Head Start Program
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Parent Respite Program
Sometimes the best thing you can do for your family is take a little time off to look after yourself!
This free respite program provides temporary relief from care for parents with children aged birth to six years old. Children take part in a quality, play-based early learning program while parents take some time to:
go to job interviews, attend appointments (medical, legal, financial), etc.
clean the house, take care of repairs and maintenance, run important errands
have a break from from parenting to improve overall family functioning and stability
Call 780-471-3737 for information or to register.
Childcare communities by age:
Exploration Community: for children aged birth to 2.5 years old
Discovery Community: for children aged 2.5 to 6 years old
both communities are staffed by qualified early childhood educators
all children are served healthy meals and snacks
available hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Tuesday to Friday
booked as needed: families can schedule an hour or two, a morning, the full day
Access to full Norwood services and supports:
parent and family supports: mental health therapist on-site, 'Ages and Stages' questionnaires, in-home visits, and more.
referrals to other services throughout Edmonton
Peek inside the Parent Respite Program communities:
What other parents say:
I really enjoy the reception and accommodation my daughter and I have received from this program. The staff are amazing, and her teachers are just the sweetest. My daughter has improved so far and the opportunity for respite has given me some time for my studies. I am immensely grateful for Norwood respite program and the volunteers.
When I did visit Norwood, everyone was really welcoming and polite. In my experience with psychiatrists and such, some people are just more committed to their jobs. Everyone at Norwood seems really professional and helpful. [My support worker] worked really hard; she is really committed. She is like my safe place. It was nice to have your support and it was really great working with you!
I want to say thank-you to Norwood staff. Now I feel supported, loved, people care about and listen to me. I would recommend this program to anyone I know who would need help in the present or in the future.
You need to ask Norwood if you have problems. Thank you for all the work you are doing for families.