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Welcome to Family Place –

Port Hawkesbury & Richmond County

Within Port Hawkesbury/Richmond 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 through both group programs and home visiting programs.  Services continue to be offered to parents and caregivers with children birth to 6 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 Port Hawkesbury/Richmond 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 free of charge.

Some of the services and programs offered include prenatal programs, breast feeding support, Baby Talk, a whole variety of parent education programs, Play Groups, Ready to Learn, Read with Me, Tumble Bugs, Music and Movement and home visiting programs.  Our office has the capacity to serve you in both official languages and some of our programs are offered in French, or in a bilingual fashion.

During the 2014-2015 fiscal year we offered programs and services in Chapel Island, D'Escousse, Janvrin's Island, L'Ardoise, Louisdale, Petit de Grat, Port Hastings,Port Hawkesbury, St. Peter's, and Sampson's Cove.

Events in Port Hawkesbury/Richmond County

Easter Break

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Heritage Day

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Roots of Empathy – Louisdale

Roots of Empathy delivers an innovative classroom-based parenting program that aims to reduce aggression through the fostering of empathy and emotional literacy to school children at the Grade Primary or Grade One level.  It provides an opportunity for children to observe the growth and development of a newborn over a nine-month period.  Along with a…

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Easter Break

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Parent ‘n Tot – St. Peter’s

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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Labour Day

Family Place offices are closed for the holiday

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Holiday Break

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Baby Talk – Port Hawkesbury

Informal opportunities for parents, child care providers, and their littlest ones (infants 0-24 months) to come together and enjoy safe, friendly, developmentally appropriate play environments.  The program involves playtime as well as opportunities for learning and sharing information among parents and staff.

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