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Johnson Play Group - free and open to all!

Feb 11

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 Play

Feb 11

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.

Baby Play is held at St. Augustine’s Church in Montpelier, on the lower level. For more information, contact Chris at 262-3292 x115 or babyplaygroup@fcwcvt.org

Colchester Playgroup

Feb 11

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 Preschool Playgroup

Feb 11

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children age three 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 Essex BBF town coordinator Danielle 878-7555, bbfessexvt@gmail.com

 

Milton Playgroup

Feb 11

Play groups provide an opportunity for parents and their children (ages birth – 5 years) to meet new friends, share experiences, receive support and just have fun! A Milton Family Community Center staff member facilitates all play groups that include open-ended activities in an inviting and enriching environment. Play groups are open to everyone at no cost. Playgroups follow the Milton Town School District Calendar and are not held during school vacations.

Contact: Jennifer Chittick at Milton Family Center at 893–1457

 

Richford Story Hour at Avrin A. Brown Library

Feb 11

Story hour at
Avrin A. Brown Library in Richford
Wednesday 9:30-10:30

I am the contact person, Elyse Perambo, richfordbbf@gmail.com

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Richford Story Hour at Avrin A. Brown Library

Feb 11

Story hour at
Avrin A. Brown Library in Richford
Wednesday 9:30-10:30

I am the contact person, Elyse Perambo, richfordbbf@gmail.com

Montgomery Story Time & Playgroup

Feb 11

Story Time & Playgroup meets at the Montgomery Library Thursday from 10:00-11:30 am.

Montgomery Tumble Time

Feb 12

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

Georgia Tumble Time

Feb 12

Tumble Time
2nd and 4th Fridays at GEMS in the Little Gym from 10:45 – 11:35am. Saturday’s
Oct 17th, Nov. 7th, and the 21st. From 10 – 11 am at GEMS in the little gym.
Will resume in March, dates and times TBA. Contact: Cara Beyor ptdancer16@yahoo.com
And Katie Warner kpvolks96@yahoo.com
Saturday Tumble times I can be contacted at Georgiabbf1@gmail.com. My name is Diana Cribby.

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

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Colchester Playgroup

Feb 11

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 Preschool Playgroup

Feb 11

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children age three 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 Essex BBF town coordinator Danielle 878-7555, bbfessexvt@gmail.com

 

Milton Playgroup

Feb 11

Play groups provide an opportunity for parents and their children (ages birth – 5 years) to meet new friends, share experiences, receive support and just have fun! A Milton Family Community Center staff member facilitates all play groups that include open-ended activities in an inviting and enriching environment. Play groups are open to everyone at no cost. Playgroups follow the Milton Town School District Calendar and are not held during school vacations.

Contact: Jennifer Chittick at Milton Family Center at 893–1457

 

Burlington Music and Literacy events

Feb 11

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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.

Hinesburg Baby Playgroup

Feb 11

Playgroup for babies 0-18 months. 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 or directions, please contact Hinesburg town coordinator Rachel hinesburgfof@gmail.com

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Lamoille Valley – Playgroups & Events

Johnson Play Group - free and open to all!

Feb 11

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 12

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 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.

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Salisbury Playgroup

Feb 12

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

 

Contact: Doumina Noonan

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.

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Baby Play

Feb 11

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.

Baby Play is held at St. Augustine’s Church in Montpelier, on the lower level. For more information, contact Chris at 262-3292 x115 or babyplaygroup@fcwcvt.org

Waitsfield Playgroup

Feb 11

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.

Waitsfield Playgroup is held at the Big Picture Theater in Waitsfield. For more information, contact Melodie at 496-6802

Dads and Kids Playgroup

Feb 11

Free weekly playgroups for young children and their fathers. Playgroups start with dinner, and often include gross motor play, music and movement, crafts, stories and much more. These weekly groups are a great way to connect to other fathers 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.

Dads and Kids 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 dadspg@fcwcvt.org

CVBBF Regional Council Meeting

Feb 12

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.

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

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Northern Windsor & Orange – Playgroups & Events

Chelsea Playgroup

Feb 12

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)

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

 

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Pittsford Playgroup

Feb 11

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 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

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Baby and Toddler Musical Story Time at the Rockingham Free Public Library

Feb 11

Delight and stimulate your baby’s senses with books and music during this gentle book, music, and movement program.

Read With Oreo-Ludlow

Feb 11

OreoSchool age students are invited to come to the library, choose a book, and read with Oreo.  Oreo will be here from 3:00-4:00 the second Thursday of every month.

Vermont Food Bank Mobile Pantry-Springfield

Feb 12

The Vermont Food Bank is bringing food to Springfield Hospital at the meeting house (just keep going past the hospital).  Anyone is welcome to get food just bring some bags to carry the food home.  There will be frozen food items as well!

VT FoodBank coming to Springfield Hospital

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

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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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