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Parent Education Groups

Parent education groups provide opportunities for parents of children ages birth to six years old to learn about child development, positive parenting strategies, and healthy households. 

 

We offer a variety of parent groups throughout the year. These groups are FREE to join and are open to all families with children in the city of Edmonton.

Programs offer:

 

  • Free child minding 

  • Healthy meals and snacks

  • Family support 

  • Information/referrals to other services

 

Empowered

Parenting

Wednesdays 

November 10 - December 15

1:30 -3:30 pm

via Zoom

Empowered Parenting is a group that focuses on the health, safety, behavior, and development of children.  Participants will be involved in interactive activities, videos, and conversation related to the topics that develop positive relationships and promote positive parenting skills.  The goal of this group is to engage parents to promote the health and safety of children while giving parents tools for effective parenting.

 
 

Exploring

Emotions

Mondays 

October 25 - November 15

5:30 - 7:30 pm

via Zoom

Let’s discuss challenges and successes in navigating the emotional development of children. You will learn more about your child’s emotions as they move through the early years and gain insights into how to talk to children, how to teach children about emotions, and how to support children through their emotions.

First Five Years Project

Wednesdays
October 20 - Part 1  
3:00 - 4:30 pm

&

October 27 - Part 2  
3:00 - 4:00 pm

 

Norwood Gym & Multipurpose Room

Join us for a new series that discusses what you need to know about the first five years of your child’s life! After working with many different families, we have created a series of sessions that answer YOUR questions about creating a healthy family. We discuss everything from setting limits to potty training to how to help your child reach their highest potential.

Each topic is broken down into two sessions, one for education and one to practice at home. This program offers a variety of opportunities to connect with other parents, professionals, and most importantly, your own children. Be a part of The First Five Years Project!

 

October:

Tying It All Together

In our final session we will tie together everything that we've learned during the First Five Years project. We will go through the key messages from the five topics and answer any remaining questions you may have. Together, we will take a look at the "Big Picture" when it comes to the first five years and the next steps to take as your child grows. Come get inspired with us! 

 
 

Handle With Care

Thursdays 

November 18 - December 16

1:30 -3:30 pm

via Zoom

The Handle with Care group focuses on supporting children’s mental health.  We focus on four building blocks:

  • attachment

  • relationships with others

  • expressing emotions

  • self-esteem.

Parenting in Two Cultures

Wednesdays 

October 20 - November 10

5:30 - 7:30 pm

via Zoom

This program is for those interested in learning about parenting across cultures. The goal for this program is for parents to gain information on parenting and raising happy, healthy children without losing the traditions and culture they value.  This is done through engaging activities and group discussion.

 

Triple P Positive Parenting Program

Mondays 

October 25 - November 15

December 13

1:30 am - 3:30 pm


NE Community Hub

Fridays 

November 19 - December 10

January 21

1:30 am - 3:30 pm


via Zoom

This parenting program provides participants with a toolbox of parenting ideas, so they can choose which ones are the best for their family.

Triple P can support families to: 

  • Raise happy, confident children

  • Manage challenging behaviours

  • Set rules and routines 

  • Encourage positive behaviours

  • Increase parenting capacity and confidence

This eight session group provides an in-depth look at parenting strategies and opportunities to practice.

Activities Include:

  • parent education

  • opportunities to practice strategies

  • one-on-one coaching  

 

You're a

Great Dad

Tuesdays 

November 2 - 23

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Norwood Gym and Multipurpose Room

Sometimes fathers underestimate how important they are in their children’s lives. In fact, a father’s active involvement is critical to children’s healthy cognitive, emotional, and social development. This course will help fathers recognize the value of their parenting role and provide steps for becoming a more actively engaged father.
 
Over the course of 4 sessions, this course will examine:
•    A father’s role
•    Communicating with children
•    Effective discipline
•    Managing emotions
•    Family life, role modeling and routines
•    The importance of fun!
•    Self-care for dads
 
The course facilitator will provide concrete examples, tips and techniques to help you be the best dad you can be.

The following groups are not currently scheduled. 

Call 780-471-3737 to enquire about future sessions - new sessions may be booked sooner if there is enough interest.
 
 
 

Empower U

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No new session starting this month.

Empower U combines financial literacy education with a one-to-one matched savings component up to $500.00 in free matched savings. This means every dollar saved by group participants generates two dollars. 

Empower U is open to people of diverse backgrounds who are experiencing low income. Through this program, participants take control of their finances, reduce debt and save money.

 

Receive up to $500 in FREE matched savings!  

 

Topics include:

  • budgeting

  • consumerism

  • credit

  • home ownership

  • debt repayment

... plus much more. 

 

The program includes 12 sessions and is available to men, women, and couples.   

Presented in partnership with the United Way and ATB Financial.

Learning and Literacy (LAPS)

No new session starting this month.

LAPS provides educational opportunities to develop literacy skills in parents and children. Participants learn how literacy is a way of communicating with children while building confidence in parenting.  Topics are selected based on participant interest and need.  

Topics may include:

  • positive discipline

  • children’s behavior 

  • attachment 

  • traditional parenting 

  • essential skills