FCWC Playgroup Schedules
2022-2023 Playgroup Schedule
Two Playgroups a week!
And a 3rd option for 8 weeks
For Dads and Kids!
Wednesdays at the Aldrich Public Library
in Barre from 10:00-11:00 am
Saturdays at the Family Center in
Montpelier from 10:00-11:30 am
Playgroup for Dads and Kids on Thursdays at the Family Center from October 20th-December 15th (excluding Thanksgiving)!
Email Dori at [email protected] to let us know you’re coming so we have plenty of food! If you have a chance to join us at the last minute, come on over. We’ll always have extra food!
Workshops for Parents
Feel free to email [email protected] for information or
to find other resources in the area!
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!
All Brains Belong VT is a new non-profit primary care and community center in Montpelier. ABB uses an inclusive design model to offer flexible, customized ways of accessing medical care and community connection. Community center events for children, adults, and families are free and open to people of all ages, including those receiving primary care elsewhere. Check out their programming!
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont Family Support Programs The Circle of Parents Support Groups are ongoing! New parenting classes at regular intervals! 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 [email protected] or 802-595-7953 for the Zoom link.
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/
The Children’s Room – The Children’s Room supports families with young children by providing a space to build an informal network of peers, access local resources, and the ability to visit a free, fun and safe place to socialize! See their Facebook page for updates!
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®.
Washington County Mental Health Services Provides services for all ages and provides supports to families through their Children, Youth & Family program. Children, Youth & Family Programs encompass a wide variety of office and community-based services, as well as school and home-based services for children and their families living with mental illness. Services are available to expectant mothers and parents up to and including youth who are 22 years of age. WCMH is available 24/7 at 802-229-0591 to help if you’re in crisis.
Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice is a full service, not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Association committed to providing high quality, medically-necessary home health and hospice care to all central Vermonters, regardless of a person’s ability to pay. In addition, we promote the general welfare of all central Vermonters with health promotion, long term care, and maternal-and-child health services.
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!
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.
Vermont Home Owner Assistance Program – VHFA is now accepting applications for the Vermont Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP). Eligible Vermont homeowners will be awarded grants for the purpose of preventing home foreclosure and homeowner displacement. This can include assistance with overdue mortgage payments, homeowners’ association fees, property taxes and utilities.
2022 Family Center Newsletters
November 29, 2022 GivingTuesday
November 16, 2022 Issue Thankful November!
October 19, 2022 Issue October Is Not Spooky!
September 22, 2022 Issue September News and Summer Catch Up!
June 15, 2022 Issue June Joys!
May 11, 2022 Issue May is Mental Health Awareness Month
April 13, 2022 Issue April Celebrations
March 9, 2022 Issue March Mud and Maple Syrup
February 9, 2022 Issue February Winter Wonderings and Happenings
January 12, 2022 Issue January New Beginnings
2021 Family Center Newsletters
December 8, 2021: https://mailchi.mp/0a3502d52d80/december-gifts?e=076d6421b7