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


Kids Night Out

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


Creative Play & More

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


Drop-In Fun

Please Note: This program has been cancelled until further notice.

Caring Families

Description: This is a 10 week program, 3 full days per week.

Parenting is rewarding but challenging. Caring Families is a family development program designed to assist families in building on the strengths they already have as well as learning new skills.

Parents spend part of the day bonding with their child while participating together in a variety of early learning activities, then participate in a group while staff care for their children. This is a parent/child interaction program so parents must attend with their child(ren) (birth to 6 years).

There will be time for one on one meetings with staff to discuss any parenting concerns, borrow various resources and visit with other parents.  Breakfast and lunch is provided as well as a snack for the children.

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.

 


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.

Location: KARA-Too

Address: #108, 5606-134A Avenue (Buzz 2204)

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

 


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.

Location: Dunluce Community Centre

Address: #9, 11930-162 Avenue

Date: Tuesdays May 26 to June 16, 2020

Time: 10AM to 12 Noon

 


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.


Books For Babies

Description: This program is for parents and babies (under 12 months). You will learn about what, when and why we read to babies. This four session program involves exploring books, having fun playing together and connecting with other parents. Each family receives free books and helpful information to take home.

Location: via Zoom Sessions

Date: Wednesdays, April 15 to May 6, 2020

Time: 10 AM to 11 AM

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


Super Dads Super Kids (SDSK)

Description: This 8 week interactive program is for men and the children they are raising! Good kids don’t just happen… they are nurtured by caring, involved and responsible adults. The focus of this program is on responsible fathers – men who make a conscious choice to be the solid role models kids are longing for and need today.

The topics include the role of a Super Dad, child development, communication, emotional & physical health, positive discipline and work/life balance. When dads and kids are put together, good things happen.

Location: via Zoom Sessions

Date: Thursdays Apr 9 to May 28, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Aboriginal Literacy & Parenting Skills (A-LAPS)

Cancelled until further notice.


Positive Discipline

Cancelled until further notice.


Nobody's Perfect

Description: This 7 week parenting group discusses the basics of parenting a young child (0 to 3 years). This group is 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: KARA Family Resource Centre

Address: 6717-132 Avenue

Date: Wednesdays May 13 to June 17, 2020

Time: 1 PM to 3 PM


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

Description: The KARA Collective Kitchen is offered on the first Monday of each month from Noon to 3 pm. As part of the Collective Kitchen, you will learn how to prepare and cook two low-cost, nutritious meals to take home to your family. Participants will work together during the planning, preparation and cooking. There is no cost for this program but you must call to register as there is a limit on the number of participants.

Location: KARA Family Resource Centre

Address: 6717-132 Avenue

Date: 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.

Fundraiser at The Melting Pot - April 2nd

KARA’s 8th Annual Fondue Dinner Fundraiser

has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.

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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