Child and Family Supports
FCSS offers supports to families with direct programming offered by FCSS and through programs funded by the Parent Link grant. We offer support, information and programs intended to enhance optimum childhood development and improve the quality of life for families in our community.
What is Kids Day Out?
FCSS believes that the early years are critical years.
Kids Day Out offers a program for children 19 months to 5 years of age on a drop in basis. The program runs Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. There is a fee of $9.00/visit and punch cards are also available (5 session / $45 or 10 session / $81). A registration form must be completed prior to your child attending the program (Kid_s_Day_Out_Registration_Form). If you are interested we encourage you to call or better yet come in for a visit.
Do you offer other Early Childhood Programs?
From time to time we offer different short term children’s programming. These programs are focused on enhancing early childhood development. We do promote all of our programs on our Facebook page, call to see what new program we are offering or working on now.
What is Parent Link?
Parent Link is an Alberta Government program that is offered in most communities in Alberta. Click here for provincial Parent Link website.
Bonnyville is part of of the Lakeland Parent Link Network, the other sites are in Cold Lake, Lac La Biche and St. Paul. Our Parent Link offers free parent and child programs at the Parent Child Centre and occasionally at other locations in our community. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with the various activities planned for Parent Link We post our monthly calendar on our Facebook page, you can request a copy to be emailed, email
Triple P Parenting
Triple P Parenting advice and support is offered through Parent Link by trained staff. This may be taught in a group learning session or can be provided in a private family consultation.
From their website: “Triple P is the flexible, practical way to develop skills, strategies and confidence to handle any parenting situation. It’s backed by decades of research.”
What is “Home Alone”?
Periodically we offer the Canada Safety Council’s Home Alone babysitters course for children 10 years of age and older, call the office to find out when the next time will be.
What is the Early Childhood Coalition?
This is a community committee of people who are dedicated to making the most of a child’s early years. Membership is open to any concerned person in our community.
The ECD Coalition produced a booklet called “The Child’s Eye View of Bonnyville” It lists all the activities for children of which we were aware. Download a copy here;
What is ASQ?
The Ages and Stages Questionnaire is a simple questionnaire that is used to screen for early childhood developmental delays. About 5% of the children who are screened with an ASQ are referred for further assessment to determine if there is need for early intervention supports which can be very critical to overcoming any developmental delay.