who want to get more involved with their babies. How to settle your baby, gain confidence in practical hands on techniques like baby massage and baby yoga. Learn what you can do for your partner that will mean more than flowers or chocolates. This workshop is tended for dads with their babies up to 12 months. Expectant dads also welcome.

Expectant Parents Breakfast

Saturday (Date to be confirmed), 9.30am-12noon

A free parenting workshop. Find out about local services, receive an info kit and meet other local expectant parents. Presenters include a Child & Family Health Nurse on early childhood services; a Baby Ambassador and Parent Educator who focuses on ‘Getting to Know Your Baby’ at a deeper level; a Childcare worker on choosing care and how to know what’s best. Breakfast facilitated by Peter Kadwell, a Men’s & Parenting Group Leader.

Circle of Security Follow Up

Saturday 7 March, 9am-12noon @ Concord Library

A half day follow up for those who have attended a Circle of Security program before and would like a refresher.

Proof of completion of program required. Adults only.

Circle of Security

Mondays 2-30 March, 7pm-9pm @ Concord Library

50 years of research has shown that children with secure attachment to a primary caregiver have more confidence, compassion, resilience and endurance. The Circle of Security model provides a ‘map’ for caregivers on how to navigate parenting while juggling other demands.

Benefits for you include:

  • Feel less stressed and more competent as a parent
  • Understand your child’s emotional needs and the ‘hidden’ message in their behaviour
  • Help your child develop the tools and techniques to manage big feelings
  • Discover strategies that encourage your child to listen and be more co-operative.

Benefits for your child include:

  • Enjoy more happiness and feel less anger with parents
  • Turn to parents for help when in trouble
  • Have better relationships with siblings
  • Trust the people they love.

If interested in this program email manager@dcc.org.au

Being Creative - Children's Art

4 February to 31 March, 4pm-5.30pm

This Tuesday after school children’s art class is for 4-8 year olds. This art class is a creative hub for all kinds of artmaking – painting, drawing, clay, collage, sculpture, mixed media and printing. The children learn about the practices of various artists to use as inspiration for their own work. Contact DCC to enrol your child.

Have you claimed the $100 Creative Kids voucher for 2020? As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your voucher with us and let your child develop new skills. Enrol them in a new activity so they can create something great. For more information regarding the Creative Kids program go to service.nsw.gov.au/creativekids or phone 13 77 88.

Martial Arts Spirit (Hall Hire)

Taekwondo Classes for 3+ years

Build confidence, learn self defence and have fun!

Weekly class on Wednesdays from 4pm-7.30pm except for 3rd Wednesday of month when 4pm-6.30pm. Restarts 22 January 2020.

For more information visit www.MAspirit.com.au or phone 1300 627 853. Limited spots.

Groovy Grandparents Playgroup

Wednesdays 5 February to 8 April, 10.30am-12.30pm

This is an offsite playgroup for grandparents and grandchildren from 18 months to 6 years. The playgroup is an informal gathering where grandparents and grandchildren come together in a relaxed and friendly environment to connect, play and learn. There are currently spaces available in this playgroup. Please contact Carol on 0430 114 168 or DCC if you and your grandchild would like to attend.