Acme, Carbon, Linden, Three Hills and Trochu
Free Programs for Parents and Caregivers focusing on children 0-6
October 30, 5:30-7:00pm | Carbon School Gym
Carve a pumpkin, dress up in your costume, and creep your way through our haunted obstacle course! Open to families with children 0-12 years. One pumpkin per family provided. Call 403-443-3253 to register.
Baby on Board!
10:00-11:30am | Kneehill FCSS Building
For those with babies 0-12 months. We will be covering developmental milestones, nutrition, self-care, rhymes, stories, infant massage and many more topics associated with babies 0 -12 months. This program will run for seven weeks. Please contact Mariah at 403-443-3253 to reserve your spot!
(Formerly Crib Talk (AHS) and Grow with Me.
Trochu Play - MONDAYS
Have fun with free play, songs, family activities!
Linden Little Explorers - THURSDAYS
10:00-11:30am | Linden Cultural Centre
Have fun with playtime, stories, songs, and crafts!
Stay & Play - Three Hills - FRIDAYS
10:00-11:30am | Three Hills Community Hall
Have fun with playtime, stories, songs, and crafts!
What Is Triple P?
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 Raising Resilient Children Seminar**
October 16, 5:30-7:30pm | Kneehill FCSS Building
Get the strategies that will help you to encourage resiliency in your children and help them to manage their emotions and deal with them in a healthy way. Registration is required. Please contact Mariah at 403-443-3253.
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.
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
Parent Educator: Margaret Manley
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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 http://www.krfcss.com
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?
• 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.
Children's Rehabilitation Services
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.
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.
Kneehill Area Playschools
Acme Playschool Association
Call: Judy Bridges, 403-546-3119
Carbon Playschool - Carbon School
Call: Carla Beirnes, 403-830-6931
Prairie Christian Academy Playschool
Call: Pat Massey, 403-443-5511
Three Hills Playschool
Call: Alisa Kolenosky, 403-415-5785
Call: Randi Hogg, 403-391-6639