Babies, Children & School Age

NRFRC Play Room

NRFRC Play Room








Baby Programs

  • Breastfeeding Support: Our free program aims to help support mothers on the learning experience of breast feeding. We provide one-on-one support in the New Ross area and connect breastfeeding mothers with other supports in the community. Feel free to contact Leanne for more information.
  • Car Seat Safety: If you have any questions regarding your child’s car seat, we have access to a qualified Child Restraints Systems Technician who can educate, support and guide parents with hands-on assistance for proper use of child safety seats and safety belts. This is a free service provided by the Resource Centre, phone us for more information.
  • Prenatal Program: This program is tailored to the parents needs. It is a great way to learn more about pregnancy, childbirth and having a new baby, in a relaxed environment. Throughout the program, parents will get to know each other, have discussions, and be supported on their new journey. We offer on on one visits and small groups for families in the New Ross area.  This is a free program. Contact Leanne here at the centre at 902-689-2414 or email her at
  • New Ross Baby Group: This program is currently running every second Thursday. From 9:30-10:30am, parents are invited to join Play Group, from 10:30 to 11:30, we break off and meet in the Multi-purpose room to talk about topics that are relevant for the parents and babies. This is a free program, tea and coffee are provided.

Children Programs

  • Car Seat Safety: *see above
  • Dance Classes: In partnership with Dance ConXion we offer kids dance including creative movement, hip hop and jazz classes every Friday throughout the school year.
  • Playgroup: Open to children birth to 5 years. Activities include crafts, songs, games, story time, and snack. Program is offered Monday and Thursday throughout the school year from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, and Mondays only during the summer. This program is run by Michelle and it’s Free.
  • DayCare:The New Ross Community Day Care is a licensed 12 space centre serving children aged 18mths-5years, open 5 days/wk 7:30am-5:30pm, located at the New Ross Family Resource Centre.  It was born out of a need in our community for affordable, family centered, quality childcare. It opened its doors, September 2018, guided by our philosophy: By working together, we will build a warm, friendly environment that nurtures and develops your child’s sense of themselves, and those around them.

    Through play, we will support your child’s learning as they discover, create, improvise and imagine. We believe in building trusting relationships with child and provider to make your child feel more confident and able to explore and learn. We will offer your child the care, comfort, fun and safety they deserve to assure parents their children are in the best of hands. It is our philosophy that the NRCD is an extension of the family unit and an important part of our community.

    For more information check us out on facebook, at New Ross Preschool Society.

    This program is not run by our Centre, but is offered in our Centre, and is run under it’s own Board of Directors.

  • Tumblebugs: For children ages 3.5 – 5 years old, it is an introductory to basic movement and modified gymnastics. It will be offered throughout the year with enough interest. Call the centre for more information.

School Age Programs

  • After School Program: Join us Monday to Friday afternoons throughout the school year for fun, games, crafts and activities. Children may attend on full-time, part-time, or drop in basis. To register contact Jancie at 902-679-0247 or the Resource Centre at 902-689-2414.
  • Dance Classes: In partnership with Dance ConXion we offer kids dance including creative movement, hip hop and jazz classes every Friday throughout the school year.
  • Family Gym Night: In partnership with NRCS,

    Families are welcome to join us weekly for a night of healthy fun! We will offer a variety of open ended activities and group games such as basketball, soccer, steal the treasure, etc. Parents and guardians are invited to join in the fun or relax on the bleachers and watch all the action!

    Please bring Indoor sneakers, water bottles, comfortable clothes

    Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:30, All ages


    New Ross Consolidated School Gym

    Led by Sheila Ernst

    Please contact the Municipality of Chester Recreation and Parks Department for more information at (902)275-3490

  • Drop-In Basketball

    Come have a ball with us! Join us for some fun, casual basketball games. No experience necessary, this is a great opportunity to try something new or practice with old friends!

    Please bring Indoor sneakers, water bottles, comfortable clothes

    Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30, All ages

    $2 drop-in

    New Ross Consolidated School Gym

    Led by Daisy Turner

    Please contact the Municipality of Chester Recreation and Parks Department for more information at (902)275-3490

  • Girl Talk: We provide a safe, group setting for girls ages 9 to 12 to talk GIRL TALK; held annually.
  • Plug into Music: Local musician Jamie Junger will aid youth in developing an appreciation of music, performing and recording tips from the pros, songwriting, stage craft and much more! 10 week spring session.
  • Rainbows: ‘Rainbows’ fosters emotional healing among children, grieving from loss or life-altering crisis. Contact Diane for more information.
  • Schools +: We partnered with SSRSB to provide free after school activity based program to New Ross Consolidated School children once a week. Activities may include crafts, cooking, archery, music, etc. Please contact Diane at 902-689-2414, if you have any questions.

Summer Programs

  • Day Camps: Offered throughout July and August for children ages 5 to 12.
  • Little Tykes (Transition to School Program):NRFRC in partnership with NRCS offers this free, 3-5-day program to help transition those going into Grade Primary in September.
  • Summer soccer: We offer boys and girls soccer throughout the summer; U6, U8.
  • Youth Program: Offered once/wk for children ages 10-14.