Kids@ Resources

Health Update

Updated August 31st, 2020

As Kids@ Churchill Park continues our gradual re-open, we look forward to welcoming additional Sunridge, Pump-Kin Patch and PlayPenn families back to care on September 8  and throughout September to join the already existing little ones in the programs.  Connaught families will be welcomed back on September 1 and Bright Lights families commencing September 8!  Kahanoff and Babyworks will following thereafter. Our Family Day Homes continue to welcome new providers and families, so please feel free to contact them if you are seeking care within one of our family day homes or looking to open a family day home. As the health and safety of our little ones are critical aspects of providing quality care during the pandemic, please find our health and safety measures below.

 

At Churchill Park Family Care Society, we want to become a partner in your child’s journey. Physically, Emotionally and Creatively. This section of our website is here for you as parents as you have your children with you at home in these COVID Home Care Days.

Program planning for our Calgary child care centres is based on the most current research surrounding Early Childhood and Brain Development. We offer rich educational programs and emergent curriculum that build on the imagination and potential of each child. We look forward to bring more resources to you that will assist you and bring joy and excitment to your daily routines.

Parent Resources

 

Birth and Babies - AHS

Maintaining connection and support for new and expectant parents has always been at the heart of what we do, so at this time, our classes have been moved to an online, interactive, live group format that you can experience from the comfort of your own home. We promise this is more than a simple online class. It will be a social and engaging classroom that provides you a way to meet other parents as well as have real-time contact with our experienced educators.

http://www.birthandbabies.com/ 

 

Community Links

Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services

www.aelcs.ca

Alberta’s Promise

www.albertaspromise.org

Alberta Children’s Services

www.humanservices.alberta.ca

Alberta Child Care Subsidy

http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/financial-support/15104.html

Child Care Human Resources Sector Council

www.ccsc-cssge.ca

Child and Family Canada

www.cfc-efc.ca

Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework for Alberta

www.childcareframework.com

Family Day Home Standards Manual

www.humanservices.alberta.ca

Family Resource Facilitation Project

www.frfp.ca

Informative Child Care Articles in PDF, available on

www.calgaryarea.com

Federation of Calgary Communities and calgaryarea.com

www.calgaryarea.com

Children First Canada
Children First Canada has a bold and ambitious vision that together we can make Canada the best place in the world for kids to grow up. We are working to improve children’s wellbeing by building greater awareness amongst Canadians about the urgent needs of kids in our country, and mobilizing government, lawmakers and influencers to change the status quo.
https://www.childrenfirstcanada.com/

 

 

In the Kitchen w/ Chef Caroline

 

Healthy Snacks

 

I hope you are all safe and healthy. I want to share with you some snack idea. The first recipe is a basic muffin. You can add anything to it. From fresh fruit to dry fruit and even nuts. Get creative and use what you have in your pantry. Click HERE

 

Cozy Dinners

 

Well winter is definitely here! For this month recipe, we decided to travel a little to bring us warmth. There is nothing like coming home to a delicious comfort dish on a cold day. This chickpea curry is really good and easy to prepare. While cooking, the spices will leave a wonderful smell that will bring everyone around the table. If you have a slow cooker, this recipe can easily be cook in it. We added the directions for slow cooker at the end of the recipe. Serve it with a side of jasmine rice and warm naan bread. Click HERE

 

All In the Kitchen Recipes

 

Our very own Chef Caroline works hard to ensure the health of your amazing kiddos. With monthly recipes given each month you can be sure your meal planning will be made EASY! Click HERE to access the entire blog collection.

 

Physical Resources

 

LIVE Superhero Workouts

Join Rhino Nutrition and Fitness as they present LIVE Superhero Workouts for your kids! Get their costumes on and join the LIVE Zoom link. Have fun and stay healthy!

PopSugar Family Work Out

Join PopSugar today!  Get your heart rate up in your living room with this fun workout from Class FitSugar host Anna Renderer. Featuring cardio moves that feel like games and challenges where the winner gets prizes — like choosing what’s for dinner — this workout is the perfect way for the family to get active together.

Creative Resources

 

Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Craft

Craft together a sting-free variety out of paper bowls, yarn, and glow-in-the-dark acrylic paint or any paint that you may have in the house. Bringing the ocean to you!

Cereal Box Marble Run

If you’ve got a youngster who loves watching marbles zoom by on slides, be sure not to miss out on this quick and easy DIY idea for making a cereal box marble runners.

Emotional Resources

 

15 Coping Skills for Kids Resource Link HERE

In times of stress and anxiety and unkowns we are here to help and guide our little ones. Kids need to learn skills to manage their emotions in a healthy way. It’s important to teach them coping skills that can help them face their fears, calm themselves down, and cheer themselves up. Amazing resource Here

13 Ways to Raise a Caring and Compassionate Child

Like many things, kindness is a quality that children learn over time and through practice. Thankfully, there are many things you can do to encourage your child to be a kinder, gentler person. When it comes to kindness, you are your child’s primary teacher. Here’s how to develop empathy in your child as a character trait and value.