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We are looking for a crib for our Transitional Unit as soon as possible. Please contact Shana at 802-498-5744 or [email protected] if you have one you can donate. ... See MoreSee Less

Sharing the latest Legislative update on the Parent Child Center Network advocacy efforts this year. ... See MoreSee Less

The Early Childhood Program will be closed on Monday, March 4, and all programs will be closed on Tuesday, March 5 for Town Meeting Day to allow our staff to vote and represent the Family Center at their Town Meeting if applicable. ... See MoreSee Less

The Early Childhood Program will be closed on Monday, March 4, and all programs will be closed on Tuesday, March 5 for Town Meeting Day to allow our staff to vote and represent the Family Center at their Town Meeting if applicable.

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Contains some great resources on language and literacy, especially for children who are dual language learners ... See MoreSee Less

Contains some great resources on language and literacy, especially  for children who are dual language learners

The February school break is here! Check out the Library's schedule of fun activities for children and tweens, including a Willy Wonka Movie Party this coming Tuesday, Feb. 27th! ... See MoreSee Less

Brave the cold weather for Saturday Morning playgroup with Kayla & Heidi! ☀️❄️💜💙 ... See MoreSee Less

Brave the cold weather for Saturday Morning playgroup with Kayla & Heidi! ☀️❄️💜💙

We have a family in need of two baby gates.
One to fit a 31.5 inch doorway, and one to fit a 32.5 inch doorway. If you have a baby gate you’d like to donate please contact Heidi at [email protected] or (802) 262-3292 x 115.💜🌟

We also have a family in need of a crib, a changing table, and a stroller. If you have any of these items that you’d like to donate please contact Shelly Weeks at [email protected] or (802) 262-3292 x 119. 💙✨
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Some people may associate the Family Center only with services their family receives and may not be aware of everything that we do. Below is our Impact Report 2022-2023 which highlights the services and resources we offer to all children and families in our region. Our mission is building resourceful families and healthy children to create a strong community, and our vision is acceptance and hope for all families. We look forward to continuing our mission in the comming year. ... See MoreSee Less

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            FCWC Playgroup Schedules

                                    2024 Playgroup Schedule

                     Wednesdays at the Aldrich Public Library

                                   in Barre from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

                                    

 

                                Saturdays at the Family Center

                                       in Montpelier from 10:00-11:30 a.m.   

                                       

                           

                                Thursdays at the Family Center

                                       in Montpelier from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

                                       

                       Thursdays at the Family Center in Montpelier or 

            The Children’s Room in Waterbury from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

                                           

                                                                                            

 Workshops for Parents & Caregivers 

          

Contact [email protected] to learn more!

 

Support Group for Women

 

 

         

 

 

 

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Check out our local partners’ opportunities for families!

All Brains Belong VT is a 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! 

Contact [email protected] or 802-595-7953 for information. Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook!

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

 

Additional Resources:

Find Vermont Libraries | Department of LibrariesFind 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 ageWCMH 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.

 

 

 

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2023 Family Center Newsletters

Dec. 21, 2023 December Delights

Nov. 28, 2023 Giving Tuesday

Oct. 17, 2023 Harvest Happenings

Sept. 22, 2023 Fantastic Fall

July 18, 2023 Summer Connections

June 21, 2013 Joyous June

May 15, 2023 May Messages & Happy Mothers Day

April 20, 2023 April Activities & Announcements

March 14, 2023  March Musings

February 21, 2023  February Feature

January 20, 2023  See What’s New in 2023

2022 Family Center Newsletters

December 15, 2022 December Delights!

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

November 29, 2021: https://mailchi.mp/4c8fd9618820/family-center-winter-newsletter-19142312?e=076d6421b7

November 2021: https://mailchi.mp/b6e33a5ef482/giving-thanks-this-november?e=076d6421b7

October 2021: https://mailchi.mp/0cad9570e9c6/october-newsletter-nothing-scary-here?e=076d6421b7

September 2021: https://mailchi.mp/b55dd94ac7f2/help-us-keep-fellow-vermonters-and-their-babies-happy-and-healthy?e=076d6421b7

June 11, 2021: https://mailchi.mp/94172ccbdfb2/summer-fun-and-summer-safety-tips?e=076d6421b7

May 26, 2021: https://mailchi.mp/324638f2ca52/gardening-for-the-family?e=076d6421b7

May 11, 2021: https://mailchi.mp/cf82a9f8e148/hope-for-housing-drive-and-toddler-tips?e=076d6421b7

April 2021: https://mailchi.mp/f51228ef8cf8/parent-child-centers-are-making-a-difference?e=076d6421b7

April 2021: https://mailchi.mp/80d48aaf93ba/family-center-newsletter-19116644?e=076d6421b7

March 24, 2021: https://mailchi.mp/7fe2dfd85aa1/family-center-newsletter-18787328?e=076d6421b7

March 2021: https://mailchi.mp/a068a03505f7/family-center-newsletter-18785428?e=8decd80783

February 2021: https://mailchi.mp/8b7b0ee8a22f/family-center-winter-newsletter-18779660?e=076d6421b7

January 2021: https://mailchi.mp/33820336f7bd/family-center-summer-newsletter-18775632?e=076d6421b7