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Parent & Caregiver Support Services (PCSS)

Posted on: November 17, 2020

Current & Upcoming PCSS Programs


Join us on Tuesday, November 24th from 1:00 - 2:30pm for a Grow & Learn focused on the importance of PLAY!  Learn about how essential play is for your child's growth and development, and how you can create playful experiences at home!

PRESENTER(S): Anthony Bourque (Innovation Designer with the 'Vivo Play Project')

LOCATION: WebEx - Video Conferencing Application (no download required) - 

Meeting Password: Play

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PARENTING WORKSHOP: Dealing with Disobedience 

Is your child constantly misbehaving, ignoring instructions, or picking fights? If this sounds familiar, then you won't want to miss out on our online Parenting Workshop: Dealing with Disobedience happening on Thursday, November 26th from 9:30 - 11:00am. Learn how you to implement practical strategies that will help tackle specific problem behaviours, and reduce parenting stress.

This workshop is part of the Triple P: Positive Parenting Program which is backed by decades of research and has helped more than 4 million children and their parentsHappier families, better relationships, and successful kids - it all starts here!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: NOVEMBER 24TH (we will need time to coordinate the delivery/pick-up of workshop materials).

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This 12-week program is offered on Monday's from 1:30 - 3:00pm and offers information and resources on a wide range of parenting topics that are presented by a Public Health Nurse with Alberta Health Services, or our PCSS Caregiver Support Facilitator. It's a great opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers in your community, learn how to support your baby's development, and ask any questions you may have about your baby or parenting. 

PROGRAM UPDATE: Due to the increase in cases and Chestermere being included in the Calgary area restrictions, we will be moving the next x2 Baby Talk sessions online. We are hoping you can all still join us and invite others as well as we have no capacity restrictions with online sessions! Please see below for meeting details, it will be through WebEx, a user-friendly platform.


COVID-19 public health protocols will be followed when this program is offered in-person, including temperature checks, social distancing, masks, and pre-screening questions.

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Calling all Southeast Rocky View Families!


City of Chestermere staff will be located at the Langdon Community Church from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. or the Indus Community Center parking lot from 12:00-1:00 on the following Fridays: November 20, and December 4. 

Families may choose to receive one or all six kits as they become available (see below for release dates). Families may also request a kit from a previous date if there are any of those kits remaining. There are only 35 of each kit available, so please email to reserve your kit(s).


Do you have a child under the age of 6? It’s time for a developmental check-up! Complete the free, online, parent-completed Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) which is 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 skillsare developing, and how you can support them with engaging at-home activity handouts, and other helpful resources.

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You could win Dr. Deborah MacNamara's best-selling book, Rest, Play, Grow!  Each time you complete an online Ages & Stages Questionnaire, you will be entered into our monthly birthday draw.Rest Play Grow


Are you looking for more? Visit our regional Chestermere Strathmore Family Resource Network Hub's webpage to learn more about the programs and services available for parents, families, and children (0-18 years of age), including a range of early childhood development, youth, in-home services, and other parent education programs.

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Contact the Hub at (403) 983-0076 or

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