Early Childhood Development Initiative

The objective of the Early Childhood Development Initiative is to help parents in the Sturgeon Region make the most of theirs children's first five years.

Each year we offer several FREE Parent Child Mother Goose classes for you and your child to take part in together.  It is a chance for you to meet other parents and to learn fun songs, rhymes and stories to share with your child.  These groups help your child to develop social and literacy skills.

Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages is a FREE parent-completed monitoring system.  We mail you the questionnaires, as you enjoy some play time with your child you fill out the responses to the questions and then mail it back in the postage paid envelope.  After reviewing the questionnaire we contact you to let you know how your child is doing. ALL information about your child and your family is kept confidential. 

The Ages & Stages Questionnaire helps you monitor five areas of development:


Gross Motor Skills (Large Muscles)

Fine Motor Skills (Small Muscles)

Problem Solving



Ages & Stages: Social Emotional Questionnaire

This questionnaire is similar to the Ages & Stages questionnaire but only looks at Emotional and Social Development (your child's ability to self-calm, interact with others and adapt to new and changing situations).


To register for either program, please call the Gibbons Family Resource Centre at 780-923-2374 or via email