- Baby Talk (Online)
- Circle of Security Parenting Program (COSP)
- Positive Parenting Workshop Series
- Kindergarten Readiness - Parent Info Session
- Baby Storytime with the Library
- One-on-One Parenting Support
- Family Resource Network (FRN) Monthly Newsletter
Baby Talk (Online)
Baby Talk is a free online program for parents and caregivers with babies 0 -12 months of age. Join us to learn about a new a weekly topic about your baby's development, and being a new parent. Connect with quality information and resources, connect with other families, and meet some of our local service providers.
This program is a partnership between Alberta Health Services, Healthy Families, and Parent & Caregiver Support Services (PCSS).
DATE & TIME: MONDAYS FROM 1:30 - 3:00 PM
PASSWORD: Baby Meeting number (access code): 2489 408 5269
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Circle of Security Parenting ProgramTM
DATE & TIME: Tuesday & Thursday Evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 pm (MAY 31 - JUNE 23). Please note that participants are asked to commit to all 4-weeks (8 sessions) to ensure a meaningful learning experience.
LOCATION: Online through WebEx
ABOUT THE SESSION: This free, online program is for parents or caregivers of children from 0 to 6 years of age.
Build security and attachment with your child and learn how to:
- Strengthen the relationship with your child, and build a strong attachment.
- Recognize your child's needs and make sense of their behavior.
- Communicate effectively with your child so they will listen and cooperate.
- Stay present with your child during times of stress.
Parenting workbook and materials are also available in Spanish and Arabic
Positive Parenting Workshop Series
A free series of online workshops for parents with children ages 4-10 LOCATION: Online through WebEx
DATES: Various Thursdays in May (see below)
TIME(S): 6:30 - 8:00pm
ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS: Being a parent is not always easy or fun. Attend one or all three workshops from the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) curriculum to learn practical, easy-to-learn strategies to manage problem behavior, tantrums, and other common parenting concerns.
Choose to attend one or all three of our online workshops from the comfort of your own home:
WORKSHOP #1: THE POWER OF POSITIVE PARENTING (Thursday, May 1th): An introduction to the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) and how we can understand the reasons kids do what they do, so you can encourage the behavior you like, and less of what you don’t like.
WORKSHOP #2: RAISING CONFIDENT, COMPETENT CHILDREN (Thursday, May 19th): Help your child become confident and successful in school and beyond. Learn ways to help them be respectful, considerate, and communicate well with others.
WORKSHOP #3: RAISING RESILIENT CHILDREN (Thursday, May 26th): How can you help your child manage their emotions so they cope well with disappointment and in stressful situations? Learn strategies that will allow them to recognize positive and negative emotions and deal with them in a healthy way.
Parents will receive a free package with helpful resources and handouts
KINDERGARTEN READINESS - PARENT INFORMATION SESSION
For parents with children going into kindergarten this September (Fall 2022).
DATE & TIME: WEDNESDAY, MAY 25TH FROM 6:30-8:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Delivered online through WebEx
ABOUT OUR SESSION: Hosted in partnership with the I'm For Kids Team, parents will receive information about when, where, and how to register their child for kindergarten, how you and your child can prepare for the transition to kindergarten, and school readiness resources and activities to try at home.
*Parents will receive a kindergarten readiness resource kit with helpful resources.
Baby Storytime & Parenting Support
The Parent & Caregiver Support Services (PCSS) team is thrilled to be partnering with the Chestermere Public Library for their Baby Storytime program! Parents, grandparents, nannies, and caregivers are invited to join us for this fun, interactive, and educational program.
PCSS is there to provide parent support and resources. We look forward to sharing a weekly tip or resource that focuses on your little one's development, or common parenting topics. Parents and caregivers are also invited to complete a developmental check-up on one of our ipads.
Dates & Times: Please stay tuned for next session dates (late April 2022)
Location: Chestermere Public Library (105B Marina Road)
Please call the library at (403) 272-9025 to pre-register for this program
One-on-One Parenting Support
Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs we will take on. You won't always have the answers or know what to do - this is normal! That's where the Parent & Caregiver Support Services (PCSS) team comes in! Our warm and welcoming team of Caregiver Support Facilitators is here for you - whether it's providing you with connections to resources, getting information on potty training, or finding out how you can help your child cope with stress - our team will help you create a customized plan that works for your family.
Connect with us
Do you have a general parenting question or concern? Connect with us today to set up a one-on-one parenting session at (403) 207-7050 or send an email to email@example.com.
MAY 2022 NEWSLETTER
Check out the latest monthly newsletter from the Chestermere/Strathmore Family Resource Network (FRN) to learn about the lineup of exciting programs, workshops, and services available to families, parents, children, and youth ages 0-18 in Chestermere, Southeast Rocky View, Strathmore, and Wheatland County.
The Chestermere/Strathmore Family Resource Network is a collaborative partnership of agencies that includes the City of Chestermere's Parent & Caregiver Support Services (PCSS), The Trellis Commons Family Resource Network Hub, and Healthy Families.
One on One Parenting Support:
Do you have a general parenting question or concern? Connect with one of our Caregiver Support Facilitators for individualized, one-on-one parenting support, information, and resources. Connect with us at (403) 207-7050 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our Programs Listing page to learn more about past programs and watch past seminar videos.
Check out the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQs) resource to complete a free, online check-up to make sure your child (under the age of 6) is meeting developmental milestones, and receive helpful resources and activity ideas to support all areas of their development.
Family Resource Network Programs:
Trellis Commons Chestermere Strathmore Family Resource Network offers a variety of programs and support services for children 0-18 years of age. Learn more on their website here.
Did you know that we're on Facebook? Follow us @ChestermerePCSS for the latest information and resources about our current and upcoming parenting programs, and support services.