February & March Programming:
Snowball Search (all ages)
Homework Help (for 9 - 13-year-olds)
Join us for a parent-free, fully supervised, in-person homework support programs or children ages 9-13. Children will receive help with any assigned schoolwork, play games to stimulate the brain, and be given opportunities to socialize in a physically-distanced setting!
Online School Support (for children in grades 1 - 4)
Is your child in grade 1-4 and having to isolate due to COVID-19 symptoms or miss school due to illness? The Town of Canmore’s Community Social Development staff are offering free online sessions for your child while they are learning from home. Your child will be supported with assigned schoolwork or engage in activities and games that further their learning.
Babies and Blankets
Come and socialize in a virtual setting with your baby and other Canmore Caregivers. These January sessions will be held on Zoom due to new COVID-19 restrictions.
Join our Social Connections Specialist for 15 minutes of songs, stories, and smiles! This program will be hosted via Zoom.
Playdough Party! (for all ages)
Calling all kids who love playdough! Join us over Zoom for half an hour of squishy fun. This month we will be making snowpeople! Materials are available to Canmore residents for contactless pickup.
Paper Project (for 8 - 14-year-olds)
Transform your space into a jungle! This month's Paper Project will be making paper plants. If you know a 8-14-year-old who would like to learn an easy craft with endless creative possibilities register now for our 30 minute zoom tutorial.
Materials are available to Canmore residents for contactless pickup.
Bundle up your baby and join us for a walk! Spots are limited to comply with physical distancing.
Fridge Turtles (for kids ages 6 - 10)
If you know someone age 6-10 who loves turtles, then we have a craft for you! We will be making turtle fridge magnets over Zoom. Craft kits are available to Canmore residents for contactless pickup.
Build-a-Bot (for children ages 3 - 6)
This fun and simple craft with allow children ages 3-6 to make their own robot over Zoom! Craft kits are available to Canmore residents for contactless pickup.
Free Play, Free Time (for children ages 3 - 5)
The Town of Canmore's Community Social Development staff are offering a parent-free, fully supervised childcare program for children ages 3-5 years. This indoor/outdoor program promotes children's social development, creativity, and curiosity. Children are supervised by childcare professionals in a physically distanced setting.
Play Without Parents
The Town of Canmore's Community Social Development staff are offering a parent-free, fully supervised childcare program for kids ages 6-12 years. This indoor/outdoor program allows children to connect with one another in a physically distanced setting under the supervision of childcare professionals.
Infant Sleep Support
Learn researched-based information on sleep and your infant 0-12 months from a certified sleep consultant. A two-hour information-based presentation is followed by group sessions to further discuss strategies, refine skills and gain insight and support from peers. Participants are encouraged to sign up for all sessions.
Maintaining Strong Sibling Bonds Through Sibling Rivalry (for parents)
This 2-hour virtual parent workshop will offer parents conversation, tools and strategies to navigate the complex journey of sibling rivalry. This workshop is open to parents with children of all ages and has been co-developed by Bow Valley Family Resource Network, Right from the Start and Town of Canmore FCSS.
Raising Responsible Teenagers - Triple P (for parents)
Find out what makes teenagers tick! Through this virtual session you will come away with new ideas to encourage your teenager to make good decisions, be respectful, considerate, reliable and involved in family life.
Individual Support is offered through the Family Resource Network’s Family Support Worker (FSW). The FSW is available to meet with families and caregivers with children ages 0-6 to address child development, parenting challenges and difficult life transitions. This service also provides parenting support, advocacy and/or assistance for families with children ages 7-18 in accessing community resources and ensuring a smooth transition between services.
Child development is happening all the time, even during our current health crisis. We invite you to complete a FREE online Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ and ASQ-Social Emotional) to check-up on your child’s development.These parent-completed evaluation tools assess the development of children 0 - 5 years old in the areas of: communication, gross and fine motor skills, problem solving, personal social skills and social/emotional development.Once completed, a trained professional review’s the completed questionnaire and can meet virtually to offer fun activities to enhance development and/or make referrals, if necessary. If you would like to receive an online ASQ/ASQ-SE please click here.