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Camrose Family Resource Centre Association

- A Parent Link Centre -


Fall, 2017
Headlines
Welcome to the beginning of Fall. This is such a great time of year as the
season starts to turn. We have a number of new things happening around
here.

First, Kareen has resigned from her position here and is now working as a
teacher at a local school. We wish her all the best in her new endeavour.

Second, April will be returning from her maternity leave in October. We are
looking forward to having her back at work.

Our downtown space is open again on Tuesday and Wednesdays every week from 9-3, starting
September 5th. Lots of families missed having this space open all summer, but its hard to maintain
2 spaces when staff get holidays.

Before the end of this year, we will have our new website launch. For a variety of reasons it has
taken a bit of time to get it looking and functioning like we want. We think you will like the new and
vibrant website.

This fall has found us with a couple of new Board members. Thank you! However, we could still
use some more. If you are interested on being the Board or part of our Indoor Playground Cleaning
Committee, please contact a staff for more information.

Enjoy the last quarter of 2017!!

Highlights In this issue:

Registration Day 3
New Parents 5, 10
Dads 5
Monster Mash 3
Dayhome Providers 18
Loose Parts 18
Are you at your wits end? 11
Registered Programs 7-11
Rural Programs 15, 16

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Community Centre (4516 - 54 Street) Drop-in Times
Indoor Playground Discovery Room
Monday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(Beginning September 5, Closed on long weekends, Subject to change)

What you will experience at our Indoor Playground space?


Equipped with a climbing structure, dramatic play centres, baby centre with a full mirror, trucks,
blocks, toy tables with various themed activities and a whole lot more. The space is free to visit, we
do ask that you sign in each time you visit and tidy up before you leave. NO snacks are permitted in
this play space for safety reasons and allergies. Ages 0 - 6yrs.
What you will experience in our Discovery Room?
The room is a great space to allow your child to be creative, explore different sensory activities,
build a puzzle, or get comfy with a book. The craft cupboard is always full of various types of
crafts, fresh play dough/gak/goop and free play materials. This is the room to have your snacks,
beverages or picnic. Ages 0 - 6yrs.

Downtown Centre (4870 - 51 Street) Drop-in Play Times


Monday Closed (Registered programs only)
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday Closed (Registered programs only)
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
(Beginning September 5, Subject to change)

What you will experience at our Downtown play space?


A welcome nook with couches and chairs, (where coffee is available for families), a dramatic play
centre, a baby centre, trucks, blocks, and comfy centre to cozy up with a good book and much
more. The space is free to visit, we do ask that you sign in each time you visit and tidy up before
you leave. Ages 0 - 6yrs.

Check out our Facebook Page Camrose Family Resource Centre


Click LIKE for regular updates and great information!
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Fall Registration
Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 10:00am-2:00 pm
In person at the Community Centre location or by calling 780-672-0141.
Please review the registration guidelines below:
Do NOT leave a message, you must speak directly to a staff member.
You may register for 2 playgroups on this day and can register for more starting on Mon Sept. 11.
You may only register for 1 session of the same group (e.g. 1 (4 week) session of Messy Madness)
You may register 1 other family with yours.
Registrations will be taken until programs are full, then you will be put on a wait list.

Volunteer Opportunities
One of the greatest gifts you can give is time. We value and appreciate all our volunteers and the
difference they make to our Centre. We thank our volunteers with perks such as:
ADAVANCED DANCE TICKET SALES and EARLY PROGRAM REGISTRATIONS!
There are 2 great opportunities for volunteering at the Camrose Family Resource Centre:
Board Members Indoor Playground Committee
We are looking for energetic, passionate, people The committee is looking for more volunteers to
who want to help plan family events and make a help clean the Centre. It requires a couple hours
difference in the lives of families within our approximately 7 times in a year, with a partner.
catchment area. Meetings are 10 times a year, You can come anytime over the weekend and if
with 5 events planned per year. needed bring your children to play.
Contact Laurie for more information.
Contact Daneille for more information.
L.jansen@camrosefrc.com 780-672-0141
d.ostafichuk@camrosefrc.com 780-672-0141

Monster Mash
Save the date: Friday October 27, 2017
Norsemen Inn, Camrose
Two dance times 10:00am-12:00pm & 6:30-8:30pm
Adult ticket: $8.00; 24 months and up: $5.00
23 months and under: FREE!
Tickets go on sale October 2nd at 9:00am. CASH ONLY, at our Community Centre location.
We SOLD out in record time last year (1 hour), please do not hesitate to get your tickets!!!!
We will NOT hold tickets or sell them over the phone.

They must be purchased in person. Send a friend if you


are not able to make it down for the sale.

If you are able to bring snack for the event (in exchange
for a free ticket) please call 780-672-0141 or 780-673-3008
and speak with Krista for details.
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Triple P - Positive Parenting Program
As we return to our regular routines in the fall, sometimes its good to
have some tips around getting to our activities, work and school on time.
Professor Matt Sanders has written a great article below on this topic. If
you would like any additional information or would like some support in
your parenting journey, please call 780 672-0141 and we can help you
with that.

Getting Out the Door on Time


By Professor Matt Sanders

For many families the morning rush hour is the most stressful part of the day. So how can you and
the kids get out the door on time?

The key is organization.

Get yourself ready first, before your child. To avoid last minute rushing prepare some things the
night before and go to bed at a reasonable hour so youll wake early enough.

I also recommend against having the television on in the morning. Better to make sure the children
are dressed before breakfast. Perhaps when they are fully ready you can turn the television on then.

Let your child know ahead of time that youll be going out and explain exactly what the days
activities will be and their time requirements.

Younger children can learn the importance of organization by doing things for themselves. Teaching
children to get dressed by themselves is a chance to practice independent skills and it also saves
you time.

You may like to try the beat the clock game. Your childs goal is to be ready before the alarm clock
sounds off. If your child wins, he earns a small treat or reward, such as a favourite snack in his
lunch box.

Tell your child exactly what tasks he must do to be ready to leave and thus win the reward. Make
sure you set the timer for a reasonable amount of time and avoid giving repeated instructions or
nagging your child to hurry up.

Often it will only take a two-week period of beating the clock before the rewards and the clock are
phased out. Remember to always praise your childs achievements in learning better organization.

Professor Matt Sanders is founder of the Triple P Positive Parenting Program. To find out more

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Bringing Baby Home

Bringing Baby Home


This workshop is for both expectant and new parents (up to 6 months).
You, along with your partner, will learn skills and information to recognize
and cope successfully with the normal stressors of becoming a family and
enhancing your relationship.
Meal & snacks are provided
Course value $150. Fee to you FREE!
Contact Kari or Kim to register. See page 10 for details.

DADVENTURES
Calling all Dads, Grandads, Uncles and other Male Caregivers!
Bring your kids for some fun at DADVENTURES!
A variety of activities & supplies for all age groups (2+yrs) will be available.
Sept 29 - Take-Apart Party Intentional Destruction! Taking things apart is a great way to
examine objects and learn how they work. Bring your screw drivers, pliers and hammers!
Oct 13 Busy Board Building - Introducing the art of tinkering. Lets pull those tools back out
and build a Busy Board to take home. You and the kids will create it and then play with it.
Nov 24 - Dessert with Dad - Need we say more?
Dec 8 - Winter Play Day - The forecast will determine whether we are inside or out. It will be
snow much fun!
Contact Kim for more information k.kienitz@camrosefrc.com 780-672-0141

Baby BagsBuilding. Awareness. Gifts. Support.


Are you expecting a baby (or adopting/fostering)?
This program is ideal for the soon-to-be new parents.
We provide you with valuable information on babies, care and
Baby BAGS development, hands on resources,
community support information and a
Baby BAG with a few special gifts.
Sessions are one-on-one so we can
answer any questions you have about
anything to do with babies.
Contact Kim for more information.
k.kienitz@camrosefrc.com 780-672-0141

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Community Health
Camrose Community Health Centre Briarcrest

5510 46 Avenue, Camrose. 780-679-2980

Public Health Nursing provides services to families to promote health and wellness and to prevent
illness. There are many services and programs offered including Postnatal (home and clinic visits,
resources, screening and breastfeeding support), Immunization, School Health, Early Intervention,
Oral Health, Sexual Health and Nutrition Services.

Baby Talk is a drop in program for families with a public health nurse available to answer any
questions or concerns, provide developmental information as well as the opportunity to weigh and
measure baby to track their growth. Fridays from 10:00am - 12:00pm.

Early Intervention Program:


Supports the family to plan their child's early years by
Providing information about development, behaviour challenges, and parenting issues
working with families in their natural home environments
may do a developmental screening process with the family and make referrals as needed
working with families to find answers to their questions about their child's delay or disability
connecting families to community resources and services

Fluoride Protection for Toddlers:


Free fluoride applications for eligible children 12 to 35 months to protect their teeth from cavities.
See eligibility criteria. Children only need to have a few teeth to start getting fluoride. Applications
are given 4 times, once every 6 months.

Family Literacy Program


Camrose Family Literacy provides Parents and Caregivers with the tools and support they need to
raise literate, healthy children. They enhance the many ways families develop and use reading,
writing and numeracy in every day settings.

Our Programs :
Books for Babies
Rhymes
Building Blocks

Contact us when you want to ensure that a preschooler has the skills needed for success, or if you
are concerned that a child will face challenges in school or if a child is struggling in pre-school or
kindergarten. Programs are free of charge to eligible families in the City and County of Camrose.

#7, 5000 51 Ave


Camrose, AB T4V 0V6
Phone: (780) 672-8754
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Camrose Family Resource Centre Fall Programming
PROGRAMS AND PLAYGROUPS FOR FAMILIES/ CAREGIVERS OF CHILDREN 0 TO 6 years
Facilitated groups provide a great opportunity for parents with young children to meet other parents, access
information and resources, while spending quality time with their children.

Programs for Families with Infants & Toddlers


Program Location Dates Time Fee

This program for parents is to have an enjoyable social time with other families, discuss baby
related topics and to be introduced to various community resources and programs. You will
learn songs, rhymes and other developmental activities to do with your babies!
Curious Cuties
(0-12 months)
Camrose Public Health Fridays
(5510 46 Ave) 9:00-10:00 am No charge
Sept 22 thru Dec 15

Program Location Dates Time Fee

With infant massage we use touch, our first language, to enhance our expression of love,
caring and respect to aid in the bonding process. Infant massage assists in the growth and
Infant Massage development of baby's body, mind and spirit. In addition, it can bring relief to complaints of
(3 weeks to pre-crawling) colic, constipation, respiratory disorders and sleeping difficulties.
Camrose Family Mondays
Resource Centre, Oct 16, 23, 30 & No charge
1:30-2:30 pm
Downtown location Nov 6
(4870-51 Street)
Program Location Dates Time Fee

Through songs, stories and games, you will learn an exciting way to help your children
communicate! There are so many benefits to signing with your children!
Baby Signing Tuesdays
Time Camrose Public Library,
Level #1: Sept 19,
10:00 11:00 am No charge
(6 months 2 years) 26, Oct 3, 10, 17
Irving Room
Level #2: Nov 7, 14,
21, 28, Dec 5
Program Location Dates Time Fee

MUM-ba is a fusion of fitness, strength and movement for parents with children under the age
of one. Babies can be worn in a carrier, or used as weight as you work out. You will learn
Mum-Ba about modifications, alignment and more information, which you may need after delivering
your baby. This session is 100% focused on parents and their mental and physical well-ness.
(6 weeks as long as the
baby can be in a carrier) * Please bring indoor running shoes, a carrier and a blanket or yoga mat. *

Camrose Community
Church Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am No charge
(5204 53 Ave) Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

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Programs for Families with PreschoolersDay
Program Location Dates Time Fee

Come move, play and get creative! Each week will include a theme song, stories, craft, snack
Terrific Twos and sensory activities! How terrific to be two & three!
and Threes Tuesdays 10:30 11:30 am
(24 months 36 months)
Discovery Room No charge
Sept 12, 19 & 26

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Join us for active play, snack-time, and creative play, ending with a parent/caregiver workshop
M.E.N.D covering nutrition and mind/behaviour change for 10 weeks.
(2 - 4 years of age) Mind Exercise Nutrition Do It!
Camrose Family Mondays
Resource Centre, Sept 25, Oct 2, 16, 10:00-11:30 am No charge
Downtown location 23, 30, Nov 6, 20, 27,
(4870-51 Street) Dec 4, 11
Program Location Dates Time Fee

Breathe like a puffer fish, walk like a crab, pose like a bear and more! Join us in learning and
practicing fun ways to build on fine & gross motor skills, breathing skills and stillness that you
Creative can incorporate into your everyday life.
Movement Camrose Family
(2 (1/2) -6 years of age) Thursdays 10:00-11:00 am No charge
Resource Centre,
Sept 28, Oct 5, 12,
Downtown location
& 19
(4870-51 Street)

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Come and join us as we play and get messy! Cool and creative theme based Messy play
activities are provided each week.
Messy Madness Tuesdays
Discovery Room Session #1- Oct,
(2(1/2) - 6 years of age)
17,24,31 & Nov 7 10:30 11:30 am No charge
Session #2- Nov 14,
21, 28 & Dec 5
Program Location Dates Time Fee

Throughout these sessions, families can learn new ways to tell stories, sing songs and have
Rhymes, fun with rhymes. We may even make an assortment of homemade musical instruments.
Rhythms and Camrose Family
Storytelling Resource Centre, Thursdays 10:00 11:00 am No charge
(0 - 6 years of age) Downtown location Nov 2, 9, 16, 23
(4870-51 Street)

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Handmade gifts are the best kind, particularly when they are made by children and given to
Handmade someone special. Come and enjoy spending cherished time with your child/ren creating fun
Halloween &/or Christmas crafts to send to that special someone
Halloween &
Christmas Camrose Family Thursdays
(2 - 6 years of age) Resource Centre, 10:00 11:30am No charge
Halloween- Oct 26 or
Downtown location Christmas Nov 30
(4870-51 Street) & Dec 7

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Programs for Families with PreschoolersDrop In
Program Location Dates Time Fee

Wednesday Come join us for active play in the soccer field as well as songs, finger plays, nursery rhymes,
Morning stories and a themed craft or activity!
Camrose Community Wednesdays
Drop In Centre- Indoor Soccer Sept 13 thru Dec 13 10:00-11:30 am No charge
(0-6 years of age)
Field & Discovery Room

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Friday Come join us for fun physical active play as well as songs, finger plays, and nursery rhymes!
Morning
Camrose Community Fridays
Drop In Centre- Indoor Soccer Sept 15 thru Dec 15 10:00- 11:00 am No charge
(0-6 years of age)
Field

Programs for Day home Providers


Program Location Dates Time Fee

4 week program for child care providers with children in their care between the ages of 0 - 6
Busy years old. Experience songs, stories, simple crafts & more!
Camrose Children Centre Thursdays
Bees (4304 53 St) Session #1- Oct 10:00-11:30 am No charge
(for day home providers) 19, 26, Nov 2 & 9
{MUST PRE-REGISTER} Session #2- Nov
30, Dec 7, 14, 21

Programs for Families with PreschoolersEvening


Program Location Dates Time Fee

Prepare to get messy! In this group, we'll bring garden play indoors. Planting flowers, playing
Fun in the Mud! with dirt and mud, and creating bugs to live in it all. Snack provided.
(2(1/2) 6 years of age)
Indoor Playground and Thursday evenings:
Discovery Room Sept 14, 21, 28, 6:30-7:30 pm No charge
& Oct 5

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Bring your little artists to meet the Master painter Leonardo Da Vinci! In this class we will
Lil Picassos paint the Mona Lisa, invent flying machines and have a lot of fun exploring his home in Italy.
(2(1/2) 6 years of age) Snack provided.
Indoor Playground and Tuesday evenings:
Discovery Room Sept 26, Oct 3, 10 6:30-7:30 pm No charge

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Through songs, stories and games, you will learn an exciting way to help your children
Baby Signing communicate! There are so many benefits to using sign language with your children!
Snack provided.
Time Indoor Playground and Thursday evenings:
(2 - 4 years of age)
Discovery Room Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 6:30-7:30 pm No charge
& 23

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Program Location Dates Time Fee

Bring you little chef to bake and taste yummy Christmas goodies as we celebrate this wonderful
Lil Chefs season!
(2(1/2) 6 years of age) Indoor Playground and Tuesday evenings:
Discovery Room Nov 21, 28 & Dec 5 6:30-7:30 pm No charge

Programs for Families with Preschoolers Weekends


Program Location Dates Time Fee

A time for parents of twins to connect with each other, share advice, and enjoy some adult
Twin Time interaction. Coffee, juice, and cookies will be available.
{for families with twins} Saturdays
Discovery Room Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, 10:00-12:00 pm No charge
& Dec 16

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Calling all dads, grandads, and awesome uncles with children 2yrs+! Bring your kids for some
Dadventures fun at DADVENTURES!
(2 years of age and up) We will have a variety of activities and supplies for all age groups for each session.
Snacks provided.
Friday evenings
Indoor Playground Sept 29 - Take-Apart 6:00-7:30 pm No charge
Party
Oct 13 -Busy Board
Building
Nov 24 -Dessert with
Dad
Dec 8 - Winter Play Day

Parenting Programs for Expectant Families


Program Location Dates Time Fee

Are you expecting a baby (or adopting/fostering)? This program is ideal for the soon-to-be
Baby B.A.G.S. new parents. We provide you with valuable information on babies, care and development,
(Building. Awareness. Gifts. hands on resources, community support information and a Baby BAG with a few special gifts.
Support.) Sessions are one-on -one so we can answer any questions you have about anything to do
with babies.
Camrose Community Centre On-going, call
Kim to arrange No charge
an appointment

Program Location Dates Time Fee

This workshop is for both expectant and new parents (up to 6 months).
Bringing Baby You, along with your partner, will learn skills and information to recognize and cope
successfully with the normal stressors of becoming a family and enhancing your relationship.
Home Meal & snacks are provided
{both expectant and new
parents}
Childcare available Camrose Community Friday Nov 3 & 5:00-9:00 pm & No charge
Centre, Room 231 Saturday Nov 4 9:00- 5:00 pm

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Parenting Programs for Families with 0- 12 year olds
Program Location Dates Time Fee

Is your child a picky eater? Does the dinner table often turn into a battlefield? If you have
Goodbye ever experienced mealtime struggles when feeding your child this session is for you! Join a
discussion with other parents, a pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT) and a Registered
Mealtime Dietitian (RD) to explore the many reasons behind mealtime struggles and find strategies that
Struggles will help your child and family.
Camrose Family Tuesdays
Resource Centre, Sept 12 or Nov 21 6:00-8:00 pm No charge
{MUST PRE-REGISTER,
Childcare available}
Downtown location
(4870-51 Street)

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Group Triple P is a great opportunity to meet other parents in similar situations other
Triple P Group parents who'll support you and share stories with you. From the start, you'll be given tips and
suggestions to fit the needs of your family. You'll see scenes from the Every Parent's Survival
Guide DVD, which show you how the ideas work in real life. And your workbook will give you
{MUST PRE-REGISTER,
Childcare available} the tools and information you need to start positive parenting right away at home. Your
Triple P provider will guide you every step of the way and even provide backup phone support
as you put your new skills into practice. 12 years of age and younger.

Camrose Community Wednesday


Centre, Room 231 evenings 6:30-8:30 pm No charge
*Date change to Oct 18, 23, Nov 1, 8
Monday Oct 23* & 29

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Triple P Seminars are an informal presentation, a little like a public forum. There are three
Triple P seminars in the Triple P series: The Power of Positive Parenting; Raising Confident, Competent
Children; and Raising Resilient Children. You can choose to do one, two or all three seminars.
Seminar They deal with the most common parenting issues we all face. These courses would be of
Interest to parents of children 12 years of age and younger.
{MUST PRE-REGISTER,
Childcare available}

Camrose Community Monday evenings 6:30-8:00 pm No charge


Centre, Room 230 Nov 20, 27, Dec 4

Parenting Programs for Families with Teens


Program Location Dates Time Fee
These discussion groups are designed to provide an overview of, and an introduction to, the
Triple P Teen principles of positive parenting applied to the specific topic. Parents set personal goals,
develop their own parenting plan and learn to use positive parenting to encourage teenagers
Discussion to learn the skills and competencies they need.
Group For parents of children 12-16 years of age.
Tuesdays
{MUST PRE-REGISTER} To be determined Nov 7- Getting 6:15-8:15 pm No charge
Teenagers to Cooperate
Nov 14 - Coping with
Teenagers Emotions
Nov 21 - Building
Teenagers Survival Skills
Dec 5 - Reducing Family
Conflict

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Childrens Rehabilitation Services Walk-In Clinics

Bashaw Walk-In Clinic Camrose Walk-In Clinic Tofield Walk-In Clinic


The third Wednesday of The third Tuesday of every The first Wednesday of
every month month every month
Bashaw Community Health Community Rehabilitation Tofield Health Centre
Centre Program - Pediatrics 5543 - 44 Street, Tofield AB
5308 - 53 Street Bashaw, AB 3rd Floor 5015 - 50 Ave, 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Camrose AB
Call 780-662-3984 for
Call 780-608-8611 for 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. more information.
more information. Call 780-608-8611
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Resources for Families - Ages and Stages Questionnaires and
Social Emotional Questionnaires
Are you curious about your child's development?
The first six years of a child's life are extremely important to their development and
while each child develops at their own unique pace, we can sometimes find
ourselves wondering, is my child's development on track?
We offer the Ages and Stages Questionnaire for parents to use to give themselves a
snapshot of their childs development. The engaging questionnaires are interactive
and promote positive, developmentally appropriate play.

What Is the Ages and Stages Questionnaire?


A simple and fun questionnaire designed with specific questions based on a child's development in
the following areas:
Fine Motor Problem Solving Communication Personal-Social Gross Motor

What Is the Ages and Stages Questionnaire-SE?


The Ages and Stages SE asks specific questions based on the child's social/emotional development
in the following areas:
Self Regulation Compliance Communication Adaptive Functioning
Autonomy Affective interaction with people

Why should I do a questionnaire?


Learn what to expect from your child at different
developmental stages
Learn fun and new activities to engage in with your child
Learn when and where to receive support to ensure your
child meets their developmental milestones

When can I start using the questionnaire with my child?


The questionnaires range from 2 months to 5 years of age.
It is recommended that a questionnaire be completed one or two times a year; unless there is a
particular area of concern that you want to track. Activity Sheets are also available to support
healthy development and growth in specific areas of development throughout the year.
Where can I get and complete a questionnaire?
Please ask a staff member to help you, they will determine the correct
questionnaire to use as well as answer any questions you may have.
You can complete the questionnaire in the comfort of your own home;
or use our Indoor Playground/Discovery Room and resources. Our toy
lending library is also available to take home different toys geared
towards the different developmental stages.
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Resources for Families - Toy Lending Library
Our Toy Lending Library Benefits of Toy Lending Library
offers a great selection of Financial benefits: Spend less money on
creative, educational, and new toys.
developmentally appropriate
toys for Infants, Toddlers Educational benefits: Different types of toys
and Preschool Readiness. can help children build new skills. Parents can
also learn about what kind of toys their
How do I Borrow Toys? children like best.
1. Select 1 to 3 toys per child for 2 weeks Emotional/social benefits: Families can
2. Sign out the toys by completing the form strengthen their relationship by borrowing toys
3. Place the form in sign out box and be sure and games for parents and children to play
to use the bags to take your toys home together.
4. Return toys in 2 weeks by placing them in Environmental benefits: Children out grow
the large Toy Library Box toys quickly, toys get passed along and reused.

Resources for families-Parent Resource Library


Our Parent Resource Library offers a great How do I Borrow Parent Resource?
selection of books and resources for all Speak to a staff member to open the
types of parenting and family needs. resource cupboard. Make your selection.
Topic categories include: Fill out the form. Return in 1 month.

Self Help Parenting: Child rearing,


Divorce moral and ethical aspects

Adoption Parenting: Toddlers


Parenting: Preteens
Infertility
Bullying Parenting: Teenagers
Nutrition
Creative Resources
Parenting: Problem
Infant Massage
Behaviors
Pregnancy, Newborn,
Parenting: Toilet Training
Breastfeeding and Child
Care Sexuality
Parenting-General Fathers
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Camrose Family Resource Centre Fall 2017 Rural Schedule

PROGRAMS AND PLAYGROUPS FOR FAMILIES/CAREGIVERS OF CHILDREN 0 TO 6 years of age.


DROP IN facilitated playgroups for families with songs, stories, finger plays and crafts. A great opportunity
for parents with young children to meet other parents, access information and resources, while spending
quality time with their children. Triple P support is also available at all rural playgroups.

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Wednesdays
(the 1st & 3rd of each month)
Join Bashaw Monkey Business on Facebook
Bashaw Monkey
Business
Bashaw Sept 20, Oct 4, 18,
10:00-11:30 am No charge
Public Library Nov 1, 15, Dec 6, 20

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Every Thursday group meets every week,


(Parent Link visits on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays) Parents bring their own snack
Bawlf
PLAYgroup Join Bawlf Playgroup on Facebook
Bawlf Sept 21, Oct 5,19,
10:00-12:00 pm No charge
Lutheran Church Nov 2,16, Dec 7
Program Location Dates Time Fee

Thursdays
Daysland (2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month) Parents bring their own snack
PLAYgroup Join Daysland Playgroup on Facebook
Sept 14, 28, Oct 12,
Daysland Alliance Church 10:00-12:00 pm No charge
26, Nov 9, 23, Dec 14

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Fridays
Forestburg (2nd & 4th Fridays of each month)
PLAY for Join Forestburg play for me & you on Facebook
me & you
Sept 22, Oct 13,
Forestburg Public Library 10:00-11:30am No charge
27,Nov 10, 24, Dec 8

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Tuesdays
Hardisty (2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month)
Join Hardisty playgroup on Facebook
Toddlers Inn Oct 10, 24, Nov 14, 10:30- 12:00 pm Donation collection,
28 & Dec 12 donated back to the
preschool
Program Location Dates Time Fee

Every Tuesday. Group meets every week.


(Parent Link visits on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday)
Holden Parent Join Holden Parent Nursery on Facebook
Nursery
Sept 19, Oct 3, 17,
Holden Community Hall 10:00-11:30 am $3 Drop in fee
Nov 7, 21, Dec 5 & 19

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Program Location Dates Time Fee

Wednesdays
Pre-register with Jessica at the Flagstaff Family Resource Centre for this playgroup, call
Killam
780-385-2346
Playgroup
Flagstaff $5 drop in fee for
Oct 11, 18, 25, &
Family Resource Centre 10:30-11:30 am indoor playground
Nov 1
Killam Agriplex access

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Wednesday afternoons
Pre-register with Jessica at the Flagstaff Family Resource Centre for this playgroup, call
Killam 780-385-2346
Baby group Flagstaff $5 drop in fee for
Oct 11, 18, 25, &
Family Resource Centre 12:30-1:30 pm indoor playground
Nov 1
Killam Agriplex access

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Wednesday
(2nd Wednesday of each month)
New Norway Join New Norway Parents and Tots playgroup on Facebook
Mystery
PLAY Date New Norway Community Oct 11, Nov 8, &
10:00-11:30 am No charge
Hall Dec 13

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Fridays
(1st & 3rd Fridays of each month)
Round Hill Rugrats Join Round Hill Rugrats on Facebook
Sept 15, Oct 6, 20,
Round Hill
Nov 3, 17, Dec 1 10:00-12:00 pm $30/family/year
Community Centre
& 15

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Mondays
(once a month)
Ryley Mystery
PLAY Date Oct 2, Nov, 6, &
Good News Church 10:00-11:30 am No charge
Dec 4

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Every Tuesday. Group meets every week.


(Parent Link visits on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday)
Tofield Kids Spot Join Kids Spot Tofield Playgroup on Facebook
Play Group Tofield Sept 12, 26, Oct 24,
Community Hall 9:30-11:30 am No charge
Nov 14, 28 Dec 12
(5309 - 50 St)

Program Location Dates Time Fee

Wednesdays
Viking Stay and Pre-register with Tracey at Viking FCSS for this playgroup, call 780-336-4024
Play Join Viking Alberta Mommies and Kidz on Facebook
$5 per family, donated
Viking Alliance Church Nov 8, 15, 22, & 29 10:30-12:00pm back to the Church

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Roots of Empathy
How do you grow a more caring and peaceful society?
You create better citizens. Citizens who recognize the
needs of others as equal to their own. Its simple really.
Simple enough for the youngest children to learn. Basic
enough for a baby to teach. Thats Roots of Empathy.
Roots of Empathy (ROE) is an award winning, evidence
based program that has shown dramatic effect in reducing
levels of aggression and violence among school children,
while raising social/emotional competence and increasing
empathy.
In Camrose and the surrounding area there are several programs
running out of most of the schools in the Battle River School District.
Though it varies from school to school Roots Of Empathy is taught in
Kindergarten through grade seven. Programs begin in October with
infants being between the ages of 2 4 months.
For more information on the Roots Of Empathy program see
www.rootsofempathy.org or contact Lorraine Bell at 780-673-3008
(downtown location)

Resources for Families -Taking Action on Bullying Program


The project is a partnership between Alberta Education and Alberta Human Services. The focus of
the project is to provide families and schools not only information and strategies to effectively deal
with bullying behavior but to work with the Camrose Parent Link Centre to empower and strengthen
families in an effort to target prevention.

Currently, the Taking Action on Bullying program is at Round Hill School providing:
In-class lessons on bullying education and prevention, and individual and family support.
Recess supervision, peer mentor groups, student leadership training, staff consultations
and support.

The project is also at the Camrose Family Resource Centre providing:


Workshops for families, family consultations and support regarding bullying, resource
information.
Assist with Camrose Family Resource Centre parent groups, group presentations to both the
community at large and to other schools.

The Taking Action on Bullying project intention is to not only


share effective strategies to deal with current bullying situations
but to take a preventative role by offering/facilitating parent/
caregiver workshops and groups which strive to assist in
building their connection with their child.
Contact Jennifer for more information.
J.hastings@camrosefrc.com 780-673-3008
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Loose Parts
Have you ever spent $50 on a toy only to have your child play with the box instead? Wondered
why? Well, children usually prefer play that stimulates their curiosity and gives free reign to their
imagination and creativity.
We believe that one of the best ways to enhance their natural curiosity is to introduce a wide variety
of the materials that we call loose parts into their play settings. Children can carry, combine, line
up, redesign, take apart, and put loose parts back together in almost endless ways. The materials
come with no specific set of directions, and they can be used alone or combined with a variety of
other materials.
With loose parts, children become more creative and flexible in their thinking, develop social
competence and new ways to process information while satisfying their ever-growing curiosity and
love for learning.
The Discovery Room will be transformed into a Loose Parts play area every
Thursday 8:30-3:30 starting Sept 14.
Come explore, create and discover the possibilities with your children!

Busy Bees - For Child Care Providers


Busy Bees is a registered program for Dayhome childcare providers
with children in their care between the ages of 0 - 6 years old. Join us
for a fun filled morning of songs, stories, simple crafts & more! Details
on page 9.
Contact April for more information.
a.mccorquindale@camrosefrc.com 780-672-0141

Twin Time
Are you a family with twins? Are you expecting twins?
Please join us one Saturday a month to meet with other parents of twins to share knowledge and
strategies, ask questions, and get in some adult interaction.
Bring your twins and siblings. See page 10 for details.

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Camrose and Area Early Childhood Development Coalition
What does our coalition do?

Our Coalition engages families, community members and organizations on behalf of young children
(prenatal to six years). Coalition members keep early childhood on the forefront by raising public
awareness about the importance of the early years, and to help identify community needs, gaps,
and issues in order to improve supports for young children and their families.

By working together we can help all children reach their full potential as they prepare for
kindergarten.

Preschool Readiness Bags


Watch for us in Tofield, Bashaw, City
and County of Camrose this fall.
These bags are put together to give
opportunities to preschool age children
to explore and enhance their skills
needed for school readiness.

The Early Development Instrument (EDI) and how its


being used in Alberta

The Early Development Instrument (EDI) gauges how


populations of young children are developing. The EDI
is being used by Alberta Education to help Albertans
better understand how their young children are doing,
and how we can work together to give them a good
start in life. By allowing your child to take part in the
EDI you are helping provide valuable information that is
helping to shape a better future for children in your
community and beyond.

Like our page! Scan the QR code to be


Camrose and Area Early Childhood Development Coalition. directly connected to
our page!
On our page, you will be kept up to date on what the Coalition
is doing, what early childhood events are happening in our
communities and early childhood development information.

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Parent & Tot Program
Camrose Community Centre Indoor Soccer Field
Monday - Friday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free of Charge

(Please have clean footwear or socks and


be sure your stroller tires are wiped dry.)

Thank-you to the city of Camrose for continuing Parent & Tot Time and for
offering this program to our community at large.

Meet Our Staff


Early Childhood Program Coordinators: Director:
Laurie Jansen
Lorraine Bell Krista Lantz
Kim Kienitz April McCorquindale Program Manager:
Jolene Doig Bailey Lassessen Kari Cameron
Daneille Ostafichuk Wilme Hilchie
Administrative Coordinator:
Taking Action on Bullying: Angela Vanouck
Jennifer Hastings

Camrose Family Resource Centre Association - A Parent Link Centre


email: l.jansen@camrosefrc.com www.camrosefrc.com
Camrose Family Resource Centre

Main Location Downtown Location


#3 Community Centre, 4516 - 54 Street Lower Level, 4870 - 51 Street
Phone: 780-672-0141 Phone: 780-673-3008

Our Funders: