#101, 4341 Savaryn Drive SW Edmonton, Alberta, T6X 2E8 780.413.4521 info@familyfutures.ca

Early Childhood Development

Family Futures Resource Network provides excellent early childhood programs and services, both registered and online. These programs offer parents and caregivers opportunities and experiences to support their children in their social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth and development. These programs also provide a natural environment for families to build social connections and increase protective factors for children.

Birth–5 Years

If you need any additional resources, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 780-413-4521. We have created some online programs, services and support options. These are on each program page, the At-Home Family Fun page, and our YouTube channel.

 

Baby and Toddler Playtime

Birth–3 years | Bring your toddlers to an engaging and safe play space. Play experiences will be set up for you and your child to explore at your own pace. This is an unstructured play time with a focus on providing an opportunity for you to spend time with your child and meet other parents.

Registration:
Drop-In

Dates:
April 11, 2024 - June 13, 2024

 

July 17, 2024 - August 7, 2024

 

Baby Sing & Sensory

Birth–1 year | The first year of life is the most significant time for your baby’s development. In this program, a variety of different activities are explored to stimulate your baby’s senses and promote early learning such as singing songs, reviewing different types of sensory play, introducing baby sign language and discussing developmental milestones. Enjoy quality time bonding with your baby while connecting with other caregivers. Please bring a blanket to place your baby on during the program.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
May 13, 2024 - June 17, 2024

 

July 11, 2024 - August 15, 2024

 

Books for Babies

For children ages: Birth–1 year | $40 program fee. | Learn how reading to your infant helps to promote early language skill development and enhance parent child connection. Please bring a blanket to place your baby on during the program. Due to high demand, families may only register in this program one time.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
July 8, 2024 - July 29, 2024

 

July 17, 2024 - August 7, 2024

 

Busy Bodies

2–5 years | Is your child full of energy? Bring them to this active program where they will develop physical literacy through games, music and activities such as dancing, and parachute time. Come join in the fun and meet other families!

Registration:
Drop-In

Dates:
April 12, 2024 - June 14, 2024

 

Discovery Time

4–6 years | Come and explore, discover, and create new things with your child. Activity centers are designed to enhance learning and creativity, engage the senses, build skills and most of all, are fun. Drop in at any time or join in for the whole time.

Registration:
Drop-In

Dates:
July 9, 2024 - July 30, 2024

 

Family Mentorship Program

Birth–6 years | Would you like extra one-on-one support for your child? Our Family Mentorship Program provides in-home parenting education and family support services to expectant parents and those with children from newborn to the age of six. Trained Family Mentors provide families with information and support that helps them improve their parenting skills to provide a safe nurturing environment for their children. Family Mentors encourage a parent-led experience while providing recommendations based on leading practices.

Registration:
Phone

Dates:

 

Kindergarten Readiness Camp

For children ages: 4–5 years  | Family Futures Resource Network is eager to announce this new opportunity. For the first time, Kindergarten Readiness Camp is available this summer for 4 and 5 year olds. In this fun, interactive camp the focus is on building social-emotional skills along with numeracy and literacy skills using fun songs, games, and activities. Children will begin to prepare for Kindergarten while learning about communication, problem solving, letters, numbers, colours, days of the week and so much more. Your child will spend their time exploring a variety of play centers including arts and crafts, imaginative play, stories, song and dance, outside time and more!

$180/week per child | Parental Consent Forms Required

Registration:
Online

Dates:
July 8, 2024 - July 12, 2024

 

Let’s Get Artsy!

For children ages: 2–6 years | Do you have a little Picasso who loves to be creative and express themselves through art? This program provides an opportunity for children to engage in a variety of art activities express their inner artist and create their own works of art.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
July 18, 2024 - August 8, 2024

 

Let’s Have a Playdate

For children ages: 2–6 years | Playdates are fun and a great way to learn! This ‘loose parts’ interactive session provides a great opportunity to meet other caregivers and their children. This program is designed to help your child develop their creativity, exploration, and social skills while supporting their development through play. Please bring a nut-free snack for your child.

Registration:
Drop-In

Dates:
July 16, 2024 - August 6, 2024

 

Making Music

For children ages 3-6 years | In this program children will explore a variety of different forms of music, express themselves through dance, and even make their own musical instrument each week.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
July 16, 2024 - August 6, 2024

 

Mindful Minis

3–6 years | During this program we explore relaxation, calming, emotions, and mindfulness, for children. Learn to be aware of and manage emotions in a way that is fun and meaningful. It is also a very nice way to spend time connecting with your child. NEW! Weather permitting, part of this program will take place outdoors to help improve overall health and wellbeing and connect with nature in the community. Please arrive dressed for the weather.

Registration:
Drop-In

Dates:
May 9, 2024 - June 13, 2024

 

July 3, 2024 - July 24, 2024

 

Ooie Gooie!

2–6 years | Join in the fun of messy play and sensory exploration and leave the mess with us! Plus, take home a sample of your creations and the recipe so that you can recreate the experience again at home.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
July 5, 2024 - July 26, 2024

 

August 2, 2024 - August 23, 2024

 

Outdoor Busy Bodies

2–5 years | Summer is a great time to be outside! You and your child will enjoy this exciting outdoor program where they will practice moving their bodies through fun games and activities to develop their physical literacy.  Programs will run as scheduled unless there is extreme weather conditions.

Registration:
Drop-In

Dates:
July 2, 2024 - August 20, 2024

 

July 4, 2024 - August 22, 2024

 

Playgroup and Coffee

Birth–6 years | Family Futures Resource Network is offering this group in partnership with the Dayspring Presbyterian Church. Parents, caregivers and children come together to meet, learn, socialize, and have fun. Coffee will be provided. Please bring beverages and nut free snacks for your children.

Registration:
Drop-In

Dates:
April 12, 2024 - June 14, 2024

 

July 5, 2024 - August 23, 2024

 

Rhymes, Songs & Story Time

Birth–3 years | This fun and interactive program includes stories, musical movement, rhymes and creative props. Connect with your little one in this literacy, arts and movement program with time set aside to interact with other children and families.

Registration:
Drop-In

Dates:
April 10, 2024 - June 12, 2024

 

July 31, 2024 - August 21, 2024

 

Whacky Science

3–6 years | Put on your lab coat and join in on the fun. Each week children will explore, learn and discover how science works and perform some awesome experiments.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
July 17, 2024 - August 7, 2024

 

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