UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
Cape Cod Children’s Place is offering virtual programming on Zoom, determined by safety needs, funding, and availability of community venues, with guidance from state representatives. In-person planning for our usually scheduled programs is underway: STAY TUNED HERE!
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Virtual Parent/Child playgroups began the week of August 17, 2020 for children birth to 5.
Parent Education Programs began August 12, 2020 and will run throughout the year.
Space is limited so sign up early!
The following websites, are sources for reliable COVID-19 information:
Parent/Child Activity Programs
For social Zoom connection with children, parents, and caregivers of young children, sign up to attend!
Circle Time with Daniela,
certified yoga instructor, ages 3-5 yrs old. An active, fun program, partially live, with prerecorded themed activity play segments and related art activities. Blends movement, music, books and songs children love! Take time to enjoy learning and playing together with your child. Fridays from 9-9:45 am.
August 21 through September 25
Baby/Toddler Yoga with Daniela,
ages birth to 2. Designed to enhance parent/child relationships and aid in growth and development. Take time out of your day for fun, learning skills that improve digestion, relieves colic and improves babies’ and parents’ sleep. A calming and nurturing experience. Mondays 10:30-11:15 am
August 24 through September 28
Tykes/PreK Yoga with Daniela,
ages 2-5 yrs old. Participate in the comfort of your own home. Classes are based on a story or theme designed by the children the previous week. Help your child develop body awareness, coordination, flexibility, emotional and physical balance, and confidence. Practice yoga together with your child for well being. Mondays 9-9:45 am
August 24 through September 28
Baby’s First Year Group with Ali –
For new parents and caregivers of babies, birth to age 1. Share stories, ask questions, with invited guest speakers on relevant topics. Discussions will relate to the various developmental stages during your baby’s critical first year of life. Tuesdays 11-noon
starting September 1
Other Parent/Child Activity options for fall include:
- Kindergarten readiness kits
- Themed Activity kits for parent/child learning, with weekly activity emails
- Outdoor Tyke Hikes
- Outdoor Baby Music class
- STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) activity videos with handouts for families
- Multicultural Playgroup with Mercy: Live Zoom for families
- Little Artist Playgroups
- Story and Craft Time with Jill
- Puppet Playgroups with Mary Wilson
- Prerecorded Spanish Story Time videos
For more information and who to contact to register, email email@example.com
To receive the Zoom links directly, email:
Lower and Outer Cape families: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barnstable families: email@example.com
Dennis/Yarmouth families: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Education Programs
Mindfulness Techniques for Self Care with Dan Schwartzman,
Wellness teacher at Monomoy Regional High School and certified yoga instructor. As adult caregivers of children, caring for ourselves couldn’t be more critical at this time. Learn easy, evidence based strategies to assist in stress and anxiety reduction. Increase emotional balance and the possibility for healthy responses to children during these challenging times. Enhances a sense of peace and calm in your home environment. Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm
August 25 through September 29, 2020
Saturday Morning Chat:
Please join Sue Gubbins, an Early Education/Special Education Teacher in West Yarmouth, for coffee hour chats on three Saturday mornings in September. Join other parents to fill each other’s cups by lifting each other up and sharing stories of life as parents during a pandemic. Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 am
September 12, 19, 26, 2020
Raising Healthy Families: Positive Discipline:
A curriculum developed and presented by Cindy Horgan. A 6 part series of effective parenting strategies. Learn to discipline without yelling, how to handle temper tantrums, understand the role of your child’s temperament, and why our children do what they do, with current brain research provided. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm
August 12 – September 16, 2020
Nurturing Skills for Families TM:
In partnership with Family Nurturing Center, this is a 12 week series. Using an evidenced based curriculum developed by Dr. Stephen Bavolek, Ph.D, Nurturing Parenting is a proven approach that can be practiced daily and strengthens families and caregivers of young children. Cindy Horgan and Carol Biondi will present concepts of empathy, positive discipline strategies, the value of using self esteem building responses to children, that are well researched parenting strategies. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm
September 23 through December 16, 2020
“Dads Talk” Group with Tomas Tolentino:
Learn new “Dad Tools” to have more enjoyable parent/child interactions that enhance your child’s growth and development. Take time for yourself to hear how other father figures are coping as caregivers of young children. Gain skills to handle challenging behaviors, calm stress, and learn effective communication skills to enhance family life. Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm
August 27 through September 24, 2020
Speech and Language Developmental Milestones: When to be Concerned and What to Do:
Join Jennifer Watson for discussion that will include the following: Understand developmental speech and language milestones, when to pursue outside support, learn about available resources, activities to promote speech and language development you can do with your child. Feel supported in knowing where to turn and what steps to take to be certain your child receives the support necessary.
September 15, 5:30-6:30 pm
The Amazing Power of Speech:
Join Jennifer Watson, speech-language pathologist, for an hour of rich dialogue about the profound impact that speech has on a child’s emotional regulation, peer and family relationships, and academic success. Learn how to support a child’s speech development so they are not as frustrated and can share their thoughts and feelings to get their needs met, thereby reducing tantrums.
September 29, 5:30-6:30 pm
Understanding the IEP (Individual Education Plan): The Importance of Your Role as a Caregiver:
At the start of a brand new school year when so much has changed, the importance of your role in creating an IEP that meets your child’s needs hasn’t. Learn what you can do to be an advocate for your child, what qualifies a student for an IEP, available services and how to effectively work with your school system.
Parent Education and Parent/Child Engagement Videos
Support & Healing for New Moms: Drop-In Group for Mothers and Their Children
Zoom Link Meeting ID: 848 6939 6577 Password: 260813
Contact for further info: Suzan Scharr, RN, IBCLC: email@example.com 508.524.3651 or Lianne Carbone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn what it means to be an active part of Massachusetts’ first SAFE Child Community program funded by the Children’s Trust. Have a voice to lead the way in MA for caregivers of children. Register to receive a Zoom link. Parent Advisory Council Meetings, August 26, September 23, October 28, December 9, 2020