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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.

  • Preschool Playtime

    Friday, Dec. 9 @ 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 (except 12/30) 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....

  • Epping Family Morning Out

    Friday, Dec. 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Weekly on Friday mornings
    Epping SAU Buillding
    213 Main Street, Epping

    Meets every Friday (except 12/30), for children ages birth to six, with parents or other caregivers. Children will explore age-appropriate crafts and other activities, have positive play with peers and adults, and enjoy songs, stories and snack. Facilitator: Patricia Keck....

  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, Dec. 12 @ 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 (except 12/26 and 1/2) 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, Dec. 12 @ 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.  ~ December 5th: Fun with Paints ~ December 12th: Ultimate Challenge Night...

  • Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

    Tuesday, Dec. 13 @ 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, Dec. 13 @ 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...

  • More 1, 2, 3 Magic

    Tuesday, Dec. 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    Weekly on the same day until Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Parents will leave this program with strategies proven to get kids to start good behaviors. Frustrating situations such as getting kids to bed, getting them up and out on time in the morning, cleanup, mealtimes and homework will be easier. Includes video lecture and demonstrations, class discussion and practical activities. You don’t need to have...

  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, Dec. 14 @ 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, Dec. 15 @ 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 12/29), 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....

  • Parent Recharge

    Thursday, Dec. 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday mornings each month. Need some time to relax with other grownups? Want your kids to be socializing while you do? Kick back, get involved in relaxing activities, and recharge your parenting battery. Child care and refreshments included. Facilitated by Allison Dillon. Free....

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