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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  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, Jun 25 @ 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, Jun 25 @ 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: ~ June 25th: Outdoor Fun & Ice Cream Party ~ July 2nd: Family BINGO Night ~...

  • Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

    Tuesday, Jun 26 @ 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, Jun 26 @ 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...

  • Rochester Sober Parenting Journey

    Tuesday, Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018

    SOS Recovery Center
    63 South Main Street, Rochester

    What is Sober Parenting Journey? Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-session group 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 through focused action. Sober Parenting...

  • Family Internet Safety

    Tuesday, Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    As your kids’ Internet access increases with smartphones, laptops, gaming systems and more, the content your child sees becomes ever more complicated. Come learn how to develop a comprehensive plan for managing Internet use in your home on all devices. Wayne Moulton, Jr., of The Sages of RPG Gaming Group, will take parents on a...

  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, Jun 27 @ 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....

  • Sober Parenting Journey

    Wednesday, Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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    Every Wednesday from 4-6 p.m., June 13 through September 19 (except July 4).
    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...

  • Tantrums and Temperaments

    Thursday, Jun 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Are you looking for help dealing with temper tantrums in your household? Come join other parents to explore a variety of techniques to handle your child’s explosive emotions.  You’ll walk away with new tools to help address episodes of anger and promote your child’s emotional success. Facilitated by Parkie Boley....

  • Exeter Family Morning Out

    Thursday, Jun 28 @ 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 Jul. 12, Aug. 30, 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....