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Job Opportunity: Family Center of Washington County Family Support Home Visitor
For more info:
cisvt.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/family-support-home-visitor-job-description.pdf
If interested, please email resume, and cover letter to: Lisa Miserendino at familycenter@fcwcvt.org

Job Opportunity: Family Center of Washington Child Care Resource Development Specialist
For more info:
cisvt.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/resource-development-specialist-job-description.pdf
If interested, please email resume, and cover letter to: Lisa Miserendino at familycenter@fcwcvt.org

Webinar: Promising and Innovative Practices for Children of Incarcerated Parents
Participants are invited to join one or more of the sessions. Learn more:
www.urban.org/events/promising-and-innovative-practices-children-incarcerated-parents-arrest-thro...

ECTA Webinar Series: Supporting the Inclusion of Young Children with Disabilities
Session 3: State Professional Development Strategies to Support Inclusion
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 3:00-4:30 PM EST
This webinar is free and no CEUs will be provided. Questions may be directed to Kathy Whaley at kathy.whaley@unc.edu
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BBF Upcoming Events

Statewide – Playgroups & Events

Williston Playgroup-Spanish Music and Movement

May 30

Spanish music, books and art activity for children birth to age 5. Snack included. Music with Constancia and art with Natasha. Non-Spanish speakers are welcome. No registration required. Held the last Saturday of the month.

Danielle 876-7555, bbfwilliston@gmail.com

 

Enosburg Story Hour 4-8 yr. old

May 30

For more information contact Judy Rogers (802) 933-7456 or email enosburgbbf@gmail.com

Milton Playgroup

May 30

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.

Montpelier Playgroup

May 30

Montpelier Playgroup at the Family Center of Washington County.

Contact Kayla at kaylaj@fcwcvt.org or 262-3292 x190 for more information.

Free.

Swanton Story Time Saturdays

May 30

For more information: Please contact Diana Fackler at (802) 868-3033 or swantonbbf@gmail.com

Story Hour-Weston

May 30

Take your children to a fun story hour every Saturday at the Wilder Memorial Library!  There are stories and crafts.

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Franklin Grand Isle – Playgroups & Events

Enosburg Story Hour 4-8 yr. old

May 30

For more information contact Judy Rogers (802) 933-7456 or email enosburgbbf@gmail.com

Swanton Story Time Saturdays

May 30

For more information: Please contact Diana Fackler at (802) 868-3033 or swantonbbf@gmail.com

Richford Playgroup

Jun 1

For more information: Please contact Elyse Perambo at richfordbbf@gmail.com

Swanton Playgroup Mondays

Jun 1

For more information: Please contact Diana Fackler at (802) 868-3033 or swantonbbf@gmail.com

Fletcher Playgroup

Jun 2

For more information: Please contact Nancy Hurt at (802) 849-6251 or email fletcherbbf@gmail.com OR nhurt@fwsu.org

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Orleans & Northern Essex – Playgroups & Events

Regional Council Meeting

Jun 1

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

Regional Council Meeting

Jul 6

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

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.

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Chittenden – Playgroups & Events

Williston Playgroup-Spanish Music and Movement

May 30

Spanish music, books and art activity for children birth to age 5. Snack included. Music with Constancia and art with Natasha. Non-Spanish speakers are welcome. No registration required. Held the last Saturday of the month.

Danielle 876-7555, bbfwilliston@gmail.com

 

Milton Playgroup

May 30

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.

Playgroup Burlington

Jun 1

The Miller Center hosts the Burlington Playgroup on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00-10:30 a.m. (gym time is 9:00- 10:00 a.m.) open to children birth to age 5.

Beth 578-6471

VNA Family Room Burlington

Jun 1

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 Charlotte

Jun 1

Charlotte Central School hosts playgroup for children prenatal to age 5 years on Monday from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Teressa 764-5820, teressatomsen@gmail.com

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Lamoille Valley – Playgroups & Events

Baby Chat at the Playroom!

Jun 4

Baby Chat at the Playroom: 30 Fairgrounds Plaza in Morrisville – FREE

Bring your babies and talk about them! Led by Vicki Rich, RN, Lactation Consultant, Childbirth educator, and more.

Let your friends with babies know too; there’s nothing quite like being able to talk to other Moms, being able to ask questions, being able to change diapers together — to make you laugh!

For more information, call Steve at Building Bright Futures 802 279-7558 or Vicki Rich at (802) 888-3470 or email Steve at SAmes@buildingbrightfutures.org or Vicki at Vrich@lactationandbirthingsolutions.com

Please also follow the Lamoille Valley Building Bright Futures Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/BBFPlayroom

Baby Chat at the Family Center - free!

Jun 13

Come together with other babies… run by Vicki Rich, a Lactating Consultant, Registered Nurse, Childbirth Educator,(etc!) and wonderful loving person – but populated by lots of folks with babies! Laugh, get support, get answers to curious questions about being a Mom a Dad or taking care of babies!

For information call, email, or text Steve at Building Bright Futures at 802 279-7558  SAmes@buildingbrightfutures.org

OR Call Vicki Rich: (802) 888-3470 or email her: Vrich@lactationandbirthingsolutions.com

Breastfeeding Families Group

Jun 17

Join this monthly gathering where expectant and nursing moms come to meet and support one another -Dads and children welcome, too.  The group is facilitated by Vicki Rich, IBCLC , who is available for questions and help as needed.

Meets every third Wednesday of each month from 11:00AM – 1:00PM at the Church of the Nazarene, Johnson. Baby scale available for weight checks.

Contact Vicki Rich at 888-3470

Baby Chat in Johnson - free!

Jun 23

Come together with other babies… run by Vicki Rich, a Lactating Consultant, Registered Nurse, Childbirth Educator,(etc!) and wonderful loving person – but populated by lots of folks with babies! Laugh, get support, get answers to curious questions about being a Mom a Dad or taking care of babies!

For information call, email, or text Steve at Building Bright Futures at 802 279-7558  SAmes@buildingbrightfutures.org

OR Call Vicki Rich: (802) 888-3470 or email her: Vrich@lactationandbirthingsolutions.com

(note: while this event is at a church, it is completely independent and non religious)

Breastfeeding Group

Jun 23

Free and open to all pregnant and parenting families! Breast feeding support from certified lactation consultant Vicki Rich. Baby scale available for weight checks if desired.

Join this informal gathering of parents and children who play and learn with each other. 
No need to bring anything but yourself and your child(ren). There are plenty of toys available for little ones to use!

Enter through one of the front doors and head on downstairs to the children’s rooms.

For more information visit Vicki’s facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lactation-and-Birthing-Solutions

Or Call her at 802 888-3470

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Caledonia & Southern Essex – Playgroups & Events

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Children’s Integrated Services Consultation Group

Jun 10

Children’s Integrated Services Consultation Group
Second Wednesday of Each Month 6:30—8 pm
At the Parent/Child Center
Join members of the Children’s Integrated Services Team—Howdy Russell, Becky
Bertrand and others— to discuss your work with children and families. These evenings
will provide the opportunity to have facilitated conversations regarding challenging
situations you may encounter in your program and brainstorm ways to respond under the
guidance of the CIS Team. CDA # 3,4 Advanced Specialized Care
Please RSVP to Amethyst—388-4304 or resource@mjccvt.org

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Central Vermont – Playgroups & Events

Montpelier Playgroup

May 30

Montpelier Playgroup at the Family Center of Washington County.

Contact Kayla at kaylaj@fcwcvt.org or 262-3292 x190 for more information.

Free.

Twinfield Playgroup

Jun 1

Twinfield Playgroup at the Twinfield School in Plainfield

For more information, contact Becca at rebeccahohn@twinfield.net or 426-3213 x247

Barre City Playgroup

Jun 2

Barre City playgroup at the Universalist Church in Barre

For more information, contact Buffy at buffyb@fcwcvt.org or 262-3292

Free

The Children's Room Playgroup

Jun 2

The Children’s Room Playgroup at Thatcher Brook School in Waterbury.

Contact Anne at childrensroom@wwsu.org or 244-5605 for more information.

Free.

Northfield Playgroup

Jun 3

Northfield Playgroup at the United Church of Northfield.

Contact Buffy at buffyb@fcwcvt.org or 262-3292 for more information.

Free.

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Hartford Area Playgroup (Birth to 5yrs)

Jun 1

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

Jun 1

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

Jun 2

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

Jun 2

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

 

Babies and Toddlers Playgroup

Jun 2

Playgroups are FREE and open to all parents and caregivers with children ages birth to 2yrs. 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 our playgroup, contact The Family Place Parent Child Center, 802-649-3268 or Toll Free 1-800-639-0039.

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Story Hour-Weston

May 30

Take your children to a fun story hour every Saturday at the Wilder Memorial Library!  There are stories and crafts.

Saxtons River Play Group

Jun 2

Come on over for crafts, activities and to play!  Check out this Facebook page to learn more!

How To Negotiate With Kids… (Even when you think you shouldn’t!)

Jun 4

Tired of the endless battles over food, Bedtime and everything in between? Looking for a positive approach to dealing with conflicts? Join us and discuss seven distinct skills designed to improve your family’s quality of life.

Call 886-5242 to register

Childcare provided on a limited basis

Saxtons River Play Group

Jun 9

Come on over for crafts, activities and to play!  Check out this Facebook page to learn more!

How To Negotiate With Kids… (Even when you think you shouldn’t!)

Jun 11

Tired of the endless battles over food, Bedtime and everything in between? Looking for a positive approach to dealing with conflicts? Join us and discuss seven distinct skills designed to improve your family’s quality of life.

Call 886-5242 to register

Childcare provided on a limited basis

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Bennington BBF Council - Early Childhood

Jun 10

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

Jul 8

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

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

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Southeast Vermont – Playgroups & Events

Jacksonville StoryTime

Jun 1

*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

Jun 1

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)

Jun 1

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.

Townsend Playgroup

Jun 2

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 Townsend, Vermont

Tuesdays at the Townshend Library 9:30-11:00 AM

Brattleboro Playgroup

Jun 2

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

TUESDAYS:

Brattleboro- Love it Twice, 74 Black Mountain Rd., 10-11:30 AM, snack provided. For more information call Leigh-Ann at 490-2160

 

 

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