Resources

Our province is full of agencies and services. Below are some of the wonderful agencies and services that we work with and recommend for you.

Choosing Childcare

 

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Licensed Childcare Guide

This guide provides a quick list of things to consider before choosing a child care.

This link HERE, will take you through some informatin about child care in Alberta.

Health Services

 

Children's Allied Health Services

Suite 120B, Main Floor
200 4 Avenue S
Lethbridge, Alberta

403-388-6575

Works in partnership with families to support children with developmental challenges.

Supports children with developmental challenges, by identifying their needs and building on their strengths and abilities. Services may include:

  • tests and treatments (e.g., audiology, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy). Audiology service is offered at the Lethbridge Centre location only.
  • teaching about child development
  • family support
  • help with assistive technology (feeding, seating)

Services are provided in homes, schools, preschools, and community health sites throughout Southwest Alberta.

Service Providers May Include: audiologists, occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapists (PTs), social workers, speech-language pathologists (SLPs)
Eligibility: Children with developmental challenges.
Referral Needed: Physician or self-referrals accepted.

 

Key Connections Consulting

1245 – 2 Avenue South
Lethbridge AB T1J 0E5
403-524-2522 
Fax: 403-317-1628 
KeyConnectionsConsulting.com

Key Connections Consulting Inc. offers a multidisciplinary team of professionals who work collaboratively to provide a customized and comprehensive approach that ensures individuals are provided with a coordinated service that fits their unique needs.

Assessment and Treatment approaches are tailored to each individual to support successful outcomes.

We offer the following services:

  • Behaviour Consultation
  • Counselling and Play Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Assessments
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • In-home aide program.

We also have S.I.V.A. trainers on our staff.

Family Services

 

Family Support for Children with Disabilities

215 Lethbridge Centre
200-4th Avenue South
Lethbridge AB T1J 4C9
403-381-5777
Fax: 403-381-5873

The FSCD program is based on the Family Support for Children with Disabilities Act (FSCD Act) and the FSCD Regulation. We work in partnership with eligible families of children with disabilities to help parents:

  • with supports and services to raise your child and promote their healthy development
  • encourage your child to take part in activities at home and in community
  • maintain guardianship, responsibility for decision-making and usual expenses to raise a child until they are 18 years old
  • with some of the extraordinary costs related to your child’s disability

Services are tailored to meet your family’s situation by working together with you to:

  • determine your child and family’s specific needs
  • set goals to help your child develop and participate at home, school and in the community
  • agree on services and resources to help achieve your child and family’s goals
  • regularly review your goals and needs

 

Family Centre

Lethbridge Centre Mall

  • #225, 200 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4C9, 403-320-4232

Interfaith Food Bank

  • 1103 – 3 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 0H7, 403-320-8138

South West Corner of Coalbanks Elementary School

  • #10, 230 Coalbanks Blvd. West Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V4, 403-359-8092

Downtown: 403-320-4232

North: 403-320-8138

West: 403-359-8092

Family Centre, based in Lethbridge, is a non-profit organization providing a comprehensive range of services to children, youth and families in Southwestern Alberta.

We have locations on the west and north sides of Lethbridge as well as our main office. 

Our Mission: Family Centre empowers children and families through programs, resources and connections.

The vision that we are always seeking to achieve is, Healthy Children! Healthy Families! Healthy Communities!

Family Centre operates within a team model and utilizes a consensus decision-making process including parents who are considered valuable partners in Family Centre’s planning process.

Programs offered by Family Centre are:

  • Information and Referrals,
  • Early Literacy, Learning and Care,
  • Parent Education,
  • Family Support Services including Individual, Couple, Family and Parent/Teen Counselling
  • Developmental Screening

Financial Services

 

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Alberta Government Subsidy

Child Care Subsidy
PO Box 1641, Station M
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 2N9

780-644-9992 (in Edmonton)
Toll free: 1-877-644-9992

Fax: 780-422-5692
Email: css.childsubsidy@gov.ab.ca

Subsidies are available to offset the cost of child care for eligible lower-income families.

Details about eligibility and how to register can be found on their website.

 

Educational Services

 

Family Centre//Centre of Excellence

Lethbridge Centre Mall

#225, 200 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4C9, 403-320-4232

Downtown: 403-320-4232

The Centre of Excellence is a resource centre for Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, Students and Parents that have and/or work with children.

To access the Centre of Excellence, you may purchase a Membership. Each membership includes use of many materials 

AISCA

200, 10458 Mayfield Road NW
Edmonton, AB T5P 4P4

Office Hours: 8AM-4PM Mon-Fri

Phone: (780) 469-9868
Email: office@aisca.ab.ca

AISCA serves as the voice for independent schools in Alberta. Over 90% of publicly accredited K-12 schools in the province are voluntary members of AISCA.

AISCA was established in 1958 and our mission is to promote the general welfare of AISCA and of independent schools and colleges in the Province of Alberta. We strive to support and encourage high standards of education in the independent schools and colleges of the Province of Alberta.

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Early Learning Coalition

54, 9912 106 St NW
Edmonton AB  T5K 1C5
Canada

780-421-7544 (Edmonton and Area)

Toll Free: 1-877-421-9937

 

Early Childhood Coalitions Alberta are made up of parents, grandparents, educators, health care workers, librarians, community groups, service providers and more who bring together community strengths and resources within a geographic boundary or community.

In Alberta, 100 Coalitions continue to meet regularly locally, regionally and provincially both in person and virtually. Diverse membership and a democratic space fosters shared leadership amongst local community members and professionals.

They share a common vision and work collaborating to engage community and plan to respond to local needs. In 2016, coalitions each developed Community Coalition Action Plan (CCAP) unique to their community that focuses on the following four priority areas.

Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta

54, 9912 106 St NW
Edmonton AB  T5K 1C5
Canada

780-421-7544 (Edmonton and Area)

Toll Free: 1-877-421-9937

 

AECEA is the voice of early childhood educators in advocating for higher educational standards, better wages, and working conditions, and comprehensive system supports. Our mission is to transform Alberta’s early learning and childcare workforce into a recognized profession. Comprised of early childhood educators, out of school care staff, childcare staff/contractors, post-secondary ELCC students and faculty members, and other groups and individuals in Alberta who support the goals of the AECEA.

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Children's Services Offices

Lethbridge Centre, Suite 147, 200 4 Avenue South 
Lethbridge, Alberta  T1J 4C9

 

Lethbridge Centre Tower, Suite 709, 400 4 Avenue South

Lethbridge, Alberta  T1J 4E1
403-381-5555
Fax: 403-382-4277

Children’s Services offers a range of supports and resources for children, youth and families in 7 regions across the province. This includes Calgary, Central, Edmonton, Northeast, Northwest, North Central, Southeast and Southwest regions. Culturally specific services are also provided through Metis and Indigenous Children’s Services offices and Delegated First Nation Agencies.

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Children's Services Offices

Lethbridge Centre Tower, Suite 709, 400 4 Avenue South

Lethbridge, Alberta  T1J 4E1

403-381-5543
Fax: 403-381-5791

Southwest Region Children’s Services – Licensing