Parent & Caregiver Support Services
Hello parents and families! Here you will find a full listing of our current and upcoming universal programs, workshops, and services being offered for parents and caregivers with children ages 0-13.
You can also find our latest program information, parenting resources, and tools to support your child's development and well-being on our Facebook page. In addition, we share community-based news and information to connect our followers with local agencies, programs, events, and other opportunities for parents, families, children, and youth living in Chestermere and area.
Current & Upcoming Programs
Grow & Learn: Community Connection & Information
Join us for our monthly Grow & Learn sessions to connect with local healthcare providers, agencies, and other local professionals who share information and resources about their services, programs, or area of expertise. These informative 60-90 minute sessions are also a great opportunity to hear directly from local service providers and ask any questions you may have.
GROW & LEARN SESSION #2: For parents with children 6-13 years of age
TOPIC: Nutrition & Healthy Eating DATE: Tuesday, October 20 TIME: 6:00-7:30 pm
LOCATION: Virtual -WebEx PRESENTER(S): Local Dieticians from Alberta Health Services (AHS)
REGISTER: www.chestermere.ca/growandlearn (you will receive a confirmation email and a link to join virtually through WebEx)
You will receive a confirmation email and a link to join virtually through WebEx once you have registered
Is there a topic, service provider, or agency that you would like to learn more about? Send us your ideas by sending us an email at email@example.com - we would love to hear from you!
Traveling Tales & Tunes: Early Literacy, Connection & Fun
This popular early-literacy program is for both parents and their little ones (newborns, toddlers, and children under the age of 6). Participate in fun activities that promote literacy, language development, communication, and building a strong attachment with your child through songs, rhymes, stories, and connections with other families. This program is a 6-week commitment.
DATES: Every Wednesday from October 21 - December 2, 2020 (6-week program) TIME: 10:30-11:15 AM
LOCATION: Stay tuned here for an update on program location (either in-person or virtual)
This program is in partnership with Rocky View Adult Learning
The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
Happier families, better relationships, and successful kids - it all starts here! The Positive Parenting Program or Triple P is a flexible, practical way to develop skills, strategies, and confidence to handle any parenting situation. It's backed by decades of research and has helped more than 4 million children and their parents
NOVEMBER 2020 Programs:
Join us this November for the popular Discussion Group series. These shorter parenting workshops/sessions are approximately 60-minutes in length, and offer parents and caregivers practical advice and strategies for helping to tackle common problem behaviours. Participants will be guided through the session with one of our trained Triple P Providers and will receive a copy of a workbook to implement the strategies at home.
Discussion Group Sessions: Attend 1, 2, or all 3 sessions - it's up to you!
- Dealing with Disobedience
- Developing Good Bedtime Routines
- Managing Fighting and Aggression
Please stay tuned here for more information including dates and how to register
Other Available Services
Online Developmental Check-Ups
Do you have a child under the age of 6? It’s time for a developmental check-up. Complete a parent-completed Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) free, online - one of the most widely used developmental screening tools used by professionals. See how your child's gross & fine motor, communication, problem-solving, and social-emotional skills are developing, and how you can support them with engaging at-home activity handouts, and other helpful resources.
Complete yours today and be automatically entered into our monthly Birthday draw to win Dr. Deborah MacNamara's best-selling book, Rest, Play, Grow!
Phone Support & Connection
Do you have a general parenting question or concern? Are you looking to connect with someone about a service, program, or other inquiries?
Parents and families are welcome to reach out to us for free, individualized parenting support. Connect with one of our Caregiver Support Facilitators by calling (403) 207-7050, or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.