Our Programs

Our programs are free and are offered in many areas of Kings County.

Please contact us below for more information or call 902-678-5760.

Programs For Children

Toddler Room Childcare

Suitable For: Children 6 months – 5 yrs

This positive learning experience will give your child opportunities for peer interaction through play and access to many age-appropriate activities.

Our children’s program is offered during most of our parent programs to give you the comfort of knowing your child is being well cared for by our Early Childhood Educators.

Parent-Child Interactive Programs

Toddler Tonics
Toddler Tonics

Suitable For: 18 months – 3 yrs

Does your toddler like to wiggle and jiggle, move and groove? If so, come on out to Toddler Tonics.

You will enjoy a morning of physical activity, fun and it will be a chance for you to meet new families.

Baby & Me
Baby & Me

Suitable For: 0-12 months

Do you have a new baby and want to connect with other moms? Come on out to our Baby & Me group.

This group is a great place to connect with other moms and babies and share stories. 

Childcare is available for your older children.

KCFRC - Bookworm Buddies
Bookworm Buddies

Foster the love of reading while extending your child’s literacy learning.

This is a Child/Parent interactive program that includes various activities such as story time, practice-a-story techniques, show ’n share, crafts, sensory play and a take-home activity.

Grandfamily Care Club - Kings County Family Resource Centre
Grandfamily Care Club

Raising your grandchildren can be challenging and rewarding. Ultimately, you want to provide them with a safe, nurturing, and structured home environment in which to grow and feel loved.

This program aims to create and strengthen intergenerational relationships and enrich the lives of grandparents, children, and families.

Programs for Parents

Let's get up and move
Let's Get Up & Move

Suitable For: Parents

Find it hard to be active?

Have nowhere to get moving?

Looking to start a new activity and meet new people?

Come join us for an hour of increasing your heart rate and having fun.

Free childcare available.


Suitable For: Expectating parents

We offer an extensive prenatal program for expectant women and their supportive person.

You will receive the latest information to help you and your partner become prepared for the weeks and months ahead.

We will help you by sharing what to expect during each trimester, what you need to help keep you and your baby healthy, and what to anticipate during delivery.

Our Prenatal program is offered in a comfortable atmosphere with many opportunities to connect with other expectant mothers.

Childcare is provided.

Parent Group
Parent Group

Suitable For: Parents

Our weekly parent group gives you the opportunity to meet other parents and form lasting friendships.

We offer fun activities as well as informative sessions that focus on parenting and personal growth.

Childcare is provided.

Basic Cooking
Basic Cooking

Suitable For: Parents

A 4-session, 2-hour program that facilitates the basic cooking skills allowing healthy, local, and lower cost food.

Please call to register.

Limited amount of space available.

Childcare available.

This program is offered occassionally

I Can Can... Can You Can?

Suitable For: Parents

This is an introduction to basic canning at home.

This is a 4-week program where you can learn how to prepare and can your own fruit and veggies.

This program will includes how to prepare and can jams and jellies, apple sauce, past sauce and pickles.

This program is offered occassionally

wellness for women
Wellness For Women

Suitable For: Parents

Need a break?

Are you forgetting to take care of yourself?

We have just what you need at Wellness for Women.

We look at topics such as handling stress, making time for yourself, and even pampering yourself.

Share with other women in a relaxing, non-judgmental environment.

Childcare is provided.

This program is offered occassionally

KCFRC - Soups, Stews & More
Soups, Stews & More

Suitable For: Parents

Looking for new recipes? Enjoy savouring a warm and nutritious bowl of soup or stew?

Join us for a workshop that is “hands-on” to prep and prepare some healthy, hearty simple meals. You will make and take these meals home with you!

This program is offered occassionally

AMPed Up
AMPed Up!

Suitable For: Parents

This 7-week adult program addresses the issues of anger management, stress management, communication skills and emotional intelligence. It places emphasis on understanding emotions, enhancing communication and stress management skills, and gaining the ability to recognize triggers of anger and manage feelings of anger in a productive way.

It is facilitated in a group setting that is welcoming, safe and inclusive.

This program is offered occasionally.

Nurturing the Self - Kings County Family Resource Centre
Nurturing the Self

An 8-week wellness program offered to parents and guardians who may need guidance, support, and skills for better social, physical and mental health outcomes.

With the practice of healthy habits and self-care on a daily basis, you can reduce stress, have positive social interactions, feel good and achieve optimal wellness for you and your family. Childcare is provided.

This program is offered occassionally

Satellite Programs

Fun with Food
Fun With Food

Suitable For: 3 yrs+

Would you like to learn great new recipes that are healthy and nutritious?

Looking to prepare snacks and meals on a budget and things that your children will eat?

Join us at Fun with Food to explore new recipes and to cook with your child. 

Playful Pals Playgroup
Playful Pals Playgroup

Suitable For: All ages

Our playgroups offer you an opportunity to have parent-child interaction and a chance to meet other families.

While you are at playgroup you will have times you sing songs, have finger plays, play in the gym and many more things.

Playgroups integrate all age groups and are offered at different sites.

Nobody's perfect
Nobody's Perfect

Suitable For: Parents of young children

Our 10-week Nobody’s Perfect® program fosters peer support and shared learning.

Join other parents of young children to share questions and concerns about being a parent.

Together, with the support of a trained facilitator, you will discover positive ways to interact with your children.

Information and support is provided about topics such as child development, safety, health and behavior.

Childcare is provided. 

This program is offered occassionally

Exploring the Outdoors
Exploring The Outdoors

Suitable For: All ages welcome

This program is focused on unstructured outdoor forest play.

The children use their imagination while exploring their surroundings and viewing some outdoor critters.

This program is offered occassionally.

Let's Get Messy
Let's Get Messy

Suitable For: All ages welcome

Children are naturally inclined to explore and get messy so, let’s help them along!

Bring your child out to explore various art forms and sensory opportunities.

Play with me
Play With Me

Suitable For: All ages welcome

Play is very important part of a child’s growth and development so come and take some time to be creative, active and engaged with your child/children.

KCFRC - Shaft
SHAFT: Super Happy Active Family-Fun Time

Suitable For: All Ages

Join us at the indoor soccer facility for free play time with your kids. Bring your families, friends and a CLEAN pair of indoor sneakers.

Program partnership with Kentville Recreation


Suitable For: 3-5 yrs

Tumblebugs is a very popular 10-week program for children and their caregiver.

Tumblebugs teaches basic movement activities and modified gymnastics that are fun, safe, and developmentally appropriate.

Tumble on over and check us out!!

This program is offered occassionally.


Suitable For: Ages 0-4

Zumbini is an early childhood music and movement program for children ages 0-4 to experience with their caregivers. It combines music, song, dance, and educational tools of 45 minutes of can’t stop, won’t stop bonding, learning and fun!

Field Trip Fridays - Kings County Family Resource Centre
Field Trip Fridays

A parent-child interactive program facilitated at various off-site locations. Come explore the beautiful outdoors of Kings County!

It’s an opportunity to learn and appreciate our community. We have so much to offer. Breathe in the fresh Valley air and have some fun!

Playtime at the Park - Kings County Family Resource Centre
Playtime at the Park

Playing in all kinds of weather builds resilience in your child! Rain or shine, we know that outdoor play is good for your child’s physical health, development, and self-confidence.

We invite you and your child to Oakdene Park in Kentville for some organized outdoor games, activities, and free play.

Come get some exercise, vitamin D, socialize and have fun!

Mighty Marsh Adventures - Kings County Family Resource Centre
Mighty Marsh Adventures

This is a 6-week parent-child interactive outdoor program. Get ready to watch and explore the seasonal growth of Miner’s Marsh and participate in nature-based activities such as scavenger hunts, story-time, crafts, and learning. 

This program is held occassionaly

Toy Lending Library

At KCFRC, we offer an extensive library of age-appropriate toys, puzzles, games, equipment, and books for children and their caregivers.

Childcare providers and KCFRC participants can borrow and enjoy these items at home!

Our library provides a collection of resources which support and recognize learning abilities, cultural diversity and the health and wellness around us.

toy lending library
toy lending library
toy lending library
toy lending library
toy lending library
Toy Lending Library

County Closet

Come in for a visit and check out our County Closet.

The County Closet is a room designated for gently-used clothing of all sizes, footwear, bedding, toys, books and household items. Come take what you need.

All donations are laundered or cleaned prior to being placed on racks, shelves or in totes.

With your kindness and generosity, we can make a difference in our community. The county closet is a classic example of people helping people!

KCFRC - County Closet