Terra relies on volunteers, financial and in-kind donations to offer services and support our teen parents.
At Terra, our specialized team tailors programs and services to meet the needs of each teen parent. Always safe, never judgemental. Learn more about what we have to offer our young families.
One of many intentionally planned child care spaces
Educators base their planning from observed interests of the children and families. Together, educators co-imagine possibilities, co-learn, and co-research while engaging in a practice of observation, documentation, and reflection.
The children of teen parents have been at the heart of our work since we began. We know that without quality, affordable, and accessible childcare, teen parents are less likely to be able to achieve the promising future they strive for.
Located in Braemar school, our Child and Family Support Centre (CFSC) is a hub for children of teen parents to get the best start, for strengthening the parental role of our teen parents, and for innovative practice in the childcare sector.
Terra’s high quality early learning and care is delivered by well educated Early Childhood professionals whose practice is guided by sound foundational knowledge of child development, play-based learning, child well-being, healthy nutrition and physical activity, environments, meaningful routines, and understanding of various family dynamics.
Our CFSC team also recognizes their significant role as a resource for supporting teen parents in learning about child development as well as providing emotional support. Educator’s model activities and provide encouragement that empowers teen parents to provide enriching activities at home.
Terra has also increasingly played a leadership role in the community through active participation in opportunities for research, innovation in practice and contribution to the broader field of early learning and care. Since Terra’s participation as a research site for the development of Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework, our Early Childhood educators have shared their knowledge and experience through mentoring others in the field.
Terra’s Early Childhood Educator’s are guided by the principles, values, core concepts and holistic goals from Flight. They use the framework to guide decision making, to engage in a co-inquiry process with children, families, and other educators. They base their planning from observed interests of the children and families. Together, educators co-imagine possibilities, co-learn, and co-research while engaging in a practice of observation, documentation, and reflection.
Registration at our Child and Family Support Centre is only open to students attending Braemar School. Moms age 19 and under can visit our Starting Point page to learn more.
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