Early Childhood Services - Registered Programs


"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 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.

Childhood 


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.

All programs listed below require pre-registration. Registration dates and details.

See our update page for program information.

How to Register for Programs

  1. Contact Community Services by phone (403) 207-7050 for registration information, or in person at the Community Services Office at the Chestermere Municipal Building (105 Marina Road, Chestermere).
  2. A program facilitator will contact you to confirm if you are in the class or not. If you have registered for a year round, drop-in program, you will not receive a confirmation call as it is open to everyone. Please note that families who have attended registered programs before will remain on the waitlist until the day before the program starts in order to give new families ample time to register.
  3. Due to the popularity of our programs, registration priority will be given to those who have not previously attended the program.

Register Early


On-going registration will continue after the first day of registration until programs begin or are filled. Register early, space is limited. You can also receive more information by email.

Note: If you are unable to attend programs you are registered in, for any reason, please contact us at (403) 207-7050, and let us know about your absence. Due to the popularity of our programs, if you are absent for two or more classes your spot will be given to someone on our waiting list.

Current Programs
Age


Day & Date Range


Time


Program Name


Description


Facilitator


18 mos-2.5 yrs Mondays,
April 16-
June 18

Langdon Fieldhouse
10:00-12:00pm Busy Bodies

A program designed to keep toddlers busy with running, and tumbling in a free-play environment. Plenty of opportunities to meet others and share songs and stories at circle time.
Shannon
3-24 mos Mondays,
April 16-
June 18
December 12

Chestermere Public Library
10:15-11:15pm Music, Move & Sign

A fun, interactive program that allows parents and babies to play, move, sing and communicate using hand signs.

Mel
2.5-5 yrs
younger siblings welcome
Mondays,
April 16-
June 18

Chestermere PLC
1:30-2:30pm Let's Grow Together

This play-based program provides opportunities for moms, dads, caregivers and children to enjoy activities, play centres, art experiences, songs and stories together.

Roberta
3-5 yrs Tuesdays,
April 10-
June 19

Chestermere PLC
1:15-2:15pm Melody Makers Children will participate in music related activities that involve song, dance, instruments and imaginative play. Mel
 18-36 mos. Tuesdays, 
April 10-
June 19

Chestermere PLC
2:30-3:30pm Movers N Shakers Learn new songs and techniques to help distract, excite and calm your child. Bang on drums, shake tambourines, dance with ribbons and meet new friends.  Mel
3-5 yrs Wednesdays,
April 11-
June 13

Chestermere PLC
9:30-11:00am Emotion Commotion 2 If your child has taken Emotion Commotion before, then this is the next step! Children will learn how to increase their ability to independently problem solve, improve friendship skills, enhance positive behaviours and manage their emotions. Roberta
0-18 mos Wednesdays,
May 2-
June 20

Chestermere PLC
1:30-2:30pm Rock-A-Bye Rhymes

This program is designed to give babies the opportunity to explore the world through songs, chants and rhymes, while developing literacy skills.

Shannon
18-2.5 yrs Thursdays, 
April 12-
June 21

Chestermere PLC
9:30-11:00am Busy Bodies A program designed to keep toddlers busy with running, and tumbling in a free-play environment. Plenty of opportunities to meet others and share songs and stories at circle time.

Roberta
Parents
Childcare available
Fridays,
March 16-
April 20

Chestermere PLC 
10:00am-12:00pm Book Club-Whole Brain Child Join us for an exciting and interactive way to learn about child development and new strategies to manage behaviour.  Roberta

A resource-rich program  where children will practice  making letters, turn-taking,  and sharing in preparation for  kindergarten.