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? Connect with MFC to do an ASQ for your child.’

Sask Health Authority Children's Therapies| 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 behaviour, delays or problems can
be easily missed. The earlier a behavioural concern is identified, the greater the chance a child has for reaching his or her full potential in life. Connect with the Family Resource Centre to do an ASQ:SE for your child! Individual support is available 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 | 780.875.5763

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

Website for other events and activities including summer programs.

Lloydminster Public Library | 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

Building Blocks for Resilience

The Building Blocks for Resilience books provide advice on how to prepare children to feel competent in dealing with life’s challenges, disappointments and setbacks. Visit Midwest Family Connections to pick up a copy or for information on how to access an online version.

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.


Additional information about the early years can
be found at:

Early Learning & Child Care

Border City Aboriginal Head Start Program


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



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


Lloydminster Public School Division | 780.875.4054

Lloydminster Catholic School Division | 780.808.8585

École Sans-Frontières | 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.

Jr. Kindergarten Lloydminster Public School Division | 780.875.4054

Junior kindergarten offers learning, language, experiential, and play opportunities based on the philosophy of prekindergarten and best practices for early learning. Jr. Kindergarten serves children who are 4-years-old by the end of December.

Child Care: Alberta Childcare information:

Child Care Connect: toll free at 1.844.644.5165

Child Care: Saskatchewan Childcare information:

Child Care Consultant 306.446.7574 or 306.787.4980

Child care options ranging from family dayhomes, to child care centres to after school care programs are offered in Lloydminster. Child Care Connect 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.

More to choose from

There are a variety of parenting programs available. Indigenous Literacy & Parenting Skills (ILAPS), Nobody’s Perfect, plus more!

Parenting with a Purpose

Sask Health Authority 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.