Family Resource Services

Provides Support, Resources and Family Child Care to Parents/Caregivers

We believe that:

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

We offer support and resources on child/youth development and a wide variety of parenting topics.

Parenting Education

Parents can access programs to build and enhance their skills and confidence.

Parent Consultations and Brief Intervention Calls

This one-on-one support is designed to help parents and caregivers identify and develop their strengths and to be active, involved and respectful leaders in the family. The Parent Mentor can offer behaviour guidance skills that can make parenting much more enjoyable and effective.

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 invited to explore a wide variety of high quality, interactive, play-based activities. These activities encourage curiosity, 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. Programs also offer the parents and caregivers an opportunity to access resources and build friendships.

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. 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. It is important to make sure that your child is meeting typical developmental milestones. Once the questionnaire is completed it is returned to a Parent Mentor who will score it, review the results with the parent and offer some simple activities to do at home. All information is confidential. Pick up your questionnaire at any of our early childhood programs or check into our online option.

Family Child Care Program (A Family Child Care Program)

Offering quality in-home child care for children birth to 12 years since 1982.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Accreditation dollars, i.e., wage-top ups, infant care incentives, various incentives to recruit and retain child care professionals.

Community Links’ Family Child Care Program is contracted with Children’s Services . The Government of Alberta 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