Children's Resources & Services
Casual Child Care
Parents need a break! Try Casual Child Care for a few hours of respite or to get things done without your “little helper.” Take the time to de-stress yourself! Book up to 1 week in advance, maximum 2 times per week. Punch cards are available! Please pay the front desk at the CPAC MFRC prior to entering program.
Ages 6-18 months
$15 per 3 hour session
Gradual entry required for new children
Call 250-363-2674 to book
Ages 18 months-5 years
Tues & Thur 9am-noon or 1-4pm
$12 per 3 hour session
Call 250-363-2674 to book
*If you are experiencing a deployment or work-related separation, be sure to check out the Saturday Casual Child Care sessions.
Casual Child Care Punch Cards
Casual Child Care Punch Cards are available! Save a few dollars when you buy a 65 card good for 6 sessions of child care. Cards are available at the MFRC and are available for children over 18 months of age.
Funded by donations, this program enhances literacy and develops resilience in children as they experience the challenges of the military lifestyle. Families with babies born within the last 12 months to serving regular force members and class B/C reservists at CFB Esquimalt are eligible to register. Children will receive one book per month by mail until their fifth birthday. Please contact the MFRC for more information.
Every day is an adventure in learning at the MFRC Daycare – where imagination, fun and experiencing are always at the top of the agenda! Join us at our Colwood (CPAC) Daycare. Our bright facility offers both an infant/toddler and a 3 to 5 year old program. Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 for more information about waitlists or registration. We offer quality care with an understanding of the military family lifestyle.
Parenting from Afar
Stay connected with your child during deployment. Look for activities and tips in Raising Your Military Child on the MFRC website. You can also pick up Children’s Deployment Workbooks and a Parent Guide at any MFRC location, and the Parenting from Afar booklet.
The MFRC’s ECE certified Educators provide fun and creative opportunities for your child! Parent participation is required for field trips. Classes are available at the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre. Some spaces may still be available. Please call to inquire about our 2 or 3 day a week classes that can help your child to learn through play. All classes have a maximum of 10 students.
The following fees are in effect:
- 2 times per week classes are $1250 for the academic year, payable $125 per month.
- 3 times per week classes are $1500 for the academic year, payable $150 per month.
“Welcoming Your Baby” Box
Are you a new parent? Make sure you drop by the MFRC for your free Welcome to Parenting Box. The box includes information on our Raising Your Military Child e-learning tool to help you understand your baby's development (including unique military lifestyle issues), a developmental toy, along with more information that can help you with your new little one. The package also includes information about parenting programs and activities. Contact the MFRC to find out more.