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Posted on: January 4, 2021

January 2021 Parenting Workshops & Programs

JanGLOur monthly, online Grow & Learn sessions are a great opportunity for parents/caregivers to learn from and connect with various local professionals, healthcare providers, and other agency representatives, who will share their knowledge and expertise. Each session offers a 60-90 minute presentation with information, resources, and a question and answer period. The focus for each Grow & Learn varies each month but can include topics such as healthy eating, building resiliency in children, and managing stress as a parent. 

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January 2021 Session - Reading is Lit! Mid-Grade Readers AdvisoryRhyme-and-Reason-Logo

SESSION DETAILS: Join us as we welcome special guest Alexandra May, Early Childhood Educator from Rhyme & Reason Early Learning, as she talks about the importance of literacy for children in grades 4-6. Parents will learn about different reading strategies, book recommendations, information on reading habits, and other useful tidbits.

DATE: Thursday, January 21st  TIME: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.  LOCATION: Online through Microsoft Teams 

PRESENTER(S): Alexandra May, Early Childhood Educator  

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Baby Talk iAHS Logos offered virtually on Monday's from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. and offers information and resources on a wide range of parenting topics that are presented by a Public Health Nurse with Alberta Health Services, and/or one of our PCSS Caregiver Support Facilitator's. 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. Please see below for meeting details, and a link for the online video-conferencing application WebEx. You can register by calling (403) 365-5403.

Meeting link:
https://cityofchestermere.webex.com/cityofchestermere/j.php?MTID=m9357bd5b4dc09429488c114b31a24399
Meeting number:
146 841 7318
Password:
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khstThe popular, evidence-based Kids Have Stress Too series for parents was developed by the Psychology Foundation of Canada. Together with Stepping Stones to Mental Health, we will present information on how stress impacts children and youth, and the strategies that can help young people become more resilient. We will be offering two evening sessions for parents with children in Grades 1-6 and/or Grades 7-12. 

Stepping Stones to Mental HealthDATE(S): Tuesday, January 12th (Parents with kids in Grades 1-6)  AND/OR  Tuesday, January 19th (Parents with kids in Grade 7-12)   

TIMES: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (for both sessions)

LOCATION: Online through Microsoft Teams 


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School is generally a stressful time for teenagers. As parents, it can be hard to know the best ways to support them, while encouraging more independence. Don't miss out on this popular workshop, Raising Competent Teenagers, from the evidence-based Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) series happening on Monday, January 18th (6:30-8:30 p.m.). We will share practical parenting strategies so that you can help your child get the most out of their teen years. You will learn about helping your teen create a healthy routine, build strong communication skills, learn self-discipline, and the ability to follow rules, and problem-solve on their own.

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A free, cross-cultural connection group for parents to get to know other families and to learn about different programs and resources available in our community. Our first session will be hosted online on Thursday, January 28 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Please register by sending an email to Olimphya at oelizondo@chestermere.ca or by calling 403-207-7079. This session will be hosted through the video conferencing application, WebEx (no download is required).

Grupo de Coneccion transcultural para Padres de Familia gratuito podras conocer otras familias y aprender de los diferentes programas y servicios que se ofrecen en tu comunidad. Jueves, Enero 28 6:00-7:00 PM OFRECIDO VIRTUALMENTE POR MEDIO DE WEBEX (NO NECESITAS UNA CUENTA EN WebEx PARA PARTICIPAR). REGISTRATE Enviando un correo a Olimphia oelizondo@chestermere.ca o llamando al telefo 403-207-7079.

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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 skills are 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 automatically entered into our monthly birthday draw.




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Are you looking for other programs or support services? Check out the regional Chestermere Strathmore Family Resource Network Hub's website 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. 
You can contact the Hub at (403) 983-0076 or by emailing strathmore_FRN@aspenfamily.org.


Do you have a general parenting question or concern? 

Are you looking to connect with someone about a service, program, or other support? Reach out to us for free, individualized parenting support with one of our Caregiver Support Facilitators.


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