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😀We hope that you are ready to jump into your weekend with the energy of this child! Happy Friday! And stay cool - maybe jump in some puddles! ... See MoreSee Less

😀We hope that you are ready to jump into your weekend with the energy of this child! Happy Friday! And stay cool - maybe jump in some puddles!

Thank you to The Basics Vermont! for sharing this!
Babies love to touch things. Make some safe paint, set up some paper, and take baby outside!
tinyurl.com/yck5dc6d
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Thank you to The Basics Vermont! for sharing this!
Babies love to touch things. Make some safe paint, set up some paper, and take baby outside! 
http://tinyurl.com/yck5dc6d

Took an afternoon off and missed these⚡ FREE WALK-IN VACCINE CLINICS ⚡GOING ON NOW!
These vaccines available: Pfizer (Ages under 5)
Pfizer (Ages 5-11), Pfizer (Ages 12+), Moderna (Ages under 6), ​​​​​​​Moderna (Ages 18+), Johnson & Johnson

Keep up to date here: www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine/getting-covid-19-vaccine

Brookside Primary School, 47 Stowe St.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Waterbury,

Montpelier - General Services Building
4 Governor Aiken Ave.
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Took an afternoon off and missed these⚡ FREE WALK-IN VACCINE CLINICS ⚡GOING ON NOW!
These vaccines available: Pfizer (Ages under 5)
Pfizer (Ages 5-11), Pfizer (Ages 12+), Moderna (Ages under 6), ​​​​​​​Moderna (Ages 18+), Johnson & Johnson

Keep up to date here: https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine/getting-covid-19-vaccine

Brookside Primary School, 47 Stowe St. 
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Waterbury, 
 
Montpelier - General Services Building
4 Governor Aiken Ave.
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

⚡️Missed this last week! Great news! Thank you Capstone Community Action for sharing!Thanks to the awesome work of talented advocates and listening lawmakers Everyone Eats has been extended again! Capstone is thankful for our continued partnership with @skinnypancake in order to keep running the program smoothly!

#everyoneeats ♥️
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⚡️Missed this last week! Great news! Thank you Capstone Community Action for sharing!

⚡️TODAY! Free Walk-in Vaccine Clinic! Vaccines for ALL AGES:
Pfizer (Ages 5-11), Pfizer (Ages 12+), Moderna (Ages under 6)
Moderna (Ages 18+), Johnson & Johnson

Waitsfield United Church of Christ,4355 Main St.
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

There are other locations in our area over the next few days! Follow us here or check Vermont Department of Health's website- click on the blue words, Walk-in clinics, for a list of locations around the state! www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine/getting-covid-19-vaccine
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⚡️TODAY! Free Walk-in Vaccine Clinic! Vaccines for ALL AGES:
Pfizer (Ages 5-11), Pfizer (Ages 12+), Moderna (Ages under 6)
Moderna (Ages 18+), Johnson & Johnson

Waitsfield United Church of Christ,4355 Main St. 
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

There are other locations in our area over the next few days! Follow us here or check Vermont Department of Healths website- click on the blue words, Walk-in clinics, for a list of locations around the state! https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine/getting-covid-19-vaccine

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👍Thank you for this information Vermont Department of Health!You may have at-home COVID-19 test kits that say they are expired, but many of these dates have been extended, so you can still use these tests! You can check to see if your tests had their expiration dates extended by visiting these sites:

Most: www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-covid-19-and-medical-devices/home-otc-covid-19-diagnostic...

Intrivo: www.letsongo.com/product-updates-ongo

iHealth: ihealthlabs.com/pages/news#expiration

FlowFlex: flowflexcovid.com/flowflex-covid-19-antigen-home-test-new-shelf-life-extension/
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👍Thank you for this information Vermont Department of Health!

⚡️TODAY! Free Walk-in Vaccine Clinic! Vaccines for ALL AGES: Pfizer (Ages 5-11), Pfizer (Ages 12+), Moderna (Ages under 6)
Moderna (Ages 18+), Johnson & Johnson

Waterbury Farmer's Market, 2 Rotarian Pl.
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Many opportunities in our area over the next few days! Follow us here or check Vermont Department of Health's website- click on the blue words, Walk-in clinics, for a list of locations around the state! www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine/getting-covid-19-vaccine
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⚡️TODAY! Free Walk-in Vaccine Clinic! Vaccines for ALL AGES: Pfizer (Ages 5-11), Pfizer (Ages 12+), Moderna (Ages under 6)
Moderna (Ages 18+), Johnson & Johnson

Waterbury Farmers Market, 2 Rotarian Pl. 
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Many opportunities in our area over the next few days! Follow us here or check Vermont Department of Healths website- click on the blue words, Walk-in clinics, for a list of locations around the state! https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine/getting-covid-19-vaccine
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     FCWC Playgroups – Playgroup Schedules

                                     2022  Summer Playgroup Schedule

                             

                     Special appearance at The Barre Partnership Currier Park Concerts
                                   on July 14th and August 4th, 6:00-7:30.

                                                                                            

           Workshops for Parents and Caregivers!

    Stay tuned – we’ll be offering more opportunities late summer/early fall!

    Feel free to email [email protected] for information or to see what other resources are in the area!

     

                  

     

    RESOURCES

    SUMMER MEALS FOR Children 18 and under! Click here for locations and times!

    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 Hayley Fitzgerald at [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 Hayley Fitzgerald at [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 Outside Nature Explorers on Tuesdays and Music and Movement at the SAL room of the Waterbury Public Library on Wednesdays. 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 age.

    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 through July 1st, 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.

    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

    January 12, 2022 Issue January New Beginnings

    February 9, 2022 Issue February Winter Wonderings and Happenings

    March 9, 2022 Issue March Mud and Maple Syrup

    April 13, 2022 Issue April Celebrations

    May 11, 2022 Issue May is Mental Health Awareness Month

     

     

     

     

    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