Programs and Services

Programs and Services

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

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

Playtime Drop-In

Join Dhool, Amy and Rosie every Tuesday morning at 9:30am for a story, songs and some activity ideas on Facebook.


Kids Night Out

Join Dhool, Amy and Rosie every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm for a story, songs and some activity ideas on Facebook.


Creative Play & More

Join Dhool, Amy and Rosie every Thursday morning at 9:30am for a story, songs and some activity ideas on Facebook.


Drop-In Fun

Note: This program has been cancelled until further notice.

Triple P (Positive Parenting Programs)

Triple P Group

Description:  Join this group of parents with children (3 to 12 years) who want to learn more about positive ways to raise children.  Parents learn to encourage positive behaviour and problem solve solutions to deal with children’s misbehaviour.  Participants meet as a group for 9 weeks ending with a celebration.

Location: via Zoom Sessions

Date:  Tuesdays Apr 21 to Jun 16, 2020

Time: 6 PM to 8 PM

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


Triple P One On One

Description: Certified facilitators meet one on one with parents who would like help dealing with a specific concern they may have about their child’s behaviour. During these meetings, the facilitator takes the parents through the steps needed to create their very own parenting plan. (There are usually 3 to 4 meetings).

Appointment Required: Call 780-478-5396 to make an appointment.


Triple P Discussion Group

Description:

Triple P Discussion Groups are for parents with specific concerns about their child’s behaviour (age 3 to 12 years).  Each group is a two hour session.  Parents will gain greater confidence in using a number of strategies for these common parenting problems.

Date: This program has been cancelled, please call 780-478-5396 for more info.


Triple P Seminar

Description: Parenting is not an easy job!  These information sessions offer you suggestions and ideas to make parenting just a bit easier!  There will be a brief question period following the presentation.

Date: This program has been cancelled, please call 780-478-5396 for more info.

 


Nobody's Perfect

Description: Join us via Zoom for this 6 week parenting group where we will be discussing the basics of parenting a young child (0 to 3 years). Great for first time parents!

Topics include:

  • Looking after yourself as a parent
  • Keeping children safe and healthy
  • Helping children to learn and develop
  • Encouraging positive behaviour

Location: via Zoom Sessions

Date: Wednesdays May 13 to June 17, 2020

Time: 1 PM to 3 PM

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


Literacy & Parenting Skills (LAPS)

This 12 week program is for parents of young children who want to develop their language and literacy skills while discussing parenting topics.  These topics may include child growth and development, building self-esteem, listening skills, positive discipline, dealing with conflict, and problem solving.  LAPS supports parents in becoming positive literacy role models for their children by enhancing their own skills and interest in reading and writing.

Location: via Zoom Sessions

Date: Thursdays June 11 to August 27, 2020

Time: 6 PM to 8 PM

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

 


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.

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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