Early Childhood Services - Drop In Programs


"We don`t stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing" ~ GB Shaw

​Early learning programs at Kidz 1st Network Parent Link Centre all encompass play and movement, a natural brain stimulant and solidifies
a child's learning of themselves and the world around them. Watch as they grow social skills, become stronger and more confident.

A day of play is never lost.

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Pre-registration is not required for drop-in programs. Stop in to say 'hi' and explore our resource-rich centre, complete with play centres for limitless emergent play.  Parents are required to participate with their children in all programs and the playroom is a cell phone free zone.  In addition to parent education, early-childhood development and care, our staff are able to provide referrals to other community programs to ensure parents are getting what they need to be successful and raise confident and healthy children.

See our update page for program information.

Current Drop in Programs
 Ages Days Time Program Description Facilitator
All ages Mondays 
AND Fridays

Chestermere PLC
 10:00am-12 pm  Drop in playtime & Tip Talk A facilitated program where parents and children can spend quality time with each other while meeting new friends. 

Each week a new parenting topic will be presented and discussed with the group. Triple P Certified Coaches facilitate and model appropriate parenting to meet the needs of the attending parents through a variety of activities for the kids. One-on-one meetings, parent training plans and question answering are just some of the tools used.

Looking for more help with positive parenting strategies or behavioural challenges? Check out the full program listing within our centre.


 Mel/Shannon/Roberta
 All ages Tuesdays

Chestermere PLC
10:00am-12:00pm Talk n Tots Partnering with Alberta Health Services this program will teach you about your child's speech development, help you encourage language and answer questions you may have. Shannon
All ages Tuesdays
AND
Wednesdays

Chestermere
PLC
4:30-8:30pm

4:30-8:30pm
Stay & Play
Play and meet new friends in our resource-rich playroom! This facilitated drop in program is designed to allow for exploration and new experiences.

Have you played today?

Roberta/Carmina/Shannon/Jen
0-18 months Wednesdays 
(to begin
May 2)

Chestermere PLC

2:00-3:30pm Coffee & Chatter Meet other parents of small children (0-18 months), share parenting tips and access valuable resources.

Guest speakers will be scheduled throughout this program to discuss concerns and answer questions surrounding early development, weaning & feeding solids, developing healthy relationships and more! 

Shannon
"Play is the work of children" ~ Jean Piaget
​Early childhood programs at the Kidz 1st Network Parent Link Centre all encompass play and movement, a natural brain stimulant and solidifies learning about themselves and the world around them. Watch as they grow social skills, become stronger and more confident.
A day of play is never lost.

"Play is the work of children" ~ Jean Piaget
​Early childhood programs at the Kidz 1st Network Parent Link Centre all encompass play and movement, a natural brain stimulant and solidifies learning about themselves and the world around them. Watch as they grow social skills, become stronger and more confident.
A day of play is never lost.

"Play is the work of children" ~ Jean Piaget
​Early childhood programs at the Kidz 1st Network Parent Link Centre all encompass play and movement, a natural brain stimulant and solidifies learning about themselves and the world around them. Watch as they grow social skills, become stronger and more confident.
A day of play is never lost.

"Play is the work of children" ~ Jean Piaget
​Early childhood programs at the Kidz 1st Network Parent Link Centre all encompass play and movement, a natural brain stimulant and solidifies learning about themselves and the world around them. Watch as they grow social skills, become stronger and more confident.
A day of play is never lost.
"Play is the work of children" ~ Jean Piaget
​Early childhood programs at the Kidz 1st Network Parent Link Centre all encompass play and movement, a natural brain stimulant and solidifies learning about themselves and the world around them. Watch as they grow social skills, become stronger and more confident.
A day of play is never lost.