Family Resource Centre

Carman Family Resource Centre

40 -2nd Street NE
Contact: Michelle Bergsma
Phone: 204-745-5571
Fax: 204-745-5572

You are welcome at the Carman Family Resource Centre!

We also have our own website, where you can find information about our Centre and the programs we offer, as well as a calendar of events and our current newsletter.

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The CFRC will be closed from March 25 – 29, 2019 for Spring Break.

Stay & Play

Drop in at the Carman Family Resource Centre on Thursday mornings from 10:00 – 11:45 am where parents and caregivers stay to meet and share, while their children learn and socialize through play!  Free to attend, and drinks and snacks are provided. Everyone welcome! Please note: Stay & Play will not be held on March 29 due to spring break.

Kit & Kaboodle: Spring Things

Spring is coming! It’s a great time for one of our favorite programs…and we are giving it a twist – Kit & Kaboodle: Spring Things features songs, rhymes, a game and book sharing for children and their parents or caregivers, as well as a craft and snack at each session. This 6-week program will be held on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30am at the Centre on March 6, 13 & 20 and April 3, 17 & 24.

(Please note: there will be no session on March 27 due to Spring Break, and no session on April 10 due to our Family Literacy Event)

Free to attend; please contact the Centre to register you and your child!

Creative Cooking

Parents have the opportunity to learn and share in the kitchen at this popular program! Join our facilitator in cooking up new recipes…and then enjoy a meal together will all participants and their children. This class is held from 10:00am – 1:00pm in the kitchen at the Carman Mennonite Church. There is no cost to attend, and all supplies are provided. But registration is required for each class date. For safety reasons, children are not permitted in the kitchen; childcare is provided. Thank you for you cooperation.

The next two class dates for this season are Tuesdays: March 12 and April 9.

Family Literacy Event: Castlemoon Theatre’s “Snail & the Whale” Puppetry Workshop for Preschoolers!

(Based on the children’s story by Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s Books, London.)

Your children can experience the wonder of the world from the sea and help the snail save the whale during this puppetry workshop by Castlemoon Theatre. They will make a snail puppet so they can join in on the tail of the whale.

This Puppetry Workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019  at the Carman Mennonite Church from 10:30 – 11:15 am…please arrive by 10:15am so we can all be ready to go! This workshop is for children aged 2.5 – 5 years with their parent or caregiver. Childcare will be available for younger siblings. It is free to attend, and all supplies are provided….but space is limited. Registration is required; please contact the Centre!

Little Hands in the Kitchen

This program introduces young children to the kitchen by providing recipes and ingredients for simple meals and snacks that parents and children prepare together. This class is held from 10:00am – 12:00pm in the kitchen at the Carman Mennonite Church for children aged 4 & 5 with their parent or caregiver (one-on-one fun!) and childcare is provided for younger siblings. There is no cost to attend, and all supplies are provided. But space is limited and registration is required.

The next two class dates are Tuesdays: March 19 and April 23.

Cookbooks for Sale!!

The Carman Family Resource Centre has a terrific cookbook for sale! We have compiled over 350 recipes from board members, supporters and community friends, as well as many from our monthly cooking classes!

Favorite Recipes from the Carman Family Resource Centre makes a great gift! This cookbook is available for the blow-out price of only $5.00 each! They can be purchased at the Centre and Toews Printing. Thank you for your support!

Healthy Baby

Southern Health/Santé Sud offers the Healthy Baby program in Carman on the last Tuesday of every month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Carman Mennonite Church.  The next two sessions are: March 26 and April 30.

Please contact the Carman Public Health office at 204-745-2426 for more information.

Please note….

** As a general rule, we follow the Prairie Rose School Division calendar for holidays and closures; if there is no school in the division, the Centre is also closed.

** This is also true for cancellations due to weather or road conditions; listen to the radio (CFAM, CJOB, CBC and others) or check the school division website for cancellation notices.

** At the Centre, parents are always responsible for their children; please help us maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone! Bring along indoor footwear or slippers, remind your child to use indoor voices and not to run or climb, and please keep your little ones out of the kitchen area.

** Finally, any hot beverages that you bring along are to be in covered travel mugs for the children’s safety.

Thank you for your cooperation! 

For more information about any of these programs, please call the Carman Family Resource Centre at 204-745-5571.