Infant-Toddler Development Workshops

Smartiepants and Kindercare are teaming up to offer a 6-week infant and toddler development workshop. This workshop will help parents to learn and understand the basics of infant and toddler development. Hosted at Smartiepants and led by Kindercare’s experts in nutrition, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and child/family psychology. Each weekly workshop will include both formal teaching and informal question & answer sessions.


Fall Session 2017
6 Week Session: Oct 17th – Nov 28th
*One Tuesday Off – Oct 31st*
Days: Tuesday
Time: 7:30-8:30pm
Full session – $200 + HST
Individual sessions (4 max) – $50 + HST

Workshop Dates, Topics and Experts:

Day 1 : Speech and Language Development – Oct 17th
Sari Feldstein, Speech and Language Pathologist
Day 2: Feeding and Nutrition – Oct 24th
Dr. Daniel Flanders, Pediatrician with specialized interest in nutrition
Day 3: Gross Motor Skills and Coordination – Nov 7th
Hillary Abramsky, Physiotherpaist
Day 4: Fine Motor Skills & Activities of Daily Living – Nov 14th
Megan Silverhart and Francine Persico, Occupational Therapists
Day 5: Healthy Attachment and Mental Health – Nov 21st
Dr. Mirisse Foroughe, Family and Child Psychologist
Day 6: Summary and Integration – Nov 28th
All health practitioners

Click here for more information on each session


How do I know if my program is in the Smartiepants Studio or the SmartieLoft?

Check the schedules for the current session to see when your program is being held.

Where is the nearest parking?

There is always paid street parking on both sides of Eglinton Avenue. After 10:00am there is free 1-hour side street parking on many of the streets surrounding Smartiepants. Using the Green P app, our code is 6130. To discount your parking using the Green P app, click 'discount' and type in 'Crosstown.'

Where do I park my stroller?

If your program is being run in the Smartiepants Studio - a maximum of 8 strollers can be parked in front of our window (not blocking the sidewalk/doorway). In the event that the front is too full, strollers must be parked at our backdoor entrance (enter from the laneway).

If your program is being run in the SmartieLoft - all strollers must be parked at the back of Smartiepants. You can leave your stroller along the railing, and can use a stroller lock if you would like.

Also, please bring your stroller protectors when it is raining or snowing for extra protection.

Is Smartiepants a nut-free facility?

Yes. Please do not bring anything that contains any nuts/traces of nuts.

Which door do I use to enter Smartiepants?

To enter the Smartiepants Studio (ground floor), you may use both the front and back doors. Our front door is located at 1136 Eglinton Avenue West. Our back door can be found by walking through the laneway behind Smartiepants - you will see a white door with a Smartiepants logo on it. Ring the doorbell to enter.

To enter the SmartieLoft (second floor), we advise you to use the backdoor entrance that can also be found by walking through the laneway behind Smartiepants. The door to the SmartieLoft is to the LEFT of the Smartiepants Studio back door. You will walk up 5 steps, walk down the corridor and ring the doorbell at the SmartieLoft door.

If you choose to use a door on Eglinton to access the SmartieLoft, the door is located in the front walkway at 1138 Eglinton Avenue West (Baygin Tailors). You will see a SmartieLoft logo / arrow to follow.

Do you provide snack?

In classes longer than 1-hour, we will provide your child will a light snack. If you would prefer to bring your own snack, please make sure it is nut-free.


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