FCSS staff offer parenting programs and support based on the community needs. The parenting program is designed to bring quality parenting information and support to families in their communities in a variety of ways.
Stay & Play in the Park
This program encourages fun and interaction between the parent and child (birth to 5-year-old) leading to healthy attachment and early childhood development. Weather Permitting.
Support Group Facilitation
Support Groups provides the opportunity to receive support and strategies from an FCSS counsellor as well as from others experiencing similar struggles.
Family Night Live
Activities focused on children ages 3-12 years Family activities, Snacks, Time together. Parents must attend with children.
This program will be focusing on art through the ages. Parents/Caregivers are required to be present for the duration of the program.
Kids Have Stress Too!
Research shows that even very young children can learn to manage their stress effectively.
Parent Preschool Program (PPP)
A partnership program with Lethbridge College and PPP parents. Emphasizes early childhood development and care.
Welcome Back Brunch
Join us at the Raymond Parent Link Centre for a free breakfast (first 150 people), meet our staff and register for upcoming programs and classes.
Teaching Toddlers To Talk
Learn strategies to build expressive language through play and everyday routines.
After School Adventures
A registered class for students in grades 3-5 (Ages 8-11), Fridays after school.
In this course, parents learn massage and how it can calm their baby, promote strong parent-child attachment, stimulate circulatory and digestive systems, improve sleep and more.
Stress Management & Conflict Resolution
An interactive presentation will explore how we use The Drama Triangle when experiencing stress or conflict, as well as at least one idea for other options for managing stress or conflict.
Make & Take Activities
An interactive class of making games to take home and play with your children.
How to Know If Your Child Has Anxiety
Have you noticed behaviours in your child that seem different during times of stress? Come learn about the signs and symptoms of stress and anxiety and how to help your child through it.
Presentations and Workshops
Presentations offered by the FCSS Counselling team strengthen and enrich individual and family well-being. Topics may include: marriage education, parenting skills, anger and stress management and more.
Car Seat Clinic
Come have your car seat inspected and properly installed. Receive answers to any questions you may have. Enforcement tickets will NOT be issued.
Triple P - Primary Care
Primary Care Triple P – for everyday problems. Support that targets the exact parenting problem or issue you are having.
Roots of Empathy (ROE)
This internationally recognized program brings infants into classrooms to introduce students to the various stages of early human development. To learn more click.
Baby & Me
These post-natal classes help new parents learn about the challenges and rewards of parenting as well as the skills needed to help baby grow and develop.
Move it! Move it!
This program inspires movement and gross motor skill development through activities and play.
The Brain Game
Come play an interactive game that builds understanding of how life experiences can affect early brain development
This community recycling program event offers families the opportunity to both share and benefit with other families within the community.
Tax Return Clinic
Trained volunteers offering FREE assistance with tax returns to individuals, families, seniors with modest income and simple tax situations, who meet the income criteria.
Information and Referral
Information regarding services is provided. Presentations, individual consultation and referrals can be made on a variety of topics and services can be arranged.
What You Do Matters
A six-week series that combines short group-educator discussions followed by parent-child interaction. Each one-hour session focuses on a different topic and parents have the opportunity to share experiences, ask questions and try out activities.
Join us for unstructured and imaginative play outdoors! Children and families engage in the outdoors through various activities including gross motor play, loose parts and creative expression.
An indoor play space for parents and caregivers of preschool aged children. This program encourages physical literacy and allows families to connect with other families while children get to have a great time playing!
Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)
This program provides parents with simple and practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children's behavior and prevent problems developing. To learn more click.
Using a variety of loose parts children’s imaginations will be inspired and they can build, create and play in their own unique way.
Developmental Check-ups (ASQ)
Parents complete an age-appropriate questionnaire about their child's development. The check-ups provide parents with support and information about their child's development. To learn more or to fill out a questionnaire on line please click.
Stay & Play
This program is a drop-in program which encourages fun and interaction between the parent and child (birth to 5-year-old) leading to healthy attachment and early childhood development.
Creative Connections Play Group
A play group for families with children ages 0-5 years. A time to play, create, sing, and be together.
Nature Stay & Play
Parents with children 0-5 years of age explore and experience Nature Play outdoors.