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We're hiring a Deputy Director! This new position will play a central role in BBF operations at the state and local levels convening stakeholders and community members with a common goal of meeting the diverse needs of all Vermont children and families. The deadline to apply is Jan. 25. Find a full job description on our website here: cdn.buildingbrightfutures.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Building-Bright-Futures_Deputy-Director_... ... See MoreSee Less

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Burlington Playgroup

Feb 21

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 Baby Playgroup

Feb 21

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age two and provide opportunity to engage with other babies and toddlers. 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

 

Essex Playgroup

Feb 21

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 Essex BBF town coordinator Danielle 802-272-6509, bbfessexvt@gmail.com

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Feb 21

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

Jericho Playgroup

Feb 21

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 Chittenden East Supervisory Union schools are not in session. 

For more information, please contact Jericho BBF town coordinator Heather 802-899-4415, underhillplaygroup@yahoo.com

South Burlington Playgroup

Feb 21

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.

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Franklin Grand Isle – Playgroups & Events

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Feb 21

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

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Feb 28

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

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Mar 7

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

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Mar 14

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

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Mar 21

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

Feb 21

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 Baby Playgroup

Feb 21

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age two and provide opportunity to engage with other babies and toddlers. 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

 

Essex Playgroup

Feb 21

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 Essex BBF town coordinator Danielle 802-272-6509, bbfessexvt@gmail.com

Jericho Playgroup

Feb 21

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 Chittenden East Supervisory Union schools are not in session. 

For more information, please contact Jericho BBF town coordinator Heather 802-899-4415, underhillplaygroup@yahoo.com

South Burlington Playgroup

Feb 21

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.

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Lamoille Valley – Playgroups & Events

Baby Chat in Morrisville - free!

Mar 2

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!

Mar 11

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!

Apr 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!

Apr 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!

May 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

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Caledonia & Southern Essex – Playgroups & Events

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Central Vermont – Playgroups & Events

Jaquith Library Playgroup

Feb 22

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

Mar 8

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

Mar 15

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

Mar 22

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

Mar 29

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

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Rutland – Playgroups & Events

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Springfield Area – Playgroups & Events

Preschool Story Hour at the Library- Cavendish

Feb 22

The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library continues to hold preschool story time every Wednesday from 9:45-10:30 AM.  This is free and open to the public. Please call Kata at 226-7503 for more information.

Preschool Story Time -Windsor

Feb 22

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

Story Time- Wilder Memorial Library

Feb 22

Come join us for a story time in Weston!

Story Time- Chester

Feb 24

Join us for a story hour with Karin.

Preschool Story Hour at the Library- Cavendish

Mar 1

The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library continues to hold preschool story time every Wednesday from 9:45-10:30 AM.  This is free and open to the public. Please call Kata at 226-7503 for more information.

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Bennington – Playgroups & Events

Playgroup at Bennington Early Childhood Center

Feb 23

Playgroup at Bennington Early Childhood Center
Harwood Hill Bennington
Contact Alyson at 447-1093

Playgroup SVMC-EI at Bennington Library

Feb 27

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

Playgroup at Bennington Early Childhood Center

Mar 2

Playgroup at Bennington Early Childhood Center
Harwood Hill Bennington
Contact Alyson at 447-1093

Playgroup SVMC-EI at Bennington Library

Mar 6

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

Bennington BBF- Early Childhood Council

Mar 8

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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