Parent & Family Programs

 

Looking for support, information and inspiration as a parent, grandparent, relative caregiver or foster parent? You, and your children, are warmly welcome at all our programs. Most programs are free and include free child care (with advance signup).  Contact Patrice by email or at 603-422-8209 for help creating a Parent Education Plan to meet your individual needs, or read on for program listings in your choice of formats. We also offer home visiting and a monthly Family Focus e-newsletter.

PARENTING CLASSES & SUPPORT GROUPS

Playgroups & Family Programs

Parenting Journey

CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE

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  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, Feb 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

    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. Led by Parkie Boley. (Does...

  • Babytime

    Tuesday, Feb 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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    Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30
    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...

  • Are You Listening?

    Tuesday, Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Listening to our children requires focused attention and a lot of patience. But it is worth the effort because active listening is a powerful parenting tool that influences how our children talk to us and how they listen to us. It can improve our relationships and increase cooperation. This session will help parents understand the...

  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, Feb 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. (Does not meet during the...

  • Introverts & Extroverts

    Thursday, Feb 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Introverts and extroverts need support in different ways, and our own preferences and styles can make this extra challenging. Understanding this temperamental trait can help us accept and appreciate our kids. This session will help parents recognize and support the strengths of their introverted and extroverted children. With Patrice Baker....

  • Parenting Journey (Somersworth) (FULL!)

    Thursday, Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, happening 12 times

    Goodwin Community Health
    311 Route 108, Somersworth

    This class is FULL. Please click the green “add me to wait list” link below, and/or click here to learn about the next Parenting Journey series, being offered in Spring 2020 in Portsmouth. Parenting Journey is a 12-week course with hands-on activities and guided discussions that will help you develop knowledge and skills that support...

  • Somersworth Family Morning Out

    Friday, Feb 28 @ 9:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

    Goodwin Community Health
    311 Route 108, Somersworth

    Held each Friday morning at Goodwin Community Health on the second floor, 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, snacks and story time. Facilitated by Kristin and Johanna....

  • Preschool Playtime

    Friday, Feb 28 @ 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 November 29 and December 27) 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, Mar 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

    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. Led by Parkie Boley. (Does...

  • Family Fun Night

    Monday, Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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    1st Monday of every months
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Monday is Family Fun Night! Enjoy a family-style dinner and family-friendly activities, without the stress of making it happen at home! A fun, relaxing evening out for families with children from infants through teens. Join us on the first Monday of every month. Free! Please sign up in advance....