Unless noted, all classes and programs we offer are free to attend!  So that we have the necessary space, we sometime ask people to register for our programs.

Some of our programs are offered on a regular basis throughout the year.  Other programs are offered on a rotational and as needed/requested basis.  Please see our calendar for a schedule of what we currently offer, or call the Centre for information.

Little Hands in the Kitchen

It’s fall…and we are back in-kitchen for this popular program!

Little Hands in the Kitchen introduces young children to the kitchen and provides recipes and ingredients for simple meals and snacks that parents and children prepare together!

Little Hands in the Kitchen is for parents and caregivers with their child aged 3 – 5 years (one-one-one fun!)

Please note: there will be no child care available for younger siblings at this time; please find alternate care.

But… if you have two children in the age range, you can cook with both.

There is no cost to attend, and all supplies are provided. But space is limited, and registration is required. 

Contact the Centre by e-mail to register! 


Book Buddies at the Boyne Regional Library

We are partnering with Boyne Regional Library who will be hosting this program in the children’s area.

Book Buddies is a weekly drop-in program for preschool children (aged 0-5) with their parents or caregivers.

Each program will include songs and rhymes, story time, book sharing, and a game; there will also be a take home craft and snack for children aged 2 and over.

Book Buddies will be held on Thursdays
10:00 – 11:00am at the Boyne Regional Library starting on September 15, 2022

This program is free to attend, and all supplies are provided.

Registration is not required!

Just come by the library for the 10am start time to join in!
For more information, please contact the Centre
at carfrc@mymts.net or by phone @ 204-745-5571.

Growing with Mom (suggested for prenatal through 1 year)

The Growing with Mom program is for women who are pregnant or who have a baby under 1 year of age.  Get together with other moms in a supportive environment and learn about healthy pregnancies, nutrition, parenting and other issues important to you!

Join us once a month as we gather speakers and parents together to learn and share!  Snack is provided, and milk coupons are available for expectant mothers and for parents with babies up to 6 months of age.  Childcare is provided for older siblings, and there is no cost to attend these sessions.

This program is sponsored by the RHA-Central.  Everyone is welcome!


You are always welcome at Drop In!  Held weekly, parents are welcome to come and visit with each other and play with their children in a friendly environment.  Coffee will be on, and snack is provided.  See you there!

Rock and Read

Rock & Read is a popular parent-child program that offers parents and their children a hands-on experience in learning nursery rhymes, lullabies, finger plays and book sharing.  Then, parents learn book-making techniques as they create a book for their child!

All materials are supplied for participants, and childcare is also provided. There is no cost to attend, however class size is limited.  Please call the Centre to register.

Shake, Rattle and Roll
(suggested for ages 2 through 5 years)

Shake, Rattle & Roll is a favorite with all participants year after year!  This parent-child physical activity program guaranteed to get you moving!  Parents and their children, aged 2 to 5 years, will run, jump, bounce balls, and have fun while developing skills and active lifestyle habits.

Shake, Rattle and Roll typically runs for 9 weeks, and is generally offered in the winter months.

All equipment is provided, but indoor shoes or slippers are needed.

Childcare is available for children too young to participate.

Registration is required for this free program as space is limited

Please check the website or calendar to see when Shake, Rattle & Roll will be offered, or call the Centre.

Alphabet Soup (suggested for ages 2 through 5 years)

Take 1 group of parents & children
Add food related songs, rhymes and books
Mix together a healthy snack, and
Blend with fun, food-themed crafts
Sprinkle with smiles…and Enjoy!

Food, supplies and childcare are all provided.

There is no cost to attend, however class size is limited so please contact the Centre to register.

Special Programs

  • Wiggle, Giggle & Munch
  • Family Literacy Day Fiesta
  • Car Seat Clinic(s)
  • Safe Kid’s Week Event
  • Parenting Classes
  • Baby Sign Language workshops 

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