All The Programs Offered At ROCK

Adjustment to Parenthood Group

Are you the parent of a child under the age of two years? Are you surprised about how you are feeling now that you are a parent? Are you struggling with being exhausted, overwhelmed or unsure of how to relate to your baby or child? You are not alone, we can help.

Click here for more information about our Adjustment to Parenthood Group.

ASK Clinics

Is your child born in 2014 or later? Do you have questions about your child’s growth and development? Did you know you can attend a free ASK program in Halton to meet with professionals that will answer your questions and connect you with resources in the community that may be able to help?

Click here for upcoming ASK Clinics.

Assessment

A strong behavioural assessment provides confidence that the right goals are selected at the right time for your child. All of our services begin with an assessment of your child or youth’s individual needs and strengths.

Cost: $898.00 - Click here for more information.

Baby Explorers (8 to 24 months)

Sticky, slippery, shiny, gooey, oily, bright, powdery, smooth...that's what sensory experiences are all about. During this messy program, you and your baby will learn, play and discover together as you explore our sensory stations. Come explore a world of light and shadow, play in a pool of spaghetti, and share an unforgettable experience!

Cost: $78.00 + HST - Click here to register

Baby Picassos (6 to 14 months)

See, touch and play! Come join Baby Picassos, our hands-on class designed just for babies aged 6 to 14 months. It's all about textures, experimentation, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination and creativity while having messy fun!

Cost: $125.00 + HST - Click here to register

Birthday Parties

Birthdays are a special time for kids, but stressful time for moms and dads! Make your child's next birthday fun and stress-free by celebrating with us.

Cost: $189.00 + HST - Call for details or to book your date.

Breastfeeding Clinic

Do you need help with breastfeeding your baby? Drop-in to our Rock Community Breastfeeding Clinic where moms and their breastfed babies over 6 weeks of age receive free breastfeeding support. Baby must be over 6 weeks of age and you must be a resident of Halton to attend. Note: if you are currently pumping, supplementing or using a lactation aid please bring this equipment with you.

Join us on Mondays from 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm or Wednesdays from 9:30 am – 11:15 am at 710 Cumberland Ave, Burlington

Breastfeeding Meet-up

Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Want to meet other breastfeeding moms? Please join us at our “breastfeeding meet-up”! A different topic is discussed at each meet-up followed by a question and answer period. Note: this is a casual breastfeeding get together for peer support. If you are experiencing breastfeeding problems and need to be seen by a lactation consultant, please attend the breastfeeding clinic.

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at 710 Cumberland Ave, Burlington

Click here for a list of upcoming dates and topics.

Caroline Families First

The Caroline Families First program is a collaboration between the Caroline Family Health Team in Burlington, local pediatricians, Parents for Children’s Mental Health and ROCK. Developed as a new model of care, this program is designed to improve how services work together for children and youth with...

Chat Clinics

Do you have questions about your child’s behavioural, social or emotional development? Would you like to connect with ROCK for a behaviour consultation or therapy services? Please join us during Drop-in playtime and “CHAT” with a ROCK Consultant.

Click here for upcoming CHAT Clinics.

Child and Family Outreach and Support Program (C-FOSP)

C-FOSP services are available to infants and children residing within the Halton Region and enrolled in a licensed childcare centre (not yet eligible for full-day kindergarten) or attending a licensed before and after school program (up to age 12). C-FOSP services include:

Creative Movement and Art (2 to 6 years)

Explore a variety of art, music, movement and creative play activities. Younger siblings are welcome to attend.

Join us on Fridays from 9:30 am - 11:30 am** at Aldershot EarlyON Child and Family Centre - 645 Plains Road E, Burlington

**Programs days and times may change seasonally or close for summer

Dad’s Program (newborn to 6 years)

Dads and their children have the chance to talk with other dads and play and learn together.

Join us on Saturdays from 9:30 am - 11:30 am at Cumberland EarlyON Child and Family Centre - 710 Cumberland Ave, Burlington

Saturday Programs are closed on long weekends.

Danielle’s Place – Eating Disorder Support and Resource Centre

Danielle's Place provides prevention and early intervention programming in order to best support those up to age 17 struggling with disordered eating. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE DANIELLE'S PLACE WEBSITE

Direct Consultation & Treatment

Our direct consultation and treatment service focuses on decreasing problem behaviour and/or increasing functional skills, based on the current needs and strengths of your child.

Cost: $2590.00 - Click here for more information.

Drop-in (newborn to 6 years)

We offer a variety of toys, materials and activities to encourage children’s exploration, play and inquiry. Children are invited to explore at their own pace and developmental level.

Click here to view our drop-in dates, times and locations.

Exploring Music (0 to 18 months)

Did you know that a baby’s brain doubles in size during the first year? What an opportunity to bathe them in the sounds of music! Music and movement can be a tool which can transform a tiresome, upset child into one who’s calm and full of joy. Music at this stage of development is what can bridge strong connections. Learn to pick up on your child’s cues and experience the benefits of music! A musical gift will be provided. Facilitated by Music Director of Musically Connected. This program can be repeated, as content varies.

Cost: $70.00 + HST - Click here to register

Fit as a Fiddle (16 months and up)

Enjoy active circle times and a variety of engaging activities designed to keep you and your kids moving. Younger siblings are welcome to attend in carriers.

Join us on Mondays from 9:30 am - 11:30 am** at Brant Hills Community Centre - 2255 Brant Street, Burlington

**Programs days and times may change seasonally or close for summer

Halton Families for Families

ROCK has been part of a coalition of organizations to develop the Family Engagement Initiative in Halton Region known as Halton Families for Families (HFFF). The goal of the Family Engagement Initiative is to create a place for families who have been impacted by a child or youth’s mental health challenges to come together...

Halton FASD

The Halton FASD Collaborative consists of dedicated professionals and parents who represent 31 Halton-based service agencies. ROCK is a proud member of this collaborative. Our mission is to respond to the unique needs of children, youth, adults (birth to 24 years) and their families affected by FASD...

Inspiring Play (18 months to 4 years)

Encourage your child’s imagination, creativity and curiosity at this loose parts play program.

Join us on Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm** at Centennial Pool Program Room - 5151 New Street, Burlington

**Programs days and times may change seasonally or close for summer

Job Ready E-Module (Ages 15 and Up)

Our innovative Job Ready program is a unique combination of four online, e-learning modules and in-classroom sessions.

Cost: $650.00 - Click here for more information.

Jump into JK (starting JK in September)

Do you have a child starting Junior Kindergarten in the fall? Jump into JK will help develop your child’s confidence and some of the skills necessary to start junior kindergarten. Together, you and your child will discover what it will be like to go to school and talk about what to expect. This program runs July and August only.

Join us on Thursdays at 9:30 am** at St. Mark School - 2145 Upper Middle Road, Burlington

**Programs days and times may change seasonally or close for summer

Language Learners Playtime

Children and caregivers are invited to drop-in and play together, practice English, and make new friends.

Join us on Mondays from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Aldershot EarlyON Child and Family Centre - 645 Plains Road E, Burlington

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Mini Monet (2 years and up)

Play, paint, squeeze and sculpt. Come and explore your creative side in this hands-on program. Inspire your child's imagination and self-expression with a variety of hands-on art activities. It’s not about the product, it’s all about experimenting and learning together, so get inspired and make some colourful memories together. Infant siblings not yet walking welcome.

Cost: $78.00 + HST - Click here to register

Mother Goose (newborn to 12 months)

Sitting in a circle on the floor, parents learn nursery rhymes and songs, enjoying time with their babies in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Click here to view our dates, times and locations.

My Baby and Me (newborn to 16 months)

Meet and connect with other parents and caregivers and follow your baby's lead as they explore, play, learn and discover.

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Need A Little Extra?

Additional sessions can be purchased and added on to any of our direct service or group options as needed.

Cost: $879.00 - Click here for more information.

Ontario Autism Program (OAP)

If your child or youth has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from a qualified professional, you are eligible to receive services in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). These services will be flexible, individualized and family-centred, and based on a clinical assessment of your child’s or youth’s...

Our Community Cares (OCC)

This program works within the community to empower people and to help build skills in adults and children who are at risk for mental health problems. There are locations at Burloak and Warwick-Surrey housing developments. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Outdoor Classroom (2 to 6 years)

Wet or warm, cold or snow, join us for this year-round, all-weather program as we invite you and your preschooler to play, explore, and connect with the natural world. Younger siblings are welcome to attend in carriers.

*In case of heat or cold alert this program will not run. This program will run rain or shine. Please visit our Facebook page for closures before heading out.

Click here for dates, times and locations.

PAH!

The PAH! program is a partnership between ROCK and the Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf. PAH! provides confidential, family-centred care where everyone is treated with respect and dignity and the services are collaborative and strength-based. The specialized services for Deaf and hard of hearing clients takes...

Parent Workshops

We believe that parents and guardians are a crucially important part of the treatment team. Attending our parent training workshops is an excellent way for parents to empower themselves with the knowledge and skills to help support their child.

Cost: $100.00 - Click here for more information.

Play, Learn and Grow (newborn to 16 months)

Explore a wide variety of open-ended materials and engage in fun and interesting learning experiences that build on baby’s emerging skills and interests.

Join us on Mondays from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Cumberland EarlyON Child and Family Centre - 710 Cumberland Ave, Burlington

Positive Space Network

The Positive Space Network (PSN) is a network of community social service agencies and local businesses working together to create safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ communities. PSN runs LGBTQ+ youth support groups across Halton. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE PSN WEBSITE

Professional Consultation

Do you work in a school, group home or community agency with individuals with challenging needs? Our Professional Consultation service is designed with you in mind!

Cost: $1167.00 - Click here for more information.

Reach Out Program For Schools (ROPS)

ROPS is a community-based mental health program that provides counselling and family support services to students within a flexible framework to best suit students and families. Counsellors can meet where appropriate with scheduling that best meets the needs of the family and student. Also, students who are eligible for this service do...

Service Planning

We understand that service decisions can be overwhelming. ABA can be used to teach so many different skills. What should be focused on first? What skill is most important? What type of service is most beneficial?

Cost: FREE! - Click here for more information.

Singing Together (newborn to 24 months)

Come sing along to a live musical circle time with the Seniors at the Village of Tansley Woods.

Join us on Mondays from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Village of Tansley Woods Long Term Care Facility Town Hall - 4100 Upper Middle Road, Burlington

Skill Development Groups

This service option is not being offered for Winter 2020.

Please check back for our Spring 2020 offerings!

Stepping Stones (newborn to 6 years)

Does your child thrive in environments where there is less stimulation? Join us for a sensory-controlled drop-in playgroup for little ones ages 0-6. Come make new friends, connect with other families, and play with your child in a fun and safe space.

Join us on Wednesdays from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm at St. Mark EarlyON Child and Family Centre - 2145 Upper Middle Road, Burlington

This is a drop-in program for children with disabilities, exceptionalities, or other sensitivities who need a quieter program.

Support for Parents of Infants (0 – 12 months)

Infants develop and change very rapidly and there is so much conflicting information about what to do! Join our Parent Educator and guest speakers for up to date information, tips, and discussion with other parents.

Join us on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm at Burlington Central Library Community Room - 2331 New Street

Click here for dates, times and topics.

Support for Parents of Toddlers and Preschoolers (12 months – 4...

Trying to navigate Parenting? Kids don’t come with a how-to manual! Join "Camilla's Parenting Chat" page and tune in to Facebook live as our Parent Educator and guest speakers provide up-to-date information, tips and discussion.

Camilla's Parenting Chat Live on Facebook: Tuesdays starting at 9:30 am

Click here for dates and topics.

Toddler Van Gogh Gos (15 to 24 mos)

Walk, run, sing and create. Come join our class designed just for toddlers aged 15 to 24 months. This is a perfect class for toddlers who love to move around, explore their surroundings and create. During this busy program, you and your toddler will explore a variety of music and movement and enjoy some messy fun. Infant siblings not yet walking welcome.

Cost: $96.00 + HST - Click here to register

Youth Aiding Youth

Youth Aiding Youth (YAY) is a community-based program operating in the Region of Halton, sponsored by ROCK. The program matches volunteers, aged 16-24, on a one-to-one basis with younger children, aged 6-12. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for special relationships between these children and volunteers that will...