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Statewide Events

Addison County Summer Playgroup

Jun 22

Monday & Wednesday

9:30-11:30 am

June 22- August 5

Snacks, crafts, friends, and fun provided!

Quarry Hill School

Middlebury, Vermont

For more info: 388-7297

Supported by Addison Building Bright Futures,  Addison Parent Child Center, Neat Repeats, Vermont Birth to Three, and Quarry Hill School

 

VNA Family Room Burlington

Jul 2

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 South Burlington

Jul 2

Leo O’Brien Civic Center is the home of the South Burlington playgroups for children birth to 5 years on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Colleen 489-0410, SBurlFC@gmail.com

Baby Chat at the Playroom!

Jul 2

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

Playgroup Winooski

Jul 2

Winooski Family Center Playgroup at the O’Brien Community Center for children prenatal to age 6 on Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Karen 655-1422, karenp@howardcenter.org

Brattleboro Playgroup

Jul 3

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 Brattleboro

Fridays at EES in Brattleboro 9:30-11:00 AM

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Orleans & Northern Essex – Playgroups & Events

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

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Regional Council Meeting

Nov 2

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

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Chittenden – Playgroups & Events

VNA Family Room Burlington

Jul 2

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 South Burlington

Jul 2

Leo O’Brien Civic Center is the home of the South Burlington playgroups for children birth to 5 years on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Colleen 489-0410, SBurlFC@gmail.com

Playgroup Winooski

Jul 2

Winooski Family Center Playgroup at the O’Brien Community Center for children prenatal to age 6 on Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Karen 655-1422, karenp@howardcenter.org

Open Gym Essex

Jul 3

Ages birth to 5 years. Fridays 9:00 -10:30 a.m. at Memorial Hall in Essex.

Fridays as space is available with Memorial Hall Players theater calendar.

contact Danielle for dates, 876-7555, bbfessexvt@gmail.com

 

VNA Family Room Burlington

Jul 6

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

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Lamoille Valley – Playgroups & Events

Baby Chat at the Playroom!

Jul 2

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 in Johnson - free!

Jul 28

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

Jul 28

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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Addison Region – Playgroups & Events

Addison County Summer Playgroup

Jun 22

Monday & Wednesday

9:30-11:30 am

June 22- August 5

Snacks, crafts, friends, and fun provided!

Quarry Hill School

Middlebury, Vermont

For more info: 388-7297

Supported by Addison Building Bright Futures,  Addison Parent Child Center, Neat Repeats, Vermont Birth to Three, and Quarry Hill School

 

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Central Vermont – Playgroups & Events

CVBBF Regional Council Meeting

Sep 11

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.

CVBBF Regional Council Meeting

Oct 9

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.

CVBBF Regional Council Meeting

Nov 13

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.

CVBBF Regional Council Meeting

Dec 11

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.

CVBBF Regional Council Meeting

Jan 8

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.

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Northern Windsor & Orange – Playgroups & Events

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Rutland – Playgroups & Events

Mount Holly Playgroup

Jul 7

Location: MT. Holly Library

Dates and Time: Tuesdays-10:00am-11:30am

Playgroups are an informal gathering of families who share the common thread of wanting a supportive experience for their child. Children have the opportunity to hear stories, read, and “play” using story boxes. They socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other care givers can make new friends, reduce isolation, share joys concerns, ideas, and experiences as well as learn from other parents.

Children gain a variety of valuable skills through playgroups that include social and emotional (how to play and interact with other children and adults), physical (improving the fine motor control through arts  and craft activities). Movement and dance improves health and large motor control. Cognitive (discover more about their world, problem solving, improve reading and writing readiness through creative play and literary activities.

The Rutland County Playgroups are coordinated and facilitated by Lynn Gould of the Rutland County Parent Child Center

 

Castleton Playgroup

Jul 8

Date and Time: Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:30am

Playgroups are an informal gathering of families who share the common thread of wanting a supportive experience for their child. Children have the opportunity to hear stories, read, and “play” using story boxes. They socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other care givers can make new friends, reduce isolation, share joys concerns, ideas, and experiences as well as learn from other parents.

Children gain a variety of valuable skills through playgroups that include social and emotional (how to play and interact with other children and adults), physical (improving the fine motor control through arts  and craft activities). Movement and dance improves health and large motor control. Cognitive (discover more about their world, problem solving, improve reading and writing readiness through creative play and literary activities.

The Rutland County Playgroups are coordinated and facilitated by Lynn Gould of the Rutland County Parent Child Center.

Pittsford Playgroup

Jul 9

Date and Time:  Thursdays from 10:00am-11:30am, MacClure Library

Playgroups are an informal gathering of families who share the common thread of wanting a supportive experience for their child. Children have the opportunity to hear stories, read, and “play” using story boxes. They socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other care givers can make new friends, reduce isolation, share joys concerns, ideas, and experiences as well as learn from other parents.

Children gain a variety of valuable skills through playgroups that include social and emotional (how to play and interact with other children and adults), physical (improving the fine motor control through arts  and craft activities). Movement and dance improves health and large motor control. Cognitive (discover more about their world, problem solving, improve reading and writing readiness through creative play and literary activities.

The Rutland County Playgroups are coordinated and facilitated by Lynn Gould of the Rutland County Parent Child Center.

Rutland City Playgroup

Jul 10

Date and Time: Fridays from 9:30am-11:00am, Rutland Free Library

Playgroups are an informal gathering of families who share the common thread of wanting a supportive experience for their child. Children have the opportunity to hear stories, read, and “play” using story boxes. They socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other care givers can make new friends, reduce isolation, share joys concerns, ideas, and experiences as well as learn from other parents.

Children gain a variety of valuable skills through playgroups that include social and emotional (how to play and interact with other children and adults), physical (improving the fine motor control through arts  and craft activities). Movement and dance improves health and large motor control. Cognitive (discover more about their world, problem solving, improve reading and writing readiness through creative play and literary activities.

The Rutland County Playgroups are coordinated and facilitated by Lynn Gould of the Rutland County Parent Child Center.

Mount Holly Playgroup

Jul 14

Location: MT. Holly Library

Dates and Time: Tuesdays-10:00am-11:30am

Playgroups are an informal gathering of families who share the common thread of wanting a supportive experience for their child. Children have the opportunity to hear stories, read, and “play” using story boxes. They socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other care givers can make new friends, reduce isolation, share joys concerns, ideas, and experiences as well as learn from other parents.

Children gain a variety of valuable skills through playgroups that include social and emotional (how to play and interact with other children and adults), physical (improving the fine motor control through arts  and craft activities). Movement and dance improves health and large motor control. Cognitive (discover more about their world, problem solving, improve reading and writing readiness through creative play and literary activities.

The Rutland County Playgroups are coordinated and facilitated by Lynn Gould of the Rutland County Parent Child Center

 

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Springfield Area – Playgroups & Events

Story time Heroes

Jul 6

Meet some real life community heroes during this special storytime event.
Webster’s House: Meet some animal heroes who volunteer to rescue, care, and find homes for cats and other small animals. There will be LIVE ANIMALS at this program.

You Are A Superhero Magic Show

Jul 6

Come to a magic show with Tom Joyce “That funny magic guy” at the Rockingham Free Public Library. Tom Joyce has over 35 years experience as a magical comedy entertainer. His show combines magic, comedy, laughter and fun.

Discovery Time

Jul 8

Discovery Time is for kids ages 5 and up Wednesdays @ 10:00 am at the Springfield Town Library
July 1: Bucket Hats – Decorate a hat for summer fun!
July 8: Moovin’ and Groovin’ with Ashley
July 15: Super Critters with Michael Clough and his animals
July 22:You are a Hero Magic Show with Magician Tom Joyce
July 29: Sing-A-Long with Paul Ippolito
August 5: Bublebees presented by a Nature Museum Educator

Nature Thursdays Regal Eagles

Jul 9

Come to the Springfield Town Library and learn about eagles.  This program is presented by the nature museum and is good for children ages 5 and up.

HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN Parenting Workshop

Jul 10

july-august parenting classAre your children not listening to you? Would you like to learn new communications skills? Discussions on feelings, cooperation, and respect will be addressed.

Let’s find a way to live with each other so that we can feel good about ourselves, and help the people we love feel good about themselves

Join us for a six week parenting discussion group. Thursday Evenings July 9 – August 13th 6-7:30 pm  at the Springfield Area Parent Child Center

 

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Bennington – Playgroups & Events

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

Bennington BBF Council - Early Childhood

Nov 11

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

Brattleboro Playgroup

Jul 3

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 Brattleboro

Fridays at EES in Brattleboro 9:30-11:00 AM

Whitingham Playgroup

Jul 3

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 Whitingham

Tuesdays at the Whitingham Free Public Library at the Jacksonville Municipal Center 10:00-11:30 AM

Fridays at the Whitingham Pettee Memorial Library 10:00-11:30 AM

Wilmington Playgroup

Jul 3

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 Wilmington

Fridays at the Wilmington Pettee Memorial Library 10:00-11:30 AM

Jacksonville StoryTime

Jul 6

*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

Jul 6

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

 

 

 

 

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