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Winter 2015
Programs &
Services
Guide
Cool things are
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EMPOWERING
FAMILIES
10
YEARS OF
CHANGING
LIVES
MILL WOODS FAMILY
RESOURCE CENTRE
EMPOWERING
FAMILIES
10
YEARS OF
CHANGING
LIVES
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
BOOKS FOR BABIES (Registration Required)
LITTLE EXPLORERS (Drop-In)
Learn the importance of reading to your infant. Every family
takes home a free book each week. This program is cofacilitated by the Centre for Family Literacy.
Come and explore the world with us. Children are eager to
explore new things. Through our use of song, activities and art,
you can foster your child’s natural curiosity.
FREE PLAY (Drop-In)
MUSIC & MOTION (Drop-In)
Join us for interactive playtime with your child. This unstructured
drop-in program is a great way to become involved in your
child’s play. Build an increased sense of self, while also
modeling social skills.
Preschoolers love dancing to songs and moving to rhythmic
beats. Dance and movement provides opportunities to develop
motor skills. Relaxation exercises and yoga close this hour-long
session.
OOIE GOOIE (Registration Required)
Come and join us for some fun sensory exploration as we make play dough, slime,
goop and flubber. You will go home with a sample of our creations and the recipe so
that you can recreate the experience again at home.
SING, SIGN, LAUGH, LEARN (Drop-In)
Join us for singing, rhyming and signing. Parents will learn strategies to engage their
children and enhance their communication and development through repetition, visuals
and movement. Offered in partnership with the Edmonton Early Intervention Program
and the Whitemud Public Library. Siblings welcome. Note: this is not a signing course.
STAY & PLAY (Drop-In)
A program that is perfect for parents, caregivers and their active children ages birth
to 6 years. Have fun socializing and playing with toys from our new and improved Toy
Lending Library.
RHYMES, SONGS & STORY TIME (Drop-In)
An interactive group for parents, caregivers and children ages birth to 3. This group
has a structured and repetitive routine which helps children increase their memory and
language skills.
RHYMES THAT BIND (Drop-In)
Parents will learn songs, finger plays and simple movement games with their infants
and toddlers and discover new ways to bond in a supportive peer environment.
Co-facilitated by the Centre for Family Literacy.
FAMILY SUPPORT & PARENT EDUCATION
Coffee Connections (Drop-In)
Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and interact. Bring your children to play while you
meet other parents and chat. We provide the coffee and the toys.
Count to Ten - Anger Management (Registration Required)
An adult education and support group for those wanting to learn effective ways to
deal with anger. Participants develop an awareness of how anger can affect their
life and those they love.
Mondays Jan 26 - Mar 23 (Cancelled Feb 16) 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Knottwood Site
Stress Management (Registration Required)
Do you feel stressed? Do you feel things are out of your control and you don’t
know what to do or where to go? Everyone feels stress. Come and join others who
feel just like you and learn healthy ways to handle stress.
Triple P: 0-12 or TEEN
Managing Motherhood
(Registration Required)
(Registration Required)
The Positive Parenting Program aims to
foster strong parent-child relationships by
empowering parents with tips, tools and
strategies that encourage appropriate
behaviour in their children.
Are you a new parent? Are you feeling
anxious or overwhelmed?
Join us to learn how to manage anxiety
and anger, to improve communication
and develop healthy relationships.
Babies are welcome in the program.
Classes are available for parents with
children ages 0 to 12, or teenagers.
Childcare available based on need.
Childcare for children over one year of
age is provided based on need.
0-12: Wednesdays Jan 28 - Mar 11
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Knottwood Site
** This program is co-facilitated by a Public
Health Nurse at our Knottwood Site. **
Teen: Thursdays Jan 29, Feb 12, 26, & Mar 19
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Kate Chegwin School
Goodbye Mealtime Struggles (Registration Required)
Are you a parent of a child who is 6 months to 5 years old? Do you need ideas to make mealtimes happy times?
Join an introductory discussion with other parents and a Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT) and a Registered Dietician (RD) to
learn more about how your children grow and the development of eating skills. Explore many reasons behind mealtime struggles
and decide which first-step strategies best fit your child and family.
** Suitable for parents of children who do not have complex medical/feeding concerns or extensive feeding intervention.**
Presented in partnership with Alberta Health Services.
Saturday, Jan 24 9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. South West
Goodbye Bedtime Battles (Registration Required)
Bedtimes can be a struggle for your child and family. Come to this introductory workshop to help make bedtimes more peaceful.
The workshop is for parents of children 6 months to 5 years of age.
Join other parents and the Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT) to learn more about the many different factors that influence a
child’s sleep routine, environment and positive sleep-time associations. Discover how to begin and continue healthy sleep habits.
Presented in partnership with Alberta Health Services.
Thursday, Feb 19
9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Encouraging First Steps (Registration Required)
Are you a parent of a child who is learning to walk?
Do you need ideas to encourage your child to move, play and grow?
Join an introductory discussion with other parents and an Alberta Health Services
Pediatric Physiotherapist to learn more about how your child grows and the
development of walking and other skills.
Presented in partnership with Alberta Health Services.
Thursday, Feb 12 9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. South West
Family Yoga (Drop-In)
Family yoga is a class that brings families together and introduces physical exercise,
breathing work, and relaxation techniques. We play games, stretch, breathe and relax.
Recommended for parents and their children ages 3 to 12, but all are welcome to join.
A light healthy snack is provided. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one; we will be
providing some mats for participants, but only a limited number are available.
South West
HOME VISITATION PROGRAMS
*Please see our website for full details and requirements.
MONTHLY HOME VISITATION
A home visitation program to support participants in gaining child development knowledge and skills. Certified Parent Educators
provide parents with practical information, education and support during the first 3 years of a child’s development.
Visits are scheduled monthly based on family’s schedule.
A $50.00 annual program fee is required. Families must live in Mill Woods or the Meadows.
WEEKLY HOME VISITATION
In-home support for first-time parents and families parenting for the first time in Canada. Families may join before baby’s birth or up
to 2 years of age. The home visitation program focuses on the role of the caregiver and how to positively contribute to their child’s
growth and development. Family Enrichment Workers assist in locating community resources while providing information on child
development.
Visits are scheduled weekly based on family need.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES & SERVICES
DEVELOPMENTAL CHECK-UP: AGES & STAGES
ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT
Are you curious to know if your child is developing typically
and meeting milestones? Staff will assist you in completing
the “Ages & Stages” questionnaire and offer tips and
activities to try at home.
Are you trying to navigate through the social service system? Do you
need to know where to turn to help you find the answers to your most
troubling questions?
ONE-ON-ONE TRIPLE P
Discover strategies on how to manage behaviour and
promote your child’s development (up to 4 sessions).
Tailored sessions include DVDs, informative handouts and
discussion with a trained practitioner.
Our One-On-One Support service will connect and support families
and individuals with the resources they need through one-on-one
consultations via drop-in, telephone, email or social media. We will
assist in connecting individuals with other services and/or agencies by
providing supported referrals.
Available at all of our locations Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Call 780-413-4521 to ensure availability.
TOY LENDING LIBRARY
WOMEN’S WORKSHOPS (Registration Required)
The Millbourne Community Site has
updated its Toy Lending Library.
Members can borrow a variety of toys,
dress-up clothes and games geared
towards children ages 0 to 6 years.
Early Childhood Bullying (January 28th): Bullying can start
as young as 3 years old, and can have life-long effects on
children. This workshop teaches how to recognize early
bullying behaviors and what to do about them.
Back to Work (February 24th): Transitioning back to work
after maternity leave can be very hard. This workshop offers
information on how to decide whether to go back, and how
to ease the transition if you do.
Mindfulness and Motherhood (March 17th): Learn how to
be present in the moment as you navigate motherhood.
Mindfulness techniques and practices are shared to
encourage bonding between mother and child.
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Location: South West Site
I AM PARENT CONFERENCE (Registration Required)
Are you a parent or caregiver with children ages birth to 6
years old living in Mill Woods? Join us for a free conference
focusing on parenting in the early years.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Location and time TBD. Watch our website for more details.
mwfrc.org
$5.00 annual membership fee.
Tuesdays 9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays 1:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SPRING BREAK HALF-DAY CAMPS (Registration Required)
March 30 to April 3, 2015
An opportunity for kids ages 5 to 12 years old to make new friends
and learn. 5-year-olds must have completed kindergarten. Children
will participate in a variety of different activities including crafts,
games and winter fun. Children may register for ONE half-day camp
only (mornings or afternoons).
**Registration in January, 2015. Watch our website for more details.**
$25 refundable deposit.
Morning Camp: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon Camp: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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JANUARY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
Coffee Connections
6
WEDNESDAY
7
10 - 11 a.m. Millbourne
THURSDAY
8
Little Explorers
FRIDAY
9
SATURDAY
10
10 - 11 a.m. South West
Stay & Play
10 - 11:30 a.m. Millbourne
Coffee Connections
1 - 3 p.m. South West
Music & Motion
12
10 - 11 a.m. *Pleasantview
Coffee Connections
13
10 - 11 a.m. Millbourne
Little Explorers
14
10 - 11 a.m. Knottwood
Little Explorers
10 - 11 a.m. South West
15
Music & Motion
16
10 - 11 a.m. *MCLC
Rhymes that Bind
Coffee Connections
Coffee Connections
Free Play
10 - 11 a.m. *MWPA
1 - 3 p.m. South West
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Millbourne
10 - 11:30 a.m. South West
Coffee Connections
17
10 - 11:30 a.m. Millbourne
10 - 11 a.m. *Lendrum CH
19
10 - 11 a.m. *GHCC
Stay & Play
Rhymes, Songs & Story ...
Music & Motion
Music & Motion
20
Little Explorers
21
10 - 11 a.m. Knottwood
Little Explorers
10 - 11 a.m. *Pleasantview
10 - 11 a.m. Millbourne
Rhymes, Songs & Story ...
Rhymes, Songs & Story ...
Ooie Gooie
10 - 11 a.m. *MWTC
10 - 11 a.m. *Lendrum CH
10 - 11 a.m. Knottwood
22
10 - 11 a.m. South West
Music & Motion
23 G-Bye Meal Struggles 24
9:45 - 12 p.m. South West
10 - 11 a.m. *MCLC
Music & Motion
10 - 11 a.m. *GHCC
Rhymes that Bind
Coffee Connections
Coffee Connections
Free Play
Stay & Play
10 - 11 a.m. *MWPA
1 - 3 p.m. South West
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Millbourne
10 - 11:30 a.m. South West
10 - 11:30 a.m. Millbourne
Family Yoga
Managing Motherhood
Managing Motherhood
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. *MWTC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Knottwood
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. South West
Music & Motion
26
Coffee Connections
27
Little Explorers
28
10 - 11 a.m. Knottwood
Little Explorers
29
10 - 11 a.m. South West
10 - 11 a.m. Millbourne
Rhymes, Songs & Story ...
Rhymes, Songs & Story ...
Managing Motherhood
10 - 11 a.m. *MWTC
10 - 11 a.m. *Lendrum CH
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. South West
Rhymes that Bind
30
10 - 11:30 a.m. Millbourne
Free Play
10 - 11:30 a.m. South West
1 - 3 p.m. South West
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Millbourne
Stress Management
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. *MWTC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Knottwood
6 - 8 p.m. Knottwood
31
Stay & Play
Coffee Connections
Managing Motherhood
Music & Motion
10 - 11 a.m. *GHCC
Coffee Connections
Family Yoga
10 - 11 a.m. *MWPA
Music & Motion
10 - 11 a.m. *MCLC
10 - 11 a.m. *Pleasantview
FEBRUARY
MONDAY
2
Music & Motion
TUESDAY
Coffee Connections
3
WEDNESDAY
4
Little Explorers
THURSDAY
5
Little Explorers
FRIDAY
6
Music & Motion
10 - 11 a.m. *Pleasantview
10 - 11 a.m. Millbourne
10 - 11 a.m. Knottwood
10 - 11 a.m. South West
Rhymes, Songs & Story ...
Rhymes, Songs & Story ...
Books for Babies
Managing Motherhood
10 - 11 a.m. *MWTC
10 - 11 a.m. *Lendrum CH
10 - 11 a.m. South West
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. South West
Sing, Sign, Laugh, Learn
Rhymes that Bind
Coffee Connections
Coffee Connections
Free Play
10 - 11 a.m. South West
10 - 11 a.m. *MWPA
1 - 3 p.m. South West
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Millbourne
10 - 11:30 a.m. South West
Family Yoga
Managing Motherhood
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. *MWTC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Knottwood
9
Music & Motion
Coffee Connections
10
Little Explorers
11
10 - 11 a.m. *MCLC
Encouraging First Steps12 Music & Motion
13
10 - 11 a.m. Knottwood
9:45 - 12 p.m. South West
Rhymes, Songs & Story ...
Rhymes, Songs & Story ...
Books for Babies
Managing Motherhood
10 - 11 a.m. *MWTC
10 - 11 a.m. *Lendrum CH
10 - 11 a.m. South West
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. South West
Sing, Sign, Laugh, Learn
Rhymes that Bind
Coffee Connections
Coffee Connections
Free Play
10 - 11 a.m. South West
10 - 11 a.m. *MWPA
1 - 3 p.m. South West
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Millbourne
10 - 11:30 a.m. South West
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. *MWTC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Knottwood
10 - 11 a.m. *MCLC
10 - 11 a.m. Knottwood
9:45 - 12 p.m. South West
Free Family Day Dinner
10 - 11 a.m. Millbourne
Rhymes, Songs & Story ...
Books for Babies
Ooie Gooie
10 - 11 a.m. *Lendrum CH
10 - 11 a.m. South West
10 - 11 a.m. Knottwood
Rhymes that Bind
Coffee Connections
Managing Motherhood
Free Play
10 - 11 a.m. *MWPA
1 - 3 p.m. South West
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. South West
10 - 11:30 a.m. South West
Managing Motherhood
Coffee Connections
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Knottwood
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Millbourne
Leefield Community Hall
7910 - 36 Avenue
5 - 7 p.m.
*Registration Required*
Please call 780-413-4521
Music & Motion
23
Coffee Connections
24
Little Explorers
18
25
G-Bye Bedtime Battles
Little Explorers
19
Music & Motion
20
10 - 11 a.m. *MCLC
26
Music & Motion
27
10 - 11 a.m. Knottwood
10 - 11 a.m. South West
Rhymes, Songs & Story ...
Rhymes, Songs & Story ...
Books for Babies
Managing Motherhood
10 - 11 a.m. *MWTC
10 - 11 a.m. *Lendrum CH
10 - 11 a.m. South West
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.South West
Sing, Sign, Laugh, Learn
Rhymes that Bind
Coffee Connections
Coffee Connections
Free Play
10 - 11 a.m. South West
10 - 11 a.m. *MWPA
10 - 11:30 a.m. South West
1 - 3 p.m. South West
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Millbourne
Stress Management
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. *MWTC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Knottwood
6 - 8 p.m. Knottwood
Music & Motion
10 - 11 a.m. *GHCC
21
10 - 11:30 a.m. Millbourne
10 - 11 a.m. Millbourne
Managing Motherhood
14
Stay & Play
10 - 11 a.m. *Pleasantview
Family Yoga
10 - 11 a.m. *GHCC
10 - 11:30 a.m. Millbourne
Coffee Connections
Little Explorers
Music & Motion
Stay & Play
FAMILY DAY 16
17
10 - 11 a.m. *GHCC
10 - 11:30 a.m. Millbourne
10 - 11 a.m. Millbourne
Managing Motherhood
7
Music & Motion
Stay & Play
10 - 11 a.m. *Pleasantview
Family Yoga
SATURDAY
10 - 11 a.m. *MCLC
Music & Motion
10 - 11 a.m. *GHCC
28
Stay & Play
10 - 11:30 a.m. Millbourne
MARCH
MONDAY
Music & Motion
10 - 11 a.m. *Pleasantview
2
TUESDAY
3
Coffee Connections
10 - 11 a.m. Millbourne
WEDNESDAY
4
Little Explorers
10 - 11 a.m. Knottwood
THURSDAY
5
Little Explorers
10 - 11 a.m. South West
FRIDAY
6
Music & Motion
10 - 11 a.m. *MCLC
SATURDAY
Music & Motion
10 - 11 a.m. *GHCC
7
Rhymes, Songs & Story ... Rhymes, Songs & Story ...
Managing Motherhood
Books for Babies
Stay & Play
10 - 11 a.m. *MWTC
10 - 11 a.m. *Lendrum CH
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. South West
10 - 11 a.m. Millbourne
10 - 11:30 a.m. Millbourne
Sing, Sign, Laugh, Learn
Rhymes that Bind
Coffee Connections
Coffee Connections
Free Play
10 - 11 a.m. South West
10 - 11 a.m. *MWPA
1 - 3 p.m. South West
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Millbourne
10 - 11:30 a.m. South West
Family Yoga
Managing Motherhood
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. *MWTC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Knottwood
Music & Motion
10 - 11 a.m. *Pleasantview
9
Coffee Connections
10 - 11 a.m. Millbourne
10
Little Explorers
10 - 11 a.m. Knottwood
11
Little Explorers
10 - 11 a.m. South West
12
Music & Motion
10 - 11 a.m. *MCLC
13
Music & Motion
10 - 11 a.m. *GHCC
14
Rhymes, Songs & Story ... Rhymes, Songs & Story ...
Managing Motherhood
Books for Babies
Stay & Play
10 - 11 a.m. *MWTC
10 - 11 a.m. *Lendrum CH
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. South West
10 - 11 a.m. Millbourne
10 - 11:30 a.m. Millbourne
Sing, Sign, Laugh, Learn
Rhymes that Bind
Coffee Connections
Coffee Connections
Free Play
10 - 11 a.m. South West
10 - 11 a.m. *MWPA
1 - 3 p.m. South West
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Millbourne
10 - 11:30 a.m. South West
Family Yoga
Managing Motherhood
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. *MWTC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Knottwood
Music & Motion
16
10 - 11 a.m. *Pleasantview
Coffee Connections
10 - 11 a.m. Millbourne
17
Little Explorers
10 - 11 a.m. Knottwood
18
Little Explorers
10 - 11 a.m. South West
19
Music & Motion
10 - 11 a.m. *MCLC
21
20
Rhymes, Songs & Story ...
Ooie Gooie
Books for Babies
Stay & Play
10 - 11 a.m. *MWTC
10 - 11 a.m. Knottwood
10 - 11 a.m. Millbourne
10 - 11:30 a.m. Millbourne
I AM PARENT
CONFERENCE
Sing, Sign, Laugh, Learn
Rhymes that Bind
Coffee Connections
Coffee Connections
Free Play
10 - 11 a.m. South West
10 - 11 a.m. *MWPA
1 - 3 p.m. South West
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Millbourne
10 - 11:30 a.m. South West
Family Yoga
Managing Motherhood
Managing Motherhood
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. *MWTC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Knottwood
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. South West
23
Coffee Connections
24
10 - 11 a.m. Millbourne
Little Explorers
25
Time & Location TBD
26
27
28
10 - 11 a.m. Knottwood
Rhymes, Songs & Story ...
Managing Motherhood
Books for Babies
Stay & Play
10 - 11 a.m. *MWTC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. South West
10 - 11 a.m. Millbourne
10 - 11:30 a.m. Millbourne
Coffee Connections
Coffee Connections
Free Play
1 - 3 p.m. South West
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Millbourne
10 - 11:30 a.m. South West
Family Yoga
Managing Motherhood
Stress Management
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. *MWTC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Knottwood
6 - 8 p.m. Knottwood
Please note that this calendar is not inclusive of all of our programming. Please ensure that you visit our website and the
rest of this brochure for more information about all of our programs and services.
Registration for programming begins December 3, 2014.
OUR LOCATIONS
Millhurst
Knottwood
5704-19A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T6L 1L8
1733 Mill Woods Road
Edmonton, Alberta
T6K 3L9
Millbourne
South West
3756-78 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T6K 1R7
25 Fairway Drive
Edmonton, Alberta
T6J 2S6
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING LOCATIONS
Grandview Heights
Community
Centre
(*GHCC)
12603-63 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Lendrum
Community
Hall
(*Lendrum CH)
11335-57 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Millbourne
Community
Life Centre
(*MCLC)
2101 Millbourne Road West
Edmonton, Alberta
Mill Woods
Pentecostal
Assembly
(*MWPA)
2225-66 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
Mill Woods
Town
Centre
(*MWTC)
Mill Creek Room
Edmonton, Alberta
Pleasantview
Community
League
(*Pleasantview)
10860-57 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
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