Forest Green
School (K–6)


Strong Families Series: Understanding the Science of Children's Sleep

September 18, 2020 - Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Parenting For The Future to present another FREE information session for local families.

We've all heard that getting a good sleep is essential to maintaining good health in both adults and children: it can improve our mood, concentration, physical coordination, memory and immunity, while reducing our risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Getting a good sleep, however, may be easier said than done, as numerous factors can influence each individual's ability to do so.

In our upcoming Strong Families session, Dr. Cary Brown, a U of A teacher and researcher in the areas of knowledge translation, health literacy, sleep, and chronic pain, will offer families practical tips for helping their children get quality sleep. Learn how to recognize signs of poor sleep hygiene in children, and how to manage the various biological and environmental factors in their lives to ensure they are able to get the best sleep possible.

Dates: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Online Zoom Webinar / Discussion Group
Presenter: Dr. Cary Brown (University of Alberta)

In this session, we will discuss the basics of how biology and the environment interact to help or hurt sleep. Armed with this information, parents will be able to identify any problems with their child's sleep habits, and to adjust their child's bedroom to create the best conditions for sleep. We will focus on straightforward, low stress, easy-to-accomplish examples and options - let's get practical about children's sleep!

Please register early to reserve your spot by visiting

For more information, please contact:
Vicky Mamczasz
Family Supports Facilitator