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 & SUPPORT GROUPS

Playgroups & Family Programs

Parenting Journey

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  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, April 1 @ 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, April 2 @ 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. In summer 2020, the group will not meet on June 25, July 9 or July 23....

  • Parent Recharge

    Thursday, April 2 @ 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....

  • Somersworth Family Morning Out

    Friday, April 3 @ 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 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 Kristin and Johanna....

  • Somersworth Family Morning Out

    Friday, April 3 @ 9:30 am
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    Weekly on Friday mornings
    Goodwin Community Health
    311 Route 108, Somersworth

    Held each Friday morning 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 Kristin and Johanna....

  • Epping Family Morning Out

    Friday, April 3 @ 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 during the school year (not 1/17 or 2/28)....

  • Preschool Playtime

    Friday, April 3 @ 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 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 parents. With Parkie Boley....

  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, April 6 @ 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...

  • Family Fun Night

    Monday, April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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    1st Monday of every months
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Monday is Family Fun Night! Enjoy a family-style dinner and family-friendly activities, without the stress of making it happen at home! A fun, relaxing evening out for families with children from infants through teens. Join us on the first Monday of every month. Free! Please sign up in advance....

  • Babytime

    Tuesday, April 7 @ 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...