FCWC Playgroups – Playgroup Schedules
2021-2022 Playgroup Schedule
The Family Center is currently offering virtual Saturday Morning Playgroup videos available on Saturdays at 9:30. You can view our virtual Saturday Morning Playgroup Videos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Heidi and Kayla will supply the fun! Check it out with your children, grandchildren, and any children in your world! Here’s the Facebook link: Family Center of Washington County.
Workshops via Zoom!
Thursday, February 17th, 6:30-7:45 PM
Join us via ZOOM to learn the benefits of messy play for your child’s development, especially in the area of sensory development! We’ll cover how to reduce the mess for you while providing opportunities for your child.
How to Enjoy Reading with Your Child!
Thursday, March 17th, 6:30-7:45 PM
There is a lot of information about literacy and the benefits for young children. But how does it work with your own child? Join Dori via ZOOM for an interactive and fun discovery of the different ways to enjoy books and children together.
Email Dori at [email protected] to register!
Resources for Supporting Children and Families with the COVID19 Vaccine
Vermont Family Network announced this!! Great resource!
Check out Confident Care for Kids (CCFK). It’s a new, statewide initiative to increase sensory supports for children with disabilities and special health needs to ease their anxiety when getting their COVID-19 vaccine. Go to https://www.vermontfamilynetwork.org/ccfk/
Good Resource for Families
Check out our local partners’ virtual and some in-person events as well!
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont Family Support Programs The Circle of Parents Support Groups are ongoing! New parenting classes starting in January! Check out the website! To enroll or join their wait list, please email [email protected]
Good Beginnings of Central Vermont– View their page to see the great programming available! You can join the Baby Circle Time (virtual) -Connection and Discussion! Free! Register to join every Thursday! Contact Hayley Fitzgerald at [email protected] or 802-595-7953 for the Zoom link.
Mall Walking Group! Join other parents and caregivers for mall walking at the Berlin Mall every Friday at 9:30 AM.
Private Facebook Chat Group – Join our private chat to coordinate baby strolls in the Central Vermont area. Parents can invite others for a stroll, or get the inside scoop on weekly group strolls in the area.
Check out other local events: https://www.goodbeginningscentralvt.org/events/
See their calendar of events: http://www.childrensroomonline.org/calendar.html
Find Vermont Libraries | Department of Libraries– Find your local library and see what’s new for the fall for children and youth and their families!
How To Talk so Little Kids Will Listen Podcasts, parent education, and answers to reader questions!
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard abundant article, videos, podcasts and more!
American Academy of Pediatrics resources for health and more!
The AAP Parenting Website additional information specifically for parents, broken down by age groups.
Zero To Three videos and articles for parents of young children!
Vroom Vroom believes all parents want what’s best for their children. So we joined with scientists, researchers, and parents to take the science out of the lab and put it in the hands of caregivers. Vroom provides science-based tips and tools to inspire families to turn shared, everyday moments into Brain Building Moments®.
Help Me Grow Vermont The goal of Help Me Grow Vermont is to create strong families, which helps promote healthy child development, and ensure that all children reach their greatest potential.
Vermont Foodbank find local resources and donate to help others.
Hunger Free Vermont working to end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters. Food resources for you! Advocacy opportunities. See this resource Stretch Your Budget with Vermont Food Programs
Vermont Everyone Eats Vermont Everyone Eats has been contracted to continue services through April 1, 2022.
Food Pantries via 2-1-1 The Vermont 2-1-1 database is updated on a regular basis. However, since information can change at any time it may be a good idea to telephone the service provider for details.
Crisis Fuel Support– Crisis Fuel Assistance can help you with a heating crisis during the winter months. You’ll need to apply at your local Community Action Agency (Capstone Community Action for our region) in person. Click the Crisis Fuel link for eligibility requirements. You can apply from now until the last regular working day in April.
2022 Family Center Newsletters
January 12, 2022 Issue January New Beginnings
2021 Family Center Newsletters
December 8, 2021: https://mailchi.mp/0a3502d52d80/december-gifts?e=076d6421b7