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Montgomery Little Explorers outdoor playgroup

Jun 28

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

Bradford Playgroup

Jun 28

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

Jun 28

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.

Brookfield Playgroup

Jun 28

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

 

Early Head Start Playgroup

Jun 28

Early Head Start Play Group – St. Johnsbury
Tuesdays 9:30- 11 Thursdays 9:30-11
NEKCA: Parent Child Center
115 Lincoln Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-6040

South Burlington Summer Playgroup

Jun 28

Playgroups move outside for the summer to Jaycee Park. 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 South Burlington BBF town coordinator Colleen 489-0410 or SBurlFC@gmail.com.

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Montgomery Little Explorers outdoor playgroup

Jun 28

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

Story Time at Fairfax Library

Jun 28

Co-Sponsored by the Fairfax Community Library

Story Time at Highgate Library

Jun 28

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

Jun 29

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

Jun 29

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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Orleans & Northern Essex – Playgroups & Events

Attend Story Hour in Derby

Jun 28

Visit the Dailey Memorial Library for Story Hour on Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Story Hour in Newport

Jun 29

Visit the Goodrich Memorial Library for a Preschool Story Hour every Wednesday at 10:30

Story Hour at the Barton Public Library

Jun 29

Attend Story Hour at the Barton Library at 11:00 am or 4:00 pm on Wednesdays.

Story Hour at the Glover Library

Jul 1

Attend Story Hour at the Glover Library at 10:00 am on Fridays

Story Hour in Orleans

Jul 4

Visit the Jones Memorial Library for Story Hour on Monday at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm

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Burlington Playgroup

Jun 28

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.

South Burlington Summer Playgroup

Jun 28

Playgroups move outside for the summer to Jaycee Park. 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 South Burlington BBF town coordinator Colleen 489-0410 or SBurlFC@gmail.com.

Burlington Playgroup

Jun 29

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.

Burlington Summer Meet-Up

Jun 29

Join us for fun summer meet up at Ethan Allen Park in Burlington’s New North End for families and caregivers with children birth to age five. Siblings welcome.

For more information or directions, please contact Burlington BBF town coordinator Beth at 578-6471.

Colchester Playgroup

Jun 29

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 bring a snack. Playgroups do not meet when school is not in session. For more information or directions, please contact Colchester town coordinator Kristin at 316-2918.

note: no playgroup 6/15, 6/22, 6/29

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Lamoille Valley – Playgroups & Events

Baby Chat in Morrisville - free!

Jul 7

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 9

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 4

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!

Aug 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

Baby Chat in Morrisville - free!

Sep 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

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Caledonia & Southern Essex – Playgroups & Events

Early Head Start Playgroup

Jun 28

Early Head Start Play Group – St. Johnsbury
Tuesdays 9:30- 11 Thursdays 9:30-11
NEKCA: Parent Child Center
115 Lincoln Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-6040

Lyndonville Story Time

Jun 28

Lyndonville Story Time
Cobleigh Public Library
Tuesdays 10:00 am (Birth- Age 5)
Wednesdays 10:30 am (Birth -Age 5)
14 Depot Street
Lyndonville, VT 05851
(802) 626-5475
Website: http://cobleighlibrary.org/main/

Danville Story Time

Jun 29

Danville Story Time
Pope Memorial Library
Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 a.m.
121 Park Street, Danville, VT 05828
(802) 684-2256

Little Sprouts - A postpartum class

Jun 29

A postpartum class for all moms and babies
Free and no registration required
In the Birth Center’s Day room on the third floor of the hospital
Questions: 802-748-7337

Lyndonville Story time

Jun 29

Lyndonville Story Time
Cobleigh Public Library
Tuesdays 10:00 am (Birth- Age 5)
Wednesdays 10:30 am (Birth -Age 5)
14 Depot Street
Lyndonville, VT 05851
(802) 626-5475
Website: http://cobleighlibrary.org/main/

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Summer Playgroup (Addison County)

Jun 29

Addison County Summer Playgroup

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30

Quarry Hill School

1622 Quarry Road

Middlebury
388-7297

June 20th- August 3rd

indoor and outdoor activities
snack provided

Suggested donation- $3

 
 

Made possible with support from

Parent Child Center

Building Bright Futures

Neat Repeats

Vermont Birth – Five

Summer Playgroup (Addison County)

Jul 4

Addison County Summer Playgroup

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30

Quarry Hill School

1622 Quarry Road

Middlebury
388-7297

June 20th- August 3rd

indoor and outdoor activities
snack provided

Suggested donation- $3

 
 

Made possible with support from

Parent Child Center

Building Bright Futures

Neat Repeats

Vermont Birth – Five

Summer Playgroup (Addison County)

Jul 6

Addison County Summer Playgroup

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30

Quarry Hill School

1622 Quarry Road

Middlebury
388-7297

June 20th- August 3rd

indoor and outdoor activities
snack provided

Suggested donation- $3

 
 

Made possible with support from

Parent Child Center

Building Bright Futures

Neat Repeats

Vermont Birth – Five

Summer Playgroup (Addison County)

Jul 11

Addison County Summer Playgroup

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30

Quarry Hill School

1622 Quarry Road

Middlebury
388-7297

June 20th- August 3rd

indoor and outdoor activities
snack provided

Suggested donation- $3

 
 

Made possible with support from

Parent Child Center

Building Bright Futures

Neat Repeats

Vermont Birth – Five

Summer Playgroup (Addison County)

Jul 13

Addison County Summer Playgroup

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30

Quarry Hill School

1622 Quarry Road

Middlebury
388-7297

June 20th- August 3rd

indoor and outdoor activities
snack provided

Suggested donation- $3

 
 

Made possible with support from

Parent Child Center

Building Bright Futures

Neat Repeats

Vermont Birth – Five

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Bradford Playgroup

Jun 28

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

Jun 28

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

Jun 29

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

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Mount Holly Playgroup

Jun 28

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

Jun 29

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

Jun 30

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

Rutland City Playgroup

Jul 1

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

Jul 5

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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Springfield Area – Playgroups & Events

Library Story Time- Rockingham

Jun 28

Stories, songs, crafts, and fun for all ages! Special guests will be visiting story time throughout the summer.

Crafty Tuesday

Jun 28

For children in kindergarten through grade 6 to come and make a craft!

Story Time Weathersfield Proctor Library

Jun 29

Come join us for story time with your friends!  Call (802) 674-2863 for more information

Preschool Story Time Windsor

Jun 29

Caregivers and their children are welcome as we share stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 0-5 with parent or caregiver.

Toddler and Preschool Story Time Fletcher Memorial Library

Jun 29

Come with your toddler and preschooler. Each week features a theme, stories, music and a craft.

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Townsend Playgroup

Jun 28

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

 

Guilford Storytime

Jun 28

Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info. TUESDAYS: GuilfordGuilford Free Library – 10:45 Join Cathi Wilken, librarian, for a program of stories, books and activities for toddlers and preschoolers. For information call: 802-254-6545  

 

Brattleboro New Moms Group

Jun 29

Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info. WEDNESDAYS: Brattleboro- New Moms group, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 9:30 AM, for ages 0-9months (approx.) Come hear speakers and/or talk about babies and our lives as Moms. For more infomation contact Dawn Kersula at 802-257-8278.    

Brattleboro Rhyme Time

Jun 29

Brattleboro– RHYME TIME Brooks Memorial Library Children’s Room 5 and under. Join the fun with a story and craft at 10:30. April- August and October – February. For information call: 802-254-5290 ext. 110. Please note RHYME TIME does not meet in September or March.    

East Dover Storytime

Jun 29

East Dover – Dover Free Library storytime 10:30 AM, Sept.-May. Call 802-348-7488 or doverfreelibrary1913@yahoo.com for more information. Please note this group does not meet during the months of June, July, and August.      

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