Parent Link Centre

Update: May 6, 2020

Cochrane and area has been recognized as a medium-sized community by the province and the Town of Cochrane has officially been designated a Family Resource Network (FRN) under Alberta Children’s Services (ACS).

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The Parent Link Centre is designed to help families with children birth to six years of age to:


Play: All of the programs offered by the Parent Link Centre are based on the philosophy that play is a critical part of children's learning.  Play allows children to enhance their skills in every area of development.  Each program is designed to give your child a variety of play opportunities to increase their fine motor, gross motor, problem solving, sensory and social-emotional skills.

Learn: The Parent Link Centre has a lending library complete with parent resources and children's books available to borrow.  We also offer Parent Education courses on a variety of topics.  Early Child Educators are on staff to answer any parenting questions you may have.

Connect: Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Visit any of our age-appropriate programs to play, meet other parents in your community and connect with the many resources we have to offer.

Services offered by the Parent Link Centre include:

  • Developmental play programs
  • Parent education
  • Developmental screening
  • Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)
  • Parent resource library
  • Family support
  • Rural programs (Bearspaw, Beaupre & Bragg Creek)

This service is offered in partnership with Alberta Children's Services, Calgary & Area Child & Family Services Authority, and Cochrane FCSS.

Please click here for our monthly calendar for programs and schedules.