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Toronto Early Cognition Lab
Date: November 27, 2020

Get excited! The University of Toronto’s Toronto Early Cognition Lab is now offering fun and educational online studies for kids (ages 1 to 10)! Your child will read picture stories, watch short videos and play games with our friendly and energetic researchers! It takes about 30 minutes over Zoom, and can be done in the comfort of your own home! After school and weekends are available. As our thank-you, your child will get a $5 Amazon or Indigo e-gift card and junior U of T e-certificate! For more information go to: www.tecl.ca. TECL live: Our lab hosts a FREE weekly virtual circle called TECL Live for Kids on Zoom every Monday at 4:00pm EST. Join us for a fun afternoon of sing-alongs, read-alongs, games, crafts and more! All families with kids (Birth to 7 years) are welcome to join!


Loving to Learn
Date: October 7, 2020

Join us for an online workshop series for parents beginning October 19th. This workshop series will:

  • Encourage literacy and love of language, math and numeracy skills, and some of the dispositions of learning such as problem solving, curiosity, flexible thinking, etc.
  • Allow participants to connect through a virtual Conversation Café discussion board.
  • Locate a variety of resources for additional information
  • Your child(ren) should be between the ages of 2 and 10 years old.
Visit the Loving to Learn Module Series page for more details, and email family.care@utoronto.ca to receive the password.


Teaching Children, Tweens, and Teens Consent- with Dr. Nadine Thornhill
Date: October 1, 2020

In partnership with the Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre at UofT, a three part webinar series has been developed where you will hear from Dr. Nadine Thornhill, an educator specializing in child and adolescent sexuality. For over a decade, Nadine has been helping folks have honest, open conversations with their kids and teens about bodies, relationships, and more. The series will cover: Teaching Children About Consent, Teaching Tweens About Consent, Teaching Teens About Consent. See here.


Childcare Spaces Available on Campus
Date: September 15, 2020

Childcare spaces available at the following locations:


Family Care Office: Service Update
Date: June 15, 2020

We remain open and available to provide support to members of our community.  As of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, we will predominately be providing our services remotely through phone and videoconferencing.  We encourage individuals to contact us by phone or email to set-up an appointment. We remain dedicated to ensuring our services remain accessible and uphold our commitment to confidentiality and privacy. Please note that we will not be taking drop-in appointments at this time. Our Office hours are Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. To access support, we request that individuals e-mail family.care@utoronto.ca or call (416-978-0951) to book an appointment. For more information, please visit our website at https://familycare.utoronto.ca/ All information regarding the University’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus can be found on the University of Toronto website. Responses to many Frequently Asked Questions from the U of T community about the coronavirus are also available.

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