Province announces Parent Link Centre for Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake was one of three municipalities earmarked by the province last week for a new Parent Link Centre.

Sylvan Lake was one of three municipalities earmarked by the province last week for a new Parent Link Centre, which will provide support and resources to parents and caregivers in a bid to enhance early childhood development locally.

Community organizations in Sylvan Lake, Edmonton City Centre and Innisfail will receive $1.05 million in provincial funding to operate the centres. That task in Sylvan Lake will be undertaken by Sylvan Lake Family and Community Support Services (FCSS).

Sylvan Lake’s Parent Link Centre will also serve Eckville and Benalto, and will make up one of 53 municipalities around the province that host the centres.

More than 185 Albertan communities are serviced by the centres, whose services include numeracy and literacy programs, parent learning opportunities, language and speech resources and child development information.

“The Alberta government is committed to supporting early childhood development because the early years of a child’s life are crucial in laying a foundation for a successful future and preventing vulnerability later in life,” said Heather Klimchuk, provincial minister of human services in a statement March 27.

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