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.

Children & Anxiety – Virtual Workshop 

This workshop will help parents/caregivers understand more about how children experience anxiety and stress, and what parents can do to support them. This workshop will focus on school-aged children 5-12 years old. 

Part 1: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 8 – 9pm
Part 2: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 8 – 9pm
Registration Deadline: Day of workshop
Location: Virtually anywhere! (with Internet connection and a comfy seat)
Cost: No cost

Welcome Baby

Will you be welcoming a new bundle of joy soon? Parenthood is a beautiful journey full of love but there can also be a lot of unknowns and unfamiliarity. We would like to offer support to your journey by inviting you to our Welcome Baby course. Topics for consideration will be labour and delivery, lifestyle options (feeding, diapering, sleeping etc.), attachment, car seat safety and/or self-care. There will be opportunity for public speakers and resource building so you can move into parenthood feeling supported. 

Date: Tuesdays from October 1 to November 19, 2019 (8 weeks) | 6 – 8pm
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Location: Shearwater site, H&R MFRC
Cost: $10/person

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.

September: “Advocating in Your School” | Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 9:30 – 11:30am | Shearwater site, H&R MFRC 
November: “Newly Diagnosed Part 1: Starting the Journey of Autism and what to expect” | Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 9:30 – 11:30am (Part 2 will take place in January 2020) | Halifax site, H&R MFRC
Registration Deadline: Day of workshop
Cost: No cost

Play & Learn (12 MONTHS – 5 YEARS)

Parents / caregivers with children 5 years and under, it’s time for children to play! Join us as we explore the world through art, messy play, gross motor play and story time. Parents can also gain tips and ideas around parenting challenges. Limited spaces available. 

Date: Mondays & Wednesdays starting September 9, 2019 | 9:15 – 11:15am
Registration Opens: Drop-in
Location: Shearwater site, H&R MFRC 
Cost: $1/child

Playing Together! (Formally called Gymboree (AGES 12 MONTHS – 5 YEARS))

Here’s a program to give military families a place to meet other parents and time to interact with their children through activities in a child-centered environment! Join us for a fun-filled morning as we learn through play with fine and gross motor activities and enjoy a healthy group snack. Program is best suited for children 12 months to 5 years old.  

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays starting September 10, 2019 | 9:15 – 11:15am
Registration Deadline: Drop-in
Location: Halifax Site, H&R MFRC
Cost: $1/child

New Baby

Becoming a new parent is filled with joys and challenges and what better way to embrace this exciting time by sharing information and offering support to each other. For Expecting moms and parents for babies up to 12 months old.

Halifax: Wednesdays starting September 11, 2019| 9:15 – 11:15am
Shearwater: Thursdays starting September 12, 2019 | 9:15 – 11:15am
Registration Deadline: Drop-in
Cost: $1/child 

Free Friday Play (12 MONTHS – 5 YEARS)

Parents and children will have free access to the toys and art materials in the space however, a facilitator will not be present. Parents are responsible for snack, if desired, and clean up of the space. Best suited for children 12 months to 5 years. 

Date: Fridays, starting September 13, 2019 | 9:15 – 11:15am
Registration Deadline: Drop-in
Location: Shearwater site, H&R MFRC
Cost: No Cost