Home visitation has been a pillar of service for Family Futures Resource Network since the early years of the agency. This service supports parents and children 0-6 years utilizing the Parents As Teachers evidence based curriculum. The Parents As Teachers curriculum is developed from many years of research on the effective methods of home visitation and early childhood development research. This evidence based curriculum of home visitation has been a model of home visitation for the Edmonton region. This program also incorporates the use of tools such as Great Kids Inc., PICCOLO and HOVRS into their practice in order to work with the varying strengths and needs of families.
Family Mentors provide families with information and tools to support their child’s development during the first five years of life. Personalized monthly visits provide an opportunity for discussion and mentoring during these important early years. Regular developmental screening using the Ages and Stages Questionnaires are offered during visits, as well as age-appropriate activities encouraging constructive play.
Participants must live within a 10 km radius of our Knottwood location:
There is a $50 annual program fee. A sliding scale or subsidy may be available if this cost is a concern for you and your family. Please contact us to discuss these options.
In-home support for first-time parents and families parenting for the first time in Canada. Families may join before their baby’s birth or up to 2 years of age. The Family Mentorship Program focuses on the role of the caregiver and how to positively contribute to their child’s growth and development. Family Mentors assist in locating community resources while providing information on child development. Visits are scheduled weekly based on family need.