Kidz 1st Network Parent Link Centre

PLC Update - Coronavirus

The Kidz 1st Network Parent Link Centre offers early childhood development programs and activities for caregivers and children to enjoy together while connecting with other families.

Early Childhood Services provides parents, caregivers and their children 0-5 years with support to ensure children come to school ready to learn, and to connect caregivers with resources to help their children develop and fulfill their potential.  

The Centre is funded by the Government of Alberta to provide Parent Link Centre Services to all parents and caregivers of children 0 to 5 years of age within Chestermere and Southeast Rocky View. 

Parent Link Centre Offers:

  • A fully furnished playroom, featuring programs which enhance Early Childhood Development through play
  • Children's lending library
  • Developmental screening
  • Family support services such as information, referrals and child care registry         
  • Parent support groups and programs with Triple P trained staff
  • Full-time staff
  • Parent resource library
  • Programs for young children to learn and play
  • Space for networking and workshops
  • Opportunities for caregivers to connect and share with others
View our most recent calendar for updates and events!  

Register for Programs

Notes about Registration: 
  • Programs are free
  • Registration for classes will be prioritized to children who have not previously attended the program. 
  • Once programs are full, a wait list will be created and families will be notified as spaces become available. 
  • Due to the popularity of our programs, there will be a wait time to process your registration. 
To register for Parent Link programs please call 403-207-7050

Parent Link Centre funding updates

In January, the City of Chestermere submitted an application for new funding under the Government of Alberta’s new Well-Being & Resiliency Framework.

We have applied to become a hub service provider for the region which would offer a variety of community-based, inclusive family resource services and programs for parents, children (0-18), and families in Chestermere, South East Rocky View, Strathmore and Wheatland County.

At this time, we have not received any further information or updates from the province regarding our application or funding. What we do know is that there is a general timeline for when service providers can expect to hear back, and we hope to be able to share another update before the end of March.

Until then, it will be business as usual at our Parent Link Centre, with a variety of drop-in programs for families to attend. We will continue to share any updates as information becomes available and we remain optimistic that we will begin our new programming as of April 1.

Any further funding updates will be posted to or