Parent & Family Programs

        

Families 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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  • Preschool Playtime

    Friday, Oct 19 @ 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....

  • Epping Family Morning Out

    Friday, Oct 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Weekly on Friday mornings (except 4/27, 6/8 and 6/29)
    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....

  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, Oct 22 @ 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, Oct 22 @ 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 and friends. Planned Activities: ~ October 15th: Create a Fall Project ~ October 22nd: Ghostbusting w/ Wayne ~ October 29th:...

  • Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

    Tuesday, Oct 23 @ 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, Oct 23 @ 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...

  • Active Parenting

    Tuesday, Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018

    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    This 4-week series for parents of school-aged children is being held in our Portsmouth location, (100 Campus Dr.) on Tuesday evenings (except October 30 for Halloween). Parents will learn how to win cooperation, teach values and responsibility and reduce power struggles at home. We will explore – through discussion, activities and videos — some of...

  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, Oct 24 @ 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....

  • Full: Sober Parenting Journey

    Wednesday, Oct 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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    Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m.,
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    NOTE: This session is full.  Please fill add yourself to the wait list to be notified the next time the group is offered. What Is Sober Parenting Journey? Sober Parenting Journey is a 14 week session group (2 hours weekly) specifically designed for parents in recovery. This program helps parents explore past family patterns, begin...

  • Exeter Family Morning Out

    Thursday, Oct 25 @ 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 (except Nov. 22, Dec. 27), 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....