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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  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, Dec 17 @ 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, Dec 17 @ 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: ~ November 26th: Indoor Treasure Hunt ~ December 3rd: Recycled Materials ~ December 10th: Minute...

  • Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

    Tuesday, Dec 18 @ 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, Dec 18 @ 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, Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, happening 14 times

    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...

  • Keeping the Happy in Holidays

    Tuesday, Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    This workshop will help us add more magic to the holiday season. We will take a look at expectations, routines and traditions and share strategies for decreasing the stress and enhancing the joy during this busy time of year. Facilitated by Parkie Boley and Patrice Baker, MEd....

  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, Dec 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, 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, Dec 19 @ 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...

  • Parent Recharge

    Thursday, Dec 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....

  • Exeter Family Morning Out

    Thursday, Dec 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 (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....