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Welcome to Family Place – Victoria County

Within Victoria County, Family Place offers parents, caregivers, and children an opportunity to come together and share the joys and challenges of parenting.  We offer these programs and services from two office locations – North of Smokey in our New Haven office and South of Smokey from our Baddeck office.  Services are 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 Victoria 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 a whole variety of parent education programs, Play Groups, Read with Me, Tumble Bugs, Music and Movement, and home visiting programs.  Our home visiting programs support families with infants and very young children (Enhanced Home Visiting) as well as families having children up to the 18 years old (Parenting Journey Home Visiting).

During the course of the year we offer programs and services in communities such as Aspy Bay, Baddeck, Bay St. Lawrence, Big Baddeck, Big Bras d'Or, Black Rock, Bras d'Or, the Cape Breton Highland's National Park, Cape North, Christmas Island, Ingonish, Iona, Neil's Harbour, New Haven, St. Ann's and Tarbot.

Events in Victoria County

Holiday Break

Family Place offices are closed for the holidays.

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Outdoor Explorers – Lower Washabuck

A 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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Play Group – Black Rock

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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Play Group – Ingonish

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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Thanksgiving

Family Place offices are closed for the holiday.

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Easter Break

All Family Place offices are closed for the holiday.

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Sensory Play – Cape North

Sensory Play is designed for children based on the exploration of sensory bins and ooey-gooey fun!  Oh, what a mess – but what fun!  This program will encourage excitement, discovery, exploration, and creative play through the senses.  Sensory bins contain materials that create different textures which appeal to young children.  When children are engaged in…

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Holiday Break

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