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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
Rhymes That Bind
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen
Literacy And Parenting Skills / L.A.P.S.
COPEing With Toddler Behaviour
Caring Families
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Group
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Seminars

Family Support

Collective Kitchen
Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) One on One
Connecting Parents Program
Health For Two
Ages and Stages Developmental Questionnaires (Developmental Screening for Children)
Social Emotional Ages and Stages Questionnaires

Information, Resources and Services

Tips for Tots
Workshops
Childcare Provider Information
Referrals



Drop-In Programs


Kids Night Out


Poster PDF

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, January 11 to April 25, 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, January 12 to April 26, 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, January 14 to April 28, 2016 from 9:30 to 11am.

Grow With Me


Poster PDF

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, January 13 to April 27, 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, until December 10, 2015 from 9:30-11am at
    Dunluce Community Centre #9, 11930 162 Avenue.

Who Let The Dads Out?

Description:

    Calling all Dads!
    Hang out with other dads and have fun. Have a snack and then go do guy things with your kids.
    Older siblings welcome.

    Saturday January 23, February 27, March 19 and April 23, 2016 from 11am to 2pm at
    KARA-Too, #108, 5606 134A Ave.

Registered Programs


Books For Babies

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.


  • Wednesdays, February 3 to February 24, 2016 from 9:30-11am
  • Tuesdays, April 5 to April 26, 2016 from 9:30 to 11am
both sessions will be held at
KARA-Too, #108, 5606 134A Ave.


Rhymes That Bind


Poster PDF

Description:
This is a program for parents and young children (0 to 6 years) to interact using rhymes, songs, and simple movement games. This drop in program runs once a week for ten weeks. Participants will learn rhymes to help with daily routines and ways to support their child’s language development. A snack will be provided.

Tuesdays, January 26 to March 29, 2016 from 9:30 to 11am at
Dunluce Community Centre #9, 11930 162 Avenue.


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.

Tuesdays, January 26 to March 8, 2016 from 6 to 8pm at
Beverly Daycare, 11809 48 Street.
Parents need to call Seta at 780-477-1151 to arrange childcare


Literacy And Parenting Skills (LAPS)


Poster PDF

Description:
This 13 week program is for parents of young children who want to develop their language and literacy skills while discussing parenting topics. These topics may include child growth and development, building self-esteem, listening skills, positive discipline, dealing with conflict and problem solving. LAPS supports parents in becoming positive literacy role models for their children by enhancing their own skills and interest in reading and writing. Light lunch of soup and bun provided.

Thursdays, January 28 to April 21, 2016 from 12:30 to 3:30pm at
KARA-Too, #108, 5606 134A Ave.


COPEing With Toddler Behaviour

Description:
Parents of toddlers (12 to 36 months) will explore how: their parenting style; their relationship with their child; and, their child’s personality can all shape their toddlers behaviour. Parents will also explore ideas to prevent challenging situations from happening and ways to respond to challenging toddler behaviours. Group members will view videos of common parenting challenges then spend time having problem solving discussions and doing skill building exercises together. Please note: parents are expected to complete homework tasks that give them a chance to practice what they are learning.

Thursdays, January 18 to April 14, 2016 from 6 to 8pm at
Fulton Daycare, 5910 103 Avenue


Caring Families

Description:
Parenting is rewarding but challenging. Caring Families is a family development program designed to assist families in building on the strengths they already have as well as learning new skills. This is a parent/child interaction program so parents must attend with their child(ren) (birth to 6 years). Parents spend part of the day bonding with their child while participating together in a variety of early learning activities. Parents then participate in a group while staff care for their children. There will be time for one on one meetings with staff to discuss any parenting concerns, borrow various resources and visit with other parents.
This is a 12 week program, 2 full days per week. Breakfast and lunch is provided as well as a snack for the children.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, February 9 to April 27, 2016 from 9am to 3pm


Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Group


Poster PDF

Description:
Join this group of parents of children (3 to 12 years) who want to learn more about positive ways to raise children. Parents learn to encourage positive behavior and problem solve solutions to deal with children’s misbehavior. Participants meet as a group for 9 weeks then end with a recognition of each other’s learning and successes. Please note: participants are expected to complete “homework” tasks that give them a chance to practice what they are learning.
Wednesdays, February 24 to April 20 from 6 to 8pm at
Beverly Daycare, 11809 48 Street
Parents need to call Seta at 780-477-1151 to arrange childcare.


Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Seminars


Poster PDF

Description:
Parenting is not an easy job.
This information session offers you suggestions and ideas to make parenting just a bit easier! There will be a brief question period following the presentation.
Come to one or all three seminars:

  • Jan 28: The Power of Positive Parenting
  • Feb 4: Raising Confident, Competent Children
  • Feb 11: Raising Resilient Children
Thursdays, from 6 to 8pm at
KARA-Too, #108, 5606 134A Ave.


Family Support


Collective Kitchen

Registration required!
Poster PDF

Description:

  • This three week program is facilitated by our Director of Food Services. The first morning will be an orientation and menu planning session. For the next five sessions you will cook in a group setting and learn how to prepare nutritious food. You will receive a certificate at the end of the program.
  • Cost $10 per family.
Fridays, February 12 to March 18 from 9am to Noon. Call Connie at 780-478-5396 ext.236 to register.


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.


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


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.


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.

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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.