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Parent & Family Programs

calendar-icon-roundFamilies first offers free parenting classes and parent groups (with free child care!), as well as programs for parents and children together. For details and online signup, scroll down or use the interactive calendar.

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  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, Feb. 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Weekly on Monday mornings
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Toddler Playtime is held each Monday morning for children ages 1 to 2, and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships, while you get new ideas for activities and parenting, and a chance to connect with other parents. Facilitator: Parkie Boley....

  • Family Fun Night

    Monday, Feb. 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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    Weekly on Monday nights
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Monday is Family Fun Night! Join us to enjoy a family-style dinner and family-friendly activities, without the stress of making it happen. A fun, relaxing evening out for families who are experiencing stress. (Activities are subject to change.)  ~ Facilitated by Allison Dillon.  ~ February 20th: Play Dough Pictionary~ February 27th:  No FFN~ March 6th:...

  • Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

    Tuesday, Feb. 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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    Weekly on Tuesday mornings
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Held each Tuesday morning, Mother-to-Mother Connections offers support to mothers during their baby’s first year, when postpartum depression and anxiety are common. Come be with other mothers who know what it’s like. Facilitated by Susan Remillard, PCD (DONA), CLC, who is trained in birth and postpartum care. For more info, call Susan at 207-439-3033. Free child...

  • Babytime

    Tuesday, Feb. 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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    Every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    An educational, playful and supportive group for babies up to 12 months old and their parents or other caregivers; expecting parents also welcome. A developmental therapist from the Children’s Rehab Center of Portsmouth Regional Hospital comes to Babytime once a month to talk about infants’ motor, social/emotional, language and brain development. If you require child...

  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen

    Tuesday, Feb. 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017

    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Tired of having to repeat things 20 times? Do you wish your child would just listen and cooperate!? In this two-part series (Feb. 21 & Mar. 7), parents will find out how to connect with their children while maintaining authority and providing guidance. Come discover some of the best strategies for getting cooperation, setting consequences that teach, defusing...

  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Weekly on Wednesday mornings
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Held each Wednesday morning for children ages 2 to 3 and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy Gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships. Parents and caregivers get ideas for activities and parenting, and a chance to connect with other parents. Facilitator: Parkie Boley....

  • Exeter Family Morning Out

    Thursday, Feb. 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Every Thursday morning except holidays
    Exeter Parks & Rec
    32 Court Street, Exeter

    Held each Thursday morning (except July 6), for children ages birth to six, with their parents or other caregivers. Children explore age-appropriate crafts and other activities, have positive play with peers and adults, and enjoy songs, stories and snack. Facilitator: Patricia Keck....

  • Oral Hygiene Q&A

    Thursday, Feb. 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    This oral health presentation by Families First hygienist and health educator Cindy Bishop, RDH, will offer tips (including age appropriate suggestions) that will help parents and their kids adopt healthier dental habits that will serve them for a lifetime....

  • Preschool Playtime

    Friday, Feb. 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Weekly on Friday mornings
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Preschool Playtime is held each Friday for children ages 3 to 5 with their parents or other caregivers. Children enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and friendships. Adults share ideas for activities and parenting, and have a chance to connect with other parents. Facilitator: Parkie Boley....

  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, Feb. 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Weekly on Monday mornings
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Toddler Playtime is held each Monday morning for children ages 1 to 2, and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships, while you get new ideas for activities and parenting, and a chance to connect with other parents. Facilitator: Parkie Boley....

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