This registered play group is for first time parents with babies 14 months and under. Parents have the chance to connect with other parents, make some take home keepsakes as well as learn about baby’s development and first milestones. Limit of 9 infants plus parent. Program Dates: Mondays April 19 – June 21, 2021 @ […]
When children engage in cooking they gain a lifelong foundation for healthy eating. Cooking provides so many great benefits for children. Social skills are developed through sharing and cooperation; early math skills increased by counting, measuring; spatial awareness is increased; and they use all their senses. We are pleased to offer this program so your […]
The team is bringing back Play Zone Party through Zoom! The program is designed to engage your children, connect with parents and bring new, fun activities to your home. Each week a package of planned activities will be available for pick up at our downtown location and staff will use these during your time together. […]
Mothering is one of the most important jobs in any community!! When mothers struggle with their own well-being, parenting can be even more challenging. The Moms’ First program provides a safe space for moms to build resilience, connect with other moms and learn helpful tools for well-being and self-care. For moms of children 12 months […]
Connecting with friends builds a support system; teaching your child to communicate and interact with others builds positive relationships; and meeting your needs through community support and resources makes your family strong. All of these are pillars of this program which is open for families especially those who are working all day, new to the […]
The same registered group of families with children under 6, will gather for facilitated play opportunities that will help build and strengthen young children’s development. Messy play and art activities will be provided in individual family packages. Families are asked to bring their own snacks and beverages. Limit 14 children plus parents (7 families). Program […]
This program will be offered once a month at Family Centre West on a Saturday morning. Theme based activity packages will be provided with all the materials your family will need to participate in this Zoom session. Past themes included math/science, dinosaur play, insects, colors and celebrations around the world. There will be opportunity for […]
Hey dads! Come join us for Saturday morning playtime with your children! We’ll create a small cohort group so you can connect with each other regularly and watch your children explore and develop in all of our play centers. Activities will be geared for children under 12 years of age. Please bring your own snacks […]
Couples and co-parents strengthen their family relationships, increase their understanding of child development and parenting strategies within the context of the 7 sacred teachings, Blackfoot knowledge and culture. Along with Blackfoot group facilitators, Blackfoot elders also guide and support the program. Participants can access staff for additional knowledge, support and referrals if needed. Contact our […]
When was the last time you felt like an artist? Perhaps it has been awhile? There are many misconceptions about art-making, such as needing to have technical skills in order to make art. However, art is for everyone! Art has been shown to enhance problem-solving skills, boost self-esteem, provide a sense of accomplishment, and reduce […]
The program will consist of 3 sessions that will include the following topics: Routines & Consequences, Screen Time and Relationship Wellness. Join other parents to learn about what works and build on your parenting strategies. Facilitators will guide the conversation and provide additional resources as needed. Program Date: Wednesdays May 5 - May 19, 2021 […]
Worry Dragons is a group for parents and youth (ages 7-12) The youth group will be held at Family Centre and will engage youth to use their creative side to express fears, worries and anxieties and learn new skills to respond to these feelings. The parent group will meet online to cover the same information […]
This group is for parents or guardians who are separating or getting a divorce. Discussion topics include: how separation affects parents and children; attachment styles; communication skills; and co-parenting plans and strategies. Register for and attend all 3 sessions and we’ll provide respite childcare for week 4! Program Date: Thursday, May 6 - May 27, […]
Growing Abilities is a parent support and play group for children (infants to 12 years) with differing abilities. It is open to parents/caregivers and their children with disabilities, as well as siblings and support staff. There will be planned activities based on children's developmental needs, abilities and interests as well as opportunities for parents/caregivers to […]
What can you do with a paper roll tube? How can we use this Lego block? As children use self-expression, creativity and design they will be introduced to concepts in construction including gravity, patterns, cause and effect, stability, balance, and shape. This program is open to families with children 0-12 years. Families are asked to […]
The Ironworks Playground is now open!
Please note that the space is not supervised by staff. Parents must monitor and supervise their children while in the space. Here are procedures we are implementing to adhere to AHS requirements and to help keep everyone safe.
· Do not come to Family Centre if your child shows signs or symptoms of COVID. Please refer to the Alberta Daily Health Check.
· Masks are required as per City Bylaw 6239.
· Family Centre will ask the health screening questions when you enter.
· Hand sanitizer will be available at reception and in Ironworks.
· Disinfectant and paper towel will be available in Ironworks.
· Bin for mouthed toys will be available.
· No food or beverages except reusable water bottles. Please note our fountains are not available.
· Capacity up to 10 people (counting children & adults).
Families are asked to call and book a time to use the space Monday – Friday between 8:30am-11:30am and 1:00pm-4:00pm. This will allow adequate time to thoroughly clean and sanitize at 11:30am and 4:00pm each week day it is used.
If there are several families that have a cohort bubble who would like to use the space, we ask that you call and register the group together. Remember the capacity is 10 people.
Family Centre North: On site programming will be gradual as we work with participants to create a safe environment.The kitchen will have 4 independent stations designated by plexi-glass. Each station will have portioned out ingredients for the class; individual pots, bowls, measuring equipment, knives, cutting boards and any other equipment needed for the recipe; designated stove/oven use; hand sanitizer; and cleaning supplies to enhance practices.Upon arrival to the kitchen, participants will be asked health screening questions and must wear a mask as per Bylaw 6269.Due to the limited space and COVID 19 restrictions we will take a graduated approach to integrating onsite classes with our virtual classes
Phase 1: offer one onsite adult cooking class for 4 individuals.
Phase 2: offer the adult cooking class to parents with children who already have built a cohort so that child care can be provided onsite (mid to late October).
Phase 3: offer additional onsite cooking classes (late October/November).
Phase 4: offer individuals with support workers class time (November/December).