Raising Healthy Children Program

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The goal of the Raising Healthy Children Program is to help parents and caregivers learn about child development and new parenting skills. Students will bring their pre-school age child to class and have the opportunity to participate in an Early Years Program, in partnership with the YMCA and YWCA.  Students can earn 1 high school credit while in the program.

"The program allows you and your child to meet and interact with other parents and their children while gaining in depth knowledge about children's development.  I enjoyed the many resourceful workshops that were offered, and the teacher is simply amazing!" -Keturah

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What will participants learn?

Parents and caregivers learn how to:

  • Help your child learn to talk, play and read
  • Learn about child development
  • Gain knowledge about new parenting skills
  • Get answers to your questions
  • Establish links to Early Years programs
  • Learn about outreach activities in the community
  • Gain access to resources to support your child's growth and development


  • Each student that applies will have a meeting to discuss program details and eligibility criteria.
  • If you are not able to bring your child to class, it is still possible to participate.
  • There is no cost for this course.

For information, or to book an appointment to register, please call 905-438-0570 ext. 57164

Location: Oshawa Campus - 850 King Street West, Unit 26, Oshawa

Semester 1 - September 5, 2019 to November 6, 2019 (Monday to Friday)

Semester 2 - November 7, 2019 to January 21, 2020 (Monday to Friday)

Semester 4 - April 2, 2020 to June 5, 2020 (Monday to Friday)

Raising Healthy Children Program (Period 2): 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Child Minding Available (Period 3): 2:00 - 4:30 pm so that young parents can earn an additional high school credit.
Availability of space is dependent upon number of children in the program.  

*Students are encouraged to contact (905) 438-0570 (ext. 57164) for questions or to book an appointment to register.




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