CP Kids Summer Camp 2021 by Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families

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Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families will host CP Kids Summer Camp 2021 in person with AHS guidelines and protocols in place. Campers will be paired with a camp staff member for the week. Note that this camp is tailored to kids with physical disabilities. Not everyone will be able to participate in person, so a virtual option for Summer Camp …

2021 – 2022 Playschool Registration Now Open

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City of Calgary’s 2021/2022 school year program runs from September 2021 – June 2022. Preschool-aged children will enjoy an engaging program that prepares them for school. Kids learn active play, songs, activities, arts & crafts and social skills helping build a foundation of being active for life. To register, email: liveandplay@calgary.ca with one of the following email subject lines: Playschool …

Your Feedback is Needed for the Draft K-6 Curriculum

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After a year of consultations with parents, teachers, and subject matter experts. the Government of Alberta has recently updated its K-6 curriculum. Alberta’s new K-6 curriculum is founded on 4 key learning themes: Literacy Numeracy Citizenship Practical Skills Now you can take a look at the detailed overview of the revised curriculum here: https://www.alberta.ca/curriculum.aspx Your feedback is needed! Take a …

Working Parents Benefit (Apply by March 31)

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The Alberta government is providing the Working Parents Benefit, a one-time payment of $561 per child. The application for the Working Parents Benefit opens by region from March 1 to 5. Some Southern Alberta cities and towns will open for application starting March 1. Eligible families residing in Calgary, Edmonton and Airdrie can apply: Airdrie: March 3 Edmonton metro area: …

Pink Shirt Day – Anti-Bullying Day

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Did you know that 20% of kids are affected by bullying? Bullying is a major problem not only in our schools, but also at workplaces, homes, and online. Today is February 24, Pink Shirt Day –Anti-Bullying Day! Originated over a decade ago in Nova Scotia, Pink Shirt Day is now observed across Canada with worldwide support and participation. Countries across …

Stay Active & Positive – Winter Indoor Activities

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There are many ways to love winter indoors. Try one of the following suggestions to enjoy the time spent with your family and relieve stress. Agility Ladder Mindfulness Activities Artistic Trading Cards Winter Scavenger Hunt Family Story Time Virtual Reading with Royalty Amazing Arboreals (Ages 6 to 8) More information: https://www.calgary.ca/csps/winter-city-calgary/indoor-winter-activities.html https://calgarylibrary.ca/events-and-programs

Simple Winter Activities

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It’s February and winter is far from over in Calgary! Here are some fun and free winter outdoor activities to help you and your family stay active! Chinook Blast Winter Lights Outdoor art and light installations When: winter weekend nights from February 11 – 28 Where:  the Chinook Blast Hub, an outdoor art park Winter Fire Pits Where: regional community …