kids first family Centre

Kids First Family Centre is pleased to be a part of the SW Family Resource Network along with the South Region Parents as Teachers program and the Pincher Creek Family Centre. The Southwest FRN will offer support from Granum and Fort Macleod through to the Crowsnest Pass.

WELCOME TO Kids First Family Centre

Kids First Family Centre is a not for profit grass roots organization that began supporting families and children in Fort Macleod and the surrounding area in 2000.

Kids First was created on the principles of 4 standing pillars

1. Enhancing the participation of children and families in education, recreation and the arts

2. Supporting food security in families

3. Supporting healthy early childhood development

4. Supporting parents

Our Mission: To provide programs and support to ensure the healthy growth of children and families.

Our Vision: All children and families have equitable access to community supports and services.

Cynthia chisholm

FM Kids First Family Centre

kids first center

Our Four Supporting Pillars are: 1. Enhancing the participation of children

Youth Support

Promote growth and development and actively engage youth through

Indigenous Outreach

Support for the well-being of Indigenous children, youth and families

Caregiver Education

To promote healthy parent/child relationships

In-Home Visitation

Offering caregiver support, parent education, child development

FAMILY RESOURCE NETWORK

Provincial Family Resource Networks (FRNs) deliver high quality prevention and early intervention services and supports for children aged 0 to 18.

Networks provide a range of services and supports that focus on strengthening parenting and caregiving knowledge, social support, coping and problem-solving skills, access to community supports and resources, improving child and youth development, building resiliency and fostering well-being.

Through a ‘hub and spoke’ model of service delivery, Networks (hubs) will coordinate the prevention and early intervention services in all geographic areas and in various cultural communities across the province – either directly or through collaborative partnerships with qualified service agencies or providers (spokes).

Kids First is pleased to be the Hub for the provincial Southwest Family Resource Network. The FRN is a provincial initiative that supports families, children and youth up to the age of 18 years. The SW FRN serves the areas of Granum, Fort Macleod, Lundbreck, Pincher Creek and west to Blairmore.

The two agencies or Spokes for the SWFRN are the South Region Parents As Teachers In-Home visiting program and the Pincher Creek Family Centre.

The Southwest Family Resource Network is also part of the larger network of the provincial South Region.