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.

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
10:30 – 11:30am at the Boyne Regional Library.

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

Registration is not required!

Just come by the library for the 10:30 am start time to join in!

For more information, please contact the Centre
at carmanfrc@gmail.com or by phone @ 204-745-5571

Grand Pals

Inter-generational  program with the residents of Boyne Towers and Boyne Lodge!  

There are so many benefits to intergenerational programs, both for children and seniors,  including promoting understanding and respect while sharing ideas and experiences.  This new program is called Grand Pals, and we held our first session on March 20 with great  success! We look forward to our next session on 

Wednesday, April 17 from 10:00 – 11:00am  

at the Boyne Towers.  

Grand Pals will include story time, playdough, puzzles, and a snack, 

all shared with the senior residents of Boyne Towers! 

Come to the Centre shortly before 10am to sign in, get your nametags,  and hang your coats… and then you can go over and join the residents! 

Registration is required so we have enough snack and supplies for everyone. Please call the Centre at 204-745-5571 or email carmanfrc@gmail.com to register. We hope you will join us!

Puzzle Palooza!

The CFRC is happy to hold a Puzzle Palooza for families in our community!

Doing puzzles with your preschool children is more than just having fun: lots of great learning is happening, too! And it is a great way to “unplug” and take a break from our screens. Puzzle Palooza will be held on
Tuesday, April 23 from 10:00 – 11:30am at the Carman United Church

Join us for a fun morning of fun and games with your children aged 1-5 years!

The morning will include songs and rhymes, games, snacks, and puzzle time with your family – and you will take your puzzle home to keep! 

Registration is required so that we have enough supplies for everyone attending; please register no later than 1pm on Friday, April 5.

**If you cannot attend our event, but would like to enjoy Puzzle Palooza at home, please also register by April 5! You must be able to pick up your puzzle that week at the Centre. **

Wiggle, Giggle & Munch

Join our trained facilitators for songs, games, and activities to
develop movement skills, as well as a snack and craft at each session.

The Wiggle, Giggle & Munch program is for preschool children aged 2-5 (we will have child minding available in the hall
for little ones who are not able to join in the fun.)

** Please bring along indoor shoes for all adults and children! **

This program is free to attend, but registration is required.

Please be sure to include the names and ages of all the children who will be coming along with you!

Little Hands in the Kitchen

Thursday April 18, 2024
1:30 – 3:00 pm
Carman Mennonite Church

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-on-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! 

Alphabet Soup


Alphabet Soup is a 6-week program parent-child program  with a focus on literacy and food! 

Take 1 group of parents & children,

Add a generous helping of songs, rhymes & books, Mix together a healthy snack,

Blend in fun, food-themed crafts, Sprinkle with smiles…and ENJOY!

Alphabet Soup will be held on Friday mornings

September 22 – October 27, 2023

10:00 am – 11:30 am

at the Centre Contact the Centre by e-mail to register.

Kit and Kaboodle

Always a favorite program, Kit & Kaboodle includes songs and rhymes, story time. 

and book sharing, with a craft and snack at each session, and a bit of time to play!

 This program will be held at the Centre for five weeks on

 Friday mornings from 10:00am – 11:30am 

April 5 – 26, 2024

There is no cost to attend, and all supplies are provided…but class size is limited, and registration is required. Please consider if you can commit to the program;  

if it will work for you, please register by email at carmanfrc@gmail.com.

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.