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Statewide Events

Addison County Summer Playgroup

Jun 22

Monday & Wednesday

9:30-11:30 am

June 22- August 5

Snacks, crafts, friends, and fun provided!

Quarry Hill School

Middlebury, Vermont

For more info: 388-7297

Supported by Addison Building Bright Futures,  Addison Parent Child Center, Neat Repeats, Vermont Birth to Three, and Quarry Hill School

 

Playgroup Essex- Welcome Baby Group

Jul 29

Wednesdays: Welcome Baby Playgroup ages birth to 18 Months, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at Move You Fitness Studio.

Danielle 876-7555, bbfessexvt@gmail.com

VNA Family Room Burlington

Jul 29

VNA Family Room 862–2121 or 860–4420 St. Joseph’s School (20 Allen Street) For current information on Family Room offerings click on link:

http://www.vnacares.org/health-care-services/family-childrens-services/family-room

Brattleboro New Moms Group

Jul 29

Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info.

WEDNESDAYS:

Brattleboro- New Moms group, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 9:30 AM, for ages 0-9months (approx.) Come hear speakers and/or talk about babies and our lives as Moms. For more infomation contact Dawn Kersula at 802-257-8278.

 

 

Playgroup South Burlington

Jul 29

Leo O’Brien Civic Center is the home of the South Burlington playgroups for children birth to 5 years on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Colleen 489-0410, SBurlFC@gmail.com

South Royalton Playgroup

Jul 29

Join us for this Playgroup facilitated by The Family Place and Orange County Parent Child Center…Playgroups are FREE and open to all parents and caregivers with children ages birth to five (unless otherwise noted). Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting.

For questions about playgroup, contact The Family Place Parent Child Center, 802-649-3268 Toll Free 1-800-639-0039 or Orange County Parent Child Center (802) 685-2264  Toll Free: (888) 685-2264

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Franklin Grand Isle – Playgroups & Events

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Orleans & Northern Essex – Playgroups & Events

Regional Council Meeting

Aug 3

Dates are subject to change, please contact our Regional Coordinator at scorriveau@buildingbrightfutures.org for more information.

Regional Council Meeting

Sep 7

Dates are subject to change, please contact our Regional Coordinator at scorriveau@buildingbrightfutures.org for more information.

Regional Council Meeting

Oct 5

Dates are subject to change, please contact our Regional Coordinator at scorriveau@buildingbrightfutures.org for more information.

Regional Council Meeting

Nov 2

Dates are subject to change, please contact our Regional Coordinator at scorriveau@buildingbrightfutures.org for more information.

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Chittenden – Playgroups & Events

Playgroup Essex- Welcome Baby Group

Jul 29

Wednesdays: Welcome Baby Playgroup ages birth to 18 Months, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at Move You Fitness Studio.

Danielle 876-7555, bbfessexvt@gmail.com

VNA Family Room Burlington

Jul 29

VNA Family Room 862–2121 or 860–4420 St. Joseph’s School (20 Allen Street) For current information on Family Room offerings click on link:

http://www.vnacares.org/health-care-services/family-childrens-services/family-room

Playgroup South Burlington

Jul 29

Leo O’Brien Civic Center is the home of the South Burlington playgroups for children birth to 5 years on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Colleen 489-0410, SBurlFC@gmail.com

Playgroup Hinesburg

Jul 29

Wednesday Hinesburg Town Hall, 10- 11:30 a.m. ages birth to 5 years.

Rachel, 482-4667, hinesburgfof@gmail.com

VNA Family Room Burlington

Jul 30

VNA Family Room 862–2121 or 860–4420 St. Joseph’s School (20 Allen Street) For current information on Family Room offerings click on link:

http://www.vnacares.org/health-care-services/family-childrens-services/family-room

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Caledonia & Southern Essex – Playgroups & Events

Bingo!

Jul 31

BINGO! hosted by the VT Department of Health- WIC office- at the Lyndonville Farmers Market on Fri. July 31st from 3-5pm. Come join the fun!

Messy Play Day

Aug 1

MESSY PLAY
AT LUNENBURG OLD HOME DAY
SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 2015
10 AM- 12 PM
FREE FOR CHILDREN ALL AGES

SPONSORED BY CONCORD/ LUNENBURG/ WATERFORD CHILD CARE PROVIDER NETWORK
For more information email Lynn Macie at Macie’s Home Child Care at learningatlynnies@gmail.com

Activities will include fun with rice, beans, water, sand, shaving cream, paint, ooblic, bubbles, cloud dough, gak & more…

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Addison Region – Playgroups & Events

Addison County Summer Playgroup

Jun 22

Monday & Wednesday

9:30-11:30 am

June 22- August 5

Snacks, crafts, friends, and fun provided!

Quarry Hill School

Middlebury, Vermont

For more info: 388-7297

Supported by Addison Building Bright Futures,  Addison Parent Child Center, Neat Repeats, Vermont Birth to Three, and Quarry Hill School

 

Addison Summer Playgroup

Jul 30

Monday & Wednesday

9:30-11:30 am

June 22- August 5

Snacks, crafts, friends, and fun provided!

Quarry Hill School

Middlebury, Vermont

For more info: 388-7297

Supported by Addison Building Bright Futures,  Addison Parent Child Center, Neat Repeats, Vermont Birth to Three, and Quarry Hill School

Addison Summer Playgroup

Aug 3

Monday & Wednesday

9:30-11:30 am

June 22- August 5

Snacks, crafts, friends, and fun provided!

Quarry Hill School

Middlebury, Vermont

For more info: 388-7297

Supported by Addison Building Bright Futures,  Addison Parent Child Center, Neat Repeats, Vermont Birth to Three, and Quarry Hill School

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Central Vermont – Playgroups & Events

Playgroup for Deaf and Hearing Children

Aug 22

For deaf and hearing children and their deaf and hearing families and caregivers. Bring your own lunch. The play space and activities are geared toward children aged 0-5.

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Baby Playgroup

Aug 27

Special event this summer, the very popular Baby Play playgroup will be held once in July and once in August on a special day and time. Designed for infants and young toddlers and their parents or caregivers. The playgroup will be held on the lower level of St. Augustine’s Church.

Dads and Kids Playgroup

Aug 27

Join Chris Robertson for his wonderful Dads and Kids playgroup during their special summer sessions. This evening playgroup includes dinner and activities designed specifically for dads and their young children aged 0-6.

CVBBF Regional Council Meeting

Sep 11

The Central Vermont Building Bright Futures Council meets once per month from September through June of each year. Each council meeting includes presentations about events, organizations or activities that are relevant to the world of early childhood and includes opportunities for networking and connection. Council meetings are free and open to the public — please email Becky at braymond@buildingbrightfutures.org to RSVP so we have enough materials for all participants.

CVBBF Regional Council Meeting

Oct 9

The Central Vermont Building Bright Futures Council meets once per month from September through June of each year. Each council meeting includes presentations about events, organizations or activities that are relevant to the world of early childhood and includes opportunities for networking and connection. Council meetings are free and open to the public — please email Becky at braymond@buildingbrightfutures.org to RSVP so we have enough materials for all participants.

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Northern Windsor & Orange – Playgroups & Events

South Royalton Playgroup

Jul 29

Join us for this Playgroup facilitated by The Family Place and Orange County Parent Child Center…Playgroups are FREE and open to all parents and caregivers with children ages birth to five (unless otherwise noted). Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting.

For questions about playgroup, contact The Family Place Parent Child Center, 802-649-3268 Toll Free 1-800-639-0039 or Orange County Parent Child Center (802) 685-2264  Toll Free: (888) 685-2264

Randolph Playgroup

Jul 30

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age five. We provide large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, and manipulatives as well as a snack. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting.

Playgroups that are held in schools ARE NOT held when school is not in session.

For more information or directions, please call Orange County Parent Child Center ( OCPCC) (802) 685-2264  Toll Free: (888) 685-2264

Hartford Area Playgroup (Birth to 5yrs)

Aug 3

Playgroups are FREE and open to all parents and caregivers with children ages birth to five (unless otherwise noted). Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting.

Please be aware that Playgroups do not meet if the Hartford School District is closed due to inclement weather.

For questions about playgroup, contact The Family Place Parent Child Center ( 802)649-3268  or Toll Free 1-800-639-0039

West Fairlee Playgroup

Aug 3

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, and manipulatives as well as a snack. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting.

Playgroups that are held in schools ARE NOT held when school is not in session.

For more information or directions, please call Orange County Parent Child Center (802) 685-2264 Toll Free: (888) 685-2264

Bradford Playgroup

Aug 4

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, and manipulatives as well as a snack. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting.

Playgroups that are held in schools ARE NOT held when school is not in session.

For more information and directions call the Orange County Parent Child Center for more information or directions at (802) 685-2264 Toll Free: (888) 685-2264.

 

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Rutland – Playgroups & Events

Castleton Playgroup

Jul 29

Date and Time: Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:30am

Playgroups are an informal gathering of families who share the common thread of wanting a supportive experience for their child. Children have the opportunity to hear stories, read, and “play” using story boxes. They socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other care givers can make new friends, reduce isolation, share joys concerns, ideas, and experiences as well as learn from other parents.

Children gain a variety of valuable skills through playgroups that include social and emotional (how to play and interact with other children and adults), physical (improving the fine motor control through arts  and craft activities). Movement and dance improves health and large motor control. Cognitive (discover more about their world, problem solving, improve reading and writing readiness through creative play and literary activities.

The Rutland County Playgroups are coordinated and facilitated by Lynn Gould of the Rutland County Parent Child Center.

Pittsford Playgroup

Jul 30

Date and Time:  Thursdays from 10:00am-11:30am, MacClure Library

Playgroups are an informal gathering of families who share the common thread of wanting a supportive experience for their child. Children have the opportunity to hear stories, read, and “play” using story boxes. They socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other care givers can make new friends, reduce isolation, share joys concerns, ideas, and experiences as well as learn from other parents.

Children gain a variety of valuable skills through playgroups that include social and emotional (how to play and interact with other children and adults), physical (improving the fine motor control through arts  and craft activities). Movement and dance improves health and large motor control. Cognitive (discover more about their world, problem solving, improve reading and writing readiness through creative play and literary activities.

The Rutland County Playgroups are coordinated and facilitated by Lynn Gould of the Rutland County Parent Child Center.

Rutland City Playgroup

Jul 31

Date and Time: Fridays from 9:30am-11:00am, Rutland Free Library

Playgroups are an informal gathering of families who share the common thread of wanting a supportive experience for their child. Children have the opportunity to hear stories, read, and “play” using story boxes. They socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other care givers can make new friends, reduce isolation, share joys concerns, ideas, and experiences as well as learn from other parents.

Children gain a variety of valuable skills through playgroups that include social and emotional (how to play and interact with other children and adults), physical (improving the fine motor control through arts  and craft activities). Movement and dance improves health and large motor control. Cognitive (discover more about their world, problem solving, improve reading and writing readiness through creative play and literary activities.

The Rutland County Playgroups are coordinated and facilitated by Lynn Gould of the Rutland County Parent Child Center.

Mount Holly Playgroup

Aug 4

Location: MT. Holly Library

Dates and Time: Tuesdays-10:00am-11:30am

Playgroups are an informal gathering of families who share the common thread of wanting a supportive experience for their child. Children have the opportunity to hear stories, read, and “play” using story boxes. They socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other care givers can make new friends, reduce isolation, share joys concerns, ideas, and experiences as well as learn from other parents.

Children gain a variety of valuable skills through playgroups that include social and emotional (how to play and interact with other children and adults), physical (improving the fine motor control through arts  and craft activities). Movement and dance improves health and large motor control. Cognitive (discover more about their world, problem solving, improve reading and writing readiness through creative play and literary activities.

The Rutland County Playgroups are coordinated and facilitated by Lynn Gould of the Rutland County Parent Child Center

 

Castleton Playgroup

Aug 5

Date and Time: Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:30am

Playgroups are an informal gathering of families who share the common thread of wanting a supportive experience for their child. Children have the opportunity to hear stories, read, and “play” using story boxes. They socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other care givers can make new friends, reduce isolation, share joys concerns, ideas, and experiences as well as learn from other parents.

Children gain a variety of valuable skills through playgroups that include social and emotional (how to play and interact with other children and adults), physical (improving the fine motor control through arts  and craft activities). Movement and dance improves health and large motor control. Cognitive (discover more about their world, problem solving, improve reading and writing readiness through creative play and literary activities.

The Rutland County Playgroups are coordinated and facilitated by Lynn Gould of the Rutland County Parent Child Center.

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Springfield Area – Playgroups & Events

Discovery Time

Jul 29

Discovery Time is for kids ages 5 and up Wednesdays @ 10:00 am at the Springfield Town Library
July 1: Bucket Hats – Decorate a hat for summer fun!
July 8: Moovin’ and Groovin’ with Ashley
July 15: Super Critters with Michael Clough and his animals
July 22:You are a Hero Magic Show with Magician Tom Joyce
July 29: Sing-A-Long with Paul Ippolito
August 5: Bublebees presented by a Nature Museum Educator

Origami with Gail Martin

Jul 29

Come to the Fletcher Memorial Library and learn origami.  This program is good for ages 6 and up.

Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals

Jul 30

Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals are back at the Rockingham Free Public Library! Lindsay and her Puppet Pals, lovingly crafted, giant hand puppets and marionettes, bring to life stories filled with silliness, crowd participation, and unique, memorable characters. This series of charming and positive short stories will delight the young and the
young at heart.

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen Parenting Workshop

Jul 31

Are your children not listening to you? Would you like to learn new communications skills? Discussions on feelings, cooperation, and respect will be addressed.

Let’s find a way to live with each other so that we can feel good about ourselves, and help the people we love feel good about themselves

Join us for a six week parenting discussion group. Thursday Evenings July 9 – August 13th 6-7:30 pm  at the Springfield Area Parent Child Center

july-august parenting class

Discovery Time

Aug 5

Discovery Time is for kids ages 5 and up Wednesdays @ 10:00 am at the Springfield Town Library
July 1: Bucket Hats – Decorate a hat for summer fun!
July 8: Moovin’ and Groovin’ with Ashley
July 15: Super Critters with Michael Clough and his animals
July 22:You are a Hero Magic Show with Magician Tom Joyce
July 29: Sing-A-Long with Paul Ippolito
August 5: Bublebees presented by a Nature Museum Educator

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Bennington BBF Council - Early Childhood

Aug 12

The Bennington Building Bright Futures -Early Childhood Council is a shared forum where parents, administrators and direct service providers committed to respectful, safe and non-judgmental relationships work together to support positive outcomes for young children and families in Bennington and surrounding areas

Bennington BBF Council - Early Childhood

Sep 9

The Bennington Building Bright Futures -Early Childhood Council is a shared forum where parents, administrators and direct service providers committed to respectful, safe and non-judgmental relationships work together to support positive outcomes for young children and families in Bennington and surrounding areas

Bennington BBF Council - Early Childhood

Oct 14

The Bennington Building Bright Futures -Early Childhood Council is a shared forum where parents, administrators and direct service providers committed to respectful, safe and non-judgmental relationships work together to support positive outcomes for young children and families in Bennington and surrounding areas

Bennington BBF Council - Early Childhood

Nov 11

The Bennington Building Bright Futures -Early Childhood Council is a shared forum where parents, administrators and direct service providers committed to respectful, safe and non-judgmental relationships work together to support positive outcomes for young children and families in Bennington and surrounding areas

Bennington BBF Council - Early Childhood

Dec 9

The Bennington Building Bright Futures -Early Childhood Council is a shared forum where parents, administrators and direct service providers committed to respectful, safe and non-judgmental relationships work together to support positive outcomes for young children and families in Bennington and surrounding areas

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Brattleboro New Moms Group

Jul 29

Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info.

WEDNESDAYS:

Brattleboro- New Moms group, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 9:30 AM, for ages 0-9months (approx.) Come hear speakers and/or talk about babies and our lives as Moms. For more infomation contact Dawn Kersula at 802-257-8278.

 

 

Brattleboro Rhyme Time

Jul 29

Brattleboro– RHYME TIME Brooks Memorial Library Children’s Room 5 and under. Join the fun with a story and craft at 10:30. April- August and October – February. For information call: 802-254-5290 ext. 110.

Please note RHYME TIME does not meet in September or March.

 

 

East Dover Storytime

Jul 29

East Dover – Dover Free Library storytime 10:30 AM, Sept.-May. Call 802-348-7488 or doverfreelibrary1913@yahoo.com for more information.

Please note this group does not meet during the months of June, July, and August.

 

 

 

Brattleboro Playgroup

Jul 31

Playgroups for parents and their children up to five years of age are offered weekly for any family in Windham County. Currently groups are offered in Brattleboro, Whitingham, Wilmington and Townshend. This 1 and 1/2 hour group offers opportunities for children to play with other infants, toddlers and preschoolers and for parents to meet other parents as well. Each group is facilitated by a coordinator who provides a light snack and depending on the interests of the group, a small activity.

Playgroup Schedule for Brattleboro

Fridays at EES in Brattleboro 9:30-11:00 AM

Whitingham Playgroup

Jul 31

Playgroups for parents and their children up to five years of age are offered weekly for any family in Windham County. Currently groups are offered in Brattleboro, Whitingham, Wilmington and Townshend. This 1 and 1/2 hour group offers opportunities for children to play with other infants, toddlers and preschoolers and for parents to meet other parents as well. Each group is facilitated by a coordinator who provides a light snack and depending on the interests of the group, a small activity.

Playgroup Schedule for Whitingham

Tuesdays at the Whitingham Free Public Library at the Jacksonville Municipal Center 10:00-11:30 AM

Fridays at the Whitingham Pettee Memorial Library 10:00-11:30 AM

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