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Families First Health & Support Center

100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth
603-422-8209

August 2019

$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Aug 19 @ 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 with advance signup.

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Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Aug 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Back to School Routines

Tuesday, Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Routines create a strong family foundation. They provide kids with consistency and a sense of security, and they are especially important during times of transition—like the back to school season. Learn how you can help your child succeed by creating structure, setting limits, identifying strengths and using logical consequences. Facilitated by Bob Pavlik.

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Aug 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey (closed)

Wednesday, Aug 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 14 times

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This program is now closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified when the program starts up again (probably in October 2019). Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, 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 Journey will help you to: Identify…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Bravely

Thursday, Aug 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Dr. Brené Brown is a professor and researcher who has a lot to teach us about courage, shame, vulnerability and empathy. In this two-part class (August 8 and August 22), we will listen to and discuss her Ted Talks and interviews, and walk away with ideas and inspiration for “parenting bravely.” Led by Patrice Baker. (This is part of an ongoing series that meets every Thursday morning and alternates between focused discussions around a topic -- such as "Parenting Bravely"…

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Aug 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 parents. With Parkie Boley.

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No Family Center programs this week

Monday, Aug 26 - Friday, Aug 30
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

With the exception of Mother-to-Mother Connections and Sober Parenting Journey, which will still be held, there will be no playgroups, parent support groups or parenting classes held this week.  See you after Labor Day.

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 with advance signup.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey (closed)

Wednesday, Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 14 times

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This program is now closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified when the program starts up again (probably in October 2019). Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, 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 Journey will help you to: Identify…

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September 2019

Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Sep 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 with advance signup.

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Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Sep 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Understanding Anxiety

Tuesday, Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Starting a new school year can trigger feelings of stress and anxiety in parents and children.  These feelings can negatively impact children’s academic functioning and social and family relationships. Mimi Hallowell, MSW at Families First, will help us understand the cycle of anxiety and how it affects adults and children.  We will learn practical coping skills to help manage anxiety.

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Sep 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey (closed)

Wednesday, Sep 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 14 times

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This program is now closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified when the program starts up again (probably in October 2019). Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, 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 Journey will help you to: Identify…

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Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics

Thursday, Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Offered on Sept. 5, 2019; Dec. 5, 2019; and April 2, 2020
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

All expectant parents are invited to this  free class to prepare you for breastfeeding your baby. Manya Jennings, RN, IBCLC (a registered nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) will teach the class. She is the nurse in Families First's prenatal program, will teach the class. To register, call Manya at (603) 422-8208 ext. 3108. Meets in the Parent Room at Families First.

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Free

Caregiver Group

Thursday, Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
First Thursday of each month
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This group is for any individual or family who is managing the care of a loved one with dementia, either at home or in a care community. Meetings are run by trained volunteer Dick Chamberlain and Families First social worker Cindi Shanley. To learn more, call Mr. Chamberlain at (603) 642-8758, or just drop into the next session.

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Sep 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 parents. With Parkie Boley.

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$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Sep 9 @ 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Sep 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 with advance signup.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Sep 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please note: Advance sign-up is required. The program is only open to those who have registered in advance, and no registrations will be accepted after…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Sep 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey (closed)

Wednesday, Sep 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 14 times

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This program is now closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified when the program starts up again (probably in October 2019). Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, 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 Journey will help you to: Identify…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Toilet Learning Made Easier

Thursday, Sep 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Before the next battle over the toilet, arm yourself with information and support from parents who have lived through potty training. Find out how to tell when children are really ready, and how to work with them, not against them. With Parkie Boley.

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Sep 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 parents. With Parkie Boley.

Find out more »
$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Sep 16 @ 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Sep 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 with advance signup.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Sep 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please note: Advance sign-up is required. The program is only open to those who have registered in advance, and no registrations will be accepted after…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Sep 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey (closed)

Wednesday, Sep 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 14 times

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This program is now closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified when the program starts up again (probably in October 2019). Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, 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 Journey will help you to: Identify…

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Parent Recharge

Thursday, Sep 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

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 (September 5 & 19 and October 3 & 17) 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: August 22: Parenting Bravely. Dr. Brené Brown is a professor and researcher who has a lot to teach…

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Sep 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 parents. With Parkie Boley.

Find out more »
$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Sep 23 @ 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Sep 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 with advance signup.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Sep 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please note: Advance sign-up is required. The program is only open to those who have registered in advance, and no registrations will be accepted after…

Find out more »
$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Sep 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Go to Sleep!

Thursday, Sep 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Baby not sleeping through the night? Child resisting bedtime? Teen not getting enough sleep? These aren't good for anyone, child or parent. They can result in cranky behavior, difficulty getting through the day, poor sleep habits and stressed relationships. Yet it's hard for overtired parents to make a plan and carry it out on their own. Come to this Q&A with Randy Tallent, Families First's Child Development Specialist.

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Sep 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 parents. With Parkie Boley.

Find out more »
$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Sep 30 @ 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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October 2019

Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Oct 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 with advance signup.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Oct 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please note: Advance sign-up is required. The program is only open to those who have registered in advance, and no registrations will be accepted after…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Oct 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Caregiver Group

Thursday, Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
First Thursday of each month
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This group is for any individual or family who is managing the care of a loved one with dementia, either at home or in a care community. Meetings are run by trained volunteer Dick Chamberlain and Families First social worker Cindi Shanley. To learn more, call Mr. Chamberlain at (603) 642-8758, or just drop into the next session.

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Oct 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 parents. With Parkie Boley.

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$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Oct 7 @ 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Oct 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 with advance signup.

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Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Oct 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please note: Advance sign-up is required. The program is only open to those who have registered in advance, and no registrations will be accepted after…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Oct 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Special Education and the IEP

Thursday, Oct 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

What's an IEP? How do I know if my child needs one? Does last year's IEP still fit? Join this discussion to learn more about your basic rights and how you can become a more effective member of your child's IEP team. Facilitated by Jo Ann Clement.

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Oct 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 parents. With Parkie Boley.

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$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Oct 14 @ 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Oct 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 with advance signup.

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Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Oct 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please note: Advance sign-up is required. The program is only open to those who have registered in advance, and no registrations will be accepted after…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Oct 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Parent Recharge

Thursday, Oct 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

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 (September 5 & 19 and October 3 & 17) 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: August 22: Parenting Bravely. Dr. Brené Brown is a professor and researcher who has a lot to teach…

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Oct 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 parents. With Parkie Boley.

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$5

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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 with advance signup.

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Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Oct 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please note: Advance sign-up is required. The program is only open to those who have registered in advance, and no registrations will be accepted after…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Oct 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Coping with Worry and Anxiety

Thursday, Oct 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Feeling  “stressed out” can impact children’s  self-esteem, academic functioning, social relationships, and family life. This talk will provide you with an understanding of how anxiety impacts children and adolescents and practical ways to improve coping skills. Dr. Laura Rubin will address the following key points: 1) Identify signs of stress/anxiety in your child 2) Learn strategies for helping to decrease your child’s stress/anxiety 3) Become more aware of how parent stress contributes to child stress Dr. Rubin is a neuropsychologist…

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Oct 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 parents. With Parkie Boley.

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$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Oct 28 @ 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Oct 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 with advance signup.

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Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Oct 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please note: Advance sign-up is required. The program is only open to those who have registered in advance, and no registrations will be accepted after…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Oct 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Kids in the Kitchen

Thursday, Oct 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Cooking with children is a great way to learn, connect and create together. This workshop offers helpful tips for involving children in the process of planning and preparing healthy snacks and meals. Facilitated by Donna Onacki, M.Ed, co-owner of The Healthy Home Chef, which offers cooking classes and pantry makeovers.

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November 2019

$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Nov 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 parents. With Parkie Boley.

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$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Nov 4 @ 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Nov 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 with advance signup.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Nov 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please note: Advance sign-up is required. The program is only open to those who have registered in advance, and no registrations will be accepted after…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Nov 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Caregiver Group

Thursday, Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
First Thursday of each month
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This group is for any individual or family who is managing the care of a loved one with dementia, either at home or in a care community. Meetings are run by trained volunteer Dick Chamberlain and Families First social worker Cindi Shanley. To learn more, call Mr. Chamberlain at (603) 642-8758, or just drop into the next session.

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Nov 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 parents. With Parkie Boley.

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$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Nov 11 @ 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 not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Nov 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 with advance signup.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Nov 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please note: Advance sign-up is required. The program is only open to those who have registered in advance, and no registrations will be accepted after…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Nov 13 @ 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 last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Parenting Class

Thursday, Nov 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Fifth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Families First offers free parenting classes  in Portsmouth on Tuesday evenings and some Thursday morning (2nd, 4th and 5th Thursday mornings). Free child care is always included if you sign up in advance! Please check back closer to the time to find out the topic for each class.  Please sign up for our Family Focus newsletter to get announcements by email.

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