Places to Learn

About Your Child’s Development

Ages & Stages Questionnaires

You already know what your child can do! What comes next? What can you do to encourage your child’s development? Come in to pick up a questionnaire or call and one can be mailed out.

Prairie North Children’s Therapies

pnrha.ca | 306.820.6225

A variety of therapists and teams are available to identify and respond to developmental needs of children from birth to school entry. These include: Early Childhood Psychologist (ECP), Speech-Language Pathology (SLP), Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), and Autism Spectrum Disorder Program.

About Your Child’s Behaviour

Ages & Stages Questionnaires Social Emotional

With the typical ups and downs of young children’s emotions and behavior, delays or problems can be easily missed. The earlier a behavioral concern is identified, the greater the chance a child has for reaching his or her full potential in life. Preschool Mental Health Initiative offers individual support to families of children, birth to 6 years, who are experiencing delays in their social or emotional development and/or behavioural concerns.

Language & Literacy

Lloydminster Learning Council Association

lloydlearningcouncil.org | 780.875.5763

Coordinates and promotes lifelong learning in the community including family literacy programs such as Books for Babies and Rhymes that Bind.

Lloydminster Public Library

lloydminster.info | 780.875.0850

Join in Storytime! Preschoolers with an adult are invited to enjoy stories & action rhymes. Check the website for other events and activities including summer programs.

Resources & Guides

Bounce Back Books

ahs.ca | 306.825.5911

The Bounce Back books provide advice on how to prepare children to feel competent in dealing with life’s challenges, disappointments and setbacks. Download a copy or visit Midwest Family Connections to pick one up.

Healthy Parents Healthy Children

A practical guide to pregnancy and parenting produced by Alberta Health Services. Alberta Health Services contains information about baby vaccines (immunizations), safety, everyday care, parenting, growth and development, and common health concerns. Copies are available at Midwest Family Connections and some doctor offices. The online version has a search function to help find information quickly.

Early Learning & Child Care

Border City Aboriginal Head Start Program

306.825.5255

Offering programs for preschoolers to support the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of aboriginal children.

Playschools

306.825.5911

A variety of playschools exist in our community. As a Parent Link Centre, Midwest Family Connections keeps a listing of the options. Call for more information.

Pre-Kindergarten

Lloydminster Public School Division

LPSD.ca | 780.875.5541

Lloydminster Catholic School Division

LCSD.ca | 780.808.8585

École Sans-Frontières

sf.centrenord.ab.ca | 780.875.0251

Pre-K programs provide early educational supports for children aged 3 and 4 to lay the foundation for school success. Both the Lloydminster Public and Catholic School Divisions offer Pre-K programming.

Child Care

Alberta Licensing Officer 780.871.6402
Saskatchewan Early Learning & Child Care
Consultant 306.446.7574 or 306.787.4980
humanservices.alberta.ca | saskatchewan.ca

Child care options ranging from family dayhomes, to child care centres to after school care programs are offered in Lloydminster. The Licensing Officer in Alberta or an Early Learning and Child Care Consultant in Saskatchewan can be a source of information about the programs available and the process to apply. They can also provide information about subsidies that may be available.

Parenting Programs

Triple P Positive Parenting Program

This program is a toolbox of solutions for parents. You choose the strategies you need. You choose the way you want to do it. Tip Papers & Tip Sheets; Discussion Groups; 1-on-1 sessions and multi-week groups available.

Infant Massage

Would you like to help your baby sleep better while stimulating their growth and development? Check out this great class. Moms and dads are welcome!

Kids Have Stress Too

We all want to raise healthy and resilient children. This program helps parents and caregivers understand childhood stress and ways to help even young children deal with stress.

Emotion Coaching

Do you want your child to form stronger friendships, calm more quickly when upset, do better in school, handle their emotions better and get sick less often? Come learn ways to help your child understand their feelings.

Parenting with a Purpose

Prairie North Health Region 306.820.6250

This is a 7 week parenting program covering topics such as goals of misbehaviour, purpose of negative emotions, how to encourage your child, communication and holding a family meeting.

* Contact individual organizations for further details.