Zoom online meetings during COVID-19 pandemic

Zoom online group meetings covering Parenting Programs are happening. If interested contact DCC on 9719 8102 or email info@dcc.org.au. Preference given to residents of City of Canada Bay area.

Parenting Calendar

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

Intro to Language, Learning & Play

Fridays 14 August – 11 September 2020, 11am-12noon

Five week Zoom program from the comfort of your home. Fee $25 which includes DCC Membership valid until June 2021.

Language – How to respond to your baby; How to extend early sounds and language; Games, sounds and actions to encourage language; At what age can babies and parents begin to communicate back and forth; What about the child who is learning more than one language.

Learning – Learning through observation; Extending learning through books; How to choose the right books; How to engage and develop a love of books.

Play – What to look for in toys and why; The Top Ten Toys and why they made the list; How might you adapt the way you play together; What about the use of ‘educational videos’, baby TV or computer games for infants.

Expectant Parents - Preparing for Parenthood

Saturday 12 September or 17 October 2020, 9am-11am

A free Zoom parenting workshop and much more including finding out about local services. Presenters include a Child & Family Health Nurse on early childhood services; a Parent Educator who focuses on ‘Getting to Know Your Baby’ at a deeper level; an Early Childcare Educator on choosing care and how to know what’s best. Facilitated by Peter Kadwell, a Men’s & Parenting Group Leader.

Circle of Security Follow Up

Saturday 24 October 2020, 10am-1pm

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

Proof of completion of program required.

Parents Workshops for Couples Session 1

Saturday 19 September 2020, 11:30am-1pm

Zoom program.

This two session course is developed from evidence-based programs and sources which have been fully researched for success. It is an opportunity to positively impact the emotional, social and cognitive development of your baby while looking after your own relationships, mental health and sanity. Session 1 focuses on helping parents to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills needed to cope constructively with the changes brought about by the birth of a child and ongoing parenting.

Parents Workshops for Couples Session 2

Saturday 26 September 2020, 11:30am-1pm

Zoom program.

Session 2 focuses on the role of the father and provides a ‘hands-on’ practical component that highlights the positive and important role that fathers play both for their child and the mother.

Workshops are facilitated by Dympna Kennedy.

Preparing for Toddlerhood

Fridays 16 October – 13 November 2020, 11am-12noon

Five week Zoom program. Introduces you to what to expect in the toddler years. How to plan, prepare and meet you and your toddler’s needs and expectations.

For parents and babies 0-13 months.


Tuesdays 17 & 24 November 2020, 7:30pm-9pm

Two week Zoom program covering:

“More Peas Please” – Why communication is key to overcoming fussy or picky eating.

Tantrum Triggers – Why tantrums seem to be worse in public than at home and how to manage meltdowns.

Good Self Esteem – How to build good self esteem and why it is important.

Martial Arts Spirit (Hall Hire)

Taekwondo Classes for 3+ years

Build confidence, learn self defence and have fun! Weekly class on Wednesdays from 3.30pm-6pm. For more information visit www.MAspirit.com.au or phone 1300 627 853. Limited spots.

Parenting Resources

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