Parenting Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers

Parenting Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers

As a parent of a child under five, every day is an exciting challenge full of surprises. You never really know what to expect next when it comes to things like language, learning, or physical activity. And then there are those temper tantrums that seem to flare up out of nowhere! At times, you may feel like nothing you do as a parent is working.

The Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers workshop helps take some of the guesswork out of parenting by helping you better understand why children behave the way they do at this age. We’ll offer positive strategies to help you guide your children’s behaviour and provide a nurturing home, while you take care of yourself.

Who can attend?

  • Any caregiver who is parenting a child between 18 months and five years old.
  • Caregivers interested in establishing positive parenting practices in toddlers or preschoolers.

What will you learn?

You will build skills for parenting toddlers and preschoolers by understanding:

  • What to expect as your child develops
  • Your parenting style and how it affects your child
  • Why children behave the way they do
  • How to positively guide behaviours
  • What bonding is and why it’s important
  • How ‘play’ helps develop physical, intellectual, and social skills
  • How to encourage confidence
  • How to better communicate with children
  • How to deal with misbehaviour and tantrums
  • How to potty train
  • How to care of yourself

By the end of the session, you will feel more comfortable:

  • Creating effective parenting strategies and giving positive feedback
  • Addressing misbehaviour or other issues
  • Setting boundaries, limits, and guidelines
  • Communicating with your child or children
  • Providing a nurturing home environment
  • Minimizing the negative effects of divorce or separation (if applicable), and
  • Solving day-to-day problems and challenges

When and where is the class offered?

  • The class is available as a group workshop or a private class.
  • The group class is offered several times per year. Scroll down for upcoming dates.
  • You can attend this class online or in person at our office at 9912-106 Street, Edmonton.
  • In our group workshops, you will have many opportunities to ask questions, learn about yourself and your family, hear others’ experiences, and practise new skills. Many people who attend our workshops say they feel better after attending because they realize that they are not alone.
  • In a private class, you will receive the same amount of information as our group workshops, condensed into 3 hours with the facilitator. These are ideal for individuals or couples who want to get started sooner than the next group workshop, can’t attend the group workshops due to work schedules or other personal commitments, or simply prefer a more private setting.

How much does it cost?

Group workshop: $150 per person. Are you attending the class with someone, such as a family member, partner, co-parent, or a friend? Additional participants pay only 50%.

Private session: $325

We are dedicated to supporting families of all income levels. If needed, you can apply for a subsidy by selecting “I require subsidy” in the workshop registration form.

Subsidies are available for group workshops only.

Register for Workshops

There are currently no dates available for this workshop.
You can email us at and we will let you know when this class becomes available.

The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

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