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, Aug 20 @ 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, Aug 20 @ 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: ~ July 23rd: Plant your own Mini Herb Garden ~ July 30th: No FFN ~...

  • Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

    Tuesday, Aug 21 @ 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, Aug 21 @ 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...

  • Full: Rochester Sober Parenting Journey

    Tuesday, Aug 21 @ 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...

  • Communicating without Arguing or Attitude

    Tuesday, Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    Tuesday evenings August 14 and 21
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    You can have a much calmer home and smoother pre-teen and teen years. Turn arguments into discussions. Understand why children and teens communicate the way they do. Watch demonstrations of how to handle infuriating attitudes and avoid relentless arguing. Nurture respectful communications in your home. With Parkie Boley....

  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, Aug 22 @ 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, Aug 22 @ 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

    This class is full.  Please fill out the wait list form (below) to be contacted the next time this series 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 to...

  • Smooth Daily Routines

    Thursday, Aug 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    As the summer winds up, it’s time to shift gears from the carefree summer schedule to one that will help set your kids up for success this coming school year. We’ll share tips for getting up and out, and establishing healthy homework and bedtime habits. With Parkie Boley.  ...

  • Exeter Family Morning Out

    Thursday, Aug 23 @ 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....