Child & Youth Programs
Breakfast for LearningFCSS assisted to organize and facilitate two programs within the County in 2012. The purpose for the program is to ensure all children receive a healthy breakfast to start their day as well as receiving education on proper nutrition and an active healthy lifestyle. Staff also report that this program has been an essential way to connect and get to know children from our community. This program offers students healthy breakfast choices each morning before class commencement. FCSS staff provided daily support to the Lamont Elementary Breakfast Program from January to June 2012 by attending, preparing and providing daily breakfast to elementary students. We are also pleased to report the commencement of the Bruderheim School Breakfast Program. FCSS provided assistance to locate program funding and organize volunteers to get this much needed program up and running effective September 2012. These programs are provided in partnership with Breakfast for Learning Alberta and the Lamont and Area Food Hamper.
ROE Roots of EmpathyRoots of Empathy (ROE) is an evidence-based classroom program which has shown dramatic effect in reducing levels of aggression and violence among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing
The goals of the Roots of Empathy program are:
- To foster the development of empathy
- To develop emotional literacy
- To reduce levels of bullying, aggression and violence, and promote children’s pro-social behaviours
- To increase knowledge of human development, learning and infant safety.
- To prepare students for responsible and responsive parenting.