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Richmond Playgroup

Feb 10

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 Richmond BBF town coordinator Heather 899-4415, underhillplaygroup@yahoo.com 

Burlington Playgroup

Feb 10

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.

St. Albans Playgroup

Feb 10

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

Sunrise CIS Playgroup

Feb 10

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

Bellows Falls Play Group

Feb 10

Come join the fun! Healthy snack served. Check out this Facebook page to learn more including a bus ride to the play group! Call Molly 802-376-6204 with any questions.

Middlebury Playgroup

Feb 10

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

 

Contact: Michelle Audette

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St. Albans Playgroup

Feb 10

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

Story Time at Highgate Library

Feb 10

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.

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.

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Chittenden – Playgroups & Events

Richmond Playgroup

Feb 10

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 Richmond BBF town coordinator Heather 899-4415, underhillplaygroup@yahoo.com 

Burlington Playgroup

Feb 10

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.

Milton Playgroup

Feb 10

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

 

Shelburne Playgroup

Feb 10

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. Bring a toy to share.

Playgroups do not meet when school is not in session. 

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

 

 

Hinesburg Playgroup

Feb 10

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 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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Middlebury Playgroup

Feb 10

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

 

Contact: Michelle Audette

Vergennes Playgroup

Feb 10

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

 

Contact: Yari Candelaria-Rodriguez

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

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Northfield Playgroup

Feb 10

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

Jaquith Library Playgroup

Feb 10

Free weekly playgroups for young children and their families or caregivers. The library playgroup starts with a story time and is followed by a creative activity. 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.

Jaquith Library Playgroup is held at the Jaquith Library in Marshfield. For more information, contact Susan at 426-3581 or jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com

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

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South Royalton Playgroup

Feb 10

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

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.

 

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Castleton Playgroup

Feb 10

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 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

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Bellows Falls Play Group

Feb 10

Come join the fun! Healthy snack served. Check out this Facebook page to learn more including a bus ride to the play group! Call Molly 802-376-6204 with any questions.

Pre School Story Time-Windsor

Feb 10

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

Call (802) 674-2556 for more information.

Toddler and Preschool Story Time-Ludlow

Feb 10

Each week features stories, music, a craft and fun!

Story Time-Weston

Feb 10

Come and enjoy a story hour with friends at the Wilder Memorial Library! Call (802) 824-4307 for more information.

After School Program- Windsor

Feb 10

Runs every Wednesday when school is in session.  This program is designed for children in grades K-4, though older students are always welcome to help.  Join us for a book, a snack, and a project.

Call (802) 674-2556 for more information.

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Sunrise CIS Playgroup

Feb 10

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 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

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