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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 or click here for the March-April Program Calendar (.pdf).

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  • Toddler Playtime

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

    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, Mar. 27 @ 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.  ~ March 20th: Celebrate Spring with Art~ March 27th: B-I-N-G-O~ April 3rd:...

  • Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

    Tuesday, Mar. 28 @ 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, Mar. 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Held every Tuesday morning. Babytime is 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...

  • Parenting Class: Loving Solutions Series

    Tuesday, Mar. 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017

    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    This series will run from March 21 – April 25 Topics include the strong-willed child; parental influence; choices—encouraging the positive, redirecting the negative; improving school performance; structuring for success; and effective solutions. Parents are encouraged (but not required) to attend all sessions to gain the most benefit from the classes....

  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, Mar. 29 @ 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....

  • Parenting Class: Using Consequences

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

    Discover the beauty of consequences.  If there isn’t a natural consequence to a child’s behavior, parents can use simple guidelines to create a logical one. Know how and when to intervene — and when to let your child’s choices reveal their own consequences. With Allison Dillon....

  • Exeter Family Morning Out

    Thursday, Mar. 30 @ 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....

  • Stress Reduction Class

    Thursday, Mar. 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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    Every Thursday from March 9 - May 11 - except April 27.
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Is stress affecting your health? Come learn how to change unhealthy reactions to healthier responses at Families First’s 9-week Stress Reduction class (March 9 – May 11: No class April 27). We are still accepting participants so you may still sign up. Questions? call 603-422-8208 press 1. The classes will be led by Jill Capobianco, a graduate...

  • Preschool Playtime

    Friday, Mar. 31 @ 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....

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