Local and Provincial Resources

Accredited Childcare Services

Acme Day Care Centre – Curiosity Corner

A licensed, accredited centre - Government Subsidy Eligible
Contact: Chris Thomas, 403-546-0028
Address: Box 131, Acme, AB, T0M 0A0
Location: 323 Clark St., Acme, AB
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Email: acmedcare@gmail.com
Website: www.acmedaycare.com

Little Explorers Childcare and Discover Centre (Drumheller)

A licensed and accredited nonprofit, organization. Childcare available for ages 0 months to Grade 6.
Nola Wallace: (403) 856 8111
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday - 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Register by Email or ask for more information. We are happy to help:
info@drumhellerchildcare.com
http://www.drumhellerchildcare.com

Three Hills Child Care Centre and School Age Program

A licensed and accredited nonprofit, organization. Childcare available for ages 0 months to Grade 6.
Phone: 403-443-3740
Location: 701-2 St S.E., Three Hills
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Email: threehillschildcarecentre@live.ca
Website: www.threehillschildcarecentre.com

Time For Tots Family Day Homes

Day Care Center
Address: 307 16 St NW, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1
Phone: (403) 823-8687

In Home Visitation

Drumheller Family Development

The Family Development program offers in home support, parenting education to families who have a need to strengthen their family functioning as well as community referrals and other supports.
201 Centre Street, Box 1179, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0 Phone: 1-403-823-4626

Growing Opportunities (Drumheller & Hanna)

A free Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program that offers services to women and teens who need support during their pregnancy (ie. gestational diabetes or high blood pressure), or women and teens who just have difficulties making ends meet. Some of the services we offer: One to one visits with a nutritionist, support-workers and nurse, education on pre- and post-natal issues, budgeting advice, substance use info. Support for the mother does not end with the birth of the baby. Breastfeeding support, parenting support, car seat and breast pump rentals, food hampers, milk vouchers and vitamins are many of the ways we can help. Call Lisa 403–820–6000

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Healthy Families

Parenting can be rewarding but challenging. Healthy Families offers free professional support and information for families with children 0–6 in the privacy of their home. Call us today to see if this program is right for you.

1(888) 443 3774 (toll free) ask for Lisa Sauve Serving Acme, Carstairs, Carbon, Delia, Didsbury, Drumheller, Hanna, Linden, Morrin, Strathmore, Trochu, Three Hills


Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services

Free Cribtalk classes: Phone your local hospital and ask - often they need to know that parents value the service.

Drumheller Health Unit for Fall and Spring dates 403- 823–6004.

Free Oral Health Care
Preschool Fluoride Varnish Program (0-3yrs of age)
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This program offers free dental screenings and referrals for children aged 0 to 3 as well as fluoride varnish applications for eligible children 12 - 35 months of age. For more information please go to the following web address: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ps-1042857-coh-pub-fvclinics.pdf. In Drumheller, you can call Community Health Services 403–820–6004 and ask to speak to the Dental Hygienist for more information.

Raising Our Healthy Kids – a helfpul video resource for parents
Healthy Eating Starts Here is the main source of nutrition information from AHS. It has a lot of great info, resources and handouts around healthy eating that families would find useful. http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/nutrition/Page12598.aspx

Other Provincial Programs

Central Alberta Child and Family Services Child Intervention Record Checks

Olds District Office Ralph Klein Centre,
Community Learning Campus, Olds College
4500-50 Street Olds, AB T4H 1R6
Phone: 403-507-8035
Fax: 403-507-8080

Drumheller District Office
Box 2289
180 Riverside Drive East Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0
Phone: 403-823-1767
Fax: 403-823-1683

Central Zone – Child Intervention Office
#108, 4920-51 Street Main Floor
Provincial Building Red Deer, AB T4N 6K8
Phone: 403-340-5400 (Main), 403-755-2092 (Intake)
Fax: 403-340-4940
Note: Pick up or drop off forms for a Child Intervention Record Check in Red Deer at this location only. Call 403-340-5400 for more information. Or visit: http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/services-near-you/central-albertachild-and-family-services.html for a list of all locations and for more information.

Canadian Families and Corrections Network

"Building stronger and safer communities by assisting families affected by criminal behavior, incarceration and community reintegration."

http://www.cfcn-rcafd.org/

Playschools - socialization and learning through play

Acme Playschool 1-403-546-3845 acmeplayschool@gmail.com

Bedrock (Drumheller) Playschool 403-823-6391 bedrockplayschool@gmail.com

Carbon Preschool 1-403-573-3401

Kiddies Korner (Hanna) Playschool 306-717-4111 Kiddies Korner Playschool

Linden Playschool 403-830-6931 lindenplayschool@hotmail.com

Prairie Christian Academy Playschool 1-403-443-5511 pat.massey@prairie.edu

Trochu Playschool aged 3 to 5 (potty trained) 1-403-391-6639 trochuplayschool@gmail.com

Three Hills Playschool angie Stewart threehillsplayschool@gmail.com

Torrington/Wimborne Playschool: 1-403-350–6348

Kidsport

 

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KidSport

provides grants to children and youth from low income families so they can participate in organized sport programs. Children and youth up to 18 years of age can receive up to $250 per year (January to December) to help pay for sport registration fees.

Drumheller

For more information about KidSport Drumheller, please contact:
Dave Watson at Greentree School 1-403- 823–6920 or email dwatson@ghsd75.com

Hanna

KidSport Hanna serves the Town of Hanna and Special Areas #2. For more information, contact us:
KidSport Hanna, Box 430, Hanna, AB T0J 1P0
Phone: 1-403-854-4433
Email: hanna@kidsport.ab.ca
Or Family Resource Worker Program, JC Charyk School: 403-854-4874 Hanna Primary School: 403-854-3693

Kneehill

For more information on applications, to volunteer or information on how you can donate:

Kidsport Kneehill
Box 416, Three Hills, Alberta, T0M 2A0

Phone:403-443-3800
Email: Shelley@krfcss.com

Useful Online Resources

Healthy Parenting
Home Study Course

For busy parents so that they can gain important skills and information. Click here to find out more.
If you need additional support as a parent, or wish to meet and discuss our tip sheets or take a small group course with more detail, please call (403)443-3800 or email info@goldenprairieplc.ca and we will be happy to help you.


Visit a virtual Parent LINK Centre (Windows Media Player streaming video, 7 minutes, 40 MB)

Helpful Web Links

Canadian Childcare Federation

Free online resource sheets

Playing with Kids

Parenting Tips to make going back to school easie

A Parent's Guide to Creating a Language Rich Environment.Alberta Parent Link's Talk Box

Building Language Skills for your pre-school child
Practical advice from Alberta Healthlink.

Playing with Kids

Parenting Tips to make going back to school easier

Great Resources to check out

Get Ready to Read Activity Cards

Early Development Index



Over 30 different information sheets to help with common parenting questions
http://imhpromotion.ca/Resources/CPT-ParentingMomentsInfoSheets.aspx

Golden Prairie Parent LINK Centre

Serving families in
Drumheller, Hanna, Starland & Kneehill areas
Box 400, 128 - 3rd Ave. S, Prov. Bldg,
Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0
Office (403) 443-3800

Main Office