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Westlock Parent Link Centre

Parent Link Is For Everyone

The Westlock Parent Link Centre promotes children getting a healthy start in life through: positive parent-child relationships, the improvement of parenting knowledge and skills, and fostering of optimal child development.

FREE programs

You can Help!

Join us in our mission to help children get a healthy start in life. You can make a difference by volunteering your time or sharing a special talent.

Parent Advisory Board

We meet four times a year to discuss programming, fundraising, and special events.

Special Events Volunteers

We can always use extra hands to make our events run smoothly. We appreciate any help with:

  • Movie in the Park
  • Ages & Stages Children’s Fair
  • Parades
  • Clothing Swaps

Fundraising Events

Help us with our fundraising efforts by becoming a part of our team! The Parent Link depends on fundraising to allow us to continue our programs. The assistance of volunteers is always welcome.

Program Help

Parent Link runs weekly programs that require the simple donation of your time. We need volunteers to help with set up and clean-up of equipment, crafts, reading stories, sewing, washing toys, washing and sorting clothes, sharing special talents, or providing childcare during parent education sessions.

Child Development Screening

Ages & Stages Child Development Screening

Learn more about your child’s stages of development through fun, interactive activities with ASQ. Age specific questionnaires are provided, free-of-charge, for children between the ages of 1-66 months. Consider ASQ as an ongoing “developmental check- up” we can do with our children!

Activities and questions cover the following areas of development & skills:

  • Communication
  • Fine Motor
  • Gross Motor
  • Problem Solving
  • Personal/Social
  • Social/Emotional

There are two ways to access ASQ Questionnaires at Westlock Parent Link:

1) Book an appointment

Please contact Parent Link to book a time to collect an ASQ questionnaire for your child! You then have the option of completing the activities at Parent Link, with or without support, OR you can take it with you and complete it in the comfort of your home. Once you and your child have completed the questionnaires, please return them to Parent Link so they can go over the screen with you and provide activities for the next step in your child’s development.

2) Attend the ages and stages Children’s Fair

Time:

Location: St. Mary’s School, Westlock

Must Pre-register

Come for a day filled with fun play-based activities with your child (ages 18-66 months). Enjoy having your child “show you” what they can do! Have an opportunity to ask professionals any questions you may have regarding your child’s development. FUN/FREE activities on site:

  • Childcare
  • Books & Children’s clothing
  • Snacks & Gift Bags
  • Most of all, fun with those that bring you!

Parenting Workshops

Love and Logic

Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows them to live with the consequences of their choices.

This 6 - week program uses humour, hope, and empathy to build the adult-child relationship.

~designed for caregivers of children 6 - 17 yrs old~

Parenting the Love and Logic Way:

When: Mondays this fall October 23 - December 4     6 - 8 pm

Where: Parent Link Centre

FREE but please register to attend

Drop-In Playgroups

Encourage your child's development through play, socialization, and games!

Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am at the Rotary Spirit Centre

Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm at the Rotary Spirit Centre

Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am at St. Mary School

Saturdays, Please check the calendar for dates!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Links

Contact Us

  • (780) 307-2444 ext. 1
  • 1 (866) 859-8109

Funded By

  • Alberta Human Services
  • Public Donations and Fundraising