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Office Staff Anita Smeskal Donato has come to the Centre with her expertise and fun. She is also the owner of All Occasions Baskets Gift Baskets. Check out her web site if you are needing to order a something special for a gift. www.foralloccasions.ca  

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Children’s Music Program Coordinator Jennifer Lumsden   A.R.C.T. is a piano teacher (26 years experience) with a degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto.  For the past 6 years, she has been teaching music to babies and their caregivers at Prenatal Plus Centre, Newmarket.  She teaches music, drama and science at the Roger White Academy, and has, for many years taught music in small groups to children ages 2-6.  She sings with the Tapestry Chamber Choir and plays percussion

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Registered Massage Therapist Sarah Ebbs R.M.T.   Massage therapist at the Centre for 15 years teaching prenatal & infant massage. She maintains her own practice as well as formal teaching to other massage therapists. If you are interested in booking a massage with her directly, please call 905 939-8809

Our Lactation Consultant: Nancy Gale a registered Practical Nurse at Southlake Regional Health Centre in the Maternal Child Department. She has 15 years experience with Moms and Newborns. Worked in Paediatrics Dept. for two years. Has been working in the Breastfeeding Clinic at Southlake and now on the post-partum floor. Dedicated to helping educate woman on surviving the first few days after birth and the benefits of breastfeeding to you and your baby.

 Yoga Instructer  Sandra Goldenberg is a dedicated yoga practitioner of over 10 years, having studied various forms of yoga (hatha/anusara/vinyasa) + mindfulness meditation. The practice of yoga has helped her to navigate the ups and downs of life with greater openness and strength.As a teacher, Sandra offers nourishing + soulful yoga classes that help to build both mental and physical strength. Her goal is to create a safe and supportive space for students while sharing the vast richness that yoga has to offer. Sandra is a Registered Yoga Teacher + Registered Pre/Postnatal Yoga Teacher. In addition, she's the owner of Holy Water Whale Yoga, a Newmarket-based business that offers private + semi-private Yoga Therapy sessions from her home studio. http://www.holywaterwhale.com/

Sign Classes  Valinda Vincent is a dual certified behaviour therapist and play therapist and holds certification from WeeHands as a WeeHands sign instructor. She has been working with children for over 15 years and specializes in treatment of children with developmental delays and cognitive disorders. For the first 11 years of her career, she owned and operated a centre for children with various special needs providing therapy and treatment to children 0-18 years of age. She later went on to consult to families and agencies for children with special needs and those struggling with attachment disorders and trauma. She has a passion for teaching children and strongly believes that parents are an integral part of children's learning and therefore children learn best when parents have high involvement in their learning. Valinda teaches from a foundational belief that as parents and support persons we are here not to impart our knowledge onto children but rather to teach them how to use their skills and guide them to their highest potential. 

Consultant: Meredith Deasley, B.A., R.H.N., R.N.C.P., Registered Pediatric Nutritionist, owner of The Resourceful Mother since 2002, and teacher of pediatric nutrition at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.  She can be reached at www.theresourcefulmother.com 


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Founder of the Centre, Deborah Kennedy became registered with the Collage of Nurses in Ontario after completing her formal training in Alberta in 1985. Upon relocation to Ontario began an active participation in numerous hospital and public health forums with maternal child care. She was the co-coordinator of the Midwifery Task Force-York Region (a consumer-based lobby group was established to promote legislation and recognition of midwifery for 6 years, welcoming in the legislation of midwifery in 1993. During this time she was attending births and teaching classes as a birthing assistance and belonged to the Labour Support Association-Toronto. In 1988 became a Certified Childbirth Educator through Woman’s Collage. After the birth of her fifth child, she became more focused on teaching and in May 1995 opened Prenatal Plus Pregnancy & Parenting Centre.  As a mother of 5 children, she has had a unique opportunity to experience both hospital and home birth and has experienced both the pleasure and pain of childbirth and child rearing. In 1996 she published the 1st annual Resource Guide for Parents York Region. This comprehensive  guide is distributed free of charge to families in York Region through the hospitals, York Region Health Services, York Region Catholic School Board,  Early Year Center’s, Doctor’s office and other community minded business. In 2000 the guide was made available at  on the web at www.resourceguideforparents.com As a mother and educator I feel that  by understanding what and why things happen makes it much easier to accept and much less scary. My position as an educator is to provide unbiased information and encourage each couple to make decisions about pregnancy, labour and birth that they are comfortable with."  "I believe that childbirth is a normal, natural process that our bodies have been designed to do. Having a positive birth experience is of the utmost importance. Also maintains current membership in CAPPA, ICEA, and Collage of Nurses and is a Certified Mother Goose Teacher. Winner of 2005 In Celebration of Woman Award York Region for Health Education

Stroller/Fitness Instructor
Andrea Orofiamma has been involved in the fitness world since 2000 and is excited to come on board and do our Stroller Fit Class.Annual CPR/First Aid Maintained 
Top Group Fitness Instructor Award 2006
Stott Pilates Anatomy Workshop 2005 
Can Fit Pro Fitness Instructor Certified 2002-present Can Fit Pro Nutrition and Wellness Certified 2004-present
Can Fit Pro Personal Trainer Certified 2003-present
Yoga Certified East to West Yoga 2011
Zumba Certified 2011
Yoga Kids Tools for Teachers 2008
Speedo Water ART Aqua Fit Kids 2004
Speedo Water ART Aqua Fit 2002-
Speedo Water ART Pre-Post Natal AquaFit 2002
Reebok Spin Certified 2002
Resist-A-Ball Trained




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