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.

Literacy & Parenting Skills (LAPS)

This 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.

 


Introduction to Anger

This is an information and education course. It is not intended to take the place of counseling but rather to educate you about what anger is. Knowledge is power! Knowing what your anger triggers are, why you react the way you do, and how to use alternatives will help you to better understand your anger.

Location: via Zoom Sessions

Date: Tuesdays July 21 to August 25, 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 Teen Seminar

Find out what makes teenagers tick! You’ll come away with new ideas to encourage your teenager to make good decisions, be respectful, considerate, reliable and involved in family life.

Location: via Zoom – please call Winifred at 587-525-6679 to register, for your Zoom ID and PW.

Date: Wednesday August 12, 2020

Time: 6 PM to 8 PM

 

 


One on One

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


Playtime Drop-In

Note: This program has been cancelled until further notice. Check out our Summer Program Calendar below.


Kids Night Out

Note: This program has been cancelled until further notice. Check out our Summer Program Calendar below.


Creative Play & More

Note: This program has been cancelled until further notice. Check out our Summer Program Calendar below.


Drop-In Fun

Note: This program has been cancelled until further notice. Check out our Summer Program Calendar below.

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.

August Yard Sale

Accepting Donations Now until Thursday, August 20th

Electronics in good working condition, house décor, toys, small furniture, kitchen items, apartment size freezers.

We will not accept: Clothing, beds/bedding, computers, printers, cribs or car seats.

Yard Sale on Saturday August 22 nd

From 8am to 5pm at 6717-132 Avenue

Great deals on household goods, tools, toys, $5.00 per bag of gently used 0-6 years old children’s clothing & more!

We will be selling Chips & Pop.

For information or to drop off donations please call

Badriea at 587-525-7430 or Gracel at 587-525-7432

Come join us and shop for a good cause!

All proceeds from this fundraiser will help us to continue to offer programs to families at no cost.

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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