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

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  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, Feb 19 @ 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...

  • Parent Recharge

    Thursday, Feb 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Parent Recharge meets the first and third Thursday mornings featuring unstructured conversation with other parents and caregivers. On the second, fourth and fifth Thursdays, there are focused discussions around a specific topic. Join us to learn, laugh, ask questions, and enjoy a morning out while your children socialize in our playroom....

  • Exeter Family Morning Out

    Thursday, Feb 20 @ 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. Will not meet on February 27 or April 30....

  • Parenting Journey (Somersworth) (FULL!)

    Thursday, Feb 20 @ 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 21 @ 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....

  • Epping Family Morning Out

    Friday, Feb 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Most Friday mornings
    Epping SAU Building
    213 Main Street, Epping

    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, enjoy songs, stories, snack and first friendships. With Patricia Keck.  This group meets most Friday mornings during the school year (not 1/17 or 2/28)....

  • Preschool Playtime

    Friday, Feb 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 (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, 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...