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Building Bright Futures - State Newsletter

BBF Upcoming Events

Statewide – Playgroups & Events

Enosburg Story Hour 0-3 yrs.

Mar 27

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

 

Fairfax Community Playgroup Every other Friday

Mar 27

Every other Friday following the school calendar.

Preschool classroom is a “nut-free” zone.

Please stop in a school office to sign in.

contact Jennifer Foster (802) 849-7031 or email fairfaxsx6@gmail.com or fairfaxbbf@gmail.com

Follow this group on Facebook: Fairfax Success by Six

Swanton Playgroup Fridays

Mar 27

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

Brattleboro Playgroup

Mar 27

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

Derby Infant/Toddler Playgroup

Mar 27

 

Dates & times are subject to change, please contact (802) 766-8100 for more information. As of now;

Dec. 19 2014
Jan. 16, 23 2015
Feb. 6, 20 2015
Mar. 6, 20 2015
April 10, 17 2015
May 1, 15 2015

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Franklin Grande Isle – Playgroups & Events

Enosburg Story Hour 0-3 yrs.

Mar 27

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

 

Fairfax Community Playgroup Every other Friday

Mar 27

Every other Friday following the school calendar.

Preschool classroom is a “nut-free” zone.

Please stop in a school office to sign in.

contact Jennifer Foster (802) 849-7031 or email fairfaxsx6@gmail.com or fairfaxbbf@gmail.com

Follow this group on Facebook: Fairfax Success by Six

Swanton Playgroup Fridays

Mar 27

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

South Hero Playgroup

Mar 27

On the FIRST Friday of every month: South Hero Playgroup meets at the South Hero Public Library at the Folsom School on south St. for Toddler Music Time.

Follow this group on Facebook: South Hero Playgroup (BBF)

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Orleans & Northern Essex – Playgroups & Events

Derby Infant/Toddler Playgroup

Mar 27

 

Dates & times are subject to change, please contact (802) 766-8100 for more information. As of now;

Dec. 19 2014
Jan. 16, 23 2015
Feb. 6, 20 2015
Mar. 6, 20 2015
April 10, 17 2015
May 1, 15 2015

Playworld at Newport Municipal Building

Mar 27

Times & dates are subject to change, please contact (802) 334-6345 for more information.

Haskell Free Library Toddler Time

Mar 27

Dates are subject to change, please contact (802) 873-3022 for more information.

Glover Public Library Story Hour

Mar 27

Dates are subject to change, please contact (802) 525-4365 for more information.

Rand Memorial Library Story Hour

Mar 27

Dates are subject to change, please contact (802) 988-4741 for more information.

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Open Gym Essex

Mar 27

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

 

Playgroup- Colchester

Mar 27

Colchester Village Meeting House Wednesday and Friday 9:30-11:00 AM birth to age 5, bring your own snack. Follows the Colchester school calendar.

Emma estevens@colchestervt.gov, 316-2929

Underhill Playgroup

Mar 27

Fridays, Underhill Central School, 9:30-11:00 am, Children 0-age 5 years

Heather 899-4415, underhillplaygroup@yahoo.com

 

Playgroup Huntington

Mar 27

Fridays,Huntington Public Library, 10-11:30am, prenatal-5 years. This playgroup follows the school calendar.

Heather 899-4415, underhillplaygroup@yahoo.com

 

Essex Open Gym

Mar 28

Open gym for ages birth to 5

First and Third Saturdays, 3-4:30pm

Danielle 878-7555, bbfessexvt@gmail.com

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Dabble Day in Morrisville

Mar 28

Come join 14 different organizations for a great day of play – ooblick, crayon shaving, trail mix making, face painting and more…

Specially for ages 0 through second grade… Everything is free!

Baby Chat at the Playroom!

Apr 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

Dabble Day in Johnson!

Apr 4

Dabble Day at the Johnson Elementary School!

A fund day for kids from 0 to second grade…

Lots of fun activities, snacks, and information about growing up!

Baby Chat at the Family Center - free!

Apr 11

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

Apr 15

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

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Plugged In: Technology, the Internet, and Child Safety

Apr 2

This 1.5 hour training is for or parents and caregivers of young children. Early childhood educators
are challenged to look at the pros and cons of using computers in their classrooms and child
care centers and homes. Screen time and effects of technology on early brain development are discussed.
Discussion also includes the major risks to children using technology such as, cyber bullying,
exposure to pornography, online gaming, and “sexting.” Multiple ways of keeping children
safer with emphasis on supervision and education are discussed. This workshop is presented as
part of the Building Bright Futures Early Childhood Regional Council meeting.
Council updates will follow the presentation. CDA # 2,3,4, 6 Advanced Specialized Care
Presented by Prevent Child Abuse VT

Rock Solid: The Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning

Apr 7

3 Tuesdays April 7, 14 and 28 6—9 pm
Mary Johnson Children’s Center
Want the children in your care to get along with others, feel secure, and be confident, engaged
learners? This 3 part workshop series will teach you strategies for enhancing the social emotional
growth, competency and success of the young children in your care. Building positive relationships,
responsive environments & routines, enhancing emotional literacy and friendship and play
skills will be covered. These modules are based on material from the Center for the
Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL). CDA # 3, 5, 8
Advanced Specialized Care Instructor TBD

Children’s Integrated Services Consultation Group

Apr 8

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

From Sheep to Art

Apr 9

Join us for an exploration of wool and fibers. We will find ways to incorporate sheep and wool
into all learning areas of our programs. There will be ideas and activities for children from
infants to school agers as well as fun for the adults. The first half of the workshop will be
exploring an integrated curriculum based on sheep and fiber and the endless possibilities for play
and exploration. The second half will be playing with the fiber and learning how to needle felt a
picture. We will also learn about simple wet felting techniques to use with children.
Everyone will take home a sample of raw fiber for their program. CDA #2, 5
Presenter Muffy Kashkin-Grollier is an artist and family child care provider.

Rock Solid: The Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning

Apr 14

3 Tuesdays April 7, 14 and 28 6—9 pm
Mary Johnson Children’s Center
Want the children in your care to get along with others, feel secure, and be confident, engaged
learners? This 3 part workshop series will teach you strategies for enhancing the social emotional
growth, competency and success of the young children in your care. Building positive relationships,
responsive environments & routines, enhancing emotional literacy and friendship and play
skills will be covered. These modules are based on material from the Center for the
Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL). CDA # 3, 5, 8
Advanced Specialized Care Instructor TBD

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Central Vermont – Playgroups & Events

Worcester Playgroup

Mar 27

Worcester Playgroup at Doty Elementary School.

Contact Shaylyn at moonsong148@hotmail.com or 223-1312 for more information.

Free.

Montpelier Playgroup

Mar 28

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

Mar 30

Twinfield Playgroup at the Twinfield School in Plainfield

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

Barre City Playgroup

Mar 31

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

Mar 31

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

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

Free.

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Northern Windsor & Orange – Playgroups & Events

Hartford Area Playgroup (Birth to 5yrs)

Mar 30

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

Mar 30

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

Mar 31

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

Mar 31

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

Mar 31

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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Rutland – Playgroups & Events

Rutland Library Playgroup

Mar 27

Rutland County Parent Child Center Playgroups are informal gatherings of families who share the common thread of wanting a supportive experience for their child. Playgroups help children gain a variety of valuable skills: Social and emotional: how to play and interact with other children and adults. Physical: Improve fine motor control through arts and crafts activities. Movement and dance improves health and large motor control. Cognitive: Discover more about their world, problem solving and improve reading and writing readiness through creative play and literary activities.

Parents and other caregivers can make new friends, reduce isolation, share joys, concerns, ideas, and experiences, and learn from other parents.

For more information call (802) 775-9711 or visit www.rcpcc.org

Middletown Springs Playgroup

Mar 30

Rutland County Parent Child Center playgroups are informal gatherings 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 caregivers make new friends, reduce isolation, share joys, concerns, ideas, and other experiences, and learn from other parents.

For more information contact (802) 775-7911 or visit www.rcpcc.org

 

Mount Holly Playgroup

Mar 31

Rutland County Parent Child Center Playgroups are informal gatherings of families who share the common thread of wanting a supportive experience for their child. Playgroups help children gain a variety of valuable skills: Social and emotional: how to play and interact with other children and adults. Physical: Improve fine motor control through arts and crafts activities. Movement and dance improves health and large motor control. Cognitive: Discover more about their world, problem solving and improve reading and writing readiness through creative play and literary activities.

Parents and other caregivers can make new friends, reduce isolation, share joys, concerns, ideas, and experiences, and learn from other parents.

For more information call (802) 775-9711 or visit www.rcpcc.org

 

Pittsford Playgroup

Apr 2

Rutland County Parent Child Center Playgroups are informal gatherings of families who share the common thread of wanting a supportive experience for their child. Playgroups help children gain a variety of valuable skills: Social and emotional: how to play and interact with other children and adults. Physical: Improve fine motor control through arts and crafts activities. Movement and dance improves health and large motor control. Cognitive: Discover more about their world, problem solving and improve reading and writing readiness through creative play and literary activities.

Parents and other caregivers can make new friends, reduce isolation, share joys, concerns, ideas, and experiences, and learn from other parents.

For more information call (802) 775-9711 or visit www.rcpcc.org

Rutland Library Playgroup

Apr 3

Rutland County Parent Child Center Playgroups are informal gatherings of families who share the common thread of wanting a supportive experience for their child. Playgroups help children gain a variety of valuable skills: Social and emotional: how to play and interact with other children and adults. Physical: Improve fine motor control through arts and crafts activities. Movement and dance improves health and large motor control. Cognitive: Discover more about their world, problem solving and improve reading and writing readiness through creative play and literary activities.

Parents and other caregivers can make new friends, reduce isolation, share joys, concerns, ideas, and experiences, and learn from other parents.

For more information call (802) 775-9711 or visit www.rcpcc.org

Middletown Springs Playgroup

Apr 6

Rutland County Parent Child Center playgroups are informal gatherings 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 caregivers make new friends, reduce isolation, share joys, concerns, ideas, and other experiences, and learn from other parents.

For more information contact (802) 775-7911 or visit www.rcpcc.org

 

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Arlington Playgorup

Mar 28

Arlington Play group on Saturdays 10:30 to 12
East Arlington Road, Arlington
Sponsored by Happy Days 375-6039

Bennington BBF Council - Early Childhood

Apr 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

May 13

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

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

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Brattleboro Playgroup

Mar 27

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

Mar 27

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

Mar 27

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

Mar 30

*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

Mar 30

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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