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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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: the last Stay & Play date for this season is June 14, 2018.

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 last two class dates for this season are Tuesdays: May 8 and June 12

Growing up Green

Spring is a great time for parents and children to be busy together with nature-based activities, songs, and books! This program is inside/outside…weather permitting! No cost to attend and all supplies are provided. Registration is required; please contact the Centre.

Six Friday mornings, May 4 – June 8 from 10am – 12pm.

Alphabet Soup

This old favorite is back with a generous helping of songs, rhymes and books, a healthy snack and fun crafts! There is no cost to attend, and all supplies are provided. There is a separate parent part to this program, and space is limited. Registration is required; please contact the Centre.

Six Wednesday mornings, May 16 – June 20 from 10am – 12pm.

CFRC Wind-up

We are nearing the end of another program year at the Carman Family Resource Centre and will celebrate with you at our annual wind-up! This event will be held in June…details will be posted on our Facebook page as soon as they are available!

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 final class date for this season is: Tuesday, May 22. (Please note: this class is full)

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 reduced price of only $10.00 each! They can be purchased at the Centre and Toews Printing. We will also have them for sale at the One-stop Shop in the Hall! Thank you for your support!

Healthy Baby

A reminder: 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: May 29 & June 26

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.