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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Please note: the Centre will be closed for Spring Break, March 26 – 30, 2018.

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: there will be no Stay & Play on March 29 due to Spring Break.

Let’s Get Moving!

There is still time to be active in two of our popular programs!

Shake, Rattle & Roll keeps you moving with games, skills and fun! The last two dates are Friday, March 9 & Wednesday, March 14 form 10:00 – 11:30am at the Friends Church Gym. Free to attend…please bring along indoor shoes or slippers J

Family Gym Night gives preschool children and their parents the opportunity to have some gym time every week! Join us on Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00pm at the Carman Elementary School gym – enter by the West doors. Free to attend; clean indoor shoes required for all participants. Please note: the March 1 & 15 programs are cancelled.

The final dates are: March 8 and March 22

Kit & Kaboodle

It’s time for Kit & Kaboodle! Always fun and always popular with parents and children, this program has lots of songs, rhymes and story-sharing! Kit & Kaboodle is a one-hour program, followed by a snack and short time to play and visit. Kit & Kaboodle will be held for 6 weeks on Wednesday mornings: March 15, April 4 – 25, & May 2 from 10:00 – 11:30 am. This is a great program for parents with infants…and for children to age 5! Please call the Centre to register @ 204-745-5571.

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 are: Tuesdays: March 13 & April 10

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 class dates are: Tuesdays: March 20, April 17 & May 22.

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: March 27 & April 24

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.