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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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  • Exeter Family Morning Out

    Thursday, June 22 @ 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. With Patricia Keck....

  • Helping Siblings Get Along

    Thursday, June 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Thursday mornings June 22 & 29
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    In this two-week class, parents will learn the surprising causes of sibling rivalry, when to intervene and when not to, and techniques for handling kids’ feelings and behaviors. These strategies can be used for handling issues between playmates as well as siblings. With Parkie Boley....

  • Epping Family Morning Out

    Friday, June 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Weekly on Friday mornings
    Epping SAU Building
    213 Main Street, Epping

    Meets every Friday (through 6/23, except 6/9), 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. With Patricia Keck....

  • Preschool Playtime

    Friday, June 23 @ 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, June 26 @ 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, June 26 @ 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....

  • Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

    Tuesday, June 27 @ 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, June 27 @ 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...

  • Media Literacy for Parents

    Tuesday, June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Parents, have you considered how all that screen time may be shaping your child? Educators from HAVEN will lead an interactive discussion that will help parents understand how media messages can affect their kids. They will guide parents on deconstructing media messages by looking at current ads, showing links between interpersonal violence and media messages, and examining...

  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, June 28 @ 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....

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