Child and Youth Programs
In collaboration with school divisions, principals and teachers within the Municipality, a number of programs exist which focus on the healthy development of children and youth.
Some programs may be available outside of regular school hours.
For more information call or send us a message on Facebook:
Green View FCSS (Valleyview office) 780-524-7603
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Green View FCSS – Grande Cache office: 780-827-4336
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Babysitters Course: Offered throughout the year this course prepares participants to provide safe and fun babysitting service for family and friends.
Body Talk: For grade 4, 5 & 6 students. Students learn how to communicate effectively within boundaries and sustain healthy relationships. This program addresses anatomy, puberty, hygiene, and menstruation.
The Empathy Program: For children 3-5 years of age. Offered as parented sessions and in early learning environments(non-parented), this program provides stories, songs, and activities that enhance empathetic development.
Friendship Groups: The curriculum is adjusted to be relevant to the students’ ages. These programs focus on building students’ personal strengths and developing essential social skills. These groups cover a variety of topics, such as self-esteem, teamwork, getting along with others, etc.
Hands Are Not for Hitting: For Kindergarten & grade 1 students. Students will learn how to properly use their bodies when they are experiencing difficult emotions.
Home Alone: For youth 8 – 10 years of age. Focusing on safety in the home and preparing your child to be left alone for short periods of time. This program also offers students information on navigating the online world and skills on how to be a good cyber-citizen.
I Can Handle Anger: For grade 1 & 2 students. This is an age-appropriate anger management program where students learn different ways of how to handle anger and other difficult emotions.
Kids Have Stress Too: For grade 1 to 12 students. The curriculum is adjusted to be relevant to the students’ ages. This program promotes resiliency by buffering the impacts of stress. We teach students how to respond to stress in healthy and constructive ways. *Available in Valleyview and area
Kids Conference (hosted in Grande Cache): For children and youths aged 5-12. A dynamic 2 1/2 day conference offers participants session choices from three streams of learning: life skills, creativity, and physical well-being.
Life Skills: For children and youth ages 5 – 12. Beyond the academic world, children require skills that are used in daily life as adults. Areas of learning include financial literacy, cooking , public speaking, fostering creativity, and navigating social dynamics.
MindUP: A program that uses mindfulness to teach emotional self-regulation in students. This program also implements the use of a Sparks Fly stationary bicycle
Miyo Wichihitowin (Good Relations): For children and youth5-18. Students learn about local Indigenous culture, traditional practices, and have opportunities to connect with elders and local indigenous role models. Activities are open to Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to bridge the gap between cultures.
Relationship and Sexual Health Education (RSE): For grade 7 to 12 students, this comprehensive program helps youth develop and practice skills needed to make healthy decisions with regard to their sexuality and relationships.
Why Try?: For grades 4-12 students (curriculum is adjusted to be relevant to the students’ ages).This program assists children who are frustrated, confused or angry with life’s pressures and challenges. The program stresses to youth that although making good decisions can be difficult, doing so results in more opportunity, freedom, and self-respect
WiseGuyz: For grade 9 male-identified youth, this program promotes mental health, healthy relationships and prevents adolescent dating violence. The program provides a space for participants to discuss and explore the impacts of harmful gender stereotypes and builds essential relationship skills.