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.

GYMBOREE (AGES 12 MONTHS - 5 YEARS)

A program for children and parents to interact with other military families and burn off energy in a child-centered environment! 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. This program is currently only available in English, however all are welcome.
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:15 – 11:15am
Registration Deadline: Drop-in
Location: Halifax site
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 mornings | 9:15 – 11:15am

Shearwater: Thursdays mornings | 9:15 – 11:15am
Registration Deadline: Drop-in
Cost: $1/person


FREE FRIDAY PLAY (AGES 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 mornings | 9:15 – 11:15am
Registration Deadline: Drop-in
Location: Shearwater site
Cost: No Cost


KINDERGYM (5 YEARS AND YOUNGER)

Spend your Saturday mornings this winter getting your kids active by playing in a gym filled with trikes, riding toys, balls, and other toys. A light snack will be provided for the children. Not only will children have the opportunity to interact with other kids, but Kindergym is a great program for parents to get to know their community and meet other military families.
Date: Alternating Saturdays starting January 19, 2019 | 10am – 12pm
Registration Deadline: Drop-in
Location: Shearwater site
Cost: $1/military child; $3/civilian child


SUGAR MOON FARM

This March Break bring your kids to Sugar Moon Farm. Your family will enjoy a yummy pancake breakfast, tour of the facility and wait for it… sugar on snow! So delicious. After the breakfast and tour your family can stay to walk the loop trail past a waterfall. Sign up the whole family for this truly Canadian experience. Children must be supervised at all times by their parent/ caregiver.

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 10:30am – 1:30pm
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Location: 221 Alex MacDonald Rd, Tatamagouche
Cost: $10/adult, $5/child, no cost for children 0 – 5


DRUMMING (5 – 12 YEARS)

Join us for an afternoon of drumming. Children and parents will have the opportunity to discover their own rhythm in an interactive drum circle. Come and meet Chris Kennedy - a local drummer here to share his musical talents and instruments. All children must be supervised by a parent.
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 2:30 – 3:30pm
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Location: Shearwater site
Cost: $3/child


HALIFAX EMERA OVAL SKATING

Join other military families for an afternoon at the Halifax Emera Oval for skating and hot chocolate. Families can borrow skates and helmets on-site (at no cost). The Emera Oval has both speed skates and standard ice skates available on a first-come, first-served basis. Photo ID is required to borrow either skates or a helmet. If you need to borrow equipment, it is best to turn up an hour or so before the event to find the right fit and to ensur e that sizes are still available.
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 4 – 5pm
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Location: Halifax Emera Oval – 5775 Cogswell St, Halifax
Cost: No cost