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We're hiring a Deputy Director! This new position will play a central role in BBF operations at the state and local levels convening stakeholders and community members with a common goal of meeting the diverse needs of all Vermont children and families. The deadline to apply is Jan. 25. Find a full job description on our website here: cdn.buildingbrightfutures.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Building-Bright-Futures_Deputy-Director_... ... See MoreSee Less

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Burlington Playgroup

Feb 27

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, gym time, crafts, stories, and manipulatives. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting. Gym time is from 9:00-10:00 am. Playgroups do not meet when school is not in session.
For more information or directions, please contact Burlington BBF town coordinator Beth at 578-6471.

Charlotte Playgroup

Feb 27

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, and manipulatives. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting.

Playgroups do not meet when school is not in session. 

For more information, please contact Charlotte BBF town coordinator Colleen at bbfcharlotteplaygroup@gmail.com

 

Milton Playgroup

Feb 27

Play groups provide an opportunity for parents and their children (ages birth – 5 years) to meet new friends, share experiences, receive support and just have fun! A Milton Family Community Center staff member facilitates all play groups that include open-ended activities in an inviting and enriching environment. Play groups are open to everyone at no cost. Playgroups follow the Milton Town School District Calendar and are not held during school vacations.

Contact: Sara Robinson at Milton Family Center at 802-893–1457

 

South Burlington Playgroup

Feb 27

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, and manipulatives. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting.

Please note we have a new meeting location.

 For more information, please contact South Burlington BBF town coordinator Colleen 802-489-0410 or SBurlFC@gmail.com.

Burlington Crawlers and Toddlers Playgroup

Feb 27

The VNA Family room facilitates free programs for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, and manipulatives as well as a snack. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting.

This group is for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years.

For more information please contact the VNA Family Room at 862–2121 and look for a monthly calendar of events:

http://www.vnacares.org/health-care-services/family-childrens-services/family-room

 

Burlington Music and Literacy events

Feb 27

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Fletcher Free Library offers daily free activities for children and their caregivers:

Stories with Megan -Mondays 11-11:30 a.m. Enjoy a fun-filled storytime with stories, songs and rhymes. Free. Ages 2-5 years.

Spanish Musical Kids – Tuesdays 11:00-11:45 a.m. Hola Amigos! Vengan a cantar y aprender! Share Constancia’s love of Spanish in a program of Latin American songs and games. Free. Ages 1-5 years.

Music with Robert. Fridays 10:30-11:00 a.m. Sing along with Robert for great family fun! Free. All ages.

Check www.fletcherfree.org for the monthly schedule.

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Franklin Grand Isle – Playgroups & Events

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Feb 28

Fairfax Community Library, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Mar 7

Fairfax Community Library, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Mar 14

Fairfax Community Library, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Mar 21

Fairfax Community Library, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Fairfax Preschool Story Time

Mar 28

Fairfax Community Library, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am

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Orleans & Northern Essex – Playgroups & Events

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Chittenden – Playgroups & Events

Burlington Playgroup

Feb 27

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, gym time, crafts, stories, and manipulatives. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting. Gym time is from 9:00-10:00 am. Playgroups do not meet when school is not in session.
For more information or directions, please contact Burlington BBF town coordinator Beth at 578-6471.

Charlotte Playgroup

Feb 27

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, and manipulatives. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting.

Playgroups do not meet when school is not in session. 

For more information, please contact Charlotte BBF town coordinator Colleen at bbfcharlotteplaygroup@gmail.com

 

Milton Playgroup

Feb 27

Play groups provide an opportunity for parents and their children (ages birth – 5 years) to meet new friends, share experiences, receive support and just have fun! A Milton Family Community Center staff member facilitates all play groups that include open-ended activities in an inviting and enriching environment. Play groups are open to everyone at no cost. Playgroups follow the Milton Town School District Calendar and are not held during school vacations.

Contact: Sara Robinson at Milton Family Center at 802-893–1457

 

South Burlington Playgroup

Feb 27

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, and manipulatives. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting.

Please note we have a new meeting location.

 For more information, please contact South Burlington BBF town coordinator Colleen 802-489-0410 or SBurlFC@gmail.com.

Burlington Crawlers and Toddlers Playgroup

Feb 27

The VNA Family room facilitates free programs for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, and manipulatives as well as a snack. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting.

This group is for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years.

For more information please contact the VNA Family Room at 862–2121 and look for a monthly calendar of events:

http://www.vnacares.org/health-care-services/family-childrens-services/family-room

 

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Lamoille Valley – Playgroups & Events

Baby Chat in Morrisville - free!

Mar 2

A playgroup for the youngest members of our community and their parents; come play, socialize and make new friends while learning about developmental expectations and needs for your child. A local specialist in child health will be available at the groups as a resource. The groups are free and no registration is required – just attend any or all of the groups listed:

  • 1st Thursday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Playroom, 30 Fairgrounds Plaza, in Lamoille Valley
  • 2nd Saturday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Lamoille Family Center in Lamoille Valley
  • 4th Tuesday of each month @ 10 – 11:30 am @ the Church of the Nazarene in Johnson

Baby Chat at the Family Center - free!

Mar 11

A playgroup for the youngest members of our community and their parents; come play, socialize and make new friends while learning about developmental expectations and needs for your child. A local specialist in child health will be available at the groups as a resource. The groups are free and no registration is required – just attend any or all of the groups listed:

  • 1st Thursday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Playroom, 30 Fairgrounds Plaza, in Lamoille Valley
  • 2nd Saturday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Lamoille Family Center in Lamoille Valley
  • 4th Tuesday of each month @ 10 – 11:30 am @ the Church of the Nazarene in Johnson

Baby Chat in Morrisville - free!

Apr 6

A playgroup for the youngest members of our community and their parents; come play, socialize and make new friends while learning about developmental expectations and needs for your child. A local specialist in child health will be available at the groups as a resource. The groups are free and no registration is required – just attend any or all of the groups listed:

  • 1st Thursday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Playroom, 30 Fairgrounds Plaza, in Lamoille Valley
  • 2nd Saturday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Lamoille Family Center in Lamoille Valley
  • 4th Tuesday of each month @ 10 – 11:30 am @ the Church of the Nazarene in Johnson

Baby Chat at the Family Center - free!

Apr 8

A playgroup for the youngest members of our community and their parents; come play, socialize and make new friends while learning about developmental expectations and needs for your child. A local specialist in child health will be available at the groups as a resource. The groups are free and no registration is required – just attend any or all of the groups listed:

  • 1st Thursday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Playroom, 30 Fairgrounds Plaza, in Lamoille Valley
  • 2nd Saturday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Lamoille Family Center in Lamoille Valley
  • 4th Tuesday of each month @ 10 – 11:30 am @ the Church of the Nazarene in Johnson

Baby Chat in Morrisville - free!

May 4

A playgroup for the youngest members of our community and their parents; come play, socialize and make new friends while learning about developmental expectations and needs for your child. A local specialist in child health will be available at the groups as a resource. The groups are free and no registration is required – just attend any or all of the groups listed:

  • 1st Thursday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Playroom, 30 Fairgrounds Plaza, in Lamoille Valley
  • 2nd Saturday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Lamoille Family Center in Lamoille Valley
  • 4th Tuesday of each month @ 10 – 11:30 am @ the Church of the Nazarene in Johnson

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Caledonia & Southern Essex – Playgroups & Events

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Central Vermont – Playgroups & Events

Jaquith Library Playgroup

Mar 8

Join us for story time and playgroup! Story time with Sylvia begins at 10 and is followed by playgroup with Cassie at 10:30. Free and open to families with children under 6 years. Sponsored by Central Vermont Building Bright Futures Council. For more information, contact Susan Green at (802) 426-3581 or jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com

 

Jaquith Library Playgroup

Mar 15

Join us for story time and playgroup! Story time with Sylvia begins at 10 and is followed by playgroup with Cassie at 10:30. Free and open to families with children under 6 years. Sponsored by Central Vermont Building Bright Futures Council. For more information, contact Susan Green at (802) 426-3581 or jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com

 

Jaquith Library Playgroup

Mar 22

Join us for story time and playgroup! Story time with Sylvia begins at 10 and is followed by playgroup with Cassie at 10:30. Free and open to families with children under 6 years. Sponsored by Central Vermont Building Bright Futures Council. For more information, contact Susan Green at (802) 426-3581 or jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com

 

Jaquith Library Playgroup

Mar 29

Join us for story time and playgroup! Story time with Sylvia begins at 10 and is followed by playgroup with Cassie at 10:30. Free and open to families with children under 6 years. Sponsored by Central Vermont Building Bright Futures Council. For more information, contact Susan Green at (802) 426-3581 or jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com

 

Jaquith Library Playgroup

Apr 5

Join us for story time and playgroup! Story time with Sylvia begins at 10 and is followed by playgroup with Cassie at 10:30. Free and open to families with children under 6 years. Sponsored by Central Vermont Building Bright Futures Council. For more information, contact Susan Green at (802) 426-3581 or jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com

 

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Northern Windsor & Orange – Playgroups & Events

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Rutland – Playgroups & Events

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Springfield Area – Playgroups & Events

Preschool Story Hour at the Library- Cavendish

Mar 1

The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library continues to hold preschool story time every Wednesday from 9:45-10:30 AM.  This is free and open to the public. Please call Kata at 226-7503 for more information.

Preschool Story Time -Windsor

Mar 1

Caregivers and their children are welcome as we share stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 0-5 with parent or caregiver.

Story Time- Wilder Memorial Library

Mar 1

Come join us for a story time in Weston!

Story Time- Chester

Mar 3

Join us for a story hour with Karin.

Preschool Story Hour at the Library- Cavendish

Mar 8

The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library continues to hold preschool story time every Wednesday from 9:45-10:30 AM.  This is free and open to the public. Please call Kata at 226-7503 for more information.

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Bennington – Playgroups & Events

Playgroup SVMC-EI at Bennington Library

Feb 27

Bennington Free Library Playgroup
Hosted by SVMC- EI
Contact Jennie at 447-2768

Playgroup at Bennington Early Childhood Center

Mar 2

Playgroup at Bennington Early Childhood Center
Harwood Hill Bennington
Contact Alyson at 447-1093

Playgroup SVMC-EI at Bennington Library

Mar 6

Bennington Free Library Playgroup
Hosted by SVMC- EI
Contact Jennie at 447-2768

Bennington BBF- Early Childhood Council

Mar 8

The Bennington BBF- Early Childhood Council

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of Every Month

From 11 am to 1 pm

Mission

Working together for the good of children and families

Vision

The Building Bright Futures Council is a shared forum where parents, administrators and direct service providers committed to respectful, safe and non-judgmental relationships work together to support positive outcomes for young children and families in Bennington and surrounding areas.

Everyone is welcome – information rstromgren@buildingbrightfutures.org

Playgroup at Bennington Early Childhood Center

Mar 9

Playgroup at Bennington Early Childhood Center
Harwood Hill Bennington
Contact Alyson at 447-1093

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