Acme, Carbon, Linden, Three Hills and Trochu

Free Programs for Parents and Caregivers focusing on children 0-6


Check out our NOVEMBER 2019 Calendar!

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Acme Play

Acme United Church
November 5, 10:00-11:30am

Join us for playtime, activities focused on resiliency and family time, craft and snack. We will be reading ‘Ruffled Feathers” to end our program.

My Family Fun - Three Hills

Kneehill FCSS Building
November 8, 10:00-11:30am

Join us for an interactive activity working around family fun! All are welcome to attend. Baby station, craft and snack are all supplied. Please call 403-443-3253 to register.

Kids Have Stress Too!

Kneehill FCSS Building
November 26, 6:00-8:00pm

Learn to recognize what stress looks like in children & learn to help them ease their stress. Please call 403-334-0884 to register.

Trochu Play - MONDAYS

Trochu Play School (East side of the Arena) - **NO PROGRAM November 11**
Mondays, 10:00-11:30am

Have fun with free play, songs, family activities!

Linden Little Explorers - THURSDAYS

Linden Cultural Centre - **NO PROGRAM November 28**

Have fun with playtime, stories, songs, and crafts!

Stay & Play - Three Hills - FRIDAYS

Three Hills Community Hall - **NO PROGRAM November 8 and 29**

Have fun with playtime, stories, songs, and crafts!

What Is Triple P?

Triple P ParentingTriple P is a toolbox of solutions for parents. You choose the strategies you need. You choose the way you want to do it. It's all about making Triple P work for you and your family. Triple P really does work!

Need details about Triple P, seminars and groups? Ask our parent educator or ask Mariah!

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.

**Triple P Group - Three Hills**

Kneehill FCSS Building
November 1, 8, 15, 22, & December, 5:00-7:00pm

Provides strategies and support to help you manage your child's behaviour and prevent problems that make your family life stressful. Dinner and Childcare provided. Please call 403-334-0884 to register.

Ages and Stages checklist

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. Click the Ages and Stages Checklist Online Tab above to begin.

Resource Bookshelf

Pick up some of our many books and videos on common parenting challenges from our borrowing cupboard in the Three Hills Provincial Building - ask Courtney or Mariah for help signing out.

779 2nd Street, Three Hills, AB, T0M 2A0
Open 9:00am-12:00pm - 1:00pm-4:00pm
Mondays to Fridays except for Statutory Holidays.

Kneehill & Morrin Family Coach: Mariah Bates

Mariah Robinson

Office: Kneehill Regional FCSS Building
779 2nd Street
Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0

Call/Text: 403–443–3253

Parent Educator: Margaret Manley

Margaret Manley

Office: Kneehill Regional FCSS Building
779 2nd Street
Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0

Call/Text: 1–403–334–0884

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Drop-in and Talk about parenting challenges!

Parent Link Office | Kneehill FCSS Building

Drop-in too see Mariah Mondays 1:00-3:00pm

Drop-in to see Margaret Fridays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Other Local Programs

Kneehill Community Resource Program (KCRP)

Provides social and emotional support to youth, families and other community members Develops, promotes and coordinates preventative, family and personal wellness sessions for schools and the community.
Contact 403-443-3800 for more information or visit

Kneehill Adult Learning
Kneehill Adult Learning Society (KALS) - 403-443-5556

Is Healthy Families for you or someone you know?

Would you like support in your home for?
• Parenting
• Child development
• Safety
• 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.

Children's Rehabilitation Services

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2:00–5:00 pm 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 pressure opportunity to talk with a specialist.

Local Libraries

Three Hills Library, Carbon Library and Trochu Library

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Did you know that you can boost resiliency and success simply by reading with your child?

Avaliable at your local library. The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your precious one starts kindergarten (repeats count!).
This FREE program is brought to you by 1000 Books Foundation, Golden Prairie Parent LINK your local Library. Talk to a librarian or Angela for more details.

Leapfrogs and Tadpoles (Ages 3-5)
Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 am, September to May
This program is a drop-in Parent and Child program. Children must have a grown-up (such as a parent, grandparent or caregiver) participate with them.

Other Libraries
Acme Library
Linden Library

Kneehill Area Playschools

Acme Playschool Association
Call: Judy Bridges, 403-546-3119

Carbon Playschool - Carbon School
Call: 403-572-3401

Linden Playschool
Call: Carla Beirnes, 403-830-6931

Prairie Christian Academy Playschool
Call: Pat Massey, 403-443-5511

Three Hills Playschool

Torrington-Wimborne Playschool
Call: Alisa Kolenosky, 403-415-5785

Trochu Playschool:
Call: Randi Hogg, 403-391-6639