Upcoming Online Workshops

Stress Resiliency for Parents & Caregivers: Learn about stress & effective strategies for you and your kids

In a time of extreme uncertainty and stress, we can find ourselves feeling helpless, overtired, unable to multitask, and moody. In this interactive online workshop, learn about what is happening in our brains and bodies when we are stressed. We will participate in activities that practice stress awareness and get empowered by a deeper understanding of how stress effects our behaviour and the behaviour of our kids. Knowing is half the battle! The other half is developing a few simple habits that help us—parents and caregivers—be the calm we need. If you are feeling overwhelmed and ready to try something new, or if you are feeling disconnected from your kids and want a gentle way to reconnect, join us!

Date/Time: TBA, 90 minutes

Location: Zoom (attendees will be contacted with link)

Cost: Sliding Scale of $10 to $20/per person*

*Contact for group rates or if cost is a barrier.

Introduction to Parenting/Caregiving to Resist

Self-Regulation in Early Education: Creating an Environment & Language to Foster Self-Regulation within Preschool/Playschool Settings

Have you felt the pull toward 'gentle parenting' but worried that you would be perceived as permissive? Have you struggled with using peaceful language only to find yourself suddenly snap at your kids? Have you promised that you would stop yelling but found yourself in a spiral of shame after you did it again? Judgment from others, our own upbringings, and our limited tools in parenting and caregiving can distance us from our goals of calm connection with our kids. In this workshop, we explore the stories behind these struggles and learn some ways to reframe behaviour, and find revision and reconnection. Come with questions and leave with some resources and a sense of empowerment.

Date/Time: TBA, 90 minutes

Location: Zoom (attendees will be contacted with link)

Cost: Sliding Scale of $10 to $20/per person*

*Contact for group rates or if cost is a barrier.

What if I told you that self-regulation isn't about self-control? And what if this common misconception is what is in the way of teaching and learning to self-regulate? This two-meeting workshop is designed to learn about self-regulation from an early years perspective. What is going on in our brains when we are dysregulated? What is co-regulation and how can I 'lend my calm?' What can toddlers and preschoolers really understand about regulation? What is a 'meta-language of self-regulation' and how will it help you and the kids? We will explore these questions and more! Get a virtual tour of a self-regulation environment (toys, materials, colours) and hear about a day in the life of a playschool teacher who practices self-regulation.  

Date/Time: TBA, 90 minutes each meeting

Location: Zoom (attendees will be contacted with link)

Cost: Sliding Scale of $35 to $50/per person*

*Contact for group rates or if cost is a barrier.

Some of the toys and materials in our self-regulation space at The Farm Playschool.