Parenting Programs

Parents from Incredible Years

We have successfully completed two parenting programs this year. Incredible years and Nobody is Perfect. Both the programs were facilitated by Toronto public health. Parents learned more about play, praise, rewards, setting limits, problem solving and handling misbehaviour of the children. The goal of these programs are to promote positive parenting, reduce parent stress, reduce child aggression and disruptive behaviour, and improve parents' self-esteem and coping skills. All the parents were given a certificate of participation. These programs have become very popular with parents and the community.   This program is usually available in January each year.  Please call 647-296-8429 to register.

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SEPT Program

Parkfield JS takes great pride in its multicultural community and has settlement services to assist newcomer parents and their families with the settlement process. The Settlement & Education Partnerships in Toronto (SEPT) is a partnership between the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), Toronto Public Library, social service agencies in Toronto and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. It provides assistance to new immigrants and others to settle and integrate easily into their new country. Information and referral to community resources, English classes, employment, childcare, social assistance, health services, E.I. and subsidized housing are just some of the many services that an in-school settlement worker can assist you with. The school settlement worker for Parkfield JS can speak English, Hindi, Urdu and Marathi and has a good understanding of Punjabi and Gujarati. The settlement worker is also able to connect you to Settlement Workers that speak many other languages, such as Arabic, Somali, Spanish, Mandarin, Dari and Pashtu. Parents can meet the settlement worker at the school on Tuesdays and Thursdays or call (647) 296 8429.