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Hinesburg PreschoolPlaygroup

Mar 24

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children three through 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 do not meet when school is not in session.

This playgroup is designed for preschoolers age 3-5. It will meet in the preschool classroom.

For more information or directions, please contact Hinesburg town coordinator Rachel hinesburgfof@gmail.com  

Colchester Playgroup

Mar 24

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 kroy@colchestervt.gov, 802-316-2918.

Underhill Playgroup

Mar 24

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 802-899-4415, underhillplaygroup@yahoo.com.

Williston Playgroup

Mar 24

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 schools are not in session. 

For more information, please contact Williston BBF town coordinator Danielle 802-272-6509, bbfwilliston@gmail.com.

Huntington Playgroup

Mar 24

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 802-899-4415, underhillplaygroup@yahoo.com

 

Burlington Music and Literacy events

Mar 24

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Fletcher Free Library offers daily free activities for children and their caregivers:

Stories with Megan -Mondays 11-11:30 a.m. Enjoy a fun-filled storytime with stories, songs and rhymes. Free. Ages 2-5 years.

Spanish Musical Kids – Tuesdays 11:00-11:45 a.m. Hola Amigos! Vengan a cantar y aprender! Share Constancia’s love of Spanish in a program of Latin American songs and games. Free. Ages 1-5 years.

Music with Robert. Fridays 10:30-11:00 a.m. Sing along with Robert for great family fun! Free. All ages.

Check www.fletcherfree.org for the monthly schedule.

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Franklin Grand Isle – Playgroups & Events

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Mar 28

Fairfax Community Library, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Apr 4

Fairfax Community Library, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Apr 11

Fairfax Community Library, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Apr 18

Fairfax Community Library, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Apr 25

Fairfax Community Library, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am

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Orleans & Northern Essex – Playgroups & Events

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Chittenden – Playgroups & Events

Hinesburg PreschoolPlaygroup

Mar 24

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children three through 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 do not meet when school is not in session.

This playgroup is designed for preschoolers age 3-5. It will meet in the preschool classroom.

For more information or directions, please contact Hinesburg town coordinator Rachel hinesburgfof@gmail.com  

Colchester Playgroup

Mar 24

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 kroy@colchestervt.gov, 802-316-2918.

Underhill Playgroup

Mar 24

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 802-899-4415, underhillplaygroup@yahoo.com.

Williston Playgroup

Mar 24

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 schools are not in session. 

For more information, please contact Williston BBF town coordinator Danielle 802-272-6509, bbfwilliston@gmail.com.

Huntington Playgroup

Mar 24

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 802-899-4415, underhillplaygroup@yahoo.com

 

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Lamoille Valley – Playgroups & Events

Baby Chat in Morrisville - free!

Apr 6

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

Baby Chat at the Family Center - free!

Apr 8

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

Baby Chat in Morrisville - free!

May 4

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

Baby Chat at the Family Center - free!

May 13

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

Baby Chat in Morrisville - free!

Jun 1

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

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Central Vermont – Playgroups & Events

Jaquith Library Playgroup

Mar 29

Join us for story time and playgroup! Story time with Sylvia begins at 10 and is followed by playgroup with Cassie at 10:30. Free and open to families with children under 6 years. Sponsored by Central Vermont Building Bright Futures Council. For more information, contact Susan Green at (802) 426-3581 or jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com

 

Jaquith Library Playgroup

Apr 5

Join us for story time and playgroup! Story time with Sylvia begins at 10 and is followed by playgroup with Cassie at 10:30. Free and open to families with children under 6 years. Sponsored by Central Vermont Building Bright Futures Council. For more information, contact Susan Green at (802) 426-3581 or jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com

 

Jaquith Library Playgroup

Apr 12

Join us for story time and playgroup! Story time with Sylvia begins at 10 and is followed by playgroup with Cassie at 10:30. Free and open to families with children under 6 years. Sponsored by Central Vermont Building Bright Futures Council. For more information, contact Susan Green at (802) 426-3581 or jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com

 

Jaquith Library Playgroup

Apr 26

Join us for story time and playgroup! Story time with Sylvia begins at 10 and is followed by playgroup with Cassie at 10:30. Free and open to families with children under 6 years. Sponsored by Central Vermont Building Bright Futures Council. For more information, contact Susan Green at (802) 426-3581 or jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com

 

Jaquith Library Playgroup

May 3

Join us for story time and playgroup! Story time with Sylvia begins at 10 and is followed by playgroup with Cassie at 10:30. Free and open to families with children under 6 years. Sponsored by Central Vermont Building Bright Futures Council. For more information, contact Susan Green at (802) 426-3581 or jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com

 

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Northern Windsor & Orange – Playgroups & Events

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Rutland – Playgroups & Events

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Springfield Area – Playgroups & Events

Story Time- Chester

Mar 24

Join us for a story hour with Karin.

Preschool Story Hour at the Library- Cavendish

Mar 29

The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library continues to hold preschool story time every Wednesday from 9:45-10:30 AM.  This is free and open to the public. Please call Kata at 226-7503 for more information.

Preschool Story Time -Windsor

Mar 29

Caregivers and their children are welcome as we share stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 0-5 with parent or caregiver.

Story Time- Wilder Memorial Library

Mar 29

Come join us for a story time in Weston!

Story Time- Chester

Mar 31

Join us for a story hour with Karin.

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Bennington – Playgroups & Events

Playgroup SVMC-EI at Bennington Library

Mar 27

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

Playgroup at Bennington Early Childhood Center

Mar 30

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

Playgroup SVMC-EI at Bennington Library

Apr 3

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

Playgroup at Bennington Early Childhood Center

Apr 6

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

Playgroup SVMC-EI at Bennington Library

Apr 10

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

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