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How to Talk So Little Kids 2-7 Will Listen (Online Class)

January 12th – February 9th  (Tuesdays) 9:30am – 11:30am

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.

*This class will be presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone. Space is limited to 20 participants.

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

January 12, 2021

9:30 am - 11:30 am

January 19, 2021

9:30 am - 11:30 am

January 26, 2021

9:30 am - 11:30 am

February 02, 2021

9:30 am - 11:30 am

February 09, 2021

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Participant : 19/20

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Messy Fingers (Online Class)

January 26th – February 16th   (Tuesdays)   10:30am – 11:30am

IT’S TIME TO GET MESSY! Come explore a variety of activities that use all your senses. You and your preschooler will experience all 5 senses; sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste. This is a fun way to get messy and learn how to make do-it-yourself recipes. This is a structured class that is 5 weeks long for children ages 3-5 and their caregiver.

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

January 26, 2021

10:30 am - 11:30 am

February 02, 2021

10:30 am - 11:30 am

February 09, 2021

10:30 am - 11:30 am

February 16, 2021

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Parent Participant : 3/6

Participant Child One - 3 - 5 Years : 3/6

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How to Talk So Little Kids 2-7 Will Listen (Online Class)

January 12th – February 9th  (Tuesdays) 6:30pm -8:30pm

*This class will be presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone. Space is limited to 18 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

January 12, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

January 19, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

January 26, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

February 02, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

February 09, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Participant : 23/24

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Story Time On Zoom (Online Class)

January 20th – February 10th  (Wednesdays)  9:30am – 10:30am

Story Time on Zoom (Maximum 10 families)  Ages 2-5

*This class will be presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone. There will be singing, dancing, games, and stories planned for each session. Educators will spend the last 30 minutes with Parents or Caregivers who are interested in having a conversation or asking questions about their children, parenting, events or services offered in the city.

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

January 20, 2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

January 27, 2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

February 03, 2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

February 10, 2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Participant : 3/6

Participant 2-5 Years : 3/6

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Messy Fingers (Online Class)

January 27th – February 17th   (Wednesdays)   1:00pm – 2:00pm

IT’S TIME TO GET MESSY! Come explore a variety of activities that use all your senses. You and your preschooler will experience all 5 senses; sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste. This is a fun way to get messy and learn how to make do-it-yourself recipes. This is a structured class that is 5 weeks long for children ages 3-5 and their caregiver.

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

January 27, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

February 03, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

February 10, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

February 17, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Parent Participant : 1/6

Participant Child One - 3 - 5 Years : 1/6

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Chef on NSTEP: Youth Cooking Class - Children 8-14 years

January 27th  (Wednesday)  4:00pm – 5:30pm

Families Matter is collaborating with NSTEP for your child or youth to have an interactive FUN way of preparing food. NSTEP is looking forward to working in the kitchen with the children teaching them food preparation skills. For children  8-14 years old.

HEALTHY FOOD TASTES GREAT!

**This is a parent drop-off program; signed waivers will be required. For children ages 8-14yrs

Following government restrictions, if in-person programs are not permitted then the sessions will be moved to an online platform. All social distancing and sanitation requirements will be followed.

Some of the skills learning will include:

·         Knife safety – how to safely use knives in preparing food

·         Food safety – how to store food, prevent food from going bad

·         Brain food – learning why healthy eating and activity build better brains

·         CAYG: Clean as you go – a tidy kitchen is a safe kitchen!

Each participant will be sent home with a grocery bag of ingredients so they can practice what they learned at home!

NSTEP is a registered charity with a mission to educate and motivate children/youth to EAT better, WALK more and LIVE longer.

*Participants should only register for this program once as each session will be the same.

 

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

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

Dates

January 27, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Participant : 10/12

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Messy Fingers (Online Class)

January 28th – February 18th   (Thursdays)   9:30am – 10:30am

IT’S TIME TO GET MESSY! Come explore a variety of activities that use all your senses. You and your preschooler will experience all 5 senses; sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste. This is a fun way to get messy and learn how to make do-it-yourself recipes. This is a structured class that is 5 weeks long for children ages 3-5 and their caregiver.

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

January 28, 2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

February 04, 2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

February 11, 2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

February 18, 2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Parent Participant : 1/6

Participant Child One - 3 - 5 Years : 1/6

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Baby Group (Online Class)

January 22nd – February 19th  (Fridays)  9:30 am- 10:30 am

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.

*This class will be presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone.

 

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

January 22, 2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

January 29, 2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

February 05, 2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

February 12, 2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

February 19, 2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Participant : 4/6

Participant Child - 0-12 Months : 4/6

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Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® - (Online Class)

January 22nd – February 19th   (Fridays)  2:00pm – 3:00pm

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 skills 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 age 0-2 years old

*This class will be presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone.

 

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

January 22, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

January 29, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

February 05, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

February 12, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

February 19, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Participant : 6/6

Child Participant - 0-2 years old : 6/6

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Fathering for the Future-Caring Dads

January 17th-May 2nd (Sunday Afternoons) 2:00pm-4:00pm

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

January 17, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

January 24, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

January 31, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

February 07, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

February 14, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

February 21, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

February 28, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

March 07, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

March 14, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

March 21, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

March 28, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

April 04, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

April 11, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

April 18, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

April 25, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

May 02, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Participant : 11/11

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