At the Heart Home Network, the Resilient Hearts Centre provides trauma-informed supervised care for children 0 to 12, free of cost. Our curriculum focuses on attainment of positive attachments as well as developmental and social-emotional milestones. We provide a safe environment where children can engage in positive learning opportunities, which values children as co-creators of their environment and the world around them. Parents’ concerns about their children’s growth are acknowledged and addressed through on-site developmental screenings and referrals. The Heart Home Network’s Resilient Hearts Centre works collaboratively with both internal and external organizations to enhance better outcomes for our children, families, and our communities.
Children are best able to grow physically, socially, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually in a stimulating, encouraging, and challenging environment. Both individual and group-based programming is available. We provide daily activities that are engaging and fun for all clients. All children are supported to engage in the activities regardless of skill level. our daily activities incorporate Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework and STEAM which supports the growth and natural curiosity of every child aged 0 to 12.
The Resilient Hearts Centre is open weekdays from 9am to 5pm. We also provide evening childcare Wednesday through Friday from 5pm to 8pm, and on Saturdays from 9:30 to 4:30. Parents are welcome to join the activities each day or evening, and to provide feedback on their child’s care and the daily schedule. Families may access Resilient Hearts for a total of 9 hours per week, to support moms in attending HHN-based and external appointments.
Other offerings include a Walk2School program which encourages and supports moms in getting their children to and from school throughout the school year. Understanding that children and youth cannot learn on an empty stomach, we provide “Little Learner” snack bags in the morning for all children and youth attending school upon request.
Parents with children aged 0 to 6 are encouraged to engage in our developmental screening program which provides a snapshot of how their children are progressing developmentally. Based on this initial assessment, we also make referrals for additional developmental supports (physical and social-emotional) when required. All staff are trained in First Aid and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.
The primary objective of the Resilient Hearts Centre is to provide a trauma-informed, relationship-centered approach where children and caregivers can reach their full potential in living and building a life free from violence.