Parenting Support - Native Network Parent Link Centre
The Native Network Parent Link Centre is a government-funded initiative that targets early development from ages 0-6 in Alberta.
Our Goal is to offer culturally appropriate Parenting Programs in a holistic way and, in that way, we have a non-judgmental and strength-based approach to working with our families. We offer programming for parents and children to learn to play together, to strengthen life skills, and educate them about parenting.
We offer family support services such as nutrition programs, baby needs, clothing donations, provisions and we help ensure your children are developing appropriately.
Scroll down for more information on our services focused on supporting new or expecting parents.
The Parent Link operates by a few key standards:
Early Childhood Development
Information and Referrals
Ages & Stages Developmental Screening Tools
Triple P – Positive Parenting Program
We also offer family gatherings, events for the whole family such as Jelly Bean Dances, Holiday events and Cultural Events! Come for coffee today and see how we can help you and your family!
Scroll down to learn more about our Parent Link-related programs.
Our core programs are:
Positive Indian Parenting
Aboriginal Literacy and Parenting Skills
Mother Goose – Drop-In Parent & Tot Group
Parent Support Circles
Cultural Craft Gatherings
Monthly Newsletter & Event Calendar
Healthy Babies Tiny Bundles Pre-Natal Health Program
Family & Schools Together Program
Little Turtle Preschool
Family & Youth Support for the Middle Years
Baby and Parenting Support Programs
Healthy Babies Tiny Bundles
From the three trimesters of pregnancy to breastfeeding your baby, these sessions cover relevant, up-to-date information about how to have the healthiest pregnancy and baby possible. Additionally, the Parent Link Centre will help provide resources for a healthy mom and baby.
Ages and Stages Questionnaires
Ages and Stages Questionnaires is a parent-completed child monitoring system for children between the ages of 1 month and 5 and a half years of age. The ASQ3 is categorized into 5 domains: Communication, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Problem Solving, and Personal-Social. It helps us as parents to ensure that our children are on-track during their development. The ASQ-SE is the second Questionnaire which helps to track Social-Emotional development.
Triple P Parenting Program
Triple P is an evidence-based parenting program that provides simple and practical strategies to help you confidently manage your children’s behaviour, prevent problems developing and build strong, healthy relationships.
Little Turtle Preschool
Little Turtle Preschool is a free preschool for Aboriginal children ages 3-4 years of age. Little Turtle offers drumming, storytelling and elder time. Children must be potty trained.
Parent and Tot Drop In Playgroup Program
Parent and Tot Drop In Playgroup Program offers new ideas and activities for you and your child and is open to parents and tots from 0 – 5.
Ke Mama Nnanik Cultural Crafts
Ke Mama Nnanik offers developmental crafts and activities, a meal, and positive parenting delivered in a culturally-relevant way.