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Family Connections Parent Link Centre

We would like to remind parents/caregivers that, when attending the Family Connections Parent Link Centre activities, wet snowy/muddy footwear needs to be removed before entering the play area. We recommend that you bring a clean pair of footwear to change into as socks can be slippery on the floor and if we need to leave the building in a hurry there will not be time to find and put on your other footwear.

Please bring your own "travel mug" with lid for hot drinks and a water bottle for water for you or your child, when attending programs with the Family Connections Parent Link. This mug or water bottle should be non-breakable. The Family Connections Parent Link Centre will continue to have coffee and tea available at most of our programs.

Thank you for helping us to be kind to our planet!

Technology Free Zone!

The goal for the Family Connections Parent Link Centre is to provide a safe and fun environment for our families to play together in. To this end we have a new policy that we will be introducing immediately to all our programs; it is now the Policy of Huntington Hills Community Association that our programs be technology free.

This means that we are asking you to put your cell phones, tablets, etc. away while you are at our programs. Please do not talk, text, play games, etc while you are in the play groups. We understand that there will be times that it is necessary for you to use your device, and we ask that you do so outside of the play space, after ensuring your child is safe by asking someone else to watch them, or by taking them with you. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to talk to one of our staff about them.

Our Current Activities:

Play and Chat with Alberta Health Services Speech and Language Pathologist
Thursday morning, May 10, 10:00-11:30 am Vivo location

Do you have questions about your baby, toddler or preschooler speech and language skills? Just drop in during our regular play group and ask to speak with our contact.

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Get Outside and Play
May 25-June 1

Come join our weekly programs and be prepared to go outside and play even if it rains. We will be playing outside (all or part of the programs will be outside). Look for a poster which will include further details.

Get Outside and Play Week happens every spring and is about celebrating outdoor play. Check for further details at Alberta Council for Environmental Education for a variety of possible activities in Calgary area.

Call 403-275-6666 ext. 2272 for more information.

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Storytime at Vivo for children (1 to 5 years)
Thursday mornings, May 31, June 7 & 14 10-11 am

(Families need to commit to all 3 dates to register and live in the Vivo area.) Families need to sign up to be involved with this program 11950 Country Village Link NE, Calgary; Come join us for this free Storytime with the Country Hills Public Library where children and parents will share songs rhymes and stories in this interactive circle program. We will be located outside the Library in the Vivo Administration area.

Call 403-275-6666 ext. 2271 to register starting May 2. This program is a partnership between Northern Hills Community Association, Vivo, Country Hills Public Library and Family Connections Parent Link.

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Me & My Dad (for 1-5 years old) Barbeque Roundup
Saturday morning, June 2, 10:30 am-12:00 noon

Come join us for our Dad’s ONLY playtime. We will be playing outside if weather permits. To register call Tracey at 403-275-6666 ext. 2271 starting May 15.

Call Sue for more information at 403-275-6666 ext. 2270.

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Just For Mom’s; What is Self Care
Saturday afternoon, June 2, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

We hear the term Self-Care all the time, but what does it actually mean. Join our staff and a group of other Mom’s as we explore the topic of Self Care. We will have a surprise activity as well for all of the Mom’s who attend. We will offer childcare and a safe fun environment for conversation and activities.

Call Cassandra for more information 403-275-6666 ext. 2268. To register call Tracey at 403-275-6666 ext. 2271 starting May 11

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Family Evening Fun with ready materials to Colour
Thursday evenings, May 3 & 10, 6:00-7:00

This program is best suited for children 3 to 6 years of age. The parents will play with their children for ½ an hour and after cleaning up the children will colour ready materials with their parents and will take it home. Siblings are welcome to attend, activities suited for younger children will be available.

You may only register for one evening, call Tracey at 403-275-6666 Ext.2271. For more information call Vivian at 403-275-6666 Ext.2273

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Pot-Luck Dinner and play group
Thursday evening, June 14, 6:00-8:00 (Dinner 6:00-7:00 and play group 7:00-8:00)

Join us for a Pot-Luck Dinner and play group in honor of Father’s Day. Please note, this is an event for children ages 0 – 6, and we welcome all members of your family, Siblings, Moms, Dads, Grandparents, etc.

Call Tracey at 403-275-6666 ext. 2271, between May 21 and June 11, to sign up. Please let her know how many will be attending, and what type of dish you will be bringing, a salad, side dish, main dish or desert. The Parent Link Program will provide lasagne

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Summer Magic Dance Party
Friday evening, June 22, 6:30-8:00 pm

Come join us for an evening of dancing and fun as we welcome Summer. We will have a DJ, family friendly actives, and light snacks will be served.

This is a registered event, and registration will run May 25th – June 15th. Call 403-275-6666 ext. 2271. This program is for families who have attended programs through the centre in the past 6 months. This event is being put on through partnership with North Central Family Support and the Building Strong Families Lone Parenting programs.

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Come Play with Us! A carya program for parents and preschoolers
Thursday afternoons, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, April 12 - May 24 (with April 12 as a meet & greet)

Helping parents &caregivers build better relationships through attachment-based play.

Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to engage in spirited, playful and caring interaction with their children (ages 3-5). This facilitated play helps develop attachment between caregivers and their children.

  • Strengthen the connection and belonging between caregiver and child
  • Build strong families through responsive and empathic parenting
  • Enhance emotional health and self-esteem

**(need to be able to commit to ALL 6 sessions and the mandatory Meet and Greet on April 12th) **

This program is now full. This program is a partnership between Family Connections Parent Link and carya

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Spring Circle Time For ages 1-5 years (children who are walking)
Thursday mornings April 12th – May 17th 10:00 - 11-00 am

Join us for this is a Six-Week Interactive Story Time where will have fun with language through songs, rhymes and books. The second half we will explore puzzles, toys and educational games

This program is now full

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Spring into Gym (All Ages 1-5 years)
Friday mornings, 10:00-11:30, April 13-May 25

Please join us for this active drop-in play program for children 1-5 years old (children need to be walking). Activities will involve exploring and developing physical and social skills with other children and adults in a gym setting.

Children and adults must wear indoor non-marking running shoes. (NO socks or bare feet) NO Shoes NO PLAY!! Families need to arrive and sign in between 10:00 and 10:30 am to participate in the gym program. Please come early. For more information call 403-275-6666 ext. 2272.

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Come Play with Me (Vivo)
Thursday mornings, April 12-May 24

Come join us for this, new, free drop in playgroup for parents and children (birth –5 years). For information call 403-275-6666 ext. 2271

Vivo is located at 11950 Country Village Link NE, Calgary, AB T3K 6E3 This program is a partnership between Family Connections Parent Link Centre, Northern Hills Community Association and Vivo.

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Playtime Fun
Tuesday mornings, 10:00-11:30

Please Join us for this free, drop-in, playgroup for parents and children (Birth to 5).

Children are able to move about in the room and pick from a variety play areas.

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Play & Songs
Wednesday mornings, 10:00-11:30

This is a playgroup for all ages with a variety of activities to explore in the Parent Link Room and ending with a short song time. Please sit with your child on the rug during this time. Toddlers are not expected to sit for songs and wandering will happen. We ask parents not to have conversations with one another during song time, please model sitting on the carpet, taking part in singing the songs, and or listening to the story quietly.

Exposing your child to these song times is great for developing their attention span.

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Baby and Me (under 12 months)
Wednesday afternoon 1:30-3:00

Come join us for Stories and Songs on May 30 at 2:30

Stop in and join the fun playing with your baby and talking with other parents. Watch the calendar for special guests eg. Library, AHS nutrition speakers.

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Kid's Corner
Tuesday afternoons, 1:30-3:00

Join us for this afternoon, relaxed, drop in group for parents and children free of charge (Birth - 5).

Our afternoon program is a little quieter than the morning program.

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520 - 78 Ave. N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada