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Playgroups
We host free drop-in programs where military parents & caregivers stay to play with their children. Activities include free play, crafts, and circle time. Playgroups are facilitated by an Early Childhood Educator who can answer your questions and provide parenting resources. This is a great opportunity to connect with other military families.  
Tiny Tuesdays & Wild Card Wednesdays
9 to 11 a.m. | No registration required | 6 years and under | 330 Croil, Uplands, Bldg 471 | Coffee for adults | Healthy snack provided for children
Super Saturdays
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. | 6 years and under | 2 MacNeil Court, Kanata | Coffee for adults | Healthy snack for children provided
Casual Care
Every Thursdays and Fridays 
Morning session from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m | 6 months to 6 years old | $15/session per child | Parents supply snacks. (Nut-Free) | Registration deadline: every Wednesday before noon.
Playtime Platoon: Licensed Child Care Centre
The MFRC-NCR’s Playtime Platoon’s Registered Early Childhood Educators support and nurture children’s play based learning in an inclusive program. They encourage development by responsive attention to individual stages and interests. Priority placement is given to children of Canadian Armed Forces families.
Non-profit child care licensed under the Ontario Ministry of Education | Preschool program for ages 2.5 – 5 years of age | Toddler program for ages 18 – 30 months | Open 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., year-round | Located at the MFRC-NCR at 330 Croil Private Building 471
Enrolment with us comes via the City of Ottawa’s Child Care Registry and Waitlist.
For more information, please contact our Childcare supervisor at 613.949.6970.
Respite Care Allowance
Deployment Respite Child Care Allowance is available for parents whose serving partner is currently deployed for 30 days or more due to military obligation or are frequently tasked away for operational readiness. Deployment Respite Child care is a service requiring pre-approval for qualifying families who are in financial or emotional need of respite care. Deployment includes: IR, course, training, tasking and operational tours.
To seek approval, please contact the Family Separation and Reunion Coordinator at 613.991.5051 or via email at family@mfrc-ncr.ca.
New Special Needs Respite Fund is intended to support CAF families with accessing respite care for children and youth with special needs, or childcare for their siblings during appointments (age 18 and under). Up to $250 per fiscal year is available for eligible requests pending available funding. 
Connect with our Special Needs Coordinator at 613.998.7438 or via email at specialneeds@mfrc-ncr.ca for more information.
Emergency Child Care Funds
It's goal is to assist families during the first 96 hours of an emergency while waiting for their Family Care Plan to be implemented.
Connect with our Family Wellness Team for more information at 613.991.5051 or via email  at family@mfrc-ncr.ca.
Download a list of some child care in the NCR
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