Who We Are
Family Services of Central Alberta has been serving the community since 1971. We believe in offering supportive, preventative, and early intervention services that enable parents and caregivers to offer their children the support they need to succeed.
Programs are offered for parents and children of all ages, from prenatal to youth. Some programs are drop-in, some require the parent to register beforehand. With nearly 50 programs to choose from, all parents can find a class that fits their schedule and addresses their specific needs.
CPNP Building Incredible Babies Program (BIB): Workers visit expectant mothers in their homes and provide parenting information, life skills coach, and financial literacy advice. If needed, resources such as food coupons are provided. At monthly meetings, mothers can ask questions and address concerns about breastfeeding and any other relevant topic.
Building Incredible Babies Education Support Group: This outreach service and education support group meets twice per month. Transportation, childcare, and a healthy snack are provided. Topics such as prenatal nutrition, dental health, making baby foods, breastfeeding, cooking, and healthy lifestyles are covered. This group also works to build a community of new moms, breaking isolation and combatting loneliness.
Prenatal Classes for Teens: This all-day class is offered four times per year. It aims to prepare young moms for pregnancy, birth, and feeding and caring for a newborn. Lunch and snacks are provided.
Basic English and Play: This program connects women from different cultural backgrounds, offering opportunities to practice English and learn more about Canadian practices, nutrition, parenting and more. Childcare is provided in the child Development room.
Babies Day Out: Build community and help your baby develop a sense of themselves and their place in the world at our monthly play day. From 9:30am-11:00am, parents and babies 0-24 months can read books, play simple games, and enjoy other interactive toys and activities. This program welcomes drop-ins.
Come Play with Me: This weekly, drop-in playground is for children ages 0-5. Interactive play, crafts, and a variety of activities encourage community building.
Common Sense Parenting: For parents that want to learn more about caring for children ages 0-6 years old. Transportation and childcare is provided to participants.
My Daddy and Me: Weekly play time for dads and their children. From 6:00pm-7:30pm, the play space offers snacks, age-appropriate activities, storytelling time, and support and resources from early years professionals.
Parkland Play and Learn: Enjoy interactive playtime and crafts as you connect with other families. Information, referrals and resources are available to caregivers as their child participates in activities.
Under Six Club: A drop-in play program that welcomes children ages 0-6 years old. Parents have a chance to interact with their child in an indoor space using large motor toys.
Park Passport: The FSCA staff meets once a week in a new park in different areas of the city. It’s a great way to connect with other families and explore your home.
Adventures in Books: This drop-in reading program takes place at the public library and encourages building community and early literacy.
Ages and Stages Check-Up: A service that encourages monitoring child development. Parents are provided with questionnaires that cover physical and emotional development and given resources to address any red flags.
Healthy Families Program: Home-based family support and coaching that supports first-time parents and helps them create stable, nurturing environments.
Infant/Preschool Wellness Program: A home visitation program designed to support and provide information to families with children ages 0-6 years who are experiencing parenting challenges. Outreach workers provide information on child development, discipline, play, and more.
Active Parenting First Five Years: A three-week session designed for parents and caregivers with children ages 0 -5 years. It addresses discipline, communication, developmental stages and more.
Mindful Connections: New moms suffering from postpartum anxiety or depression are invited to connect with other women journeying through the changes childbirth brings. The support group will cover awareness, self care, blues vs depression, nutrition, and physical wellness.
Goodbye Mealtime Struggles: Meet with a pediatric Occupational Therapist and Registered Dietitian to discuss how children grow and develop eating skills, mealtime struggles, and the importance of setting consistent routine.
Triple P Parenting: These workshops will help parents navigate their way through parenthood and all of its challenges. This is a three-week session looking at the five core principle of Positive Parenting, how parents can use these principles to teach their children important values and skills and offers suggestions on helping children learn healthy coping skills. The workshops are for parents parenting children 0-12.
Movin’ & Grovin’ Family Fun: Once a month, families are invited to come have fun together. Activities vary each session.