Welcome to Family Place - Cape Breton County

Within Cape Breton County, Family Place offers parents, caregivers, and children an opportunity to come together and share the joys and challenges of parenting.  We also offer support services to families during the prenatal period.  Services continue to be offered to parents and caregivers with children birth to 18 years.  One of the goals of the organization is to ensure that our programs and services are as accessible as possible.  We do this by offering programs throughout many of the communities within Cape Breton County.  As well, we work within our budgets to provide whatever support we can to help with child care and transportation costs.  All Family Place programs are offered free of charge.

Some of the services and programs include prenatal programs, breastfeeding information and support, Baby Talk/Wee Ones, a whole variety of different parent education programs including a support group for fathers, Play Groups, Read with Me, Tumble Bugs, Music and Movement and home visiting programs for our littlest ones (Enhanced Home Visiting) and our older children and their families (Parenting Journey Home Visiting).

During the course of the year we offer programs in many communities such as Florence, Gardiner Mines, Glace Bay, Louisbourg, Marion Bridge, New Victoria, New Waterford, North Sydney, Reserve Mines, Sydney, Sydney Mines, Westmount, and Whitney Pier.

Events in the CBRM

Easter Break

All Family Place offices are closed for the holiday.

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Little Learners – Sydney Mines

Opportunities for children who are going to school in September to experience learning in a small group setting. The opportunity for participation is offered first to families who have not been able to access existing pre-school programs due to financial restrictions, special needs, geographic location, etc. Separation from parents and/or caregivers and positive social interaction…

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Growing A deGannes Family Garden – Sydney – Cancelled

Growing a Degannes Family Garden – Sydney is cancelled.

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Baby Building Club – Glace Bay

A prenatal experience for expectant moms, this program is offered in a group setting in some areas and through home visiting in other areas.  Expectant moms have the opportunity to talk with other moms and/or staff and share experiences along the nine-month journey into parenthood.  Participant driven, group sessions are facilitated by both Family Place…

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Play Group – Glace Bay

Informal opportunities for parents, grandparents, child care providers and children to come together and enjoy a safe, friendly, developmentally appropriate play environment where they can enjoy each other’s company.  The program involves free play, art time, circle time and snack time.

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Car Seat Clinic – Sydney

Since injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of death for Canadian children, an important part of injury prevention work is to facilitate child restraint systems presentations and installations. The majority of these injuries are predictable and preventable.  Technicians trained by the Child Passenger Association of Canada work to increase community awareness…

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Words In The Woods – Sydney Mines

An eight-week program developed to build a love of literacy in an outdoor setting. This program is designed to support awareness and love of letters, print, and books through literacy-themed outdoor walks. Join staff as we search for the run away alphabet, read the forest, and match words.

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Nobody’s Perfect – Sydney

A program where parents can meet with others parents of young children; share questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent; learn about child development, safety, health and behavior; discuss real life parenting situations, and discover positive ways of parenting.

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