Programs and services for families and early childhood

Mums & Tots Fitness and Yoga

From caliente to namaste, come with your little ones and participate in this energizing activity. The Mums and Tots Fitness and Yoga class begins with a fun 30 min of exercises followed by a relaxing Yoga. This activity is designed to help regain balance, strengthen and relieve tension by alternating movements, involving children (baby and/or toddler), and movements where they are simply watching/crawling or toddling around you. This activity is held in our community space on Thursdays from September 14th to November 2nd, at 9:30 am. 

Registration fees for the session is $10 for MEPEC members and $20 for non-members.


Come join our weekly literacy circle time activity including a variety of theme-based activities, every Tuesday starting September 12 at 9:30 am. Sprouts focuses on social interactions and positive relationships among young children and their parents through creative expression and play. Participating in Sprouts is an excellent way to get children to become familiar with the concept of time, early literacy, gross motor, and fine motor development. Through weekly themes, children will participate in dancing, story time, crafts, and much more!! Activities are light and fun and help to increase a child’s awareness of language, physical, and sensory experiences.

Mother Goose Program

In partnership with the South Shore Literacy Council, MEPEC is offering a free pre-literacy music program call the Mother Goose in Boucherville. This program is structured to provide parent-child interaction, language acquisition and socialization. The program is designed for parents and their children aged 0 to 3. 

Professionally-trained animators model oral traditions of interactive rhymes, songs, structured play, story and dance. All the activities are focused on maximizing parent-child interaction.

There are three 10-week sessions annually. Registration is taken by e-mail two (2) weeks before each session begins. For more information contact us at info@mepec-pemca.org or ssrc@videotron.ca.


Come splish splash with your children at Beloeil’s Aqua center waddling pool every Wednesday starting September 13th to November 1st, at 10 am. Early swimming fosters a growing sense of self-esteem, confidence, independence and as a child’s ability to freely move through the water increases – so does their sense of wellbeing. Time spent having fun and learning new things in the pool is an ideal opportunity for parents and children to bond in a relaxed and fun environment that they will both love being a part of.


Every Friday, starting September 13th, from 9:30 to 11:30 am, let’s explore the outdoors, nature, and the environment and learn what animals and insects do in their natural habitats but also how plants and trees grow. Outdoor play promotes mathematical learning and mental well being. When playing outdoors, the possibilities for learning are endless. Different outings will be offered throughout the season!

Little Beats

Calling to all little Beethoven’s and Mozart’s for this introduction to music class. Toddlers will learn about melody, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, movement and much more using fun, unique and educational musical materials. Music has numerous benefits. Incorporating music into routines and play in the early years has a positive influence on your child’s early development. It can get them moving, thinking and inspire creativity. Join us on Mondays at 9:30 am from September 18th to December 11th.

Cook with Dad!

What better way to spend quality time with Dad! Cooking together is an excellent bonding activity and fosters many other early childhood developments such as basic math skills, listening to instructions, fine motor development and boosting their self esteem, just to name a few. The best part of this activity is that you both get to eat what you make! Spending time cooking with your kids can foster an interest in food and cooking that will last for life. Our monthly activity will be offered on September 23rd, October 21st and November 25th from 10 to 11:30 am.


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Dad Central is a national organization that provides dads with resources, tools and guidance to engage them in the process of building healthy children. Visit their website to learn more about their free online workshops.

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) is the resource for translating advances in exercise science research into the promotion of fitness, performance, and health outcomes for Canadians. Discover the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years) and for Children and Youth (5-17 years).

Naître et grandir‘s mission is to support Quebec parents on a daily basis in their role with their child, from conception to 8 years of age. Their objective is to raise awareness among parents and Quebec society as a whole of the importance of fostering children’s development, from an early age, in order to create conditions and environments conducive to their educational success.


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