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BBF Upcoming Events

Statewide – Playgroups & Events

Enosburg Story Hour 4-8 yr. old

Nov 22

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

Fairfax Open Tot Gym Saturdays

Nov 22

Meets in the BFA Fairfax Elementary School Gym

For more information: Please contact Jennifer Foster (802) 849-7031 or fairfaxbbf@gmail.com or fairfaxsx6@gmail.com

Franklin Story Hour and Craft

Nov 22

For more information: Please contact Jennifer Dewing at (802) 285-6678 or email Franklinbbf@gmail.com

Swanton Story Time Saturdays

Nov 22

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

Jacksonville StoryTime

Nov 24

*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

 

 

West Fairlee Playgroup

Nov 24

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

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Franklin Grande Isle – Playgroups & Events

Enosburg Story Hour 4-8 yr. old

Nov 22

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

Franklin Story Hour and Craft

Nov 22

For more information: Please contact Jennifer Dewing at (802) 285-6678 or email Franklinbbf@gmail.com

Swanton Story Time Saturdays

Nov 22

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

Richford Playgroup

Nov 24

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

Swanton Playgroup Mondays

Nov 24

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

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Orleans & Northern Essex – Playgroups & Events

Playworld at Newport Municipal Building

Nov 24

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

Jones Memorial Library Story Time

Nov 24

Dates are subject to change, please contact (802) 754-6660 for more information.

Dailey Memorial Library Story Hour

Nov 25

Dates are subject to change, please contact (802) 766-5063 for more information.

Playworld at Newport Municipal Building

Nov 26

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

Barton Story Hour

Nov 26

Dates are subject to change, please contact (802) 525-6524 for more information.

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Chittenden – Playgroups & Events

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Lamoille Valley – Playgroups & Events

The Playroom is Open

Nov 25

The Playroom is a free, drop-in play space open to the public in Morrisville, VT. It’s a great place to come on a rainy or snowy day, to let your children explore new toys and meet new friends. Parents or care providers must remain with children at all times.

Baby Chat in Johnson - free!

Nov 25

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

Nov 25

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

The Playroom is Open

Nov 27

The Playroom is a free, drop-in play space open to the public in Morrisville, VT. It’s a great place to come on a rainy or snowy day, to let your children explore new toys and meet new friends. Parents or care providers must remain with children at all times.

The Playroom is Open

Nov 28

The Playroom is a free, drop-in play space open to the public in Morrisville, VT. It’s a great place to come on a rainy or snowy day, to let your children explore new toys and meet new friends. Parents or care providers must remain with children at all times.

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Caledonia & Southern Essex – Playgroups & Events

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Addison Region – Playgroups & Events

Bridport Playgroup

Nov 25

Weekly playgroups turn church basements and other settings into fun and challenging environments where young children can interact with their peers, parents can learn from each other and staff is available to answer questions about child development and accessing community supports.  Playgroups are free for children birth to six years and accompanying parents.

Bridport Playgroup

Dec 2

Weekly playgroups turn church basements and other settings into fun and challenging environments where young children can interact with their peers, parents can learn from each other and staff is available to answer questions about child development and accessing community supports.  Playgroups are free for children birth to six years and accompanying parents.

Grief and Loss: A Family Affair

Dec 4

Loss is a part of our everyday lives and part of the struggle of being human.  As individuals educating and mentoring children, we can all benefit from learning about the process of grieving.  This workshop will explore the development, familial, and spiritual dimensions of the grief process in children, adolescents and families.   The different types of losses youth experience will be discussed, with a particular focus on the death of a loved one or loss of a relationship.  Ways to support grieving youth and creative coping strategies for the various types of loss youth experience will be presented.

Presenter: Laura Basili, Ph.D

Bridport Playgroup

Dec 9

Weekly playgroups turn church basements and other settings into fun and challenging environments where young children can interact with their peers, parents can learn from each other and staff is available to answer questions about child development and accessing community supports.  Playgroups are free for children birth to six years and accompanying parents.

Bridport Playgroup

Dec 16

Weekly playgroups turn church basements and other settings into fun and challenging environments where young children can interact with their peers, parents can learn from each other and staff is available to answer questions about child development and accessing community supports.  Playgroups are free for children birth to six years and accompanying parents.

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Central Vermont – Playgroups & Events

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Northern Windsor & Orange – Playgroups & Events

West Fairlee Playgroup

Nov 24

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)

Nov 24

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

Bradford Playgroup

Nov 25

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

Nov 25

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

Nov 25

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

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Springfield Area – Playgroups & Events

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Bennington – Playgroups & Events

Bennington BBF Council - Early Childhood

Dec 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

Jan 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

Feb 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

Bennington BBF Council - Early Childhood

Mar 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

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

Regional Highlights

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Southeast Vermont – Playgroups & Events

Jacksonville StoryTime

Nov 24

*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

Nov 24

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)

Nov 24

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

Nov 25

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

Nov 25

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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