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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.  For a PDF of the current Program Calendar, click in the Helpful Links section on the right.

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  • Epping Summer Morning Out

    Friday, July 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Four Fridays: July 21 - August 11, 2017
    Epping SAU Building
    213 Main Street, Epping

    Meets for four Fridays in the summer (July 21 through August 11). 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....

  • Preschool Playtime

    Friday, July 21 @ 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. With Parkie Boley....

  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, July 24 @ 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. With Parkie Boley....

  • Family Fun Night

    Monday, July 24 @ 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. With Allison Dillon. ~ July 3rd: NO FFN ~ July 10th: Create a Collage ~ July 17th: Science Fun with Wayne ~ July 24th:...

  • Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

    Tuesday, July 25 @ 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! With Susan Remillard, PCD (DONA), CLC, who is trained in birth and postpartum care. For more info, call Susan at 207-439-3033. Free child care...

  • Babytime

    Tuesday, July 25 @ 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...

  • Active Parenting Series

    Tuesday, July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    Tuesday evenings from July 11 through August 1, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    This 4-week series (Jul. 11 – Aug 1) will help you to identify your parenting style, learn how to win cooperation, teach values and responsibility and reduce power struggles in your home. Join other parents to explore some of the most effective parenting techniques and find the ones that will work for your family. For...

  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, July 26 @ 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. With Parkie Boley....

  • Seabrook Family Morning Out

    Wednesday, July 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Wednesdays at 9:30a.m., July 12 - Aug. 23.
    Rockingham Community Action
    146 Lafayette Road, Seabrook

    Held Wednesday mornings (July 12 through August 23), this group is 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. With Rachel Kradin. Come to the Head Start space at the Rockingham...

  • Parent Recharge

    Thursday, July 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Every Thursday during the Summer
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    During the Summer months, Parent Recharge is held every Thursday morning. 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....

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