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Jericho Playgroup

May 16

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. 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 do not meet when Chittenden East Supervisory Union schools are not in session. 

For more information, please contact Jericho BBF town coordinator Heather 899-4415, underhillplaygroup@yahoo.com

Fairfax Community Playgroup

May 27

9:00-10:00 Every Other Friday starting October 2 in the BFA Fairfax Pre-School Classroom

Peacham Story Time

May 27

Peacham – Peacham Library
2nd & 4th Friday of each month 9:00-10:00 AM
656 Bayley Hazen Road
Peacham, VT 05862
(802) 592-3216

Springfield Play Group

May 27

Come to playgroup with your children at the Parks and Recreation Department.

Brattleboro Playgroup

May 27

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

 

Chelsea Playgroup

May 27

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

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Fairfax Community Playgroup

May 27

9:00-10:00 Every Other Friday starting October 2 in the BFA Fairfax Pre-School Classroom

Montgomery Tumble Time

May 27

Friday at 10:00-11:00 am during the school year.

Fairfax Open Tot Gym/ Infant and Parent Playtime

May 28

Open Tot Gym/ Infant and Parent Playtime
9:00-10:30 Saturday Mornings beginning on November 7
In the BFA-Fairfax Elementary Gym

Montgomery Little Explorers outdoor playgroup

May 31

Little Explorers outdoor playgroup meets at the Montgomery Recreation Center Tuesday from 10-11:30 am.

Story Time at Fairfax Library

May 31

Co-Sponsored by the Fairfax Community Library

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Orleans & Northern Essex – Playgroups & Events

Story Hour at the Glover Library

May 27

Attend Story Hour at the Glover Library at 10:00 am on Fridays

Story Hour in Orleans

May 30

Visit the Jones Memorial Library for Story Hour on Monday at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm

Attend Story Hour in Derby

May 31

Visit the Dailey Memorial Library for Story Hour on Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Story Hour in Newport

Jun 1

Visit the Goodrich Memorial Library for a Preschool Story Hour every Wednesday at 10:30

Story Hour at the Barton Public Library

Jun 1

Attend Story Hour at the Barton Library at 11:00 am or 4:00 pm on Wednesdays.

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Chittenden – Playgroups & Events

Jericho Playgroup

May 16

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. 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 do not meet when Chittenden East Supervisory Union schools are not in session. 

For more information, please contact Jericho BBF town coordinator Heather 899-4415, underhillplaygroup@yahoo.com

Colchester Playgroup

May 27

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. 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 bring a snack. Playgroups do not meet when school is not in session. For more information or directions, please contact Colchester town coordinator Kristin at 316-2918.

Underhill Playgroup

May 27

 

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. 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 do not meet when Chittenden East Supervisory Union schools are not in session. 

For more information, please contact Underhill BBF town coordinator Heather 899-4415, underhillplaygroup@yahoo.com.

Huntington Playgroup

May 27

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. 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 do not meet when Chittenden East Supervisory Union schools are not in session. 

For more information, please contact Huntington BBF town coordinator Heather 899-4415, underhillplaygroup@yahoo.com

 

Fridays,Huntington Public Library, 10-11:30am, prenatal-5 years. This playgroup follows the school calendar.

 

 

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Lamoille Valley – Playgroups & Events

Stowe Playgroup - free and open to all!

May 27

Playgroups are a great way for children to have fun and

meet new friends while you socialize and learn about

resources for families in your area. Playgroups follow the public pre-school

academic calendar, beginning September 14th and running through the end of

May! All children are welcome to attend along with their parents, guardians or

family, friend or neighbor caregivers! Come on out and Play!

Cambridge Elementary School – Monday 9:00 – 11:00am

Morrisville Graded Building – Monday 9 – 10:30am

Stowe Community Church – Friday 9:30 – 11am

United Church of Johnson – Thursday 9 – 10:30am

Depot Street Preschool of Wolcott – Saturday 1st & 3rd 10-11:30am

For more information, call the Lamoille Family Center at 802 888-5229.

Morrisville Playgroup - Free and open to all!

May 30

Playgroups are a great way for children to have fun and

meet new friends while you socialize and learn about

resources for families in your area. Playgroups follow the public pre-school

academic calendar, beginning September 14th and running through the end of

May! All children are welcome to attend along with their parents, guardians or

family, friend or neighbor caregivers! Come on out and Play!

 

Cambridge Elementary School – Monday 9:00 – 11:00am

Morrisville Graded Building – Monday 9 – 10:30am

Stowe Community Church – Friday 9:30 – 11am

United Church of Johnson – Thursday 9 – 10:30am

Depot Street Preschool of Wolcott – Saturday 1st & 3rd 10-11:30am

For more information, call the Lamoille Family Center at 802 888-5229.

Cambridge Playgroup - free and open to all

May 30

Playgroups are a great way for children to have fun and

meet new friends while you socialize and learn about

resources for families in your area. Playgroups follow the public pre-school

academic calendar, beginning September 14th and running through the end of

May! All children are welcome to attend along with their parents, guardians or

family, friend or neighbor caregivers! Come on out and Play!

Cambridge Elementary School – Monday 9:00 – 11:00am

Morrisville Graded Building – Monday 9 – 10:30am

Stowe Community Church – Friday 9:30 – 11am

United Church of Johnson – Thursday 9 – 10:30am

Depot Street Preschool of Wolcott – Saturday 1st & 3rd 10-11:30am

For more information, call the Lamoille Family Center at 802 888-5229.

Johnson Play Group - free and open to all!

Jun 2

Playgroups are a great way for children to have fun and

meet new friends while you socialize and learn about

resources for families in your area. Playgroups follow the public pre-school

academic calendar, beginning September 14th and running through the end of

May! All children are welcome to attend along with their parents, guardians or

family, friend or neighbor caregivers! Come on out and Play!

Cambridge Elementary School – Monday 9:00 – 11:00am

Morrisville Graded Building – Monday 9 – 10:30am

Stowe Community Church – Friday 9:30 – 11am

United Church of Johnson – Thursday 9 – 10:30am

Depot Street Preschool of Wolcott – Saturday 1st & 3rd 10-11:30am

For more information, call the Lamoille Family Center at 802 888-5229.

Baby Chat in Morrisville - free!

Jun 2

A playgroup for the youngest members of our community and their parents; come play, socialize and make new friends while learning about developmental expectations and needs for your child. A local specialist in child health will be available at the groups as a resource. The groups are free and no registration is required – just attend any or all of the groups listed:

  • 1st Thursday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Playroom, 30 Fairgrounds Plaza, in Lamoille Valley
  • 2nd Saturday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Lamoille Family Center in Lamoille Valley
  • 4th Tuesday of each month @ 10 – 11:30 am @ the Church of the Nazarene in Johnson

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Caledonia & Southern Essex – Playgroups & Events

Peacham Story Time

May 27

Peacham – Peacham Library
2nd & 4th Friday of each month 9:00-10:00 AM
656 Bayley Hazen Road
Peacham, VT 05862
(802) 592-3216

St. Johnsbury Story Time

May 27

St. Johnsbury Story Time
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum -Children’s Library
Fridays @ 10:30AM ( Birth to age 4)
1302 Main Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-8291
Read Books Online: http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

Barnet Story Time

May 28

Barnet Public Library
Saturdays 10:30-11:30 am (stories and craft)
147 Church Street, Barnet, VT
Phone: (802) 633-4436
Website: http://barnetpubliclibrary.com/

Silly Saturdays Play Group

May 28

Silly Saturdays Play Group
For children 0-6 years old and their families
10:30-11:30 AM
Fun themed activity and snack provided

Early Head Start Playgroup

May 31

Early Head Start Play Group – St. Johnsbury
Tuesdays 9:30- 11 Thursdays 9:30-11
NEKCA: Parent Child Center
115 Lincoln Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-6040

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Addison Region – Playgroups & Events

Bristol Playgroup

May 31

Free playgroup for children birth- 6 years and accompanying parent or caregiver.

Middlebury Playgroup

Jun 1

Free playgroup for children birth- 6 years and accompanying parent or caregiver.

 

Contact: Michelle Audette

Vergennes Playgroup

Jun 1

Free playgroup for children birth- 6 years and accompanying parent or caregiver.

 

Contact: Yari Candelaria-Rodriguez

Summer Playgroup (Addison County)

Jun 20

Addison County Summer Playgroup

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30

Quarry Hill School

1622 Quarry Road

Middlebury
388-7297

June 20th- August 3rd

indoor and outdoor activities
snack provided

Suggested donation- $3

 
 

Made possible with support from

Parent Child Center

Building Bright Futures

Neat Repeats

Vermont Birth – Five

Summer Playgroup (Addison County)

Jun 22

Addison County Summer Playgroup

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30

Quarry Hill School

1622 Quarry Road

Middlebury
388-7297

June 20th- August 3rd

indoor and outdoor activities
snack provided

Suggested donation- $3

 
 

Made possible with support from

Parent Child Center

Building Bright Futures

Neat Repeats

Vermont Birth – Five

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Central Vermont – Playgroups & Events

Montpelier Playgroup

May 28

Free weekly playgroups for young children and their families or caregivers. Playgroups often include gross motor play, music and movement, crafts, stories and much more. These weekly groups are a great way to connect to other families and caregivers in your community. Most playgroups follow the school schedule, but call or email the playgroup facilitator for exact details about schedules or to request more information. Montpelier Playgroup is held in the Early Childhood Building at the Family Center of Washington County. For more information, contact Chris at 262-3292 x115 or christopherr@fcwcvt.org

Worcester Playgroup

May 28

Free weekly playgroups for young children and their families or caregivers. Playgroup often include gross motor play, music and movement, crafts, stories and much more. These weekly groups are a great way to connect to other families and caregivers in your community. Most playgroups follow the school schedule, but call or email the playgroup facilitator for exact details about schedules or to request more information. Worcester Playgroup is held at Doty Memorial School in the preschool classroom. For more information, contact Chris at 262-3292 x115 or christopherr@fcwcvt.org

Barre City Playgroup

May 31

Free weekly playgroups for young children and their families or caregivers. Playgroup often include gross motor play, music and movement, crafts, stories and much more. These weekly groups are a great way to connect to other families and caregivers in your community. Most playgroups follow the school schedule, but call or email the playgroup facilitator for exact details about schedules or to request more information. Barre City Playgroup is held at the Universalist Church. For more information, contact Buffy at 262-3292 (leave a message) or buffyb@fcwcvt.org

Children's Room Playgroup

May 31

Free weekly playgroups for young children and their families or caregivers. Playgroups often include gross motor play, music and movement, crafts, stories and much more. These weekly groups are a great way to connect to other families and caregivers in your community. Most playgroups follow the school schedule, but call or email the playgroup facilitator for exact details about schedules or to request more information. The Children’s Room Playgroup is held in the Children’s Room at Thatcher Brook Primary School in Waterbury. For more information, contact Anne at 244-5605 or childrensroom@wwsu.org

Northfield Playgroup

Jun 1

Free weekly playgroups for young children and their families or caregivers. Playgroups often include gross motor play, music and movement, crafts, stories and much more. These weekly groups are a great way to connect to other families and caregivers in your community. Most playgroups follow the school schedule, but call or email the playgroup facilitator for exact details about schedules or to request more information. Northfield Playgroup is held at the United Church in Northfield. For more information, contact Buffy at 262-3292 (leave a message) or buffyb@fcwcvt.org

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Northern Windsor & Orange – Playgroups & Events

Chelsea Playgroup

May 27

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

Hartford Area Playgroup (Birth to 5yrs)

May 30

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

May 30

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

May 31

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.

 

Brookfield Playgroup

May 31

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 contact Orange County Parent Child Center (802) 685-2264 Toll Free: (888) 685-2264

 

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Rutland – Playgroups & Events

Rutland City Playgroup

May 27

Free playgroup for children accompanied by parent or caregiver.  It is sponsored by the Rutland County Parent Child Center. Children have the opportunity socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other caregivers make new friends, reduce isolation, and share ideas ,experiences, and learn from other parents/caregivers.

Contact: Lynn Gould-lynn.gould@rcpcc.org

Mount Holly Playgroup

May 31

Free playgroup for children accompanied by parent or caregiver.  It is sponsored by the Rutland County Parent Child Center. Children have the opportunity socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other caregivers make new friends, reduce isolation, and share ideas ,experiences, and learn from other parents/caregivers.

Contact: Lynn Gould-lynn.gould@rcpcc.org

 

 

Castleton Playgroup

Jun 1

Free playgroup for children accompanied by parent or caregiver.  It is sponsored by the Rutland County Parent Child Center. Children have the opportunity socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other caregivers make new friends, reduce isolation, and share ideas ,experiences, and learn from other parents/caregivers.

Contact: Lynn Gould-lynn.gould@rcpcc.org

 

Pittsford Playgroup

Jun 2

Free playgroup for children accompanied by parent or caregiver.  It is sponsored by the Rutland County Parent Child Center. Children have the opportunity socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other caregivers make new friends, reduce isolation, and share ideas ,experiences, and learn from other parents/caregivers.

Contact: Lynn Gould-lynn.gould@rcpcc.org

Rutland City Playgroup

Jun 3

Free playgroup for children accompanied by parent or caregiver.  It is sponsored by the Rutland County Parent Child Center. Children have the opportunity socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other caregivers make new friends, reduce isolation, and share ideas ,experiences, and learn from other parents/caregivers.

Contact: Lynn Gould-lynn.gould@rcpcc.org

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Springfield Area – Playgroups & Events

Springfield Play Group

May 27

Come to playgroup with your children at the Parks and Recreation Department.

Story Time- Whiting Library Chester

May 27

Come and listen to a story ever Friday with your children.  Call 802-875-2277 for more information.

Story Time Weathersfield Proctor Library

May 28

Come join us for story time with your friends!  Call (802) 674-2863 for more information

North Springfield Play Group

May 30

Come to play and meet new friends.  Children love playing with others.  All parents with young children are welcomed.  Contact Nichole at 886-5242 or email at nichole@vermontel.net.

Crafty Tuesday

May 31

For children in kindergarten through grade 6 to come and make a craft!

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Bennington – Playgroups & Events

Playgroup at Bennington Early Childhood Center

May 27

Playgroup at Bennington Early Childhood Center
Harwood Hill Bennington
Contact Alyson at 447-1093

Playgroup SVMC-EI at Bennington Library

May 30

Bennington Free Library Playgroup
Hosted by SVMC- EI
Contact Jennie at 447-2768

Sunrise CIS Playgroup

Jun 1

Happening on Wednesdays at the Applegate Community Room
9 am to 10:30
Michelle Weyers facilitator 442-1665
Support from Kelly Belville, Terry Yavaniski and others

Playgroup at Bennington Early Childhood Center

Jun 3

Playgroup at Bennington Early Childhood Center
Harwood Hill Bennington
Contact Alyson at 447-1093

Playgroup SVMC-EI at Bennington Library

Jun 6

Bennington Free Library Playgroup
Hosted by SVMC- EI
Contact Jennie at 447-2768

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Brattleboro Playgroup

May 27

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

May 27

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

Jacksonville StoryTime

May 30

*Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info.  MONDAYS: Jacksonville Whitingham Free Library,Toddler and Preschool Rhyme & Story Time,10:30, 802-368-7506    

Westminster Playgroup

May 30

Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info. MONDAYS: Westminster- Westminster Center School, Early Childhood Playgroup and Open Gym, (ages 0-5), 9-10:00 AM, for more information. contact  Annie Briccetti at 802-387-6689 or abricce@wnesu.net        

Wilmington Storytime (Free)

May 30

Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info. MONDAYS: Wilmington- Pettee Memorial Library, Storyhour, 10:30am, contact Helena Queenie at 802-464-8557.

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