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BBF Upcoming Events

Statewide – Playgroups & Events

Enosburg Story Hour 4-8 yr. old

Nov 29

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

Swanton Story Time Saturdays

Nov 29

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

Canaan Playgroup

Dec 1

Dates & times are subject to change, please contact (802) 266-9680 for more information.

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Franklin Grande Isle – Playgroups & Events

Enosburg Story Hour 4-8 yr. old

Nov 29

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

Swanton Story Time Saturdays

Nov 29

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

Richford Playgroup

Dec 1

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

Swanton Playgroup Mondays

Dec 1

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

Waterbabies Mondays

Dec 1

WATERBABIES NEW SCHEDULE!
Starts October 20th! October 22nd!
Once a week you may join our FREE Waterbabies program.
CHOOSE ONE DAY, EITHER: Mondays at 6 pm OR Wednesdays at 5:15pm.Pre-registration and proof of residency required for Franklin Grand Isle County Residents only.You may not attend twice a week.
Open to infants up to 2 years old only. One child to one adult required for safety reasons. If you have two infants and/or 2 yr. old, you must have another adult to attend with the other child. Swim diapers required. Branon’s Pool, Route 7, St.Albans. Thank you!

For more information: Please contact Branon’s Pool at (802) 527-7957

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Orleans & Northern Essex – Playgroups & Events

Canaan Playgroup

Dec 1

Dates & times are subject to change, please contact (802) 266-9680 for more information.

Canaan Library Playgroup

Dec 1

Dates are subject to change, please contact (802) 266-7135 for more information.

Playworld at Newport Municipal Building

Dec 1

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

Jones Memorial Library Story Time

Dec 1

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

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Chittenden – Playgroups & Events

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Lamoille Valley – Playgroups & Events

The Playroom is Open

Dec 2

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

Dec 4

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 at the Playroom!

Dec 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

The Playroom is Open

Dec 5

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

Dec 9

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

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.

Salisbury Playgroup

Dec 19

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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Northern Windsor & Orange – Playgroups & Events

West Fairlee Playgroup

Dec 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

Hartford Area Playgroup (Birth to 5yrs)

Dec 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

Bradford Playgroup

Dec 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

Dec 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

Dec 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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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

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Southeast Vermont – Playgroups & Events

Jacksonville StoryTime

Dec 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

Dec 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)

Dec 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

Dec 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

Dec 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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