Family & Community Support Services
Strengthening the Community Fort Macleod and District FCSS strengthens the community by building relationships and empowering the community’s capacity, so that residents of Fort Macleod and District have equal opportunity to have a better quality of life. FCSS can provide resources and funds, and operates community programs and services. The programs depend on community resources, often involving volunteers in management and delivery
Fort Macleod Preschool Society
Mission: Our philosophy stresses learning through play. Play fosters the total development of the child. He/she will develop a positive self image, learn to solve problems, to express emotions in an acceptable manner, to get along with others and experience the thrill of achievement. Children will be provided with a variety of opportunities that encourage their physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.
Early Childhood Coalition
Our mission is to facilitate community action on supporting the development of children 0-5 years old.
Our vision is that our community knows, understands and acts upon what is required for health, well-being and brain development in children
Sunshine Kids Family Day Homes Ltd.
The purpose of Sunshine Kids Family Day Home Ltd is to provide High Quality Care for children in the community of Fort Macleod and surrounding areas for ages 0 - 6 as a complimentary extension to the family.
We value family relationships and provide home like environments that meets the physical, social, intellectual, creative and emotional needs of each child.
W.A.Day Elementary School
Inspiring Leadership Through Our Commitment to Excellence
“Students leaving W.A. Day School will live the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; celebrating the private and public victories on their lifelong journey as leaders
Parenting Preschool Program
The Parent Preschool Program of Southwestern Alberta (PPP) has been educating, stimulating, and entertaining children since 1989.
PPP offers a free, high-quality early childhood education program for children age 16 months to 5 years. It includes an informative and exciting speaker program for parents and caregivers.
PPP is a board guided program with parent representation from each community group, Lethbridge College, and FCSS.
PPP acts as a practicum site for the Lethbridge College Early Childhood Education Program. The ECE students are supervised by a Child Development Professional. Together, they organize the children's play stations and activities
PLC (Parent Link Centres) programs and services are for parents and caregivers, and their children ages 0-6 years old
PLCs offer 5 core services:
PLCs offer 5 core services:
- Early childhood development programs, offered as drop-in and registered programs, including learning through play and early literacy experiences.
- Parent education programs, which help develop skills and strategies for dealing positively and confidently with parenting challenges. These programs include the Triple P- Positive Parenting Program.
- Family support services, such as community kitchens or resource and toy libraries.
- Developmental screening, which uses the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) for parents to ask questions and learn more about their child’s development.
- Information and referral services, which connect families to other resources in the community to meet their needs