Workshops and Training

Scroll down to read more about each of our workshops and training for early years leaders.

Have an idea for a workshop or training your agency would like to see offered? Let us know.

Wiggle, Giggle & Munch Facilitator Training

Wiggle, Giggle & Munch is a a physical activity and nutrition program for preschoolers and their parents. Typical WGM programs are offered once per week (in 6-10 week sessions) and hosted by family-focused agencies. WGM is designed to promote physical literacy, nutritious snacks and to encourage play and curiosity for children 1-4 years old along with their families.

This training is an 8 hour workshop (1 day or divided over multiple days, depending on delivery)

What you’ll get!

In this facilitator training you will learn:

  • how to run our own WGM program
  • what kinds of snacks to serve to ensure variety and curiosity with your attending families
  • songs and rhymes that encourage movement in little ones (and their parents)
  • games, activities and ideas to get families moving and playing together – using all kinds of movement!

When you register for a WGM training, you ALSO receive 4 refresher workshops and 2 additional C4F workshops for FREE per year.

Workshop Fees

$10 – for those serving downtown residents

$65 for those outside of downtown Winnipeg + $25 for the hard-copy manual (digital copies are free).

Want an exclusive training for your agency? With 6+ registrants, we can offer you a custom workshop.

Contact Barby to discuss your next WGM training workshop.

Outdoor Play

In these workshops you’ll discover that playing outside is a basic childhood need crucial for children’s healthy development. Playing outside allows children to:

  • feel more freedom
  • make a lot of noise
  • be more physically active
  • and play in many unique and diverse ways.

Children use their imagination and creativity to define the way they see and experience the world through playing outdoors.

Workshop topics include:

  • The importance of outdoor play for early childhood development
  • Four fundamentals of successful outdoor play which touches on sensory play, child-led play, play with loose parts, and risky play
  • Parental/caregiver roles related to outdoor play, and how to utilize space and resources easily accessible to anyone
  • Additional links and resources for practical ideas and activities

Would you like to coordinate a training for your agency? Minimum 6 registrants and we can offer you a custom workshop.

Contact Cheri to discuss your next outdoor play workshop.

Stay Afloat

Stay Afloat is a 2 hour workshop designed to refresh and reconnect agency staff – as individuals and as a team – to focus their energy and strengths in work and the practice of community building.

More workshop details and dates coming soon.