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Statewide Events

Lego Club at the Rockingham Free Public Library

Feb 13

The Lego Club is for all ages. Join us each week for building fun around different themes. (Youth aged 7 and younger will need to have an adult attend the program with them.)

Fairfax Open Tot Gym/ Infant and Parent Playtime

Feb 13

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

Colchester Playgroup

Feb 13

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.

Montpelier Playgroup

Feb 13

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

Baby Chat at the Family Center - free!

Feb 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

Essex Open Gym

Feb 13

We facilitate free open gym for families and caregivers with children birth to age five. Please bring clean indoor shoes and water. 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.

Dates: First and third Saturdays on 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/5 and 3/19.

For more information, please contact Essex BBF town coordinator Danielle 876-7555, bbfessexvt@gmail.com

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Fairfax Open Tot Gym/ Infant and Parent Playtime

Feb 13

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

Feb 16

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

Story Time at Fairfax Library

Feb 16

Co-Sponsored by the Fairfax Community Library

Story Time at Highgate Library

Feb 16

Highgate Public Library Story Time. Join Mrs. Liza and all her story time friends on: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am. Visit us at www.highgatelibrary.wordpress.com or call 868-3970 for more information.

St. Albans Playgroup

Feb 17

Playgroup
Dates: Every Wednesday
Time: 9-10:30am
Where: 130 Fisher Pond Rd, St. Albans, VT 05478
Registration: Sign up with Margaret Maley at 393-6591 or e-mail at Margaret.Maley@ncssinc.org
Age/Audience: Children w/ caregiver

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Colchester Playgroup

Feb 13

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.

Essex Open Gym

Feb 13

We facilitate free open gym for families and caregivers with children birth to age five. Please bring clean indoor shoes and water. 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.

Dates: First and third Saturdays on 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/5 and 3/19.

For more information, please contact Essex BBF town coordinator Danielle 876-7555, bbfessexvt@gmail.com

Burlington Playgroup

Feb 15

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, gym time, 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. Gym time is from 9:00-10:00 am. Playgroups do not meet when school is not in session.
For more information or directions, please contact Burlington BBF town coordinator Beth at 578-6471.

Winooski Playgroup

Feb 15

The Winooski Family Center hosts 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.

This playgroup is geared toward infants and toddlers, though older children up to five years are welcome.

Playgroups do not meet when school is not in session. 

For more information, please contact Winooski BBF town coordinator Karen 655-1422, karenp@howardcenter.org

 

Charlotte Playgroup

Feb 15

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 school is not in session. 

For more information, please contact Charlotte BBF town coordinator Colleen at bbfcharlotteplaygroup@gmail.com

 

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Lamoille Valley – Playgroups & Events

Baby Chat at the Family Center - free!

Feb 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

Morrisville Playgroup - Free and open to all!

Feb 15

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

Feb 15

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!

Feb 18

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.

Stowe Playgroup - free and open to all!

Feb 19

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.

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Bristol Playgroup

Feb 16

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

Middlebury Playgroup

Feb 17

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

 

Contact: Michelle Audette

Vergennes Playgroup

Feb 17

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

 

Contact: Yari Candelaria-Rodriguez

Bristol Playgroup

Feb 23

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

Middlebury Playgroup

Feb 24

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

 

Contact: Michelle Audette

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Montpelier Playgroup

Feb 13

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

Twinfield Playgroup

Feb 15

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.

Twinfield Playgroup is held in the preschool classroom at Twinfield School. For more information, contact Becca at 426-3213 x247 or rebeccahohn@twinfield.net

Barre City Playgroup

Feb 16

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

Feb 16

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

Feb 17

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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Hartford Area Playgroup (Birth to 5yrs)

Feb 15

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

Feb 15

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

Feb 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 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

Feb 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 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

 

South Royalton Playgroup

Feb 17

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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Rutland – Playgroups & Events

Mount Holly Playgroup

Feb 16

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

Feb 17

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

Feb 18

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

Feb 19

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

Feb 23

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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Lego Club at the Rockingham Free Public Library

Feb 13

The Lego Club is for all ages. Join us each week for building fun around different themes. (Youth aged 7 and younger will need to have an adult attend the program with them.)

Springfield Area Play Group

Feb 15

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.net12241687_778955688917806_6946475802079179702_n

Saxtons River Play Group

Feb 16

Come on over for crafts, activities and to play!  Check out this Facebook page to learn more including a bus ride to the play group! Call Molly 802-376-6204 with any questions.

Story Time at the Rockingham Free Public Library

Feb 16

Enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and activities. Presented by Kathy Michel

Crafty Tuesdays-Ludlow

Feb 16

For children in Kindergarten through grade 6.  Come to the library and make a new craft each Tuesday!

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Monday Playgroup

Feb 15

Monday Playgroup at Bennington Free Library
Open to all children and families infants to age 6
Sponsored by SVMC, BBF and Early Intervention
10:30 to noon

Sunrise CIS Playgroup

Feb 17

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

Monday Playgroup

Feb 22

Monday Playgroup at Bennington Free Library
Open to all children and families infants to age 6
Sponsored by SVMC, BBF and Early Intervention
10:30 to noon

Sunrise CIS Playgroup

Feb 24

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

Sunrise CIS Playgroup

Mar 2

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

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