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* Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at:
KARA
6717 132 Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta
Phone: 780-478-5396
Email: info@kara-frc.ca

* KARA is closed on all Statutory Holidays.

* KARA does not sign up participants for our programs that require registration until 4 weeks prior to program start date.

* To register for one of our Registered Programs you will need to call Eri at 780-478-5396 ext. 225 to find out what program is right for you.

Programs

Drop-In Programs - for parents with children 0-6 years

Kids Night Out
Playtime Drop-In
Creative Play & More
Grow With Me
Drop-In Fun
Who Let The Dads Out?

Registered Programs

Books For Babies
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen
Nobody's Perfect
Parenting in Two Cultures
Positive Discipline
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Discussion Group
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Seminars

Family Support

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) One on One
Health For Two
Connecting Parents Program
Ages and Stages Developmental Questionnaires (Developmental Screening for Children)
Social Emotional Ages and Stages Questionnaires
Multi-Cultural Connections Initiative

Information, Resources and Services

Tips for Tots
Workshops
Childcare Provider Information
Referrals



Drop-In Programs


Kids Night Out

Description:

    This parent-child interaction based program is a fun, energetic getaway from everyday routines for families. It promotes the healthy development of your child while you spend quality time together as a family. Join us for an evening of fun and family time. Light supper of soup and bun provided. Older siblings are welcome.

    Mondays until June 20, 2016 from 6 to 8pm.

Playtime Drop-In

Description:

    Kids explore a variety of play activity centers. Parents watch their child(ren) play or join in the activity while visiting with each other. The morning finishes with a circle time of songs and stories. A snack is provided.

    Tuesdays until June 21, 2016 from 9:30 to 11am at
    KARA-Too, #108, 5606 134A Ave.

Creative Play & More

Description:

    This drop-in playgroup is for young children and their parents, caregivers. The focus is on supporting your child’s learning through play. Each week includes some sensory play activities that encourage children to use their five senses and movement to explore and discover. These “hands on” activities help children develop their math, science, and language concepts in ways that are fun and developmentally appropriate. This playgroup welcomes children with special needs. A snack is provided.

    Thursdays until June 23, 2016 from 9:30 to 11am.

Grow With Me

Description:

    This is a program for parents, caregivers and babies under 12 months. This weekly drop in program helps parents interact with their babies in ways that promote bonding, communication and development of their body and brain. The session will include parent baby play activities, parent discussion of topics and resources, and a time to connect with other parents. A snack will be provided.

    Wednesdays until June 22, 2016 from 9:30 to 11am at
    KARA-Too, #108, 5606 134A Ave.

Drop-In Fun


Poster PDF

Description:

    This group is for families of young children, to come together to learn, interact, and connect with other families in the community. We will explore topics and share relevant resources according to your family’s specific needs and interests. There will be fun crafts, songs, music, stories and other special activities each week. A snack will be provided.

    Thursdays June 23 from 9:30-11am at
    Dunluce Community Centre #9, 11930 162 Avenue.

Who Let The Dads Out?

Description:

    This program is for all Dads, Granddads, Uncles, or other significant males. No Moms allowed!

    • Join us for our NEW drop in program each month.
    • Have tons of fun and play with your kids (0 to 6 years).
    • Share some pizza, root beer, juice and do “guy stuff”.
    • Older siblings welcome to join in the fun.
    Saturday, March 19, April 23, May 28, 2016 from 11am to 2pm at
    KARA-Too, #108, 5606 134A Ave.


Registered Programs


Books For Babies


Poster PDF

Description:

    This program is for parents and babies (under 12 months). You will learn about what, when and why we read to babies. This four session program involves exploring books, having fun playing together and connecting with other parents. Each family receives free books, a book bag, and helpful information to take home.
    Mondays, June 6 to June 27, 2016 from 1 to 3pm at the
    North Edmonton Christian Fellowship Church, 9004 153 Ave.


How To Talk So Kids Will Listen


Poster PDF

Description:

    Do you want to get your child(ren) to cooperate?
    Come learn and practice some great communication and discipline techniques. These skills can help you guide your child’s behavior in ways that leave both you and your child feeling good, as well as build your child’s independence and self-esteem. This program is perfect for parents with children 3 years and up.

    Saturdays, May 14 to June 25, 2016 from 9:30 to 11:30am at
    Dunluce Community Centre, #9 11930 162 Ave.


Nobody's Perfect

Description:

    This is a parenting group that discusses the basics of parenting a young child (birth - 3 years). Great for first time Parents!
    Topics include:

    • looking after yourself as a parent,
    • keeping children safge and healthy,
    • helping children to learn and develop,
    • encouraging positive behaviour.
    Thursdays, May 5 to June 16 from 6 to 8pm at Beverly Daycare, 11809 48 Street
    Parents need to call Seta at 780-477-1151 to arrange childcare.


Parenting in Two Cultures


Poster PDF

Description:

    This is a group for parents of children (0 - 6 years) who are new to Canada. Participants with limited English are welcome. Parents and children attend together. This group includes time for parent-child activities. Parents also spend time discussing what it is like to raise children in the countries that they have come from and in Canada. The group leader shares information about the positive parenting strategies that are used in Canada. Parents also support each other as they seek to find a way to parent in Canada without losing the traditions and culture that they value. A children's program is provided during the parent group time. A lunch is provided.

    Thursdays, May 5 to July 14 from 12:30 to 3:30pm at
    KARA-Too, #108, 5606 134A Ave.

Positive Discipline

Description:

    Parents and caregivers of young children will learn how to provide structure and guidance for their children within a warm and caring relationship. This program can also support positive changes where there may be relationship and behaviour challenges.
    Parents learn how to:

    • Set goals
    • Create a positive home climate
    • Understand how children think and feel
    • Problem-solve what to do in challenging situations

    Tuesdays, May 3 to June 28, from 9 to 11am at
    Dunluce Community Centre, #9 11930 162 Ave.

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Discussion Group

Description:

    These Discussion Groups are for parents with specific concerns about their child's behaviour (ages 3 - 12). Each Group is a two hour session. Parents will gain greater confidence in using a number of strategies for these common parenting problems. Come to one or all four sessions:

    • May 10: Dealing with Disobedience
    • May 17: Managing Fighting and Aggression
    • May 24: Developing Good Bedtime Routines
    • May 31: Hassle Free Shopping
    Tuesdays, from 6 to 8pm at KARA-Too, #108, 5606 134A Ave.

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Seminars

Description:

    Parenting is not an easy job!
    These information sessions offer you suggestions and ideas to make parenting just a bit easier. There will be a brief question period following the presentations. Come to one or all three seminars:

    • June 14: The Power of Positive Parenting
    • June 21: Raising Confident, Competent Children
    • June 28: Raising Resilient Children
    Tuesdays, from 6 to 8pm at KARA


Family Support


Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) One on One

Description:

    Certified facilitators meet one on one with parents who would like help dealing with a specific concern they may have about their child’s behaviour. During these meetings, the facilitator takes the parents through the steps needed to create their very own parenting plan. (There are usually 3 to 4 meetings).
Call 780-478-5396 ext. 225 to make an appointment.


Health For Two

Description:

    This program for expectant mothers offers prenatal information, nutritional supplements (such as milk coupons and prenatal vitamins), and support during your pregnancy plus two months following the birth of your baby.
Call 780-478-5396 ext. 225 to make an appointment.


Connecting Parents Program

Description:

    This program is for families who live north of 153rd Avenue, east of 142nd Street and west of Manning Freeway. The goal of Connecting Parents is to connect parents to:

    • one another
    • resources in their community
    • service providers, businesses and others who work with families
    • other programs offered by KARA
    To find out what is offered in your neighbourhood OR to make a suggestion on what is needed in your community, please call Janice at 780-478-5396 or email her at janice@kara-frc.ca


ASQ - Ages and Stages Developmental Questionnaires

(Developmental Screening for Children)


    The ASQ is a parent completed questionnaire that screens 5 key categories - communication, problem solving, fine motor, gross motor, and social. The ASQ is a tool that will give parents and caregivers new ideas to support their child’s healthy development. ASQ’s are designed to screen children 2 months to 5 years.
Call 780-478-5396 ext. 225 for more information or to make an appointment.


Social Emotional Ages and Stages Questionnaires


    The Social Emotional ASQ is a parent completed questionnaire that asks simple questions about a child’s behaviour and social interactions. It is another tool to help parents better understand their child.
Call 780-478-5396 ext. 225 for more information or to make an appointment.



Additional Information, Resources and Services


Tips for Tots

Having difficulties with your child’s behaviour? Come talk to one of our program staff regarding the parenting struggle you may be experiencing. Our staff will share their knowledge with you and go over a helpful “Tip Sheet” from Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) to help you manage your child’s misbehaviour. For tips or to find out more
about Triple P click here:
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Workshops

KARA offers one day workshops on a variety of topics in various locations in north Edmonton.
Topics may include:

  • Mealtime Struggles
  • Enhancing Self Esteem
  • Positive Discipline
  • Building Communication Skills
Check our home page or call us at 780-478-5396 for more information on upcoming workshops and their locations.

Childcare Provider Information

The Government of Alberta Children & Family Services offers Albertans an informative website which helps parents to find information on how to contact the licensed daycare centers and/or day home providers in their area.
Call KARA at 780-478-5396 for more info.
Note: This service does not register private childcare providers.


Referrals

Do you have questions about what resources are available in your community? Our staff can help you find information or a referral to the right programs or services for you.

You can also call (211) in Edmonton for a program operated by The Support Network. 211 Edmonton provides a live link between essential community services and the people who need assistance.

Another option is www.InformAlberta.ca which is a province-wide database of available resources.

For information on Aboriginal cultural ceremonies or programming contact Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society 780-481-3451 or Ben Calf Robe Society 780-477-6648.