Parents' Place

Yarmouth Family Resource Centre

Record #: YAR0066
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2020
Last Full Update: 01 Mar 2020


Located In Yarmouth (town)
Where To Find Us
34 Barnard St
Yarmouth, NS B5A 3T5
Areas Served Yarmouth County


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Phone 902-749-1718
Fax 902-749-1325

Description & Services

We are an informal family resource center for parents and their children. We are here to offer you a place away from the routines of home; where you and your child can play and learn together. We run interesting programs; and have a well-stocked library on parenting and developmental issues. 
All Parents' Place programs and services are FREE! 
On site are well trained and experienced staff including early childhood educators who develop programs for the center. 
Staff are available to offer assistance to families through various challenges and successes. 
Programs include: 
Play & Learn: Come and make new friends while enjoying free play and a snack. Please get active and participate with your child in various physical activities and make having fun a memorable experience for you and your child. Wednesdays from 10:00am to 11:30 am held at Beacon Hall.  
Self Care: Know your worth in this busy world. Self-care is important to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself as it produces positive feelings and boosts your confidence and self-esteem. Also, self-care is necessary to remind yourself and others that you and your needs are important too. ** There is a weight maintenance component to this but is no way mandatory for participation in this program ** Registration required.  
Grandparents Support Group: It has been said that every time a child is born, a grandparent is born as well. These days, the role grandparents play is becoming increasingly significant. Instead of occasional visits from their grandchildren, many grandparents have taken on the role of primary parents. 
Sometimes referred to as kinship caregivers, these grandparents take in and raise children who can no longer live with their parents for a variety of reasons, including substance abuse, domestic violence, poverty and teenage pregnancy. 
However, grandparents can face formidable challenges. In addition to the ongoing stress and responsibility of raising young children, these grandparents must cope with modest retirement incomes and lack of access to public assistance.  
This is a peer support group where you can find others in similar situations and find refuge in each other's advice.  
Prenatal: Taught by a DONA trained birth doula, with guest speakers from Public Health. Classes cover pregnancy basics, health & wellness, the birth process & comfort measures for labor, & the postpartum period. A chance to meet other families & socialize while preparing for your journey into parenthood. Tuesdays at 6:00pm. Please email to register. 
Make & Take: A six week program to learn to live a little thriftier by making household items such as soap, laundry soap, dryer sheets, all purpose cleaner etc. You get to make them and take them home. Join us Thursdays from 10-11:30am. Registration is required as spaces are limited. 
Breastfeeding Basics: Be prepared before baby arrives! An opportunity to learn, ask questions, and explore the basics behind the breastfeeding experience. Two evening classes for all expectant parents. Dads encouraged to attend! Please email to register. 
Kids in the Kitchen: The perfect recipe for teaching children that cooking is an enduring life skill that can be artistic, creative, and sometimes quite surprising! Children will learn the basics of food preparation, kitchen and food safety, cooking and baking techniques, and healthy eating. This is for ages 7 & up. Registration required.  
**All Programs at Parents Place on 34 Bernard St unless otherwise stated** 
To Register Contact Jamiee or Jodee at 902-749-1718 or message our Facebook Page: 
Parents' Place Yarmouth Family Resource Center 
Hours Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Closed 12-1 for lunch.  
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. 
We recommend you call ahead to ensure the staff member you would like to speak with is available to see you.