Family Resources

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Early Learning & Child Care Outreach Services (ELCC)
ELCC strives to meet the needs of parents, foster parents, childcare providers, and preschool teachers, foster connections to help build new relationships with others in their field, and to gain knowledge in a variety of areas.
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Early Childhood Learning Coalition
The Formative 5 Coalition is a group of community stakeholders and residents who have come together to promote the importance of early childhood development.
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Parenting Programs (Triple P)
Triple P provide support and idea to families managing big or small problems of family life.

Additional Resources

Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary

Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

Alberta Father Involvement Initiative

Chestermere Food Bank

Community Education Service

Creating Language-Rich Environments

Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Development

Health Link

Pacific Post Partum Support Society

Stress Strategies


Disability Tax Credit
The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Being eligible for the DTC can also open the door to other government programs such as the child disability benefit. For more information, click here, or phone 1-800-959-8281.

Eye See...Eye Learn
Developed by the Alberta Association of Optometrists to help detect, diagnose and treat eye health problems in children as they enter the school system. Can provide free eyeglasses to kindergarten students who need a prescription. Learn more.