Family Resource Services

Provides Support, Resources and Family Child Care to Parents

We believe that:

  • Parenting is a challenging job
  • All families are capable
  • All parents deserve support

We offer support and resources on parenting topics, child development and issues which affect family life, by providing several workshops and programs.

Parenting Education

Programs help parents to build and enhance skills and confidence in providing a nurturing environment for their children.  They address the needs of all types of parents, caregivers and professionals living with or working with children and youth regardless of family structure, composition or socio-economic background.

Workshops/Groups/Conferences can include:  Comfort, Play & Teach™; Triple P: Positive Parenting Program sessions and groups; Sign, Say & Play; Discipline Tools for your Preschooler; Safe Kids 2; SafeTots; Siblings Without Rivalry, Daddy ‘N Me, Prevent It! Taking Action to Stop Child Sexual Abuse and Parenting Presentations.

Parent Consultations and Warm Line Calls

These one-on-one or family supports are intended to be preventative and are designed to help parents and caregivers identify and develop their strengths and to be active, involved and respectful leaders in their family and in the optimal development of their children.  The Parent Coach can offer effective behaviour guidance skills that can make parenting much more enjoyable.

Early Childhood Development

These programs are designed to be a lot of fun and enhance parent-child relationships through positive experiences together.  The children are provided with a wide variety of high quality, interactive, play-based activities that encourage social skills, problem-solving experiences and other skills that can help them to develop their readiness to learn and ensure they start school with the ability to succeed.  It also offers parents and caregivers an opportunity to access resources and build support networks.  Programs include:  Preschool/Parent (caregiver) Groups (including Early Literacy-rhymes/stories/songs programs), P.L.A.Y. Program; Baby Networks; Rhymes and Songs; Summer Park Programs; BabyTime and ToddlerTime; Travelling Tales and Tunes.

 

Developmental Check-Ups

The first 5 years of life will help to set the stage for your child’s success in school and in life. It is during this time that your child is learning at a phenomenal rate through their play and experiences. It is important to make sure that your child is meeting typical developmental milestones. The ‘Ages & Stages Questionnaire’ is an easy to use tool for parents to complete and is designed for children 2 months to 5 years old. The questionnaire is then returned to a Parent Coach who will score it and then review the results with the parent. All information is confidential. Pick up your questionnaire at any of our early childhood programs.

Information and Referral

Family Resource Programs provide a portal for information that connects parents, caregivers and professionals with programs, tools, and resources in the agency and in the community that can help raise strong, healthy, well-adjusted children and youth.  This includes:  Social Marketing Campaigns such as National Family Week and Family Violence Prevention Month and projects such as:  Recipes for a Hearty Family; Welcome Wagon Packages.

Family Child Care Program (An Accredited Family Child Care Program)

Offering quality in-home childcare for children birth to 12 years.
“Since 1982”

Become a Regulated Family Child Care Home

 

PARENTS

Looking for Quality Child-Care?

We offer…

  • Care for children birth to 12 years of age
  • A safe and secure home-like environment
  • Child care that meets your child’s and family needs
  • Back up care available wherever possible
  • Every home is screened, approved, and monitored
  • Providers must adhere to all provincial standards of care
  • Toy and equipment library
  • Resource library
  • Preschool government subsidies available to those who qualify
  • School Age government subsidies available to those who qualify.

“Safety and well being of children is important to us.”

 

PROVIDERS

Join us and become a Regulated Family Child Care Home

  • In home training and support
  • Resources
  • Toy and equipment lending library
  • Family child care referrals
  • Guaranteed payments for days worked
  • Small business opportunity in your home
  • Set your own work schedule
  • Income tax deductible benefits
  • Back-up care available wherever possible
  • Access to educational opportunities
  • Accrediation dollars, i.e., wage-top ups, infant care incentives, various incentives to recruit and retain child care professinals.

Community Links’ Family Child Care Program is contracted with Region 3 Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority. The government sets the standards for the operation of the Family Child Care program.

Member of the Alberta Family Child Care Association

Contact: For more information, call 403-945-3900

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