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Chester & Area Family Resource Centre

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To find out more about funding options that are available in your area check out our page for Funding assistance for Families.
Located In Chester
Where To Find Us
188 Pig Loop Rd, PO Box 99
Chester, NS B0J 1J0
Areas Served Municipality of the District of Chester
Phone 902-275-4347
Contact Heather Daw, Centre Director, Chester & Area Family Resource Centre; Phone: 902-275-4347; Email:
Alternate Contact Teena Bond, Daycare Director, Chester & Area Family Resource Centre; Phone: 902-275-4347; Email:
Fax 902-275-2013
Description & Services
Information Philosophy Statement 
Chester and Area Family Resource Centre believes that children learn through play and exploration of their environment.  
We believe that children are entitled to opportunities that support all areas of their development.  
The Family Centre believes in fostering active learning, multiculturalism, integration, independence and parent involvement by providing experiences for positive interactions between children, employees, parents, the Family Centre, and the community. 
Check out our Programs 
Infant Room (6 months-17 months) 
Toddler Room (18 months -35 months) 
Pre-School Room (3-5 years) 
Before/After School Care 
Eligibility Ages: 0.5 year(s) and up
Hours Monday to Friday, 7am-6pm
Special Information
Tags Child Care/Day Care ; Community Sport Organizations ; Fall Fun ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect