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.

Our Family, Our Way – Parenting Program 

What kind of family do you want to be? What’s most important to you as a family?  How do you want to work together? Join us as we explore ideas and strategies on how your family can become stronger and happier. Childcare is provided for the first half of the workshop and then children will be participate in the final hour of the workshop. A light lunch will be provided.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 10am – 1pm
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 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.

May’s topic: Transitioning to adulthood: skills to teach, resources, where to start, etc..

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 9:30 – 11am
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Location: Halifax site, H&R MFRC
Cost: No cost

Preparing Children for Relocation/Moving – Virtual Workshop

This workshop will help parents understand how children might experience moving and discuss strategies for helping them. Join us from the comfort of your own home as we discuss strategies for newborns to teenagers.  

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 8 – 9pm
Registration Deadline: Day of workshop
Location: Virtually anywhere! (with Internet connection and a comfy seat)
Cost: No cost 

Play & Learn (12 MONTHS – 5 YEARS)

Parents / caregivers with children 5 years and under, it’s time 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 until June 5, 2019 (starts up again on September 9, 2019) | 9:15 – 11:15am
Registration Opens: Drop-in
Location: Shearwater site, H&R MFRC 
Cost: $1/child

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, until June 6, 2019 (starts up again on 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 until June 5, 2019 (starts up again on September 11, 2019) | 9:15 – 11:15am
Shearwater: Thursdays until June 6, 2019 (starts up again on 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 until June 7, 2019 (starts up again on September 13, 2019) | 9:15 – 11:15am
Registration Deadline: Drop-in
Location: Shearwater site, H&R MFRC
Cost: No Cost