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.

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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. 57154

The Raising Healthy Children Program is offered during period 2.  With approval, child minding is available during period 3 (semester 4) after the Raising Healthy Children Program.

Location: Oshawa Campus - 850 King Street West, Unit 22, Oshawa

Semester 1 - September 11 to November 10, 2017 (Monday to Friday)

Semester 2 - November 14 to January 26, 2017 (Monday to Friday)

Period 2 - 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Tuition: Free

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