- Children’s development by age
- Childcare & Learning
- Children with Special Needs
- Behavior and Parenting
- Kid’s health
- Parents and Caregivers
- Working with Parents & Children
- Daily life stresses
- Issues with dating, marital or partner relationships
- Problems with family
- Parenting challenges
- Abuse or violence in the family
- Financial resources
- Housing options
- Community resources
- Neighbourhood social and recreation opportunities
- Provides linguistic interpretation and cultural clarification
- Helps families access services and resources within the health and social service system
- Connects families to cultural community groups and resources
- Supports community development
Alberta Child Care Association (ACCA) www.albertachildcare.org
Alberta Child Care Network Association (ACCNA) www.accna.ca
Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton (CASE) www.childrensautism.ca
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) www.cec.sped.org
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (ECVO) www.ecvo.ca
United Way of Alberta www.myunitedway.ca
Between the ages of 0 and 5, children experience a phase of accelerated growth. The education, care and attention they receive during this crucial period of development have a decisive effect on their future.
It is therefore extremely important for service providers, planners, policymakers and parents to thoroughly understand the significance of early childhood to ensure that young children’s social and emotional needs are fulfilled.
Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
A documentary by Dan Habib
SpeciaLink’s goal is to expand the quality and quantity of opportunities for inclusion in child care, recreation, education, and other community settings, to young children with special needs and their families.
The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates FREE products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day. Most of these free products are available right here on our website for you to immediately view, download and use.
This website provides information for parents about PUF programming and other resources available through Alberta Education.
Alberta Health Service Early Intervention Programs
Health Links – 24/7 Health Advice – 1 866 408-5465
If you feel that you need to have your child assessed for a delay or health related issue, you can contact Alberta Health Services to start the assessment process. Children need to have assessments completed in order to be eligible for PUF Programming.
Alberta Raising Children (0-6) Website
www.programs.alberta.ca – Living – click on Raising Children Icon (lower right hand corner)
This website is a valuable resource listing Edmonton and area services for families raising children 0 -6.
Topics that are covered are:
CASA is a major community-based provider of mental health services for infants, children, adolescents and their families within the Capital Region and from Central and Northern Alberta. CASA provides assessments and treatment services for approximately 3000 infants, children and adolescents from birth to age 18 each year through a continuum ranging from consultation in community outreach settings to very intensive treatment programs.
www.edmonton.ca – search for counseling
The City of Edmonton provides free short term counseling services to families who need support. Issues they can assist with are as follows:
This website offers an in-depth look into the Edmonton Preschool Association, including up-to-date news and events, job opportunities, registration, newsletters, teacher-related topics, and direct contact with EPA executives.
Family Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)
The FSCD program uses a family-centered approach to provide parents with funding to access a range of supports and services that strengthen their ability to promote their child’s healthy growth and development. In addition, FSCD assists with some of the extraordinary costs of raising a child with a disability. To apply please go to the website and click on the tab, “Apply to FSCD now” or “contact your local FSCD office”.
Provides support to immigrant and refugee individuals and families in attaining optimum health through relevant health education, community development and advocacy.
780 482-HELP (4357)
Advocacy staff are available province wide to assist families and adults with developmental disabilities. AACL Advocates address issues ranging from inclusive education to community living and family support to employment.
Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta
1 800 563-2642
Edmonton Cerebral Palsy Association
c/o #104, 18304 – 105 Avenue
780 454-0701, ext. 225
The ERC is a collective and unified voice within the Edmonton region for inclusive education. Through education and advocacy we promote access for students with special needs to receive the support they need to learn, academically and socially, as participating members of regular classrooms in their neighbourhood schools or school of choice.
103, 18304 – 105 Avenue
Gateway works to help families by providing them with the information they need to support their loved ones in educational, community, employment, and residential settings. Gateway will assist families with children of all ages and disabilities.