Information Children’s Parent Coaching program involves brief, face-to-face coaching sessions with parents and caregivers of children aged birth to 12 years. Coaching sessions typically consist of a 30-minute question and answer period. Issues pertaining to parenting, child development, family life concerns, etc. are discussed. We endorse a respectful, common sense and practical approach to parenting.
Below are examples of reasons that parents may request one-to-one support:
This service is currently available to parents and caregivers of children birth to 12 years. It is provided at no charge to parents. However, donations are greatly appreciated and funds are directed towards program expansion. Donation receipts are issued on request.
No, this service is by self-referral and completely voluntary.
No, usually it is just parents or caregivers who participate although children are welcome, especially if there is no other adult available to care for them.
It is usually provided at locations that offer early childhood programs and family support services. Such locations include community schools, StrongStart Early Learning Centres, public libraries, and not-for-profit day cares and preschools.
In partnership with Information Children, coaching sessions are usually coordinated by host early childhood and/or family support agencies and are conducted on their premises. To inquire about hosting a parent coaching session at your centre or agency, please contact us by filling out a contact form here or call us at 778.782.3548.
In addition to hosting a parent coaching session on its premises, the host agency typically advertises and promotes the session to its parent clientele, registers participants and monitors sign-up. Closer to the date of the session, agency representatives usually remind parents of their coaching appointments and/or give parents a reminder telephone call.
We provide agencies with information sheets, advertising posters and sign-up sheets. We require a quiet place to meet with parents, preferably in a private room or office. However, we are flexible and understand that meeting spaces often are difficult to provide so cloak rooms, hallways, classroom corners, etc. are workable alternatives.