Programs & Services

The Centre offers a variety of programs and supports to families and the community.  Below are brief descriptions of the programs and supports available at the Centre. 

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  • Parent & Child/Baby Playgroups: together with your child or baby, explore the playroom, interact in new and fun ways, and access information or support.
  • Community Drop-In Room: visit our drop-in space with toys and comfortable seating where you can meet other families, relax, learn about programs and resources in the community or chat with staff.
  • Respite Childcare: quality childcare while you go offsite or are involved in a program.
  • Enhanced Home Visiting Program: receive support in your home, beginning in baby’s first four months.
  • Parenting Programs & Workshops: explore & discuss parenting in a group setting.
  • One-On-One Support: meet privately with staff to get information, receive support or problem solve.
  • Prenatal Program: access information on prenatal health, labour & delivery, and what to expect when baby arrives, in an informal group setting.
  • Community Trading Cupboard: trade non-perishable food items & toiletries.
  • Well-Baby Clinics: meet with a public health nurse to discuss you and your baby's health.
  • IWK Women’s Wellness Clinics: meet with a Social Worker or Registered Nurse.
  • Ages and Stages Screening Tool: a set of questionnaires designed to help you check your child's development at various times between birth and 5 years of age.
  • Volunteer Program: volunteer with Centre programs, workshops, and child development. 


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Thank you to our generous supporters

We are proud to recognize the support of the organizations and individuals who make the work of Dartmouth Family Centre and Dartmouth North Community Food Centre possible.  View full list of supporters >

Phone Number:

(902) 464-8234

Fax Number:

(902) 464-8232


Our Location:

107 Albro Lake Rd. Dartmouth, NS, B3A 3Y7

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Our Hours:

The Centre is open 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday (closed 12:00 to 1:00pm daily and Thursday afternoons). As well, occasional evening programs take place.  

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