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Statewide Events

Monday Playgroup

Feb 8

Monday Playgroup at Bennington Free Library
Open to all children and families infants to age 6
Sponsored by SVMC, BBF and Early Intervention
10:30 to noon

Montgomery Little Explorers outdoor playgroup

Feb 9

Little Explorers outdoor playgroup meets at the Montgomery Recreation Center Tuesday from 10-11:30 am.

Bradford Playgroup

Feb 9

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.

 

Burlington Playgroup

Feb 9

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, gym time, crafts, stories, and manipulatives. 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. Gym time is from 9:00-10:00 am. Playgroups do not meet when school is not in session.
For more information or directions, please contact Burlington BBF town coordinator Beth at 578-6471.

Essex Preschool Playgroup

Feb 9

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children age three to age five and provide large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, and manipulatives. 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 do not meet when school is not in session.
For more information, please contact Essex BBF town coordinator Danielle 878-7555, bbfessexvt@gmail.com

Saxtons River Play Group

Feb 9

Come on over for crafts, activities and to play!  Check out this Facebook page to learn more including a bus ride to the play group! Call Molly 802-376-6204 with any questions.

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Montgomery Little Explorers outdoor playgroup

Feb 9

Little Explorers outdoor playgroup meets at the Montgomery Recreation Center Tuesday from 10-11:30 am.

Story Time at Fairfax Library

Feb 9

Co-Sponsored by the Fairfax Community Library

Story Time at Highgate Library

Feb 9

Highgate Public Library Story Time. Join Mrs. Liza and all her story time friends on: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am. Visit us at www.highgatelibrary.wordpress.com or call 868-3970 for more information.

St. Albans Playgroup

Feb 10

Playgroup
Dates: Every Wednesday
Time: 9-10:30am
Where: 130 Fisher Pond Rd, St. Albans, VT 05478
Registration: Sign up with Margaret Maley at 393-6591 or e-mail at Margaret.Maley@ncssinc.org
Age/Audience: Children w/ caregiver

Story Time at Highgate Library

Feb 10

Highgate Public Library Story Time. Join Mrs. Liza and all her story time friends on: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am. Visit us at www.highgatelibrary.wordpress.com or call 868-3970 for more information.

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Burlington Playgroup

Feb 9

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, gym time, crafts, stories, and manipulatives. 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. Gym time is from 9:00-10:00 am. Playgroups do not meet when school is not in session.
For more information or directions, please contact Burlington BBF town coordinator Beth at 578-6471.

Essex Preschool Playgroup

Feb 9

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children age three to age five and provide large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, and manipulatives. 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 do not meet when school is not in session.
For more information, please contact Essex BBF town coordinator Danielle 878-7555, bbfessexvt@gmail.com

Burlington Music and Literacy events

Feb 9

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Fletcher Free Library offers daily free activities for children and their caregivers:

Stories with Megan -Mondays 11-11:30 a.m. Enjoy a fun-filled storytime with stories, songs and rhymes. Free. Ages 2-5 years.

Spanish Musical Kids – Tuesdays 11:00-11:45 a.m. Hola Amigos! Vengan a cantar y aprender! Share Constancia’s love of Spanish in a program of Latin American songs and games. Free. Ages 1-5 years.

Music with Robert. Fridays 10:30-11:00 a.m. Sing along with Robert for great family fun! Free. All ages.

Check www.fletcherfree.org for the monthly schedule.

Essex Baby Playgroup

Feb 9

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with babies birth to 18 months. 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.
For more information, please contact Essex BBF town coordinator Danielle at 876-7555, bbfessexvt@gmail.com

Burlington Dads Playgroup

Feb 9

The VNA Family room facilitates free programs 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.

This group is for fathers and their children ages 0-5 years.

For more information please contact the VNA Family Room at 862–2121 and look for a monthly calendar of events:

http://www.vnacares.org/health-care-services/family-childrens-services/family-room

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Johnson Play Group - free and open to all!

Feb 11

Playgroups are a great way for children to have fun and

meet new friends while you socialize and learn about

resources for families in your area. Playgroups follow the public pre-school

academic calendar, beginning September 14th and running through the end of

May! All children are welcome to attend along with their parents, guardians or

family, friend or neighbor caregivers! Come on out and Play!

Cambridge Elementary School – Monday 9:00 – 11:00am

Morrisville Graded Building – Monday 9 – 10:30am

Stowe Community Church – Friday 9:30 – 11am

United Church of Johnson – Thursday 9 – 10:30am

Depot Street Preschool of Wolcott – Saturday 1st & 3rd 10-11:30am

For more information, call the Lamoille Family Center at 802 888-5229.

Stowe Playgroup - free and open to all!

Feb 12

Playgroups are a great way for children to have fun and

meet new friends while you socialize and learn about

resources for families in your area. Playgroups follow the public pre-school

academic calendar, beginning September 14th and running through the end of

May! All children are welcome to attend along with their parents, guardians or

family, friend or neighbor caregivers! Come on out and Play!

Cambridge Elementary School – Monday 9:00 – 11:00am

Morrisville Graded Building – Monday 9 – 10:30am

Stowe Community Church – Friday 9:30 – 11am

United Church of Johnson – Thursday 9 – 10:30am

Depot Street Preschool of Wolcott – Saturday 1st & 3rd 10-11:30am

For more information, call the Lamoille Family Center at 802 888-5229.

Baby Chat at the Family Center - free!

Feb 13

A playgroup for the youngest members of our community and their parents; come play, socialize and make new friends while learning about developmental expectations and needs for your child. A local specialist in child health will be available at the groups as a resource. The groups are free and no registration is required – just attend any or all of the groups listed:

  • 1st Thursday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Playroom, 30 Fairgrounds Plaza, in Lamoille Valley
  • 2nd Saturday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Lamoille Family Center in Lamoille Valley
  • 4th Tuesday of each month @ 10 – 11:30 am @ the Church of the Nazarene in Johnson

Morrisville Playgroup - Free and open to all!

Feb 15

Playgroups are a great way for children to have fun and

meet new friends while you socialize and learn about

resources for families in your area. Playgroups follow the public pre-school

academic calendar, beginning September 14th and running through the end of

May! All children are welcome to attend along with their parents, guardians or

family, friend or neighbor caregivers! Come on out and Play!

 

Cambridge Elementary School – Monday 9:00 – 11:00am

Morrisville Graded Building – Monday 9 – 10:30am

Stowe Community Church – Friday 9:30 – 11am

United Church of Johnson – Thursday 9 – 10:30am

Depot Street Preschool of Wolcott – Saturday 1st & 3rd 10-11:30am

For more information, call the Lamoille Family Center at 802 888-5229.

Cambridge Playgroup - free and open to all

Feb 15

Playgroups are a great way for children to have fun and

meet new friends while you socialize and learn about

resources for families in your area. Playgroups follow the public pre-school

academic calendar, beginning September 14th and running through the end of

May! All children are welcome to attend along with their parents, guardians or

family, friend or neighbor caregivers! Come on out and Play!

Cambridge Elementary School – Monday 9:00 – 11:00am

Morrisville Graded Building – Monday 9 – 10:30am

Stowe Community Church – Friday 9:30 – 11am

United Church of Johnson – Thursday 9 – 10:30am

Depot Street Preschool of Wolcott – Saturday 1st & 3rd 10-11:30am

For more information, call the Lamoille Family Center at 802 888-5229.

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Bristol Playgroup

Feb 9

Free playgroup for children birth- 6 years and accompanying parent or caregiver.

Middlebury Playgroup

Feb 10

Free playgroup for children birth- 6 years and accompanying parent or caregiver.

 

Contact: Michelle Audette

Vergennes Playgroup

Feb 10

Free playgroup for children birth- 6 years and accompanying parent or caregiver.

 

Contact: Yari Candelaria-Rodriguez

Salisbury Playgroup

Feb 12

Free playgroup for children birth- 6 years and accompanying parent or caregiver.

 

Contact: Doumina Noonan

Bristol Playgroup

Feb 16

Free playgroup for children birth- 6 years and accompanying parent or caregiver.

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Barre City Playgroup

Feb 9

Free weekly playgroups for young children and their families or caregivers. Playgroup often include gross motor play, music and movement, crafts, stories and much more. These weekly groups are a great way to connect to other families and caregivers in your community. Most playgroups follow the school schedule, but call or email the playgroup facilitator for exact details about schedules or to request more information.

Barre City Playgroup is held at the Universalist Church. For more information, contact Buffy at 262-3292 (leave a message) or buffyb@fcwcvt.org

Children's Room Playgroup

Feb 9

Free weekly playgroups for young children and their families or caregivers. Playgroups often include gross motor play, music and movement, crafts, stories and much more. These weekly groups are a great way to connect to other families and caregivers in your community. Most playgroups follow the school schedule, but call or email the playgroup facilitator for exact details about schedules or to request more information.

The Children’s Room Playgroup is held in the Children’s Room at Thatcher Brook Primary School in Waterbury. For more information, contact Anne at 244-5605 or childrensroom@wwsu.org

Northfield Playgroup

Feb 10

Free weekly playgroups for young children and their families or caregivers. Playgroups often include gross motor play, music and movement, crafts, stories and much more. These weekly groups are a great way to connect to other families and caregivers in your community. Most playgroups follow the school schedule, but call or email the playgroup facilitator for exact details about schedules or to request more information.

Northfield Playgroup is held at the United Church in Northfield. For more information, contact Buffy at 262-3292 (leave a message) or buffyb@fcwcvt.org

Jaquith Library Playgroup

Feb 10

Free weekly playgroups for young children and their families or caregivers. The library playgroup starts with a story time and is followed by a creative activity. These weekly groups are a great way to connect to other families and caregivers in your community. Most playgroups follow the school schedule, but call or email the playgroup facilitator for exact details about schedules or to request more information.

Jaquith Library Playgroup is held at the Jaquith Library in Marshfield. For more information, contact Susan at 426-3581 or jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com

Baby Play

Feb 11

Free weekly playgroups for young children and their families or caregivers. Playgroups often include gross motor play, music and movement, crafts, stories and much more. These weekly groups are a great way to connect to other families and caregivers in your community. Most playgroups follow the school schedule, but call or email the playgroup facilitator for exact details about schedules or to request more information.

Baby Play is held at St. Augustine’s Church in Montpelier, on the lower level. For more information, contact Chris at 262-3292 x115 or babyplaygroup@fcwcvt.org

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Bradford Playgroup

Feb 9

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

Feb 9

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

 

South Royalton Playgroup

Feb 10

Join us for this Playgroup facilitated by The Family Place and Orange County Parent Child Center…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.

For questions about playgroup, contact The Family Place Parent Child Center, 802-649-3268 Toll Free 1-800-639-0039 or Orange County Parent Child Center (802) 685-2264  Toll Free: (888) 685-2264

Chelsea Playgroup

Feb 12

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)

Feb 15

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

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Mount Holly Playgroup

Feb 9

Free playgroup for children accompanied by parent or caregiver.  It is sponsored by the Rutland County Parent Child Center. Children have the opportunity 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, and share ideas ,experiences, and learn from other parents/caregivers.

Contact: Lynn Gould-lynn.gould@rcpcc.org

 

 

Castleton Playgroup

Feb 10

Free playgroup for children accompanied by parent or caregiver.  It is sponsored by the Rutland County Parent Child Center. Children have the opportunity 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, and share ideas ,experiences, and learn from other parents/caregivers.

Contact: Lynn Gould-lynn.gould@rcpcc.org

 

Pittsford Playgroup

Feb 11

Free playgroup for children accompanied by parent or caregiver.  It is sponsored by the Rutland County Parent Child Center. Children have the opportunity 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, and share ideas ,experiences, and learn from other parents/caregivers.

Contact: Lynn Gould-lynn.gould@rcpcc.org

Mount Holly Playgroup

Feb 16

Free playgroup for children accompanied by parent or caregiver.  It is sponsored by the Rutland County Parent Child Center. Children have the opportunity 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, and share ideas ,experiences, and learn from other parents/caregivers.

Contact: Lynn Gould-lynn.gould@rcpcc.org

 

 

Castleton Playgroup

Feb 17

Free playgroup for children accompanied by parent or caregiver.  It is sponsored by the Rutland County Parent Child Center. Children have the opportunity 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, and share ideas ,experiences, and learn from other parents/caregivers.

Contact: Lynn Gould-lynn.gould@rcpcc.org

 

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Saxtons River Play Group

Feb 9

Come on over for crafts, activities and to play!  Check out this Facebook page to learn more including a bus ride to the play group! Call Molly 802-376-6204 with any questions.

Story Time at the Rockingham Free Public Library

Feb 9

Enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and activities. Presented by Kathy Michel

Crafty Tuesdays-Ludlow

Feb 9

For children in Kindergarten through grade 6.  Come to the library and make a new craft each Tuesday!

Beginners Book Club

Feb 9

Learning to read can be very rewarding but sometimes challenging. The Beginning Readers Book Club is a fun way for young readers to build confidence. We will focus on a new book and improve reading skills with interactive practice games and activities. This program is designed for children grades 1st through 3rd.

Bellows Falls Play Group

Feb 10

Come join the fun! Healthy snack served. Check out this Facebook page to learn more including a bus ride to the play group! Call Molly 802-376-6204 with any questions.

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Monday Playgroup

Feb 8

Monday Playgroup at Bennington Free Library
Open to all children and families infants to age 6
Sponsored by SVMC, BBF and Early Intervention
10:30 to noon

Sunrise CIS Playgroup

Feb 10

Happening on Wednesdays at the Applegate Community Room
9 am to 10:30
Michelle Weyers facilitator 442-1665
Support from Kelly Belville, Terry Yavaniski and others

Monday Playgroup

Feb 15

Monday Playgroup at Bennington Free Library
Open to all children and families infants to age 6
Sponsored by SVMC, BBF and Early Intervention
10:30 to noon

Sunrise CIS Playgroup

Feb 17

Happening on Wednesdays at the Applegate Community Room
9 am to 10:30
Michelle Weyers facilitator 442-1665
Support from Kelly Belville, Terry Yavaniski and others

Monday Playgroup

Feb 22

Monday Playgroup at Bennington Free Library
Open to all children and families infants to age 6
Sponsored by SVMC, BBF and Early Intervention
10:30 to noon

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