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 AND SUPPORT GROUPS

Playgroups

Parenting Journey

CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE

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July August Program Calendar

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  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, Aug 19 @ 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, Aug 20 @ 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...

  • Back to School Routines

    Tuesday, Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Routines create a strong family foundation. They provide kids with consistency and a sense of security, and they are especially important during times of transition—like the back to school season. Learn how you can help your child succeed by creating structure, setting limits, identifying strengths and using logical consequences. Facilitated by Bob Pavlik....

  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, Aug 21 @ 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...

  • Exeter Family Morning Out

    Thursday, Aug 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Every Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
    Exeter Parks & Rec
    32 Court Street, Exeter

    Held each Thursday morning, 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. (Note: group will not be held August 15, August 29, November 28 or December 26)...

  • Parenting Bravely

    Thursday, Aug 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Dr. Brené Brown is a professor and researcher who has a lot to teach us about courage, shame, vulnerability and empathy. In this two-part class (August 8 and August 22), we will listen to and discuss her Ted Talks and interviews, and walk away with ideas and inspiration for “parenting bravely.” Led by Patrice Baker....

  • “No Bad Kids” (Somersworth)

    Thursday, Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

    Goodwin Community Health
    311 Route 108, Somersworth

    Are you repeating patterns from your own childhood? Do you want to be a different kind of parent for your children? This series (Thursdays, July 11-August 22) offers parents new ways to respond to misbehavior while nurturing respectful relationships with children. We will explore issues like boundaries, testing, and tantrums and discuss effective strategies outlined...

  • Preschool Playtime

    Friday, Aug 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 (except July 5, August 30, 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...

  • No Family Center programs this week

    Monday, Aug 26 - Friday, Aug 30
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    With the exception of Mother-to-Mother Connections and Sober Parenting Journey, which will still be held, there will be no playgroups, parent support groups or parenting classes held this week.  See you after Labor Day....

  • Babytime

    Tuesday, Sep 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    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...