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. Grandparent Recharge is a new group held on the first Monday of each month in Seabrook. For details and online signup, scroll down to see the next events or click on the calendar icon above to see the whole month.  For a PDF of the current Program Calendar, click in the Helpful Links section on the right.

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  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, June 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 (except during the last week of August and the last week of December), 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...

  • Sober Parenting Journey

    Wednesday, June 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 14 times

    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    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 to heal past wounds, and seize the opportunity to take a new path that involves personal responsibility, sobriety, and the mobilization of hope...

  • Exeter Family Morning Out

    Thursday, June 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. (Note: group will not be held July 4, July 11, August 15, August 29, November 28...

  • Parent Recharge

    Thursday, June 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    The first and third Thursday morning each month
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday morning of each month. Need some time to relax with other grownups? Want your kids to be socializing while you do? Kick back, get involved in relaxing activities, and recharge your parenting battery. Child care and refreshments included. With Allison Dillon....

  • Somersworth: Parenting Journey

    Thursday, June 20 @ 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, June 27, 2019

    Goodwin Community Health
    311 Route 108, Somersworth

    Parenting Journey is a 12-week course with hands-on activities and guided discussions that will help you develop knowledge and skills that support you as a parent and role model. All parents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you...

  • Preschool Playtime

    Friday, June 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 during the last week of August and the last week of December) 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...

  • Somersworth Family Morning Out

    Friday, June 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, June 28, 2019

    The Flanagan Center
    25 Bartlett Avenue, Somersworth

    Held each Friday morning (now through June 28th!), at the Flanagan Center, 25 Bartlett Ave. in Somersworth, 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. Facilitators: Kristin...

  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, June 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 (except during the last week of August and the last week of December), 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...

  • Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

    Tuesday, June 25 @ 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 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 (except during the last week of August and the last week of December), 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...