Programs and Services

Programs and Services

We provide parents with a wide variety of programs, services, and support.

KARA provides educational programming, groups, and events designed to create positive outcomes for children and their families throughout the Edmonton area.

Due to COVID-19 closures, we will be offering virtual programming online. Follow us on Facebook for updates and activities to do at home with your child!

Click on the Registered Programs tab or have a look at our calendar below for programs via Zoom sessions.

Kid’s Have Stress To

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What is stress & how are children affected?

Now that it’s back to school season, it is no surprise to see your child stressed out or anxious. Whether they are studying in school or at home, times will get tough for them.

In this session, we talk about different kinds of stress (healthy and unhealthy stress), what makes children stressed out, and how you, as a parent, can help manage their stress effectively so they can perform to the best of their ability!
Topics may include:

  • How to handle stress and anxiety
  • Keeping children safe and healthy
  • Helping children to learn and develop
  • Encouraging positive behavior

Location: via Zoom Sessions

Date: Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Time: 6 PM to 8 PM

Note: Call Winifred at 587-525-6679 to register and for your Zoom ID number and PW.

 


Nobody’s Perfect: Parents & Self-Care

It certainly goes without saying that being parent is no easy job Although parenting is a 24/7 job, never forget to look after YOU first. To be the best role model to your child, you must be in the best mental, physical, and emotional state!

We will be discussing the basics of parenting young children. This session is great for first time parents!
Topics may include:

  • Looking after yourself as a parent
  • Developing positive self-esteem
  • Importance of “alone time”
  • Time management while working from home

Location: via Zoom Sessions

Date: Monday, September 14th, 2020

Time: 6 PM to 8 PM

Note: Call Winifred at 587-525-6679/ Winifred@kara-frc.ca to register and for your Zoom ID number and PW.


Triple P Discussion Group: Developing Good Bedtime Routines

We all know a good night’s rest is essential to the body, mind and soul. Now that summer has ended, and back to school season has started, children will need a good night’s sleep, so they have enough energy to study well. Just like how parents also need adequate sleep to care for their children!

This discussion group gives positive parenting strategies to help you develop a good bedtime routine, as your child slowly learns to sleep on their own. We will discuss common bedtime problems and skills that will help your child get into a good bedtime routine, so that you can also get yourself a good night’s sleep!

Location: via Zoom Sessions

Date: Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Time: 6 PM to 8 PM

Note: Call Winifred at 587-525-6679/ Winifred@kara-frc.ca to register and for your Zoom ID number and PW.


I-LAPS: Passing On Our Values & Traditions

The Indigenous Literacy and Parenting Skills (I-LAPS) program is designed to provide support for Indigenous parents looking to assist their child’s literacy development in both reading and writing. However, this I-LAPS session will be a bit special this day… On September 30th, we celebrating Orange Shirt Day!

Orange Shirt Day was created to educate and raise awareness about the residential schools and lifelong impact they had on the Indigenous community.

Many misfortunes have affected the Indigenous community during recent history. Therefore, we must not forget about the lifelong impact these actions had on Indigenous way of life, and why it is important to preserve and protect our values and traditions for the future generations.

We welcome anyone who is interested in learning Indigenous history and culture to join us on this special day! A guest speaker will be joining us on the panel (to be announced).

Location: via Zoom Sessions

Date: Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Time: 6 PM to 8 PM

Note:  Call Winifred at 587-525-6679/ Winifred@kara-frc.ca to register and for your Zoom ID number and PW.


One on One

Call Winifred at 587-525-6679/ Winifred@kara-frc.ca  to schedule your One on One via phone. A Family Resource Worker will be happy to discuss everyday parenting matters!


Playtime Drop-In

Note: In-person sessions have been cancelled until further notice. Check out our Calendar below for virtual session information.


Kids Night Out

Note: In-person sessions have been cancelled until further notice. Check out our Calendar below for virtual session information.


Creative Play & More

Note: In-person sessions have been cancelled until further notice. Check out our Calendar below for virtual session information.


Drop-In Fun

Note: In-person sessions have been cancelled until further notice. Check out our Calendar below for virtual session information.

Health For Two

Description: This program for expectant mothers offers prenatal information, nutritional supplements (such as milk coupons and prenatal vitamins), and support during your pregnancy plus two months following the birth of your baby.

Call 780-478-5396 for more info or to make an appointment.

Collective Kitchen

All Collective Kitchens have been cancelled until further notice.

Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ)

Developmental Questionnaire:

Description: An ASQ is a parent completed questionnaire that screens 5 key categories – communication, problem solving, fine motor, gross motor, and social. As follow up, staff provide tips and activities to try at home or refer participants to services and programs that will be helpful.

For More Info: Call 780-478-5396 for more info or to make an appointment.


Social Emotional Questionnaire:

Description: The Social Emotional ASQ is a parent completed questionnaire that asks simple questions about a child’s behaviour and social interactions. It is another tool to help parents better understand their child.

For More Info: Call 780-478-5396 for more info or to make an appointment.

Please Note: ASQs are designed to screen children 2 months to 5 years.

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Program and Events Calendar

Checkout our online programs calendar below or download the latest ECS monthly calendar and Upcoming Programs at a Glance.

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