Millwoods Family Resource Centre Society

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Early Childhood Development offers parents/caregivers opportunities and experiences to develop their child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth. 

Activities ranging from early literacy skills to socialization, as well as learning through play and music, help parents add to their knowledge base of skills. The Early Childhood Development Program is actively involved in preparing children birth through 6 for the wonderful learning journey ahead.


3, 2, 1 FUN! 

For children ages: 3 to 5 years

3, 2, 1, Fun! is for parents and their children ages 3 to 5 years and is delivered in partnership with the Centre for Family Literacy. Families meet once weekly at these 2 hour sessions for five weeks to play, explore, share stories, and sing songs. The sessions offer adult conversation time with a facilitator where parents learn how to support their children’s early numeracy development and help build a solid foundation for later learning. Learn how to help your child develop numeracy skills by exploring numbers through play, stories and rhymes. 5-WEEK PROGRAM. FAMILIES MAY REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE PROGRAM PER SESSION.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Call 780-413-4521, REGISTRATION OPENS Dec. 4.

Dates: Wednesdays, Jan 9 to Feb 6 
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.     
Location: Summerside

Dates: Wednesdays, Feb 13 to Mar 13
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.   
Location: Summerside 

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BABY SING & SENSORY PLAY

For children ages: 0 to 12 months 

The first year of life is the most significant time for your baby’s development. We will explore a variety of different activities to stimulate your baby’s senses and promote early learning. Enjoy musical instruments, songs, puppy play, bubbles and an assortment of other sensory and tactile materials while you spend quality time bonding with your baby and socializing with other caregivers.  6-WEEK PROGRAM.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Call 780-413-4521, REGISTRATION OPENS Dec. 4.

Dates: Fridays, Feb 1 to Mar 8   
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Summerside 

Dates: Tuesdays, Feb 12 to Mar 19
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Westbrook 

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BOOKS FOR BABIES

For children ages: 0 to 12 months

Learn the importance of reading to your infant. Take home a free book each week to enjoy as a family. This 4-week program is offered in partnership with the Centre for Family Literacy. 4-WEEK PROGRAM.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Call 780-413-4521, REGISTRATION OPENS Dec. 4.

Dates: Wednesdays, Jan 9-30
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Location: Millhurst 

Dates: Fridays, Feb 15 to Mar 15*
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Location: Westbrook 
*(no program Mar 1)

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BUSY BODIES

For children ages: 2 to 6 years

Is your child full of energy?  Bring them to this exciting program where they will practice moving their bodies through fun games and activities.

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Dates: Tuesdays, Jan 15 to Mar 12   
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   
Location: Lendrum Community Hall

Dates: Thursdays, Jan 17 to Mar 7 
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.   
Location: Grandview Community Centre

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LITTLE EXPLORERS

For children ages: 2 to 6 years (siblings welcome) 

Children are eager to explore new things. Find new ways to play using upcycled and unique materials that are not typically used in a play setting. Open-ended play allows children to express themselves freely and creatively. Come explore with us!

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Dates: Mondays, Jan 28 to Mar 11*   
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   
Location: Milbourne 
(*no program Feb 18)

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LET’S HAVE A PLAYDATE!

For children ages: 0 to 6 years (siblings welcome)

Playdates are fun and a great way to learn! Join us for this ‘loose parts’ interactive session at our program sites throughout the week. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents/caregivers and their children. This unstructured program is designed to help your child develop their creativity, exploration, and social skills while supporting your child’s development through play. Please bring a healthy, nut-free snack for your child and we will provide coffee/tea.  

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​Dates: Mondays, Jan 21 to Mar 4*
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   
Location: Westbrook 
*(no program Feb 18)
Dates: Thursdays, Jan 24 to Mar 14
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   
Location: Summerside
Dates: Tuesdays, Jan 15 to Mar 12 
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
​Location: Knottwood  
Dates: Fridays, Jan 18 to Mar 8
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   
​Location: Millbourne

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MUSIC & MOTION

For children ages: 2 to 6 years (siblings welcome) 

Children love dancing to songs and moving to rhythmic beats which is fun and helps develop their motor skills. Enjoy songs, parachute play, and action games during this hour-long session. 

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Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Location: Pleasantview Comm League *(no program Feb 18)

Dates: Fridays, Jan 18 to Mar 8  
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Location: Southwood Community League 

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**NEW** OOIE GOOIE FRIDAY FUN! 

For children ages: 2 to 6 years (siblings welcome) 

Join us for an afternoon of messy play and sensory exploration. This drop-in program gets messy so come prepared to have fun and leave the mess with us! You will go home with a sample of our creations and the recipe so that you can recreate the experience again at home.

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Dates: Fridays, Jan 25 - Feb 22
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  
Location: Millhurst  

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RHYMES, SONGS & STORYTIME

For children ages: 0 to 3 years (siblings welcome)

This interactive group for parents, caregivers, and children has a structured and repeated routine which helps children increase their memory and language skills.

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Dates: Mondays, Jan 14 to Mar 11*
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Location: Mill Woods Town Centre -Mill Creek Room 

Dates: Fridays, Jan 18 to Mar 15 
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
​Location: Summerside 
*(no program Feb 18)

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RHYMES THAT BIND

For children ages: 0 to 6 years (siblings welcome) 

Parents will learn songs, finger plays, and simple movement games with their infants and toddlers, as well as discover new ways to bond in a supportive peer environment. Co-facilitated by the Centre for Family Literacy.

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Dates: Tuesdays, Jan 8 to Mar 12
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Summerside 

Dates: Wednesdays, Jan 9 - Mar 13
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Westbrook 

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EXTREME EXPERIMENTS

Recommended Ages: 2 to 6 years (siblings welcome)

Put on your lab coat and join our new Extreme Experiments program. Each week we will explore how things work, amazing science, incredible facts and awesome experiments. This program will allow children to explore, learn and discover some of the extreme ways science works.

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​Dates: Wednesdays, Feb 20 to Mar 20
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Westbrook 

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*NEW* FFRN PRESCHOOL PREP

For children ages: 3 to 4 years (siblings welcome) 

ABC’s and 123’s, come join us for this fun, interactive preschool prep program. We will focus on building numeracy and literacy skills through fun songs, games, and activities. Throughout this program we will learn about letters, numbers, colours, the days of the week and the weather, along with developing other preschool skills. 

DROP-IN

Dates: Tuesdays, Jan 15 to Feb 26
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Location: Summerside 

Dates: Wednesdays, Jan 16 - Feb 27
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
​Location: Heritage Valley EPL, 2755 119A St SW