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Looks like fun for the whole family! Thanks Barre City Recreation Department! ... See MoreSee Less

Looks like fun for the whole family! Thanks Barre City Recreation Department!

😀Check out this cozy, connecting opportunity from Good Beginnings of Central VT!Stop in to our Caregivers Circle this morning (Thursday) from 10-12 for newborns and their families! We're located at 174 River Street, Montpelier. It's always a cozy time and we have warm beverages and light refreshments for the grownups. ... See MoreSee Less

😀Check out this cozy, connecting opportunity from  Good Beginnings of Central VT!

⚡RECALL - thanks Vermont Department of Health for posting!

Bentex has recalled nine Disney-themed children's clothing sets.
The textile ink used on the recalled clothing sets contains levels of lead that pose a lead poisoning hazard.
For recalled batch numbers visit:

tinyurl.com/yew4fptw
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⚡RECALL - thanks Vermont Department of Health for posting!

Bentex has recalled nine Disney-themed childrens clothing sets.
The textile ink used on the recalled clothing sets contains levels of lead that pose a lead poisoning hazard.
For recalled batch numbers visit: 

https://tinyurl.com/yew4fptw

Boosting this from Kellogg-Hubbard Library! ... See MoreSee Less

Boosting this from Kellogg-Hubbard Library!

The Family Center of Washington County is thrilled to be a recipient of the Vermont Early Childhood Fund Award! Thank you Building Bright Futures! Here's their post ~ click on the link to learn more about this award.

We are so excited to announce the recipients of our Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF) awards for 2023. The fund supports creative solutions that will improve the well-being of children (prenatal–age 8 ), families, and the Vermont communities in which they live. Read more about the projects that are being funded: buildingbrightfutures.org/2023-vecf-grants/
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The Family Center of Washington County is thrilled to be a recipient of the Vermont Early Childhood Fund Award! Thank you Building Bright Futures! Heres their post ~ click on the link to learn more about this award. 

We are so excited to announce the recipients of our Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF) awards for 2023. The fund supports creative solutions that will improve the well-being of children (prenatal–age 8 ), families, and the Vermont communities in which they live. Read more about the projects that are being funded: https://buildingbrightfutures.org/2023-vecf-grants/

Tomorrow evening! I hear it's a great time!🤩 ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow evening! I hear its a great time!🤩

📣 Boosting this event tomorrow evening at Aldrich Public Library! Wonderful collaboration to put together this event for families!

Here's an evening event for families this Thursday, Dec. 1st at 5PM at the library. Children and their families are invited to an evening storytime and book giveaway, sponsored by CLiF and Capstone. Every child will go home with two FREE books!
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📣 Boosting this event tomorrow evening at Aldrich Public Library! Wonderful collaboration to put together this event for families!

Heres an evening event for families this Thursday, Dec. 1st at 5PM at the library. Children and their families are invited to an evening storytime and book giveaway, sponsored by CLiF and Capstone. Every child will go home with two FREE books!

😀😍Tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less

😀😍Tomorrow!

Thank you Montpelier Police Department for sharing this! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Montpelier Police Department for sharing this!

Next Week!

🍼Grandparent Refresher - Preparing for a New Baby
Monday December 5th at noon. Register here: tinyurl.com/rrdre29z
As a new grandparent, you already have the experience of raising children. This 1-hour refresher will provide you with information on current best practices and updates to ensure you are able to provide the best advice to the new parents and provide safe and knowledgeable care to the newest member of your extended family.
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Next Week! 

🍼Grandparent Refresher - Preparing for a New Baby
Monday December 5th at noon. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/rrdre29z
As a new grandparent, you already have the experience of raising children. This 1-hour refresher will provide you with information on current best practices and updates to ensure you are able to provide the best advice to the new parents and provide safe and knowledgeable care to the newest member of your extended family.
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             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!

                   

                             

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          Workshops for Parents

                        and Caregivers!                

           Feel free to email [email protected] for information or

       to find other resources in the area!

     

                  

     

    RESOURCES

    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.

    Contact [email protected] or 802-595-7953 for the zoom link. 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.

    COVID Support VT  Resources available! Here’s one resource: Washington County Food Resources

    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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    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

    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