Drumheller & Morrin Parent LINK Programs
Free Programs for Parents/Caregivers and Children
Tuesdays - Drumheller Stay & Play
Join Yvonne for songs, finger plays, stories, and free play! Each week will also involve an art, science, or gym activity!
Oct 30th “Stay & Play” Halloween Party& Potluck Snack
Wednesdays - Play & Roll
Badlands Community Facility (80 Veterans Way, Drumheller) | Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 am
Come join Yvonne at the Badlands Community Facility and enjoy the amazing equipment for young children.
Wednesdays - Morrin Stay and Play
Morrin United Church | Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 am
Falling leaves sensory bin, coloring changing science activities and pumpkin carving craft.
Please phone Mariah 1-403-443-3253 to register. You do not have to attend every session however we need enough people interested to run a program
Older siblings welcome.
Friday Family Play Night
Elim Building (245 3 St. W, Drumheller)| Fridays, 6:00-7:00 pm
Enjoy some wonderful family time spent doing crafts and games! Please call 403-334-0884 to register! You do not have to attend every session however we need enough people interested to run a program
Triple P Discussion: Managing Fighting & Aggression
October 18, 5:30-7:30pm Elim Building
Provides parents and caregivers with strategies and info to help them feel confident in dealing with misbehavior.
Please call 403-334-0884 to register!
Colouring outside the Lines
Tuesdays November 6 - December 4, 6:00-7:00pm Elim Building
An open-ended program that encourages children to explore creating art through self-direction & discovery. Call Yvonne 403-820-5157 -limited spots.
Family Fun at Cottonwood Clay Studio
November 17, 2:00-4:00pm , in the Baadlands Community Facility
Kids can decorate & glaze a bowl! Call 403-820-5157 for more info and to register!
Wednesdays Oct 17th - Nov. 21st, in the Drumheller Library
1:00-2:30pm. Register at 403-820-5157
- Welcomes & we will fill out the “Ages & Stages checklist”. We will also have fun making a clay impression of your baby’s feet.
- Lisa Suave will talk about the Healthy Families program.
- Cindy Law - from Family Literacy, will share about “Early Literacy”
- Children’s Rehabilitation services - Speech
- Maryke Moody, Community Dietitian will be available to answer questions about foods for babies and healthy eating.
Final sessions - Pick up “baby impressions’’ and enjoy a “Potluck snack” Wind-up Party
Please call 403-820-5157 to register.
What is Triple P?
Need details about Triple P, seminars and groups? Ask our parent educator or ask Yvonne!
Parent Link has a series of Triple P Parenting Tip Sheets designed to give parents and caregivers practical advice on positive approaches to parenting, a wide variety of common behavior difficulties and development concerns. Please talk to our parent educator for Tip Sheets on infants, toddlers, preschoolers and general parenting issues.
Ages & Stages Questionnaires
Fill out a free and confidential Ages and Stages Questionnaire and we will contact you with the results. When you fill out the ASQ & ASQ-SE forms, receive a FREE $10 grocery gift card for each child. Click the ASQ Online Tab above to begin.
FREE Service!! Pick up some of our many books and videos on common parenting challenges from our borrowing cupboard in the Stay and Play Room on Tuesdays.
Books are something you can read in the cracks of your life. Set a great example for your child, enjoy some cuddle time, rest your eyes....
Family Coach: Yvonne Markotic
Office: Elim Community Building Main Floor - down the left hallway
245 3 St W, Drumheller (Old Central School)
Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y4
Parent Educator: Margaret Manley
Office: Kneehill Regional FCSS Building
779 2nd Street
Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0
Drumheller and Early Childhood Coalition
The DECD Coalition is sharinge the EDI (Early Development Initiative) results of the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of children from birth to five years old through a survey. Greentree and St. Anthony’s Schools both participated.
Family Fun Presents: The Great Pumpkin Hunt
October 27, 2:00-4:00pm Badlands Community Facility
Hunt for a Pumpkin (1 per family) and then decorate it inside the BCF. MUST register to ensure a pumpkin is hidden for your family - call Kim at 403-823-1369.
Drumheller Family Literacy
Thursdays Baby Rhyme Time
9:00 – 9:30am Drumheller Library
Thursdays Circle Rhyme Time
10:00 – 11:00am Drumheller Library
Come join Laura for fingerplays and rhymes.
Is Healthy Families for you or someone you know?
Would you like support in your home for?
• Child development
• Community Resources
• Referrals to other supports
Program is free and voluntary. Contact through the main office in Olds 1-866-556-4122 or Lisa Sauve (program coordinator) 1-403-586-0665.
For Hanna, Drumheller, Starland County, Kneehill County, Didsbury, Carstairs, Cremona and Mountain View County, Wheatland County, East Rocky View County, Chestermere and surrounding rural areas.
Power of 4 (free)
Do you have a 3 or 4 year old that you want to make sure is ready for school? Are you willing to spend 15 min. a day with your child? The Power of 4 program meets biweekly for 10 weeks, each time you receive a new book with fun, engaging homework activities. For info or to register call Louise at 403–823–8300 Free program, but space is limited.
Children's Rehabilitation Services
2:00–5:00 pm the 2nd Thursday of EVERY month!
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy & Speech/Language
For more info call 1-866-420-7986
No appointments necessary!
Do you have questions or want to learn more about how your child: speaks, moves and/or hears, your child's printing, colouring, cutting, follows directions, feeding, eating solids, picky eating, interacts with others, toiletting or dressing or any other questions of concerns about your preschool or school aged child's development? This is a no presuure opportunity to talk with a specialist. Located at Drumheller Health Centre
Alphasaurus Storytime Fridays 10:00-11:00am at Cenovus Room Drumheller Library Ages 3-5 year olds. Lachie introduces your 3-5 year old to the Library and the alphabet through stories, songs, poems, finger plays, games and crafts!
Friday Afternoon Movies
FREE Friday afternoons, year round 1:30 pm - :30pm
Children's Corner. Drop in for All ages. Sensory-friendly family movies every week at the library! Snacks provided.
Watch Facebook to see what's coming up!
Bricks & Books (playing with LEGO®) Saturdays 1:00- 5:00pm - All ages at the Library
Visit your local library - you'll be surprised by all the worlds that open up to you and your family! Book lending services, computer use, free wireless and many Special Events. All of theirprograms are free, and run on a drop in basis.
For more information, don't hesitate to call:
Drumheller Library 403-823-1371
Morrin Library 403-772-3922
For resources in your area or nearby - click Help from the menu above.