Children & Parents  Programs (H&R MFRC)
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Children & Parents Programs (H&R MFRC)

Our programs for children and parents are designed to support military families with children meet the challenges that can come with the unique military lifestyle. To register for any of our programs please visit our Online Registration system.

Play & Learn (12 MONTHS – 5 YEARS)

This family play group provides an opportunity for caregivers to interact and build skills with their children through play, and also for families to connect with one another in an engaging environment. Through play, transitions, circle time songs and activities, and informal conversations, parents learn about developmental ages and stages, gain tools to help understand their child’s behaviour, and prepare the family and child for school.

Shearwater site: Mondays & Wednesdays, starting January 6, 2020 | 9:15 – 11:15am
Halifax site: Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 7, 2020 | 9:15 – 11:15am
Registration Opens: Drop-in
Cost: $1/child

New Baby (0 – 12 months)

Bringing home your newborn can bring both joys and challenges, and what better way to embrace this exciting time than by connecting with other families in a safe and caring environment? With free play, circle time, and parent discussion, this group is a wonderful place for you and your baby to connect with each other while you build friendships with other families, learn about early childhood development, and discover resources in the community. This program welcomes expectant moms and caregivers of babies up to 12 months old.

Halifax site: Wednesdays, starting January 8, 2020 | 9:15 – 11:15am
Shearwater site: Thursdays, starting January 9, 2020 | 9:15 – 11:15am
Registration Deadline: Drop-in
Cost: $1/child 

Free Friday Play (12 MONTHS – 5 YEARS)

This program provides a space for parents to play, explore and create with their children in a community space. Parents and children will have free access to the toys and art materials in the space; however, a facilitator will not be present, so there will be no access to the gym. Parents are responsible for providing their own peanut free snack, if desired, and clean-up of the space. Best suited for children twelve months to five years, but all children five and under are welcome.

Date: Fridays, starting January 10, 2020 | 9:15 – 11:15am
Registration Deadline: Drop-in
Location: Shearwater site, H&R MFRC
Cost: No Cost

Share and Support 

We are hosting a morning of opportunity to connect and support other military families living with unique needs in our community.  Autism Nova Scotia will provide mini education sessions on a variety of topics, and the H&R MFRC will be available with information on our programs and services.

Come share your ideas, tips and experiences with others over coffee and treats.

This month’s topic: Newly Diagnosed Part 2: Siblings and Loved Ones and what they can/should expect

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 9:30 – 11:30am. 
Location: Shearwater sitre, H&R MFRC
Registration Deadline: Day of workshop
Cost: No cost