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Canadian Mental Health Association
Fredericton - (506) 455-5231
Grand Falls - (506) 475-2548
Woodstock - (506) 325-3943

The Canadian Mental Health Association is a nation-wide, voluntary organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service

Early Childhood Development Centres
  • Centreville Early Childhood Development Centre - (506) 276-3278 - CENTREVILLE
    The Centreville Early Childhood Development Centre was established in 2009 by a group of active parents and community members who had the goal of making programming available for children 0-5 years of age.  Additionally, access to resources and information for families was a priority.  The centre, affectionately known as the Cougar Kittens’ Centre, is located in the Centreville Community School in Centreville, NB.

    Currently, programming is offered throughout the school year in partnership with community members and organizations.  In addition, a partnership with Centreville Child Care, our local childcare centre, has been created to offer a preschool program in the school to help children prepare for their transition to Kindergarten.

    For more information, phone or contact us by email at

    Future Footprints Family Centre - (506) 273-4250 - Perth-Andover

    Through the collaboration, hard work, and dedication of a core group of like-minded individuals with a passion to help families with young children succeed and flourish and with the financial encouragement of the Margaret Wallace and McCain Family Foundation; Future Footprints Family Centre was founded and opened its doors to provide easily accessible services for Perth-Andover and surrounding areas January 9th 2012.
    Future Footprints Family Centre is located in Andover Elementary School.  Future Footprints provides childcare, before and after school care, preschool for three and four years olds, as well as provides space and resources for partners such as Valley Family Resource Centre, Talk with Me, VON Healthy Baby and Me, and more to offer programming for families.

    For more information please contact Future Footprints Family Centre at (506) 273-4250 or visit us at
    www.p-adaycare.ca or Facebook.

    Step Ahead-Bath Family Learning Centre - (506) 278-3959 - BATH

    Step Ahead-Bath Family Learning Centre opened its doors September 9th 2009. The centre offers community based services and programming for families with children ages 0-12 years in Bath and the surrounding communities. The centre provides childcare, before and after school programming as well as a preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds.

    The early childhood development centre is located in the Bath Middle School with an additional classroom at Bath Elementary. Step Ahead also provides space for their partners to offer programming such as the weekly drop-in playgroup hosted by the Valley Family Resource Centre, Public Health’s 3.5 Clinic, visits from Talk With Me and many more. There is also a Community Kitchen program and parent workshops.

    For more information please contact Step Ahead-Bath Family Learning Centre at 278-3959 or find us on Facebook for the latest information and updates.
    • Childcare for 2-5 year olds
    • Before and after school programming
    • 4 year old preschool
    • Community kitchen
    • 3.5 public health assessments
    • Playgroups
    • And much more.

Children’s Rehabilitation Team   (506) 375-2569

URVH Children’s Rehabilitation Team provides multi-disciplinary, outpatient rehabilitation services to children age 0-5 years.

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development - 1 (866) 444-8838

This department is responsible for the approval and monitoring of day care facilities in the province. The Minister of this department is provided with the authority to represent the public interest for the safety and healthy development of young children, up to age 12, who are in non-parental early learning and child care arrangements. The department approves, renews, monitors and investigates day care facilities, as defined under the Day Care Regulation 83-85.

Early Childhood Services

This site provides a provincial list of available services and supports for families to access – Daycare Assistance, list of Early Learning and childcare Facilities, , Prenatal and Postnatal benefit programs, a Parent’s guide to access Quality Childcare in New Brunswick, how to help families with childcare costs etc.

Family and Early Childhood West - 1-855-4KidsNB (454-3762)  Facebook

Family and Early Childhood West serves families with children from birth to 8 years of age in partnership with schools, daycares and other community services.
The three goals of Family and Early Childhood West are:

•Healthy Childhood Growth and Development
•Healthy Parent-Child Relationships
•Family Wellness

The agency serves families in the Anglophone West School District, which extends from Edmundston to Oromocto. Anyone may contact the agency for more information in regard to accessing home visiting, group programming, EYE-DA assessments/supportive follow-up and Developmental Childcare services.

The main offices are in Woodstock and Fredericton.
Regional Executive Director: Patricia Harding Chase

Horizon Health Network - (506) 375-5900

Mother baby wellness clinic at the Upper River Valley Hospital provides you with a self-referral service to our prenatal clinic to assist you throughout your pregnancy.  We provide assistance with infant feeding by our registered Lactation Consultant and our qualified nursing personnel.  We offer an active post discharge clinic for our mothers and their newborns and promote numerous community services available to clients.

The program is 10 months, and entry requirement is High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

Multicultural Association of Carleton County - (506) 392-6011 - Florenceville           (506) 328-4690 - Woodstock

MACC’s objectives are:

  • To facilitate contact and communication between persons of different cultural backgrounds.
  • To foster harmonious relationships among all cultural groups and individuals.
  • To raise public consciousness and acceptance of Multiculturalism, to assist newcomers in becoming established in the community.
  • To act as an advocate on issues dealing with Multiculturalism.

To register for services contact MACC’s Settlement worker, Allen LaFaver at 328-4690 or allen@maccnb.ca

To become an active part of the organization through partnerships or through volunteering in MACC’s Cultural Mentoring and Cultural Networking programs contact MACC’s Community Involvement Coordinator, Celeste Roberts at 328-4690 or celeste@maccnb.ca  Also, find us on

Fax: (506)328-3383

New Brunswick Public Library Service - (506) 453-2354 - Fredericton

The New Brunswick Public Library System provides access to a provincial collection of more than 1.8 million items, as well as to programs and services ranging from story hour to public lectures to services such as reference, Inter-Library loan and public access workstations. The library system supports economic and social development and promotes self-reliance by providing opportunities for New Brunswickers to enhance their knowledge and their creative capabilities.

Public Health - (888) 829-6444 - Woodstock

What does Public Health do?

Public Health provides services to individuals and communities to improve overall health and reduce or prevent disease and injury. Some of our most visible work includes:

  • childhood screening
  • immunization
  • sexual health clinics

Other parts of our work are more behind the scenes. Public Health provides expertise to the school health curriculum, participates i n the development of a nutritious food policy and educates health care providers about immunization practices and infectious disease control measures.

Who Are We?

Public Health  staff include health nurses, dietitians, nurse practitioners, and support staff. Public health works with the Medical Officer of Health, and the staff of the Department of Health, Health Protection Branch.  We also work with other health-care providers, schools, comminities and others who are focused on promoting health and preventing disease and injury.

Social Development Services and Programs  - 1-866-444-8838

Child and Adult Protection
Income Assistance
Daycare Assistance
Housing Programs
Services for Seniors
Other Social Services

Click here for a complete list of services and descriptions.

Talk With Me”  Early Language Services (ELS) - (866) 423-8800                
Talk with Me Program – Woodstock

“Talk with Me” Early Language Services is a FREE program for families with children from birth to 5 years of age.  Strong oral language skills equal confident, capable children. This service focuses on building strong oral language skills through everyday activities likes rhymes, singing, playing and reading.  Services are offered in English for the area from Nackawic to Edmundston.  No referral is needed.  Below are a few of our programs:

  • Baby Massage
  • Signing with Babies
  • Sounds Right (pronunciation)
  • Read with Me
  • Raising a Bilingual Child




Upper Valley Autism Resource Centre - (506) 273-6721 - Perth-Andover

The Upper Valley Autism Resource Centre is a non-profit organization that provides support to individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Centre also provides support, information and resources for parents, family members, educators and professionals who may have also been impacted by Autism. The Centre provides these services from Grand Falls to Woodstock, New Brunswick, and is located in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick.

Valley Family Resource Centre - (506) 325-2299 - Woodstock

The Valley Family Resource Centre provides a comfortable atmosphere where both you and your child can make new friends and have fun together.  We offer a range of programs from Prenatal to getting your child ready for school.

  • Prenatal - Newborn, New Life, for young moms under the age of 24
  • Postnatal Parent program for young Moms
  • Baby Chat for Moms and babies 9 months and under
  • Playgroups for parents/caregivers and children 0-6; offered in Woodstock, Hartland, Centreville, and Perth
  • School Readiness (for 4 year old children) offered in Woodstock, Centreville, Florenceville-Bristol and Nackawic
  • Parenting - Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting – offered in Woodstock
  • Jumping Beans - physical activity for young children (0-6 years) @ Ayr Motor Centre in Woodstock

Visit the calendar on this page to see our current programs.  Visit our website for more information, and like our Facebook page for updates.  Stop by the Centre, or call us (325-2299).  We look forward to meeting you and your family!

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