Salto Gymnastics Preschool Open House and Registration – Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th

Interested in seeing what Salto Gymnastics Preschool is all about?

Open House and registration for NEW Students is on Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th.

Parents and little ones will get an early opportunity to see what preschool in 2020 will be like. This opportunity allows anxious young students and their parents a chance to meet teachers, check out the classroom and the gym, and ask questions.

More information on the open house and preschool registration, visit http://www.saltogymnastics.com/salto_preschool.html

Salto Gymnastics Preschool Teachers and staff are excited to welcome new students and their families to Salto Preschool!

Interested in making Salto Preschool part of your family’s development? Contact Preschool at preschool@saltogymnastics.com or at 780-449-1518 to find out more.

Salto Preschool aims to provide a gymnastics and educational program that focuses on the total well-being of each child, in an atmosphere of movement, fun and play. We believe that an active mind grows from a strong, healthy body. Salto Preschool provides a semi-structured, safe, and positive environment that balances child-directed and adult-directed activities. Activities and lessons focus on the whole child and cover physical, intellectual, social and emotional development.

Infant, Child CPR/Choking Workshop – Sherwood Park – January 25th

This workshop is perfect for parents, parents to be, grandparents, babysitters, moms, dads, and anyone with children in your life. You will learn what to do if your little one, or loved ones choke or stops breathing. Includes prevention strategies, fact sheets to take home, and and hands on training with professional trainers.

Let’s share our skills to keep everyone safe!

Upcoming workshop dates include: Saturday, January 25th, Saturday, February 22nd and Saturday, March 28th – All Workshops run 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Location

ATSafety Training

17 Strathmoor Drive
Sherwood Park, Alberta
T8H 0C1
Click to view on Google Maps

Duration:  2 hours

Cost:  $26 per participant

*No refunds up to 48 hours before the day of the event.

REGISTER HERE

Prenatal Classes in Sherwood Park and Fort Saskatchewan

Bethany Perry, Certified Prenatal Educator and Mommy Connections in Sherwood Park and Fort Saskatchewan have been educating expectant parents for over 8 years in our community! Our classes are a full day from 9:30a.m. to 3:30p.m. We provide comfortable seating and an opportunity to move around. See pictures below.

Register today for one of our upcoming classes:

You will enjoy a comfortable environment while you prepare for the birth of your baby. Mommy Connections provides an intimate setting where parents feel comfortable asking questions and learning based no their specific situation. No birth is exactly the same and we understand that you require individual advice.

Each couple receives a SWAG bag full of products and promotions from our national and local sponsors.

Save your spot today! Register HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Saskatchewan has a Mom and Baby Class!

The Fort Saskatchewan Community is loving Mommy Connections Classes! Be sure to check out the next Mom and Baby class starting on Friday, October 25th at 10:30a.m. Only $140 for 7 weeks. Babies are under 12 months old (approximate).

This session includes a special Halloween Party and a Christmas Themed mini photo shoot with Kristina Moir Photography. We have several registered already and have room for a few more.

Mommy Connections is a great way to meet other Moms and Babies in your community. You will enjoy a different activity or expert speaker each week while you bond with your baby in a social environment.

 

 

 

Summer Camps! Sherwood Park

It’s HERE! Summer is here! Give your children an opportunity to try something new or keep them busy while you are at work or enjoy some time “just for you”. Mommy Connections has the inside scoop on some awesome camps happening this summer. Whether you want to be part of a Rock Band at Crescendo Music Studios, sing and dance with Princesses in the Park or jump and splash the summer away with Salto Gymnastics, make 2019 the year to try something NEW!

Salto Gymnastics – Sherwood Park 

Discovery Camp at Salto Gymnastics, starts July 8th! Ages 5+ and runs 9a.m. to 4p.m. $341.00/week. Your child will feel like they have truly entered into SUMMER! This week includes Outdoor Games, Dress up Days, Treasure Hunt, Story Telling, Carnival Games, Interactive Games and More! Discovery Camps run ALL summer long! 

Jelly Beans Camp, starts July 15th! Ages 3 to 5 – choose from morning (9 to 11:30) or afternoon (12:30 to 3p.m.) – $115.50/week. More dates to choose from up to August 19th. This is a great opportunity for any little ones starting Preschool in the fall or those wanting to make new friends!

      

Princesses in the Park – Sherwood Park 

Princesses in the Park – starts July 2nd! Every Child wants to meet a Princess but how about spending a WHOLE week with one! Ages 5+ will enjoy singing and dancing the week away with a fashion show for parents to watch to wrap up the week! Parents can choose from morning, 9a.m. to 12p.m. or afternoon 1p.m. to 4p.m. for $150/week. July 2nd to 5th only $120/week.

Choose: July 2nd to 5th, July 8th to 12th, July 15th to 19th or July 22nd to 26th. See CTV News Clip on Princesses in the Park HERE

Crescendo Music Studios

Rock Band Camp! – July 22nd to 26th, 9a.m. to 4p.m. Ages 6 to 10 and 11 to 14 – $225/week. This camp is a high energy 5-day experience where everyone will learn how to make music together with instruments! Your children will play music on various instruments, design a stage back drop, enjoy a variety of art projects and outings, and prepare for a final Rock Concert on the last day to present to family and friends! Rock Band Camp has been a hit every summer! No previous music experience required!

Musical Theatre Camp! – August 12th to 16th, 9a.m. to 4p.m. Ages 6 to 10 and 11 to 14 – $225/week. This camp is for all levels of performers love to sing, act, and dance; in the theatre world these are called “Triple Threats”! The week will be full of high energy activities including theatre games, improvisation, singing, dancing, prop and costume creation, set painting, and even some other crafts and baking. Throughout the camp, we will work together to create a stunning musical theatre performance for our families on the final day of camp. Register HERE. 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Faces Childcare – A Multicultural Daycare in Sherwood Park

Happy Faces Childcare is a multicultural daycare in Sherwood Park and is well known for providing quality care.

Owner Ranjit Toor has said, “having a centre that is multicultural is important for a child’s development”. “Introducing different cultures to the children shows them that their friends come from different places and believe in different things.”

Happy Faces welcomes children from any nationality or background and if the child is new to Canada, the staff will support and assist the children to develop the English Language. Happy Faces has staff who speak different languages so they may translate and speak your child’s “Mother Tongue”.

The caregivers at Happy Faces take the time to understand your child’s needs. Documentation is kept on the bulletin boards as reminders to the staff. Reminders include which children don’t like to ask to use the washroom to knowing which children are trying to master a new skill to the new words your child is trying to learn.

Happy Faces Childcare promotes diversity from the moment you pull into their parking lot. The doors to the entry way feature children of different backgrounds having fun with crafts and games. What you see on the outside is exactly what is happening inside!

Looking for full time, part time or flexible hours for shift workers, call Happy Faces Childcare today at 780-264-5463 or email Happy Faces at happyfaces@telus.net.

 

 

 

Joyful Birth, Yes please! Book your Prenatal Class today.

Bethany Perry, a Certified Birth Doula and owner of Joyful Births Doula Services has been educating expectant parents for over 6 years (over 500 couples) with Mommy Connections Sherwood Park/Fort Saskatchewan and Edmonton. Having provided Doula Services and assisting with successful deliveries for so many births, Bethany is a great choice when looking to attend a prenatal education class.

Here is a special message from Bethany Perry, Certified Birth Doula:

More and more women are experiencing birth trauma not only physically but also emotionally. Women are reporting not feeling in control or respected during the birth process which leaves a lifetime of damage for a new mom. I wish I had attended a Mommy Connections Prenatal Class with the wide variety of topics and options to learn about 13+ yrs ago before the birth of my first child. Mommy Connections classes provide you not only with medical and natural options, but also provide topics for you to learn more about depending on what will work best for you within our current birthing system.

Here’s what a few of the 600+ expectant couples who have taken Mommy Connections Prenatal Classes have to say:

  • “I enjoyed the small group setting, it was very comfortable to ask questions and made the class feel more personal”.
  • “I really appreciated the breast pump demonstration, I have to admit the whole idea terrified me and now I feel much more comfortable”.
  • “My husband asked questions that I hadn’t even thought of asking”.
  • “It was so fun meeting other couples who were due all at the same time as us”.
  • “Very informative, covered all the major areas of birth process, after birth and newborn care”.
  • “I learned how to have a voice in the delivery room”.
  • “Such a great & informative class. We really enjoyed all of the real world experience & anecdotes. Honesty was really appreciated”.
  • “I loved the community I was introduced to with Mommy Connections and the awesome products and discounts too”.

Register today for Mommy Connections One Day Prenatal Class for you and your Spouse. Just $150 per couple which includes a SWAG bag full of products from our National Sponsors and Local Sponsors.

Register Here

Time2Sign – Your baby has a lot to say! Sherwood Park

Everyday Signs! Register today and learn to strengthen your child’s communication using 100% American Sign Language (ASL) with music and fun activities designed to engage even the littlest learners. With just a few simple signs, you can start communicating with your baby – even before they start to talk! Signing is fun, easy to do, and good for your child’s development.

Allison Black Stirling, co-owner of Time2Sign is a Speech-language Pathologist with over 16 years of experience working professionally to develop speech and language in young children. Allison is a certified instructor with the Signing Time Academy. She is also a mother who has witnessed the magic of signing with her own children and can’t wait to share it with you.

Time2Sign – Your Baby has a lot to Say!

Date: Thursdays, starting April 18th at 11:00a.m.

Cost: $130 (6 weeks)

Location: Paisley Lane Studios, located at Suite 221 – 41 Broadway Boulevard (parking lot is shared with Boston Pizza and Confetti Sweets)

 

Prenatal Classes – Mommy Connections Sherwood Park

See photo offer *only valid for Classes held in Sherwood Park

This one day Prenatal Class is a great way for you and your spouse to plan for the birth of your baby! Enjoy a comfortable environment where you can ask questions and meet other expectant parents. Our classes are interactive, engaging and educational.  The Prenatal Educator is Bethany Perry, owner of Joyful Births Doula Services. Bethany has been educating expectant parents in the Sherwood Park/Fort Saskatchewan and Edmonton areas for over 8 years and our participants continuously say, “Bethany prepared us for our new job as parents”. This is a class even Dads like!

Only $150/Couple (you and a guest)

Something Special for you – Each couple receives a SWAG bag full of products and promotions from our National and Local Sponsors such as Pampers, Munchkin, Medela, Baby and Beyond, Vital Health Naturopathic Clinic, Mexico Lindo and more!!

New Born Photoshoot – Each couple will receive 10% off a New Born Photo Session with B. Quinn Photography! Mommy Connections partners with only the best in our community!

Session Time: 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. (sometimes we finish up early)

Location: Vital Health Naturopathic Clinic is a comfortable inviting environment in Sherwood Park. Mommy Connections works with many businesses in Sherwood Park to offer our participants the best learning experience. A location and reminder will go out to participants a few days before class.

Agenda:

Understanding Pain in labour: Stress & its Effects
Comfort Measures and Stages of Labour
Birth Preferences: Know your Options
Packing your Hospital Bag
Interventions
Induction & Assisted Delivery
Medical Pain Relief Options
Caesarean Birth: What to expect
Informed Consent: Communicating with your Caregiver and Knowing your Rights
Breastfeeding and Newborn Care (Diapering options)
Postpartum & Your body

Other topics include: Car Seat Safety, Baby Sleep, Support for Parents

Please note, registration cancellations are subject to a $40 administration fee. See full Refund Policy.

To finalize your order, please see your cart in the bottom right of the website. *Schedule subject to change.

Price: $150.00 Price is for you and your spouse (or guest).

Register HERE 

Little Kickers Soccer – Start any Saturday – Ages 18 months to 7 years old

 

Little Kickers Soccer really caught my attention this year! The philosophy is PLAY not PUSH which is exactly what my daughter needed. The price is right too. Only $105 for 6 weeks and $192 for 12 weeks and you can start ANY Saturday. The kids get to have a lot of fun and the games are easy yet challenging. Many of the classes are themed, for example, one week was Zoo week where every activity is on the topic of animals. Games and movements include color matching, counting, using our body parts, dribbling, scoring goals and other age appropriate game play.

As a parent I also love that the Little Kickers Soccer program starts with learning each others names. Seeing that my child is getting to know the others in class is comforting (no need to have to join with a friend). Each class starts with passing the ball and introductions. It’s great that you can start any time as the weeks are rolling weeks. The classes currently run on Saturdays so you can start ANY Saturday and no matter when you start, you get your 6 or 12 weeks (no worrying that you have missed classes in this structure).

Parents are close to the gym floor! The set up is really cool. There is seating around the edge of the gym where parents can relax, high five their children, provide a drink of water, tie up a shoe and say encouraging words. Children are comfortable! Little Kickers Soccer Program offers a positive, fun environment. PLAY not PUSH! LOVE it!

Tip: My husband likes to go 5 minutes early and kick the ball with my daughter!

Start anytime! Enjoy the Little Years!

Check it out here: Little Kickers Sherwood Park!

Written by: Jennifer Cole, Director Mommy Connections Sherwood Park and Fort Saskatchewan.