The classes for the 2017-18 school year are as follows:
Class 1 (Age 3 years)
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Class 2 Prekindergarten (Ages 4-5 years)
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Ready, Set, Go! Preschool (2017-2018 calendar)
*Please note that children must be 3 years of age by September 1st
*Government subsidies and application support available
Visit the Government of Alberta’s web page regarding Child Care Subsidy.
Ready, Set, Go! Preschools are located at:
6098-Penbrooke Drive SE, Calgary
#36, 7930 Bowness Road NW, Calgary
What happens at Ready, Set, Go!?
Through a variety of play-based experiences children in the program will:
- Learn to share, solve problems, and to function in a group
- Increase language and socialization skills
- Develop a healthy self-esteem
- Learn social and emotional literacy
- Support in Kindergarten readiness
- Have fun!
What opportunities are available for parents?
- Meet one-on-one with a teacher to ensure child’s individual needs are met
- Access to family support worker to discuss specific parenting challenges or access referrals to other community agencies
- Connect with other parents in program
How can I register my child?
Registration Info and Fees:
AM Class (8:30-11:30am) for 3 year olds – $210
PM Class (12:30-3:30pm) for 4-5 year olds – $225
Registration is by appointment. Call the Ready, Set, Go! Coordinator at 403-710-6310 for more details.
*Please note that children must be 3 years of age and toilet trained by September 1st.
Parent Talk is a parent and family program in Calgary; it promotes the safe and healthy development of children by addressing the needs and requests of parents through monthly workshops, drop-in programming, and individual support.
Parent Talk aims to support parents by providing social supports, and providing parents with information on child development and parenting. The Parent Talk Family Worker can also support families in learning about their communities and ways to access community resources.
How does this program help?
Parent Talk offers a variety of formal and informal opportunities such as:
- Coffee and Conversations- Drop-in and join other parents to talk about the things that matter to you.
- Workshops – Learn about your child’s development and ways to support their growth through their ages and stages
- Individual Support
- Need to chat, nervous about meeting in a group? Chat with your local Family Worker about the things that matter to you
- Parent Art Group
- A parent group where you can explore the world of art
- A Drop-in play group for male caregivers and the children in their lives
Parent workshop topics might include:
- Kids Have Stress Too! – Supporting children in managing stress (Certified)
- Big Emotions and Children – Looking at and supporting children’s emotional development
- Play– How to help your child learn through play.
- Temperaments and Personality – How it impacts children
- Setting Limits – To the Moon and Back
- Children and Their Friends – Supporting children’s social development
- Technology and Children – What are the benefits and difficulties
- Creating a Language-rich Environments – Supporting language with children
- Wellness and Self-Care – Caring for the whole family
- School Readiness – Skills to Support School Starts
- Parent and Child Connections – Building relationships
- Building Brains – A look into the science behind child development
Where is it located and how do I register?
Parent Talk is a free community program.
Parent Talk sessions can take place in a variety of community spaces, including libraries and any Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary locations.
For information about joining or working with Parent Talk please contact:
Parent Talk Family Worker
Home-Start is an international program that Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary offers. Home-Start operates in over 22 different countries around the world.
Home-Start is a family and community program that supports families with young children who may be struggling with a variety of issues related to parenting. We invite families to enlarge their circles of support by making connections with our trained volunteers as well as discover ways to build their own communities.
Together we create stable and healthy environments where children grow and develop, families flourish and neighbors support one another.
Who can access Home-Start?
Families with at least one child under the age of 5 who are experiencing a wide range of challenges such as isolation, postpartum depression, and other parenting stresses.
Home-Start is available to all families regardless of socio-economic or ethnic background. We are committed to the rights of the individual and recognize and respect the diversity within families.
What can I expect from Home-Start?
Home-Start serves families with at least one child under 5. Our families experience a variety of different challenges, but all contribute to parenting stress. Our families may be receiving support from other agencies and community based supports.
How do I volunteer for Home-Start?
Home-Start volunteers visit a family once per week from 2 to 4 hours, up to a year providing practical support and friendship, get the family involved with the community and share their own experiences of parenting.
We look for individuals with parenting experience and communication skills who want to offer a listening ear, encouragement and support, model healthy relationships, and strengthen family well-being.
All volunteers need to commit to a 6 month contact that includes a 20 hour preparation course, monthly support meetings and ongoing documentation.
Click here to apply today: Home-Start Volunteer Opportunity