Families Matter

Infant, Toddlers, Preschool

Infant / Toddler / Preschool

A new adventure.  The first few years of a childs life and lay the foundation for your lifelong relationship.  They are exciting, beautiful, and sometimes overwhelming and challenging years as you create a new family dynamic, learn to be a parent, and go on a hugely steep learning curve.

Families Matter is here!

We have resource centres for play and friendship, special infant drop in groups to meet other moms with young babies, in home support, and excellent programming to help parents understand the ages and stages of healthy development with children and what that means in terms of their behaviour.

Investing in learning about your children, taking care of your own needs, and investing in parenting education through your time will help insure that you have the foundation of respectful communication and discipline as you travel through all the transitions in your parenting journey.

They are worth it!  Your family is worth it.

Upcoming Programs

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If the class you are interested in is full, please give us a call so that we can add you to a waiting list.

Circle of Security

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.
May 15, 2019 through July 3, 2019
Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Families Matter Parent Link Centre (Bowness)
Unit 300, 7930 Bowness Road N.W.

Class is Full

How to Talk so LITTLE KIDS Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk

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 Laurie Florence for this five week program to navigate and thrive in these important years.
May 14, 2019 through June 11, 2019
Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
Cost (CAD): $75.00
Families Matter - Trans Canada Centre
#158, 1440 52nd Street N.E.

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Infant Massage

This class will teach parents of infants (6 weeks - 6 months old) how to use a nurturing touch to connect with baby and support growth and development in this unique way. The parents can use the techniques at home to provide a full body massage to their little ones.
April 24, 2019 through May 15, 2019
Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Rosemont Family Learning & Play Centre (Rosemont Community Centre)
2807 10 St NW

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April 24, 2019
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Families Matter Parent Link Centre (Bowness)
#300, 7930 Bowness Road N.W.

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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Terrific Toddlers

Topics for discussion with strategies you can use are: Positive and Respectful Discipline Healthy Self-Esteem Ages & Stages Power Struggles Join us for coffee and a welcoming environment to learn more and discuss your parenting questions.
April 18, 2019 through May 16, 2019
Thursday at 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Rosemont Family Learning & Play Centre (Rosemont Community Centre)
2807 10 St NW

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

Class is Full

Families Learning Together

Families Learning Together is a fun and playful program that helps children to get ready for entering kindergarten and helps their parents learn how to support their child’s learning and growth as they start school.Children attending this program should be 3.5 - 4 years old who will be beginning kindergarten the following year. Childcare available for siblings.

There are currently no classes available for this program.

Nobody's Perfect

Nobody’s Perfect is a support and education program for parents of children from birth to age five. Nobody’s Perfect is a free program that supports parents to enhance their knowledge, skills, self-confidence, and support systems. The program has proven to be successful across Canada and internationally.

There are currently no classes available for this program.

Noodle-Do

This is the program for parents with preschoolers aged 3-5 where you can play games that build trust, boost imagination and teach some tools to support brain development. It is all based on the latest neuroscience so it’s not only a lot of fun, it will help build your child’s brain. Parents and children will have fun trying out new activates and materials, parents will leave with some great ideas of new activities to try at home.

There are currently no classes available for this program.

Parent Child Mother Goose (Infant Group)

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a group experience for parents and their babies and 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 - 1 year old.

There are currently no classes available for this program.

Toddler Talk

Toddler years are times of great learning and growth for your child and that can mean big emotions and frustrations for children and parents. By understanding what your child's experiencing and how you can help them, the stress between you can be reduced. We will talk about your frustrations and joys, the use of Time-In, what is discipline, and all your toddler questions, so please bring them all!

There are currently no classes available for this program.

What People Are Saying…

“The team at Families Matter gave us the help and resources we needed to grow our family.” Tracy Schultz

“The programs at Families Matter are simply incredible. We've learned so much when it comes to parenting our two little ones.” Danielle Stewart