Parent Education

CUPS Parent Education program provides educational and recreational opportunities to parents and their children to positively change and improve parent/child relationships and family outcomes.

Services We Offer

  • Parenting programs, including Nurturing Parenting and others.
  • Information and teaching of skills that promote a healthier, nurturing pattern of parenting, and promoting good patterns of behaviour.

Parenting Programs

For parenting program information, please contact 403.221.8799. NEW! View all of our monthly Parent Education events and other CUPS Services by clicking the image below.

How To Use Our Services

  1. You must be a low-income earner
  2. You must have children (mainly 0 to 5 years)
  3. You must be willing to learn new information and practice new skills
  4. You must be willing to be the “best parent” you can be
  5. You must be willing to learn new behaviours that will build your children’s self-esteem

How To Contact Us

For information and registration, call 403.221.8799 Email:

Nurturing Parenting Programs

The Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) philosophy emphasizes the importance of raising children in a warm, trusting and caring household. It is founded on the belief that children who are cared for in a respectful and loving manner develop the capacity to trust, care and respect themselves and others. The program's philosophy is based on seven founding principles: Feelings of attachment; Empathy; Nurturing Oneself; Gentle touch; Discipline; Expressing feelings; and Expectations and Self-Worth. Nurturing Parenting Programs are evidence-based, family centered programs led by parent educators, mental health and social work professionals and paraprofessionals. They are based on the concept of attachment as one of the most important elements in early brain development in infants, toddlers and preschoolers in terms of brain organization, development and functioning. CUPS offers the Nurturing Parenting Programs to expectant mothers and fathers and to families with children who are newborn to six years old. Nurturing Parenting is part of the parent education required of families involved with CUPS One World Child Development Centre.


Do my children need to participate directly in the program? Yes and no, depending on which program is being selected. Some programs are adult discussion groups only, some are parent/child activity groups and some are a combination of both. Do I need to have my children in my care? No, but if the children have been removed, the parent needs to be working with Child and Family Services Authority to address the concern. Is there a cost involved in taking this program? CUPS parenting programs are offered free of charge to low income families.

Our Office Hours

Monday: 8:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday: 8:00am to 4:00pm Wednesday: 8:00am to 4:00pm Thursday: 8:00am to 4:00pm Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm Saturday No Service Sunday No Service
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