Parenting Workshops

Schedule of Roadshows

“Preparing for Kindergarten”

Monday, February 1, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Orleans Elementary School, 46 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans

Join Cindy Horgan, Exective Director & Family Support Coordinator at Cape Cod Children’s Place in a discussion about how to prepare your child socially and emotionally, as well as how to handle separation anxiety for a healthy transition. Free! Dinner & childcare will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Call Cape Cod Children’s Place at 508-240-3310. This program is funded by a Family Centers grant from the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Community & Family Engagement (CFCE) grant through the MA Dept. of Early Education & Care, administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place.

“Waste Not, Want Not; Nutrition that Makes Cents”

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm at Cape Cod Children’s Place, 10 Ballwic Rd. (off Nauset Rd), Eastham

Keeping your family healthy on a budget can be challenging. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible! Join Judy Welch for  a cooking demonstration and discussion on how to shop locally for your family’s food. Topics will include: planning for affordable family meals, what foods (including organic) to look for in your local grocery store, how to make meals that last, and more! Free. Dinner & childcare included. Pre-registration is required; call 508-240-3310. Funding support provided by a Family Centers grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Community & Family Engagement grant through the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care, administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place.

 

“Raising Healthy Boys”

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm at Brewster Baptist Church, 1848 Main Street, Brewster

Join Cindy Horgan, Executive Director & Family Support Coordinator for Cape Cod Children’s Place and discover the unique needs of boys as they grown and develop. Learn to promote skills that support their healthy emotional development and how to recognize the impact of media, culture and technology on boys and the messages they take from these influences. Become aware of current trends that affect boys and learn to support our boys as they make sense of the process of growing up. Free. Pizza dinner and childcare included with registration.

Pre-registration is required. Call Cape Cod Children’s Place at 508-240-3310. Please indicate if you are in need of transportation. Funding support provided by a Family Centers grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Community & Family Engagement grant through the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care, administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place.

“Raising Healthy Families”

Tuesdays, February 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5, 12, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm at Eastham Elementary School, 200 Schoolhouse Road, Eastham

An eight-week parenting series facilitated by Cindy Horgan, Executive Director & Family Support Coordinator at Cape Cod Children’s Place, that will provide skills to support parents with some of the challenges that make this job so difficult. Topics to be discussed are: discipline without yelling, how to handle tantrums, understanding temperament and why our children do what they do, the value of routines, setting limits and boundaries, and much more.  Free. Dinner & childcare included. Pre-registration is required; call 508-240-3310. Funding support provided by a Family Centers grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Community & Family Engagement grant through the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care, administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place.

“Dads’ Group; a five week parenting series for Dads and father figures”

Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm at Harwich Elementary School, 263 South St., Harwich

Studies show that children grow up happier and healthier with nurturing fathers in their lives. At this group you will have the opportunity to hear other dads experiences and share your own. Create your own “toolbox” for effective parenting by gaining skills for handling challenging behaviors, effective communication & positive discipline. Facilitated by Cindy Horgan, Executive Director & Family Support Coordinator at Cape Cod children’s Place and Adam Pettengill, Early Childhood Professional and Dad. Free. Dinner & childcare included. Pre-registration is required; call 508-240-3310. Funding support provided by a Family Centers grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Community & Family Engagement grant through the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care, administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place.

 Some of the “Roadshow” topics that have been presented:

Is my Child Ready for Kindergarten?
Families Dealing with Divorce or Separation
Talking about Touching- a personal safety curriculum
Dealing with Challenging Behaviors
Pediatric First Aid & Intro. to CPR
Avoiding the Over scheduled Family Trap
Communication
What you need to know about your babysitters and
what they need to know about you
Understanding Temperament
Positive Discipline
Potty Training 101
Bullying

If you have a particular topic that you would like to hear more about, please contact us.

Most of the “Roadshow” events will have FREE childcare and pizza.
A portion of these programs are funded by a Mass. Family Centers grant through Children’s Trust, and grants from the Mass. Department of Early Education and Care. Administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place, North Eastham, Mass.

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