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Front Runners for Homeschoolers

October 8th – October 29th  Thursdays 9:30-11:30am

This program is designed for youth who are learning from home. Frontrunners is a fun and inclusive program developed to help build social skills, self-esteem, leadership abilities, creativity and physical literacy. Participants get to enjoy games, crafts and various dynamic activities to learn while having fun!

 

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

#3404 25th St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dates

October 15, 2020

9:30 am - 11:30 am

October 08, 2020

9:30 am - 11:30 am

October 22, 2020

9:30 am - 11:30 am

October 29, 2020

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Children 7-12 : 0/10

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Fathering for the Future-Caring Dads

September 28th-December 14th (Monday & Thursday EVENINGS) 6:30pm-8:30m

Families Matter is offering the Caring Dads program. The program helps fathers strengthen healthy relationships with their children. The program is offered twice per week. Caring Dads is designed for fathers who want to change behaviors that can lead to violence, or are at risk of exposing their children to abusive or neglectful behaviors. Fathers participating in the program will learn strategies to cope with frustrations, develop realistic expectations and change their perspective to better understand, and meet the needs of their children. Caring Dads means safer children. Please note : upon registration you will be contacted by Mike for intake for this program. Dinner Provided. 

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

#3404 25th St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dates

September 28, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 01, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 05, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 08, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 15, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 19, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 22, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 26, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 29, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

November 02, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

November 09, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

November 16, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

November 23, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

November 30, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

December 07, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

December 10, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

December 14, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Participant : 8/12

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How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen (Online Class)

September 29th – October 27th  (Tuesdays) 9:30am -11:30am

*This class will be presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone. Space is limited to 16 participants.

How do you respond to the toddler who won’t brush his teeth? The preschooler who pinches the baby? The child who throws everything she can reach? It’s hard to be a little kid. It’s hard to be an adult responsible for that little kid. And it’s really hard to think about effective communication when the toast is burning, the baby is crying and you’re exhausted. Help is on the way. Join us for this five week program to navigate and thrive in these important years. Ideal for parents/caregivers of children ages 2 – 7 years old.

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

September 29, 2020

9:30 am - 11:30 am

October 06, 2020

9:30 am - 11:30 am

October 13, 2020

9:30 am - 11:30 am

October 20, 2020

9:30 am - 11:30 am

October 27, 2020

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Participant : 9/16

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Baby Group

October 27th – December 15th  Tuesdays  9:30am- 11:00am

In Baby Group we provide a space for parents of a baby to share their questions of caring for infants 0-12 months. Whatever your question, we can help! Baby Group also provides an opportunity for parents to connect in our welcoming and playful environment. Common conversations are around sleep, (yours and the baby’s),  nutrition, typical development, baby/parent bonding and more. Professionals will be scheduled to attend as well, including a nutritionist and a pediatric nurse. Child care will be provided in a separate room for siblings over the age of 12 months.

 

This group will practice social distancing by each family using their own mat spaced 3 meters apart. All toys and mats are disinfected before and after baby group.

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

#101 239 Midpark Way SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2X 1M2

Dates

October 27, 2020

9:30 am - 11:00 am

November 03, 2020

9:30 am - 11:00 am

November 10, 2020

9:30 am - 11:00 am

November 17, 2020

9:30 am - 11:00 am

November 24, 2020

9:30 am - 11:00 am

December 01, 2020

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Participant : 5/5

Participant Child - 0-14 Months : 8/8

Child Care 1-5years : 2/8

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Parent-Child Mother Goose Program®- Infants

Tuesdays September 15th – November 3rd 1:00pm-2:30pm

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a group experience for parents and their young children that focuses on the pleasure and development of literacy skill through the use of rhymes, songs, and stories together. Parents gain skills and confidence which can enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years, and give their children healthy early experiences with language and communication.

*Please note this program is for children 0-12 months old.

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

#101 239 Midpark Way SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2X 1M2

Dates

September 15, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

September 22, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

September 29, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

October 06, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

October 13, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

October 20, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

October 27, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

November 03, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Participant : 6/6

Child Participant 0-12 months : 7/8

Child Care 1-2 years old Childcare : 2/3

Child Care 3-6 years old Childcare : 0/5

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LENA Start Online with Zoom

Tuesday ONLINE with Zoom  September 15th – November 17th  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This is a 10 session program.

Calling all parents and caregivers of children aged 0 – 3 years! LENA Start classes can help make a difference in your baby’s life just through early talk and interaction!

LENA Start families receive:
10 free children’s books

*This program is offered in partnership with Calgary Reads!

*Zoom link sent prior to session start.

 

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

September 15, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

September 22, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

September 29, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

October 06, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

October 13, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

October 20, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

October 27, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

November 03, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

November 10, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

November 17, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Parent Participant : 9/10

Child Participant One 0-3 years : 9/10

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Circle of Security Parenting - Evening Program

September 15th -November 3rd  (Tuesdays)  Evenings 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

This is a 8 class course. Minimum attendance at 7 classes is required for certificate of completion.

The Circle of Security is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. Decades of university-based research have confirmed that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure.

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

101 239 Midpark Way SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dates

September 15, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

September 22, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

September 29, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 06, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 13, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 20, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 27, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

November 03, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Participant : 7/10

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Raising Your Spirited Child-Working with Temperament (Online)

October 13th-October 27th (Tuesdays)  6:30pm-8:30pm *The is an ONLINE Class via Zoom -you will be sent link to class

Discover the best ways of helping your child reach his/her potential, by matching your parenting methods with their individual temperament traits. In this workshop we discuss security, growth and new routines, nine temperament traits, individual personality differences, and taking the power out of power struggles.

 

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

October 13, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 20, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 27, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Participant : 9/10

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Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting

September 22nd to November 24th  (Tuesdays)   6:30 pm – to 8:30 pm

Based on the work of Joan Durrant, this nine-week session addresses the roots of positive discipline, beginning with the relationship between parent and child and moving on to ages and stages of development.  Learning is based on the two pillars of a strong relationship, structure and warmth.

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

101 239 Midpark Way SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dates

September 22, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

September 29, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 06, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 13, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 20, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 27, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

November 03, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

November 10, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

November 17, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

November 24, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration : 8/13

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Helping Your Child Learn to Recognize and Manage Their Stress and Emotions (Online Class)

October 20th, 22nd, 27th,  and 29th  (Tuesdays and Thursdays) 7:00pm-8:30pm

These classes will give parents the tools, strategies and resources to help their children reduce and learn to effectively cope with stress, and to understand and be better able to express their feeling.

Learn about  the signs and symptoms of stress from your child’s point of view and understand your own stress response and coping skills. This understanding will promote the mental well-being and resilience of your family. Our fourth class will address parent/caregiver self-care and awareness to support you. This class is for parent and caregivers of children ages 2 to 7.

These classes are being presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone. Space is limited to 18 participants.

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

October 20, 2020

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

October 22, 2020

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

October 27, 2020

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

October 29, 2020

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Participant : 13/18

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