The Children’s Program offers a variety of activities and services to support parents in their role with their children and provides a nurturing environment for children and their parents.
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
418 844-5000 / ext : 3581
Evening, weekend and holidays emergencies
"Jardins des petits explorateurs"
Educational activity program, led by a qualified educator, who welcomes children for a period of three hours per half day.
Little Geniuses Workshop
Workshops that promote the child’s overall development and autonomy by fostering emotional, motor, social, cognitive and language skills.
Second Language Workshop
Children are invited to learn a second language (English or French) in this introductory workshop through games, rhymes and songs under the supervision of a qualified instructor.
A counsellor who knows and understands the reality of absences is available to answer your questions and guide you to the right resources. The meetings are customized according to your needs, confidential and free.
In person or by teleconsultation
Open Monday trhough Friday
from 8 am to noon and from 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Services for new parents
Babies on bord group
Workshops and groups
Get Together Club English-speaking group
Sunny Day Group
Prevention and support
Positive parenting practices
- Triple P: Positive parenting practices (French only)
Our team is there to support you in your various life challenges:
- Children behavior problems;
- Difficult parent-child relationships;
- Questions on parenting skills;
- Marital difficulties;
- Adaptation difficulties;
- Stress and anxiety;
- Impacts of operational stress injury on family;
- Personal self assessments;
- Any other situation causing distress.
Workshops and groups
- E=MC3 Group (Together to Better Understand) (Families with children 7-11 years old)
- OSI Teen Group (12-17 years old)
- A.P.S. Group (After Parental Separation) (7-11 years old)
- Stress Management Workshop: Billy (8-12 years old)
You are the parent of a child with special needs? See how the VMFRC may help you.
Book by phone 418 844-5000 / ext. 3581 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Occasional childcare. Booking required at least 24 hours in advance.
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 8 am to noon and/or noon to 4 pm
Schedules subject to change without notice.
$17,50 per 4 hour period
2-5 years (preschool)
An occasional childcare service for families in the military community (regular/reservist/veteran) and the civilian community. Booking required at least 24 hours in advance.
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 7 am to 4:30 pm
Drop-in rate for one child: $5 per hour or $35 per day.
Two children: $8.50 per hour or $60 per day.
0-5 years (preschool)
Occasional childcare for members of the military community (regular/reservist/veteran) and the civilan community. Booking required at least 24 hours in advance.
Schedule: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Evening drop-in rate
$5 per hour
Has your spouse been away on training, exercise or deployment for a few months? Are you going through a tough time? Are you exhausted? Are your casual childcare arrangements (drop-in daycare, babysitters, family, friends, list of resources, etc) no longer sufficient? In order to help families who are dealing with stressful childcarerelated situations, the VMFRC offers a variety of childcare services to all CAF members at Valcartier Garrison. Please note that there are certain eligibility criteria. To request these services, contact the VMFRC’s navigator so that they can assess your needs.
Since childcare is primarily a parental responsibility, the preventative component of the service encourages the Canadian Armed Forces member to develop an emergency childcare plan (ECP). The plan will be kept at the unit to be used as needed. If the plan falls through or cannot be implemented immediately, the family obligations support service will be available. This service should be considered a back-up for your plan and should be used only as a last resort. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for children of all ages.
In case of emergency
Day: 418 844-6060
Evening, week-end and holidays : 418 844-5224
A counsellor by trade, she happily welcomes parents and their children at the “Maison Sésame” on a daily basis. She is always ready to listen and support you in your role as a parent and refer you to specialized resources when needed.
418 844-5000 / ext. 3581