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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Sept Oct program calendar

COMING UP NEXT

  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, Oct 14 @ 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, Oct 15 @ 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...

  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, Oct 16 @ 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, Oct 17 @ 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 November 28 or December 26)...

  • Parent Recharge

    Thursday, Oct 17 @ 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. Coming up: October 10: Special...

  • Positive Solutions for Families

    Thursday, Oct 17 @ 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, Nov 14, 2019

    Goodwin Community Health
    311 Route 108, Somersworth

    This six-week program is designed to help parents promote children’s social and emotional skills, understand their problem behaviors and use positive approaches to help children learn appropriate behavior. The class will offer simple tools and clear solutions to parents of pre-school-aged children (ages 2 to 6). Participants are encouraged to attend all six sessions if...

  • Somersworth Family Morning Out

    Friday, Oct 18 @ 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 (except Nov. 29, Dec. 27) 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...

  • Epping Family Morning Out

    Friday, Oct 18 @ 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 (not Sept. 27, Nov. 29 or Dec. 27) during the school year....

  • Preschool Playtime

    Friday, Oct 18 @ 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...

  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, Oct 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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...