#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.

0–5 Years

Winter 2021 Programs During COVID-19

Due to the continued provincial restrictions, in-person programs will not go ahead as planned for the month of January. We know the pandemic has been stressful to many and recognize the importance of social connection as a healthy way to cope with stress. We remain hopeful that we will be able to safely offer in-person programs in February, pending any further restrictions by the provincial government. Program start dates for our Winter 2021 session will be adjusted to start in February. These dates will be reflected on each Program page. Any programs currently offered over Zoom will continue with their original January start dates.

A small number of programs will transition over to Zoom. For these programs, you will be contacted individually by the Program Facilitator. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to adapt to health guidelines to protect the health of our participants, staff, and community.

If you need any additional resources during this time, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 780-413-4521. In the meantime, we have already created some online programs, services and support options. Which can be found on each program page, the At-Home Family Fun page, and on our YouTube channel.

 

Baby Sing & Sensory – Zoom

0–12 months | FFRN is thrilled to be able to offer our extremely popular Baby Sing & Sensory with an online and in-person option! The first year of life is the most significant time for your baby’s development. In this program, we explore a variety of different activities to stimulate your baby’s senses and promote early learning for your little one. Join us each week to sing, learn and explore sensory play while you spend quality time bonding with your baby in the comfort of your own home.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
January 18, 2021 - March 1, 2021

 

February 6, 2021 - March 20, 2021

 

Busy Bodies

2–6 years | Is your child full of energy? Bring them to this exciting program where they will practice moving their bodies through fun games and activities with you, to develop their physical literacy.

 

Please note, the January 20 to February 17 option for this program has been cancelled.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
January 20, 2021 - February 17, 2021

 

February 24, 2021 - March 24, 2021

 

Discovery Time

4–6 years | Come out to explore, discover, and create with your child at the different activity centers. There will be a variety of materials and activities that enhance learning and creativity, engage the senses, build skills and most of all, is fun!

 

Please note, the January 22 to February 12 and February 9 to February 23 option for this program have been cancelled due to continued government restrictions.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
February 9, 2021 - February 23, 2021

 

February 17, 2021 - February 24, 2021

 

February 18, 2021 - February 25, 2021

 

January 22, 2021 - February 12, 2021

 

Family Mentorship Program

0–6 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:

 

Let’s Get Artsy!

2–6 years | Do you have a little Picasso, who loved to be creative and express themselves through art? Let’s take them to the next level. The ‘Let’s Get Artsy’ program will allow children to utilize a variety of art mediums to express their inner artist. Each week will include learning about art, exploring a new art medium, creating some individual art pieces. Social distancing will be in place during programming.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
February 4, 2021 - February 18, 2021

 

February 5, 2021 - February 26, 2021

 

March 4, 2021 - March 25, 2021

 

Mad Science

3–6 years | Put on your lab coat and join our “Mad Science” program. Each week we will explore how things work, amazing science, incredible facts and awesome experiments. This program will allow children to explore, learn and discover how science works. Social distancing will be in place during programming.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
February 19, 2021 - February 26, 2021

 

March 2, 2021 - March 23, 2021

 

March 4, 2021 - March 25, 2021

 

March 5, 2021 - March 26, 2021

 

Making Music

3–6 years | Does your child like to make music and dance? If so please join us for this program where children will explore music, dance and even make their own musical instruments each week. Social distancing will be in place during programming.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
March 4, 2021 - March 25, 2021

 

March 5, 2021 - March 26, 2021

 

February 24, 2021 - March 17, 2021

 

Mindful Minis – Zoom

3–6 years | During this program, we explore relaxation, emotions, mindfulness and yoga with children. Learning to be aware of and manage emotions in a way that is fun and meaningful is so important in life for all ages, and is a nice way to spend time connecting with your children.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
February 4, 2021 - March 11, 2021

 

February 5, 2021 - March 5, 2021

 

February 5, 2021 - March 5, 2021

 

Music & Motion

2–6 years | Children love to express themselves through music and movement. This program offers children the opportunity to move freely, express themselves through play & song and support their overall development in fun and engaging ways. Join us for this hour-long session full of songs, dancing, musical instruments, parachute time and other fun games and activities.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
February 26, 2021 - March 26, 2021

 

NEW! – Kids Korner Playtime

0–5 years | If you are looking for a place to play indoors during the cooler weather or just want a change of scenery, come and enjoy some playtime with your children in Kids Korner, our indoor play area. There is no programming at this time so you can just enjoy your time together.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
February 17, 2021

 

February 20, 2021

 

February 24, 2021

 

February 27, 2021

 

March 3, 2021

 

March 10, 2021

 

March 13, 2021

 

March 17, 2021

 

March 24, 2021

 

Once Upon a Time

2–6 years | Storytelling is the art of bringing a story to life whether from a book, as a way of passing on culture and history or from imagination. Join us each week as we share classic children’s stories and bring those stories to life through crafts, activities and art. We will also go on a journey as the children become the storytellers. Let your child’s imagination soar in “Once Upon A Time”.

 

Please note, the January 19 to February 9 and January 22 to February 12 options for this program have been cancelled due to continued government restrictions.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
January 19, 2021 - February 9, 2021

 

January 22, 2021 - February 12, 2021

 

March 2, 2021 - March 23, 2021

 

March 3, 2021 - March 24, 2021

 

Preschool Prep

3–4 years | ABC’s and 123’s, come to join us for this fun, interactive preschool prep program. We will focus on building numeracy and literacy skills through fun songs, games, and activities. Throughout this program, we will learn about letters, numbers, colours, the days of the week and the weather, along with developing other preschool skills. This program requires a parent in attendance.

 

Please note, the January 21 to March 4 option for this program has been cancelled.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
February 3, 2021 - March 10, 2021

 

January 21, 2021 - March 4, 2021

 

February 19, 2021 - March 26, 2021

 

Rhymes That Bind – Zoom Option

0–6 years | Parents will learn songs, fingerplay, and simple movement games with their infants and toddlers as well as discover new ways to bond in a supportive peer environment.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
January 20, 2021 - February 17, 2021

 

February 24, 2021 - March 24, 2021

 

Rhymes, Songs & Story Time – NEW! Drop-in Zoom option

1–3 years | This fun and interactive program includes stories, musical movement, rhymes and creative props to go along with them. Connect with your little ones in this discovery of literacy combined with the arts and movement as your children learn and grow. It is also a fun way to interact with other children and families in a safe way.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
February 8, 2021 - March 22, 2021

 

February 8, 2021 - March 22, 2021

 

February 8, 2021 - March 22, 2021

 

January 19, 2021 - March 23, 2021

 

February 9, 2021 - March 23, 2021