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Statewide Events

Burlington Playgroup

May 22

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.

Play Group Norwich

May 22

The Family Place Playgroup (birth to age 5) is held on Mondays and Fridays in the morning from 9:00 until 10:30 at the Olcott House.

Play Group- Springfield

May 22

Come to play and meet new friends.  Children love playing with others.  All parents with young children are welcomed.  Contact Celeste at 886-5242 or email at celestem@vermontel.net.

Charlotte Playgroup

May 22

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. 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 Charlotte BBF town coordinator Colleen at bbfcharlotteplaygroup@gmail.com

 

Infant Story Time-Springfield

May 22

Designed for children under 15 months of age. Join us to explore a board book, rhymes and all things baby! Free and open to the public. Call (802) 885-3108 for more information.

 

Milton Playgroup

May 22

Play groups provide an opportunity for parents and their children (ages birth – 5 years) to meet new friends, share experiences, receive support and just have fun! A Milton Family Community Center staff member facilitates all play groups that include open-ended activities in an inviting and enriching environment. Play groups are open to everyone at no cost. Playgroups follow the Milton Town School District Calendar and are not held during school vacations.

Contact: Sara Robinson at Milton Family Center at 802-893–1457

 

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Franklin Grand Isle – Playgroups & Events

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

May 23

Fairfax Community Library, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

May 30

Fairfax Community Library, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Jun 6

Fairfax Community Library, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Jun 13

Fairfax Community Library, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Jun 20

Fairfax Community Library, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am

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Orleans & Northern Essex – Playgroups & Events

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Chittenden – Playgroups & Events

Burlington Playgroup

May 22

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.

Charlotte Playgroup

May 22

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. 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 Charlotte BBF town coordinator Colleen at bbfcharlotteplaygroup@gmail.com

 

Milton Playgroup

May 22

Play groups provide an opportunity for parents and their children (ages birth – 5 years) to meet new friends, share experiences, receive support and just have fun! A Milton Family Community Center staff member facilitates all play groups that include open-ended activities in an inviting and enriching environment. Play groups are open to everyone at no cost. Playgroups follow the Milton Town School District Calendar and are not held during school vacations.

Contact: Sara Robinson at Milton Family Center at 802-893–1457

 

South Burlington Playgroup

May 22

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. 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 note we have a new meeting location.

 For more information, please contact South Burlington BBF town coordinator Colleen 802-489-0410 or SBurlFC@gmail.com.

Burlington Crawlers and Toddlers Playgroup

May 22

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 babies and toddlers ages 0-3 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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Lamoille Valley – Playgroups & Events

Baby Chat in Morrisville - free!

Jun 1

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

Baby Chat at the Family Center - free!

Jun 10

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

Baby Chat in Morrisville - free!

Jul 6

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

Baby Chat at the Family Center - free!

Jul 8

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

Baby Chat in Morrisville - free!

Aug 3

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

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Caledonia & Southern Essex – Playgroups & Events

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Addison Region – Playgroups & Events

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Central Vermont – Playgroups & Events

Jaquith Library Playgroup

May 24

Join us for story time and playgroup! Story time with Sylvia begins at 10 and is followed by playgroup with Cassie at 10:30. Free and open to families with children under 6 years. Sponsored by Central Vermont Building Bright Futures Council. For more information, contact Susan Green at (802) 426-3581 or jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com

 

Jaquith Library Playgroup

May 31

Join us for story time and playgroup! Story time with Sylvia begins at 10 and is followed by playgroup with Cassie at 10:30. Free and open to families with children under 6 years. Sponsored by Central Vermont Building Bright Futures Council. For more information, contact Susan Green at (802) 426-3581 or jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com

 

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Northern Windsor & Orange – Playgroups & Events

Play Group Norwich

May 22

The Family Place Playgroup (birth to age 5) is held on Mondays and Fridays in the morning from 9:00 until 10:30 at the Olcott House.

Play Group- Bradford

May 23

Join us on Tuesdays from 9:00-11:00 at the Grace Methodist Church.  Contact the Orange County Parent Child Center at 888/685-2264

Play Group- Brookfield

May 23

Join us on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 at the First Congregational Church.  Contact the Orange County Parent Child Center at 888/685-2264

Play Group- South Royalton

May 24

The South Royalton Playgroup is held on Wednesdays in the morning from 9:30 until 11:00 at the United Church on North Main Street in South Royalton.

Play Group- South Royalton

May 24

Join us on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 at the United Church on the Green.  Contact the Orange County Parent Child Center at 888/685-2264

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Rutland – Playgroups & Events

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Play Group- Springfield

May 22

Come to play and meet new friends.  Children love playing with others.  All parents with young children are welcomed.  Contact Celeste at 886-5242 or email at celestem@vermontel.net.

Infant Story Time-Springfield

May 22

Designed for children under 15 months of age. Join us to explore a board book, rhymes and all things baby! Free and open to the public. Call (802) 885-3108 for more information.

 

Open Play- Springfield

May 23

An active play time specifically designed for children aged 6 months through 5 years!  Free to member families and $10 per visit or $70 for 10 visits.  Scholarships are available.  Call (802) 885-2568 or info@myreccenter.org for more information.

Story Time- Springfield

May 23

Join us for stories, songs, crafts and activities for children under 5 years of age! Free and open to the public. Call (802) 885-3108 for more information.

Crafts, Stories and Play Time- Rockingham

May 23

Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 for toddlers and preschoolers. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and activities. Contact 463-4270 for more information.

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Bennington – Playgroups & Events

Playgroup SVMC-EI at Bennington Library

May 22

Bennington Free Library Playgroup
Hosted by SVMC- EI
Contact Jennie at 447-2768

Playgroup SVMC-EI at Bennington Library

May 29

Bennington Free Library Playgroup
Hosted by SVMC- EI
Contact Jennie at 447-2768

Playgroup SVMC-EI at Bennington Library

Jun 5

Bennington Free Library Playgroup
Hosted by SVMC- EI
Contact Jennie at 447-2768

Playgroup SVMC-EI at Bennington Library

Jun 12

Bennington Free Library Playgroup
Hosted by SVMC- EI
Contact Jennie at 447-2768

Bennington BBF- Early Childhood Council

Jun 14

The Bennington BBF- Early Childhood Council

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of Every Month

From 11 am to 1 pm

Mission

Working together for the good of children and families

Vision

The Building Bright Futures 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.

Everyone is welcome – information rstromgren@buildingbrightfutures.org

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