Family Literacy and Learning

 

Rhyming Tots

This free drop in program is for parents or caregivers with children ages 0-5 years. Oral language fun with rhymes, songs, stories and snacks. Transportation within Wetaskiwin is available upon request.

Tuesdays from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at The Early Education and Family Wellness Centre, and 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm at Parent Link. Call us for more details at 780-352-7257.

Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:30 & 1:30 – 2:30
Jan 8 – May 29

Books for Babies

This program helps put books into homes as early as possible by giving a book bag to infants at their four month immunization. Baby receives their first library card along with two board books. Information about the importance of early literacy along with strategies for you to help your child in the early years is also included.

Program Sponsors: City of Wetaskiwin FCSS & County of Wetaskiwin FCSS

Community Outreach

We believe community outreach is valuable and we are happy to provide resources and programs around Wetaskiwin with community partners including:

  • Early Learning & Childcare Centre
  • Evolution Day Homes
  • Wetaskiwin Health Unit Well Baby Clinics

Community Outreach/ Day Home Visits

The Rhyming Tots program goes on the road! In partnership with licensed day homes, children in the care of day homes receive a modified version of our regular Rhyming Tots program. This ensures their ability to participate in fun, literacy oriented programming while in the care of their day home provider.

Family Programs

Rainbows

Rainbows is an international non-profit organization that fosters emotional healing among children grieving a loss from a life altering crisis.

Through interactive games, lessons and activities led by trained facilitators, the Rainbows program helps walk children through the difficult phases of grief by:

  • Builds confidence and self esteem
  • Helping prevent destructive behaviors
  • Helping children grieve and grow after loss

We provide the following program levels:

  • Sunbeams (pre-school age 3-5)
  • Rainbows (ages 6-13)
  • Prism (parents of children in the program)

To register your child or to inquire about this program, contact our office @ 780-352-7257

Roots of Empathy

  • Helps to raise social and emotional competence in children
  • Increases empathy

This partnership with Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools is currently running in the grade 3 class at Griffiths-Scott School in Millet, as well as the grade 3 and grade 3/4 classes at Norwood School in Wetaskiwin for the 2018-19 school year.

Speak Safe for Pre-Schoolers

  • A preventative learning program about personal safety for children
  • Conveys a powerful message to children about their right to grow up abuse free

Contact our office @ 780-352-7257 for more information.

Join A Program

Join A Program - Literacy

There is no cost to attend family literacy programs.

780-352-7257

Please phone us to find out more.

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Hours

Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm
from September until July

Address

5010 - 50 Avenue,
Wetaskiwin, ABĀ  T9A 2E9