TransformEd Creative Studio and Learning Centre: Summer Sessions for Parents with their Children

Wednesday, June 6, 2018







The TransformEd Creative Studio and Learning Centre invites you to register for Summer 2018 programs !





I hope that this blog post finds you well and that you are looking forward to the summer months ahead! As we wrap up our early bird Spring groups in the TransformEd Creative Studio and Learning Centre, we are excited for what's to come and really hope that you will join us...

Normally we follow what is known as a "rolling enrolment," which means that new families can be added to our classes whenever they choose to sign up. Since I have been approached by many parents/educators who are off for July and August, I decided to begin some new groups for these months and then resume our regular programming and scheduling in the Fall.

There have been some delays in our website design, but my blog will have all of the information with its own drop down menu section (see above) for your future reference.





What programs do we offer for children 

to attend with their families?




Exploring Everywhere for Infants
  • Birth to 18 months with Parent/Caregiver

Discovery Days for Toddlers

  • 18 months to 3.5 years with Parent/Caregiver 

Igniting Inquiry for Preschool and School Aged

  • 3.5 to 8 years old with Parent/Caregiver

Preschool Greek School

  • Birth to Kindergarten with Parent/Caregiver

*Open Studio: Play and Create (June 24, July 29)

  • Birth to 8 years old with Parent/Caregiver 

*Curious Children for Multi-Ages and Stages: Private Playdates/Group Bookings

  • Customize your experience with mixed ages


All program descriptions are available here. Our sessions consist of six classes from the first week of July until the middle of August. You will be given the opportunity to choose your preferred day and time, during our hours of operation.

*Open Studio is for an hour on a specific date (see above) and our Curious Children for Multi-Ages is a private booking option for as many sessions as your group selects.



Schedule and Hours of Operation:


As of right now, I am in the process of hiring the first staff for our TransformEd team in hopes of opening up some more time slots.


The TransformEd Creative Studio and Learning Centre will operate from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and occasionally might offer select Saturday and Sunday programs.


But as of right now the studio has the following hours on Mondays (open once Tuesdays-Thursdays fill up), Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays:


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
(once new staff is hired)


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(currently open)


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(once new staff is hired)


3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(currently open)


4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(once new staff is hired)


If any of these programs sound interesting to you, please email me for the details and specific times. New sections will open up, as the hours and days fill.







What sets the TransformEd parent/child sessions apart?

    •    smaller numbers and attention
    •    all parents/guardians, grandparents, relatives, nannies, or any other caregiver(s) to the child are welcome
    •    stimulating and high quality materials to explore in creative ways that are washed/sanitized 
    •    thoughtfully designed open-ended learning environment that is always changing based on the age group or interests
    •    indoor and outdoor spaces are considered one big learning area to discover in your own pace
    •    Reggio Emilia inspired approach that follows the child's lead (emergent curriculum)
    •    inquiry (children's questions/curiosity) and the process of learning are celebrated rather than a product 
    •    social experience that builds lasting relationships for the children and parent(s)/caregivers 
    •    patient and caring educator (also is a PhD student learning about early childhood and the Reggio Emilia approach from Italy) with over twelve years of teaching experience that nurtures children's development and supports parental wonderings
    •    programs encourage twenty first century skills that prepare children for the future such as collaboration/teamwork, creative innovation, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, adaptability, curiosity/questioning, confidence, etc.


Additional Information:

We are located in the Greater Toronto Area, close to the Kleinburg Village and Canada's Wonderland.  The main intersection is Islington and Major Mackenzie in Woodbridge, Ontario.  Detailed directions will be sent to you upon registration.

The cost for 6 weeks/classes is $210+tax ($237.30 per child) and this includes your child's time in the studio, new materials/experiences to explore each week, any marking making (early writing)/art work that they create, and my photo documentation of his/her learning digitally to download at the end of our time together.  Parents will also be given the opportunity to order a memory book to keep on their coffee table if interested!  Please note that portfolios of learning moments (hardcopy portfolio) with colour printed photos and my notes from their discoveries are included for any 12+ week registrations.

Open Studio: Play and Create is for one hour and costs $35+tax ($39.55 per child).

Curious Children for Multi-Ages: Private Playdates/Group Bookings cost $40+tax ($45.20 per child) for one hour.

If you'd like to reserve your spot, then you can send an eTransfer to joannemariebabalis@gmail.com or wait for the paypal option this weekend on our new REGISTER page.




*Limited Time!* - REFERRAL PROGRAM SPRING/SUMMER 2018*

If you refer one new family to the TransformEd Creative Studio and Learning Centre and they register for a six week program in SPRING/SUMMER 2018, then you/your child will get one free class added to your session ($35.00 + tax value). Refer more families and get more free classes!  (E.g., two new family referrals = two free classes added, three new family referrals = three free classes added, etc., etc.)  Please note, that this referral program will only be honoured if you are already signed up to a TransformEd Creative Studio six week program, and can be given to one of your children attending.  In addition to this, once you have referred a new family and they have registered/participated, they cannot be referred back again at a later date or for another program.  Each new family is a one time referral and savings only! The more people that you know who have children 0-8 years, the more that you can refer for this special opportunity!  Finally, this offer excludes educator workshops.



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If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact me by email!



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