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BBF Upcoming Events

Statewide – Playgroups & Events

Essex Open Gym

Jan 31

Open gym for ages birth to 5

First and Third Saturdays, 3-4:30pm

Danielle 878-7555, bbfessexvt@gmail.com

Williston Playgroup-Spanish Music and Movement

Jan 31

Spanish music, books and art activity for children birth to age 5. Snack included. Music with Constancia and art with Natasha. Non-Spanish speakers are welcome. No registration required. Held the last Saturday of the month.

Danielle 876-7555, bbfwilliston@gmail.com

 

Enosburg Story Hour 4-8 yr. old

Jan 31

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

Montpelier Playgroup

Jan 31

Montpelier Playgroup at the Family Center of Washington County.

Contact Kayla at kaylaj@fcwcvt.org or 262-3292 x190 for more information.

Free.

Swanton Tumbletime Saturdays

Jan 31

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

Fairfax Open Tot Gym

Jan 31

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

Follow this group on Facebook: Fairfax Success by Six

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Franklin Grande Isle – Playgroups & Events

Enosburg Story Hour 4-8 yr. old

Jan 31

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

Swanton Tumbletime Saturdays

Jan 31

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

Fairfax Open Tot Gym

Jan 31

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

Follow this group on Facebook: Fairfax Success by Six

Swanton Story Time Saturdays

Jan 31

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

Richford Playgroup

Feb 2

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

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Orleans & Northern Essex – Playgroups & Events

Canaan Library Playgroup

Feb 2

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

Playworld at Newport Municipal Building

Feb 2

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

Jones Memorial Library Story Time

Feb 2

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

Regional Council Meeting

Feb 2

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

Dailey Memorial Library Story Hour

Feb 3

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

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Chittenden – Playgroups & Events

Essex Open Gym

Jan 31

Open gym for ages birth to 5

First and Third Saturdays, 3-4:30pm

Danielle 878-7555, bbfessexvt@gmail.com

Williston Playgroup-Spanish Music and Movement

Jan 31

Spanish music, books and art activity for children birth to age 5. Snack included. Music with Constancia and art with Natasha. Non-Spanish speakers are welcome. No registration required. Held the last Saturday of the month.

Danielle 876-7555, bbfwilliston@gmail.com

 

Playgroup Burlington

Feb 2

The Miller Center hosts the Burlington Playgroup on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00-10:30 a.m. (gym time is 9:00- 10:00 a.m.) open to children birth to age 5.

Beth 578-6471

VNA Family Room Burlington

Feb 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 Charlotte

Feb 2

Charlotte Central School hosts playgroup for children prenatal to age 5 years on Monday from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Teressa 764-5820, teressatomsen@gmail.com

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Lamoille Valley – Playgroups & Events

The Playroom is Open

Feb 3

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

Feb 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.

Baby Chat at the Playroom!

Feb 5

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

Feb 6

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

Feb 10

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

No Events

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Addison Region – Playgroups & Events

Bridport Playgroup

Feb 3

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.

Strengthening Families

Feb 3

7 Tuesdays January 20th—March 3rd 6:30—8:30 pm
(Bad weather dates: March 10th and 17th)
We will start this series by attending part 1 of Robbin LaRue’s workshop on T. Jan. 6th
so we may view The Hungry Heart; participants are encouraged to attend part 2 of
Robbin’s workshop, but it is not required.
This series:
® Builds on family strengths, buffers risk, and promotes better outcomes for children.
® Builds on and can be integrated into existing programs, strategies, systems and
community opportunities.
® Can be implemented through small but significant changes in everyday actions.
® Is grounded in research, practice and implementation knowledge.
® Will give you the ability to apply for 3 points in the STARS Families and Communities
Arena
Using the Strengthening Families approach, programs and practitioners have altered their work
with children to provide everyday opportunities for families and to build protective factors
needed to nurture young children effectively. It’s about helping all families be the best they can
be, even under stress. And about helping children thrive. It’s about Strengthening Families.
Advanced Specialized Care CDA #4
Doumina Noonan, M.ED, Children’s Integrated Services Child Care Coordinator
Amethyst Peaslee, M.ED, Resource Development Specialist
This series is intended to be taken as a whole.

 

Contact Amethyst Peaslee, Resource Development Specialist 388-4304 to register

Learn It Online!

Feb 5

What is online learning and how is it different from learning face to face? How can online learning
“count” for your annual training requirements? Is all online learning the same, and how can you find
what you want? Come and peek inside several non-credit online learning modules and discover how to
find and use approved online training to support your professional development in Vermont. Learn to
identify quality, and to select online training that is right for you. No computer experience required, but
curiosity is a must! Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have:
· Recognized if they are ready for an online learning experience, why they might do
this, and what kind of online learning best meets their needs
· Identified sources for online learning that meets their needs and how to begin
Instructor Nancy Sugarman – Director of the Northern Lights Career Development Center

Bridport Playgroup

Feb 10

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.

Strengthening Families

Feb 10

7 Tuesdays January 20th—March 3rd 6:30—8:30 pm
(Bad weather dates: March 10th and 17th)
We will start this series by attending part 1 of Robbin LaRue’s workshop on T. Jan. 6th
so we may view The Hungry Heart; participants are encouraged to attend part 2 of
Robbin’s workshop, but it is not required.
This series:
® Builds on family strengths, buffers risk, and promotes better outcomes for children.
® Builds on and can be integrated into existing programs, strategies, systems and
community opportunities.
® Can be implemented through small but significant changes in everyday actions.
® Is grounded in research, practice and implementation knowledge.
® Will give you the ability to apply for 3 points in the STARS Families and Communities
Arena
Using the Strengthening Families approach, programs and practitioners have altered their work
with children to provide everyday opportunities for families and to build protective factors
needed to nurture young children effectively. It’s about helping all families be the best they can
be, even under stress. And about helping children thrive. It’s about Strengthening Families.
Advanced Specialized Care CDA #4
Doumina Noonan, M.ED, Children’s Integrated Services Child Care Coordinator
Amethyst Peaslee, M.ED, Resource Development Specialist
This series is intended to be taken as a whole.

 

Contact Amethyst Peaslee, Resource Development Specialist 388-4304 to register

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Central Vermont – Playgroups & Events

Montpelier Playgroup

Jan 31

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

Feb 2

Twinfield Playgroup at the Twinfield School in Plainfield

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

Barre City Playgroup

Feb 3

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

Feb 3

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

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

Free.

Northfield Playgroup

Feb 4

Northfield Playgroup at the United Church of Northfield.

Contact Buffy at buffyb@fcwcvt.org or 262-3292 for more information.

Free.

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Northern Windsor & Orange – Playgroups & Events

No Events

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Rutland – Playgroups & Events

No Events

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Springfield Area – Playgroups & Events

No Events

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Bennington – Playgroups & Events

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

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

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Southeast Vermont – Playgroups & Events

Jacksonville StoryTime

Feb 2

*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

Feb 2

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)

Feb 2

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

Feb 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 Townsend, Vermont

Tuesdays at the Townshend Library 9:30-11:00 AM

Brattleboro Playgroup

Feb 3

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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