Families Matter

Infant, Toddlers, Preschool

Infant / Toddler / Preschool

A new adventure.  The first few years of a childs life and lay the foundation for your lifelong relationship.  They are exciting, beautiful, and sometimes overwhelming and challenging years as you create a new family dynamic, learn to be a parent, and go on a hugely steep learning curve.

Families Matter is here!

We have resource centres for play and friendship, special infant drop in groups to meet other moms with young babies, in home support, and excellent programming to help parents understand the ages and stages of healthy development with children and what that means in terms of their behaviour.

Investing in learning about your children, taking care of your own needs, and investing in parenting education through your time will help insure that you have the foundation of respectful communication and discipline as you travel through all the transitions in your parenting journey.

They are worth it!  Your family is worth it.

Upcoming Programs

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If the class you are interested in is full, please give us a call so that we can add you to a waiting list.

Circle of Security

The Circle of Security is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. Decades of university-based research have confirmed that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure.
September 19, 2018 through November 21, 2018
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost (CAD): $75.00
Families Matter - Trans Canada Centre
#158, 1440 52nd Street N.E.

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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September 19, 2018 through November 21, 2018
Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost (CAD): $75.00
Families Matter - Trans Canada Centre
#158, 1440 52nd Street N.E.

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Noodle-Do

This is the program for parents with preschoolers aged 3-5 where you can play games that build trust, boost imagination and teach some tools to support brain development. It is all based on the latest neuroscience so it’s not only a lot of fun, it will help build your child’s brain. Parents and children will have fun trying out new activates and materials, parents will leave with some great ideas of new activities to try at home.
July 31, 2018
Tuesday at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Families Matter - Trans Canada Centre
#158, 1440 52nd Street N.E.

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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August 14, 2018
Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Families Matter - Trans Canada Centre
#158, 1440 52nd Street N.E.

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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Parent Cafe

Parent Café is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to come together in a supportive environment for conversations, shared knowledge and social connection. Learn about the foundations of child brain development and the lifelong impact of early learning experiences. We will discuss the key role that parents and caregivers play in supporting children to reach their potential. This program if for families with children 0 - 5 years old.
June 19, 2018 through July 10, 2018
Tuesday at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Families Matter Parent Link Centre (Bowness)
Unit 300, 7930 Bowness Road N.W.

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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Parent Child Mother Goose (Infant Group)

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a group experience for parents and their babies and young children that focuses on the pleasure and development of literacy skill through the use of rhymes, songs, and stories together. Parents gain skills and confidence which can enable them to create positive family patterns during their children's crucial early years, and give their children healthy early experiences with language and communication. Please note this program is for children 0 - 1 year old.
July 9, 2018 through September 24, 2018
Monday at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Families Matter - Trans Canada Centre
#158, 1440 52nd Street N.E.

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

Class is Full

Terrific Toddlers

Topics for discussion with strategies you can use are: Positive and Respectful Discipline Healthy Self-Esteem Ages & Stages Power Struggles Join us for coffee and a welcoming environment to learn more and discuss your parenting questions.
September 26, 2018 through October 24, 2018
Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost (CAD): $75.00
Rosemont Family Learning & Playing Centre (Rosemont Community Centre)
2807 10 St NW

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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Avoiding Power Struggles

The more early prevention, the less intervention. In this workshop we discuss modern issues and concerns regarding positive discipline; examine the difference between punishment and discipline and learn positive approaches to encouraging positive behaviour.

There are currently no classes available for this program.

Busy Bodies

Young children are on the move! Come enjoy this two hour program with your toddler aged 18 months- 30 months.Busy bodies encourages early movement experiences through gross motor activities, music/art, sensory and free play! Through this program you and your toddler will connect with others and engage in physical development. During this program toddlers have the opportunity to build on their intellectual skills, communication skills and build their self confidence.

There are currently no classes available for this program.

Families Learning Together

Families Learning Together is a fun and playful program that helps children to get ready for entering kindergarten and helps their parents learn how to support their child’s learning and growth as they start school.Children attending this program should be 3.5 - 4 years old who will be beginning kindergarten the following year. Childcare available for siblings.

There are currently no classes available for this program.

Infant Massage

There are currently no classes available for this program.

Parent Child Mother Goose (0-4)

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a group experience for parents and their babies and young children that focuses on the pleasure and development of literacy skill through the use of rhymes, songs, and stories together. Parents gain skills and confidence which can enable them to create positive family patterns during their children's crucial early years, and give their children healthy early experiences with language and communication. Please note this program is for children 0 - 4 years old.

There are currently no classes available for this program.

Stretch & Play

Join us for Yoga Play! This class is suitable for children aged 3-5 and their caregiver. This class is designed to bring caregivers and their child together to explore the benefits of health and wellness while learning basic yoga postures through stories, games and play! The last 5-10 minutes of this class we will focus on breathing and relaxation techniques that children can use anywhere when they are dealing with big emotions! The first hour will be yoga play and the second hour we will share a healthy snack and participate in free play.

There are currently no classes available for this program.

Tempers & Tantrums

They can seem overwhelming, to you and your child. This class explores the facts around tantrums, the kinds of tantrums, and how to address them in ways that keeps your relationship safe while deeply listening and putting in place supportive responses.

There are currently no classes available for this program.

What People Are Saying…

“The team at Families Matter gave us the help and resources we needed to grow our family.” Tracy Schultz

“The programs at Families Matter are simply incredible. We've learned so much when it comes to parenting our two little ones.” Danielle Stewart