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Our approach to providing services to children, families and communities

  • is grounded in philosophies that are preventative in nature

  • recognizes the parent as the expert for their family's well-being

  • draws from families' strengths to create the conditions necessary for self-sufficiency and optimal child development.

Start with a conversation with one of our helpful, professional Intake Facilitators: Call 780-471-3737.


Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)


Parents who enroll at Norwood are provided an Ages and Stages Questionnaire for their child. This screening tool gives you a snapshot of where your child is in their development based on their age. The results help us identify any development delays and, most importantly, celebrate the milestones your child achieves going forward. This tool relies on you as the expert about your child.

There are two kinds of questionnaires:

  1. Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3)

    • This provides you information about your child across five developmental areas:

      • communication

      • gross motor

      • fine motor

      • problem-solving

      • personal-social

  2. Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional (ASQ: SE-2)

    • This provides you information about your child’s social and emotional development.

Family Education

Family Education offers formal parent education groups and parent and child education groups to promote healthy child development, positive parenting strategies and healthy attachment. For current and upcoming groups, see

Home Visitation


Home Visitation is provided within the homes of families with their young children birth to 6 years old. 

Family Support Workers offer a strength-based approach to support families in order to enhance positive parenting and healthy parent/child interactions while building strong families.                         


  • Weekly or bi-weekly in-home support 

  • Goal setting 

  • Child development information and activities 

  • Parent education 

  • Family support 

  • Referrals to other services

Family Coaching

Family Coaching provides supported parenting modeling and mentoring. Through this one-on-one in-home support, families interact with Family Educators to increase their knowledge and build skills related to positive parenting and healthy attachment. As each family is different, there is no predetermined program or path that families must follow.  This approach provides “in the moment” feedback and support to develop skills and confidence while meeting the needs of the family. 

Health for Two 


This free program supports women through their pregnancy. You will meet with one of our Norwood staff who will provide you with information for a healthy pregnancy. You will also receive milk coupons, prenatal vitamins, and bus tickets to help you visit your doctor.