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  • Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre | Edmonton |Nonprofit Child Development

    Now Available! Norwood Centre's 60th Anniversary Children's Book and Blanket Set Introducing Norwood Centre's exclusive 60th Anniversary children's book and blanket. Celebrate with us by purchasing this limited edition set. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about child development while reading with children. Order Now! Registration for Spring Parent Education Groups Is Now Open! Your child's first and most important teacher is YOU! The more you know about early childhood development, the more confident and capable you will feel as a parent. Parent Education Groups Details > Which Parent Education Group is right for me? > Register today! Summer 2024 Program Guide Schedule for July and August 2024 Download Parent and Child Groups Jumping Gym Time! Baby and Toddler Time Preschool Discovery Time more ... Drop-in schedule > Parent Groups Empower U Empowered Parenting Handle with Care Triple P Positive Parenting more ... Class schedule > Head Start A free community school readiness program for children aged three to five. Give your child a head start! Learn more > Support Resources A self-serve directory of local helping agencies and a virtual community bulletin board for currently offered programs and services. View resources > What parents say about Norwood Centre ... "My [family support] worker was very supportive and went to great lengths to ensure my family had the support from the program to build a healthy and sustainable situation for us." From our blog: Tips to handle the heat wave The Edmonton forecast is calling for more heat this weekend! Heat is especially dangerous for infants and young children. Here is some... Finding quality childcare It is important to tour the space, with your children, before making a decision. Remember that you are your child's first and more... What is attachment and why is it important? Attachment refers to a person’s relationship with their primary caregiver during their childhood and how that impacts their ability to... Agency Calendar

  • Norwood CFRC Parenting Classes Edmonton

    Anchor 1 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. Parenting groups are FREE to join and are open to all families with children in the city of Edmonton.​ ​ All groups include: Free child minding Healthy meals or snacks Information/referrals to other services ​ Subscribe to our newsletter for Norwood Centr e's latest updates. ​ Not seeing a group you are interested in? Check out our other group options and add yourself to our Interest List ​! Guide Which Parent Education Group is right for me? Click here to use our Parent Education Group Guide, and find the group that is best for you! Interest List Questions? Call 780-471-3737 Parents as the Child's First Teacher: Setting Successful Schedules Come out and learn more about your important role; set successful schedules! Start Date July 19 End Date July 19 Time 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location Norwood Centre Day of the Week Friday Register Circle of Security- Group 2 Join this 8-week group for parents of children birth to 6 years of age. Learn ways to help your child organize their feelings, support your child’s exploration in the world, read and respond to your child’s cues, promote a secure relationship with your child, and so much more! Start Date July 10 End Date August 28 Time 2:00pm-4:00pm Location Northeast Community Hub Day of the Week Wednesday Register Setting Boundaries and Limits with Children -Group 2 Together with other parents, learn tips to support setting up rules, limits, boundaries, and realistic expectations for you and your child. Start Date August 13 End Date August 13 Time 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location Norwood Centre Day of the Week Tuesday Register Hear Me Out: Effective Communication Between Parents and Children - Group 2 Learn more about effectively communicating with your child. Topics include: how to listen to your child as well as how to talk with your children so they listen. Start Date August 6 End Date August 6 Time 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location Norwood Centre Day of the Week Tuesday Register Managing Mealtimes: Finding Solutions to meal time problems Parents will discuss common mealtime problems, encouraging good mealtime habits, managing challenging behaviours at mealtimes, and setting up a mealtime routine. Start Date July 23 End Date July 23 Time 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location Norwood Centre Day of the Week Tuesday Register Understanding Separation Anxiety - Group 2 Learn why your child might be feeling separation anxiety, and tips to support both yourself and your child through it. Start Date July 16 End Date July 16 Time 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location Norwood Centre Day of the Week Tuesday Register Sleeptime Strategies: Solving Bedtime Problems Parents will discuss common bedtime problems, different approaches to bedtime problems, and how to prevent problems at bedtime and through the night. Start Date July 30 End Date July 30 Time 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location Norwood Centre Day of the Week Tuesday Register Empower U - Group 3 Empower U combines financial literacy programs with a FREE 1:2 matched savings component of up to $500. Through this program, participants experiencing low income take control of finances, reduce debt, and save money. Topics include budgeting, consumerism, credit, home ownership, debt repayment, and much more. Presented in partnership with the United Way and ATB Financial. Start Date July 9 End Date September 24 Time 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Location Norwood Centre Day of the Week Tuesday Register Handle with Care Learn more about supporting young children’s mental health. Start Date July 26 End Date August 23 Time 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Location Norwood Centre Day of the Week Friday Register Bye Bye Diapers - Group 2 Come and talk with other parents/caregivers who are ready to start toilet training or with those who are looking to start. Facilitators will walk you through the “ready” signs, and tips and tricks to successfully say “bye bye” to diapers! Start Date July 9 End Date July 9 Time 2:00pm-4:00pm Location Norwood Centre Day of the Week Tuesday Register Brain Builders Parents will learn how they can build their child’s brain during their early years. Learn the different development areas and how to support development through play. Start Date July 3 End Date August 21 Time 10:00am-12:00pm Location Norwood Centre Day of the Week Wednesday Register Science in Early Childhood: Understanding Your Child's Behaviour Learn about the science behind your child’s behaviour, and how to nurture healthy, happy relationships with your family. Start Date July 5 End Date July 5 Time 2:00pm-4:00pm Location Norwood Centre Day of the Week Friday Register Play: The Work of Childhood Discuss the parent’s role in play and learn how to set up your home environments to keep your children safe, engaged, and growing through play. Start Date July 12 End Date July 12 Time 2:00pm-4:00pm Location Norwood Centre Day of the Week Friday Register Development: Supporting the Whole Child Did you know, developmental milestones are skills that a child acquires within a specific time frame? Are you interested in information about the important milestones? Join us to discuss resources that will support your child’s development as they master new skills. Start Date July 25 End Date July 25 Time 2:00pm-4:00pm Location Norwood Centre Day of the Week Thursday Register Developmental Domains: Learning happens everywhere Join us to discover how children are building their brains through different play experiences. Let's find out how blowing bubbles can help develop a child's ability to focus, how playing with play- doh has an effect on early literacy skills and how building with blocks strengthens the ability to learn math! Start Date August 1 End Date August 1 Time 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location Norwood Centre Day of the Week Thursday Register Stress-free Shopping with Children This 2-hour sessions provides an opportunity to discuss specific behaviors and potential solutions to everyday parenting problems. In stress free shopping with children, parents will discuss common shopping problems, different approaches to shopping with children, and making a plan for next time. Start Date August 8 End Date August 8 Time 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location Norwood Centre Day of the Week Thursday Register

  • About Us | Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre

    About Us Norwood Centre has been a gathering place for Edmonton families for more than 60 years, where we work with children, caregivers, and other family members to support optimal child development, strengthen healthy relationships and well-being, break cycles of adversity, and empower people to successfully navigate change and life challenges. Our programs and services are available to families throughout Edmonton, in a variety of locations. Importantly, we recognize each family is unique, and we place high importance on providing inclusive services that respect families’ unique cultures, backgrounds, identities, and traditions. ​ ​ Land Acknowledgement At Norwood Centre, we gather on land that has long been home for many Indigenous peoples. We acknowledge this land on which we live and work as Treaty 6 and ancestral home to the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Métis, and Inuit peoples. We recognize the rich history on this land, and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in the spirit of partnership, collaboration, and reconciliation. ​ Read our latest annual report > Vision ​ Healthy Children • Healthy Families • Healthy Communities ​ Mission Norwood Centre empowers people, building on each individual’s strengths through education, collaboration, and services that optimize child development, improve family functioning, and connect people to communities. ​ Guiding Principles ​ Norwood is inclusive, respectful of diversity, and values every person's worth. Our programs and services are child centered, based on the most current understanding of how children develop and learn. Our work is family centered, grounded in fostering healthy relationships, the bonds between children and family, and family in the community. Our work is strength based, trauma informed, responsive to need, and effective. Norwood Centre Team Directors Laurie Executive Director Cheryl Operations Director Kathy Children Programs Director Managers Carmen HR Manager Dimple Family Support Manager Jessy Evaluation & Agency Support Manager Mara Program Support Manager Meagan Children's Program Manager Randie Family Education Manager Intake Ewa Intake Facilitator Teagan Intake Facilitator Family Education Brittany Family Educator Jashan Family Educator Olessia Family Educator Princeton Family Educator Family Support Aruthra Family Support Worker Carola Family Support Worker Eita Family Support Worker Kaytland Family Support Worker Lina Family Support Worker Savanthica Family Support Worker Staci Family Support Worker Head Start Program Rosa Head Start Teacher Renuka Michelle Early Childhood Educator Parent Respite Program Jessica Children's Program Key Contact Barbara Early Childhood Educator Deevanshu Early Childhood Educator Ellen Early Childhood Educator Lincy Early Childhood Educator Michelle Early Childhood Educator Naza Early Childhood Educator Sharmilla Early Childhood Educator Program Support & Finance Barb Receptionist Gabriela Admin Assistant Jocelyn Marketing & Communications Coordinator Karla Cook Laura Admin Assistant Maven Agency Support Tara Executive Assistant Priyanka Finance Assistant On-Site Service Staff Liam Ganton Mental Health Therapist Board of Directors Board of Directors Whitney Shaw Ana Potzkai Doug Kelly Mansi Yu Michael Sestito Peter Schalk Rudy Newbury Yulian Korataiev Emily Milne Laurie Fagan Ex-Officio Reports Norwood Cen tre Annual Report 2023 Norwood Annual Report 2022 Norwood Centre Strategic Plan 2024-2028

  • Careers | NorwoodCentre

    Careers The Norwood team is a dedicated group of professionals. We work together, support one another, learn from each other and celebrate our successes. It is the work we do, the environment we work in, the people we work with – that’s the difference at Norwood! The Norwood Team Charter was developed by staff who practice the following: ​ Support We utilize one another's strengths to take on challenges and opportunities using positive communication, collaboration, and compassion. ​ Passion We have the energy, attitude, and enthusiasm to be fully committed and engaged in our work with each other. ​ Integrity We are honest, trustworthy, transparent, and accountable to each other. ​ Respect We accept others without judgment and recognize that every individual is a person of value. ​ Inclusivity We celebrate diversity and welcome people of all abilities, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. ​ Team We are all one group working towards improved outcomes for children and families. ​ Current Opportunities We are currently looking for:​​ ​​ Childminder Casual position ​ Click here for position description ​ Kitchen Assistant Casual position Click here for position description ​ To apply for a current opportunity at Norwood, please submit your resume and cover letter to: careers@norwoodcentre.com * ​ In the cover letter, please indicate how you align with the Norwood Team Charter and how you heard about the position. Include the job title and job ID number in the subject line of your email. *Applications submitted through this website or hand delivered will not be considered. ​ Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre, values diversity and welcomes applications from First Nations, Inuit, Métis, new Canadian, racialized, differently abled and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. Experience the benefits of joining our team of professionals! CULTURE Annual Events Staff Fun Day Staff Appreciation Day Awards Night Planning Day Years of Service Awards Peer recognition at meetings Social Committee/Fund (optional) BENEFITS Five Weeks Vacation Two weeks regular vacation One week Spring Break Two Weeks Christmas Comprehensive Benefits Health/Dental/Vision Prescription Coverage Physiotherapist, psychologist, chiropractor, etc. Insurance: travel, life, accidental death/dismemberment, long-term disability Registered Pension Plan Discounts at City of Edmonton Leisure Centres SUPPORT Personal/Sick Leave ​Up to 12 days per year Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) Free confidential counselling and support Professional Development Opportunities

  • Donate | NorwoodCentre

    Since 1963, Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre has been supporting optimal child development and healthy parenting in some of Edmonton’s most economically and socially challenged neighbourhoods. But now, we need your help to keep going. Help secure Norwood Centre's future and donate today! Your donation supports Norwood Centre's programs. With the help of generous donors like you, we can continue to provide high-quality programming to our children and families. Make a difference today and support our vision of Healthy Children • Healthy Families • Healthy Communities! DONATE TODAY Alicia's Story Parent Testimonials “I have been able to go to work consistently with the help I am getting and taking care of my sick partner. My family is practicing more consistency with the routines and was able to have better sleep. Children are now more sociable and there are changes in behavior too. I would have lost my job , Instead, I got promoted and my relationship is secure.” Nothing I have to offer, but I am pleased & happy that I have someone to talk to in my motherhood journey in this country where I don't have anyone to call friend or family . Thank you for this program. Read more > In 2023, Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre staff made over 10,000 r eferrals for our families to community supports for basic needs such as food, affordable housing, clothing, and furniture . What your money does: "My son had a wonderful time at Norwood Centre, it was like a very first school for him. Staff really helped us they loved him and gave us confidence a parents to enroll our son in further programming. As newcomers in Canada you made our life easy. and we feel loveable and worthy. Norwood treated us as a family. Still have assistance which is amazing and appreciated. Thank you Norwood Centre, God Bless you." _______________ ​ "The impact on the quality of life for my family and I has been huge. I’m able to have a chance to actively attend and be mentally present for all medical appointments. This has led me to build a healthy lifestyle based on my newfound ability to effectively communicate and seek necessary medical advice and attention. I’m able to have productive meetings and conversations with the various therapists my autistic son has. My daughter is thriving at Norwood Centre, her social skills and ability to interact with peers and adults has drastically improved. She is happier knowing she will be going to the respite program and playing games and learning in a loving and secure environment. Without Norwood, my daughter wouldn’t get the appropriate developmental skills she needs to thrive. As a mom, I wouldn’t have the chance to actually take care of myself to make sure I’m doing well to be a better mother. As impactful as this program has been to my family life, I know every family that participates is so grateful for such a program." _______________ ​ "I want to say thank you to Norwood Centre 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." _______________ ​ "I honestly love the staff at Norwood Centre. They are full of good information and are so helpful. I don't feel judged. They are great at being able to provide 1-1 support so I can give my attention to my infant/toddler. Time I would not otherwise have. I love that the respite program is available to everyone." _______________ ​ "My husband and I are not originally from here so we don't have any support spent the last 4 years of parenthood isolated and personally feeling like we were drowning. This program & staff are amazing are so hands on, respectful, and caring. Since being involved our kids are learning tons of new things but most importantly having fun. My husband and I have few hours a week for appointments we're catching up on and really getting to spend some much needed time together and our kids have space to miss us."

  • Bulletin Board | Norwood Child And Family Resource Centre | Edmonton

    Community Bulletin Board Our community partners regularly provide useful resources available to you and we post them here. Please note , Norwood staff cannot answer questions about the programs/services provided by other organizations: you must call the number or click the link provided on each post. Stay Healthy in the Heat this Summer See the full-size poster here . Read more about keeping children cool, here . Watch a video on how to apply sunscreen, here . ​ English conversation for newcomers For more information contact greendeltoncommunity@gmail.com The Rainbow Pages Youth Resource Guide Find the resource guide here LGBTQ | Edmonton | The Rainbow Pages Westmount Clinic Birth Control Centre For more information visit this Alberta Health Services Website . Pocket Park For more information visit the Beverly Heights Community League Facebook Page Container Gardening For more information about Container Gardening find these books at the Edmonton Public Library. EPL Picks: Container Gardening Fluoride Toothpaste Tips for Kids For more information visit ahs.ca/oralhealth Federal Dental Benefits Fact Sheet For more information visit canada.ca/dental or call 1 - 800 - 715 - 8836 Mental Health Counseling For more information and to register contact: rwema.kibibi@c5edmonton.ca Aboriginal Head Start Learn more at: Aboriginal Head Start Resiliency Skills Training for Parents Learn more at: Bounce Back and Thrive! - CEYD - Wellington County Rapid Access Counseling Contact your local Family Resource Network (FRN) to book a session. ​ Visit https://rac.janeapp.com/ or call 1-877-244-2360 for more information WRAP Program wellnessnetworkedmonton.com For more information call: 780-616-9389 or email: lauren.pearson@ahs.ca Licensed Nurse Practitioner Services at Primary Care Network Visit enpcn.com for more information. ​ North Edmonton Primary Care Network 13211 Fort Road NW T5A-1C3 Phone: 780-473-7131 Candora Society Money Management Support For more information email info@candorasociety.com or call (780) 474-5011 Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) For more information on ETS please click the link Transit (ETS) | City of Edmonton Produce Pantry Monday Every Monday 1:00 - 3:00 pm at Castledowns Salvation Army No Registration required. ​ Poison Prevention For more information visit: Injury Prevention Centre NAIT Children and Teen Teeth Cleaning Go to: nait.ca/dental AHS Nutrition Tips Dietitians of Canada Recipe Booklet 2021 Food By Country For more information on healthy eating click here ​ U of A Oral Health Clinic To book your appointment, call 780-407-5550 or email dentappt@ualberta.ca Adult Tutor Program Website: The Centre for Family Literacy Email: programs@famlit.ca Terra Centre Programs and Services For more information visit: https://terracentre.ca C5 Community Hot Lunch C5 Northeast Hub 14017 Victoria Trail, Edmonton AB T5y2b6 Alberta Supports Information Alberta Supports | Alberta.ca Pampers Coupon Click here to get a $10 coupon for Newborn Diapers: https://www.pampers.ca/en-ca/free-sample COVID Immunization During Pregnancy COVID-19 Immunization during Pregnancy – Updated Resources ​ COVID-19, particularly the Delta variant, is highly infectious. Pregnant individuals are at a higher risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19. AHS continues to strongly urge those who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or have recently delivered, to get both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17683.aspx AHS Edmonton Zone Prenatal Classes Click here if you can't use the QR Code: AHS - Edmonton Zone Prenatal Classes

  • Parent and Child Groups | NorwoodCentre

    Parent and Child Drop-in Groups Co nnect with Norwood Centre and other families in your community with our fun and FREE drop-in parent-child groups. These groups help you boost your child's learning and d evelopm ent through play ! ​ ​​ ​ Facilitators: All groups are facilitated by human services professionals who specialize in early childhood development and healthy families. Ask them your parenting questions - they can help! ​ Jump to schedule ​​Highlights: Parents and children play together in a child-friendly environment Healthy snacks are served Opportunity to meet new people in your community Referrals to other programs and services Drop-in, free of charge, registration not required ​ Schedule of Groups Daily Schedule Come out and play! Groups are listed by the day of the week. Scroll way down or click here for location addresses. View agency calendar > ​ PLEASE TAKE NOTE! We are closed Monday, June 17, Monday July 1, and Monday August 5. Stay and Play Visit one of our indoor play spaces to enjoy fun activities with your children and meet people in your community! All are welcome; play spaces are designed for ages birth to six years old. Jumping Gym Time Run, jump, climb, and move with your child in our play space with games and activities that build strong muscles! Baby and Toddler Exploration Time A time for parents/caregivers and children to explore the five senses through stories, songs, rhymes, games, and movement. For children ages birth to two years old; siblings are welcome. Growing Together (Parent and Child Education Group) A positive and safe gathering place for expecting and new parents with infants up to one year old. Access free resources and information, try new activities, and bond with your baby! Music in the Park Each week we will explore different ways to makemusic outdoors. We will use our voices, hands,and other music-makers. We will also make instruments to take home. Spray Park Adventures Meet us at the spray park this summer! Enjoy our fun bag of activities, play at the playground, or dress to get wet. Remember to bring your towel! Explore the Outdoors Let’s explore the outdoors! Get outside with us and explore the benefits of risky play and connecting with nature! In the vent of harsh weather conditions, this group will move inside. Frolic in the Forest Come with us and explore the magic that is the forest! In this group, we will start at the park and work our way through a local ravine space where we will play, explore, and take part in nature! Art and Sensory Come and get messy with us! We will be creating, playing, and having fun with different art materials. Explore with your child all the fun that can be had with water, paint, chalk, and glue - just to name a few! Storytime Adventures Join us for a fun story and adventures! In this group you and your child will participate in activities related to a storybook! Locations Play Group Locations: Norwood Centre, 9516 114 Avenue NW McLeod Community Hall, 14715 59 Street NW Northeast Community Hub, 14017 Victoria Trail NW ​Parkdale Cromdale Community League, 11335 85 Street NW Riverdale Community Hall, 9231 100 Avenue NW Montrose Spray Park, 5920 119 Avenue Sheriff Robertson Park, 82nd Street NW & 111 Avenue NW Central MacDougall Park, 10630 109 Avenue NW Download Our Program Guide

  • Handle with Care

    Handle with Care Start Date July 26 Times 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm End Date Location August 23 Norwood Centre Register > < Back About the Course The Handle with Care group focuses on supporting children’s mental health. We focus on four building blocks, including attachment, relationships with others, expressing emotions, and promoting self-esteem. Norwood Centre 9516-114 Ave NW Share

  • Empower U - Group 2

    Empower U - Group 2 Start Date TBA Times 2:00pm-4:00pm End Date Location TBA Northeast Community Hub Register > < Back About the Course Empower U combines financial literacy programs with a FREE 1:2 matched savings component of up to $500. Through this program, participants experiencing low income take control of finances, reduce debt, and save money. Topics include budgeting, consumerism, credit, home ownership, debt repayment, and much more. Presented in partnership with the United Way and ATB Financial. Empower U is open to people of diverse backgrounds who are experiencing low income. Through this program, participants take control of finances, reduce debt, and save money. Presented in partnership with the United Way and ATB Financial. Share

  • Stress-free Shopping with Children

    Stress-free Shopping with Children Start Date August 8 Times 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm End Date Location August 8 Norwood Centre Register > < Back About the Course This 2-hour sessions provides an opportunity to discuss specific behaviors and potential solutions to everyday parenting problems. In stress free shopping with children, parents will discuss common shopping problems, different approaches to shopping with children, and making a plan for next time. Share

  • Circle of Security- Group 2

    Circle of Security- Group 2 Start Date July 10 Times 2:00pm-4:00pm End Date Location August 28 Northeast Community Hub Register > < Back About the Course Join this 8-week group for parents of children birth to 6 years of age. Learn ways to help your child organize their feelings, support your child’s exploration in the world, read and respond to your child’s cues, promote a secure relationship with your child, and so much more! Share

  • Mental Health Corner: Dealing with Depression - Group 1

    Mental Health Corner: Dealing with Depression - Group 1 Start Date TBA Times 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm End Date Location TBA Norwood Centre Register > < Back About the Course This group focuses on understanding depression and gaining skills that can support living in more freedom. The group addresses questions like: where does depression come from, what are the common symptoms, how to reverse the spiral and much more. This group gives an opportunity to get to know others and find support in a shared experience. Share

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