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❄️Saturday Morning Playgroup Activity-Painting FUN! ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday Morning Playgroup Story I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! ... See MoreSee Less

⚡Walk-ins welcome! Get those Boosters! All doses available! #OurShotVT
01/22/2022 Berlin Mall, 282 Berlin Mall Rd., Berlin
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Pfizer (Ages 12+), Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Berlin, Washington Pfizer (Ages 5-11)
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⚡Walk-ins welcome! Get those Boosters! All doses available! #OurShotVT 
01/22/2022 Berlin Mall, 282 Berlin Mall Rd.,  Berlin
8:00 am - 4:00 pm  Pfizer (Ages 12+), Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Berlin, Washington Pfizer (Ages 5-11)

⚡U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has two recalls related to infant products!

Pacifiers
tinyurl.com/8nbx2s36

Podsters and and loungers by Leachco
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⚡U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has two recalls related to infant products!

Pacifiers
https://tinyurl.com/8nbx2s36

Podsters and and loungers by Leachco
https://tinyurl.com/4pdaekhc

📣Boosting this! Thanks Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club for the work you do!Do you have a big heart, a spare bedroom, and are you around during the evenings? Would you be willing, on occasion, to house a vulnerable teen from one to 14 nights? Our Country Roads program is seeking volunteer host families in the greater Barre/Montpelier area to temporarily shelter youth ages 12-17 who have, or are at risk of running away from home or being pushed out of their home. We provide training, ongoing support, and a $50 per night stipend to help cover expenses. Learn more at wcysb.org/counseling/country-roads-2/ ... See MoreSee Less

📣Boosting this! Thanks Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club for the work you do!

❄️Don't forget to keep this fun day on your calendar! Let's hope for snow and sunshine and temps a wee bit warmer than today!❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

❄️Dont forget to keep this fun day on your calendar! Lets hope for snow and sunshine and temps a wee bit warmer than today!❄️

👏👏👏👏👏👏 Such great work! Thanks for sharing this Capstone Community Action! ... See MoreSee Less

⭐Wow, great ideas around the state to benefit families! In our own region - Good Beginnings of Central Vermont Family Support Project! Follow the link for details! Thanks Building Bright Futures!We are so excited to share more about the $100,000 we've awarded to the 2022 Vermont Early Childhood Fund Grantees. Thanks to a generous private donor, the program has awarded grants of up to $20,000 to 7 incredible projects working to improve the well-being of children and families, and promote anti-racism and social justice practices in Vermont communities. Learn more about the projects on our website -
buildingbrightfutures.org/vecf/
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⭐Wow, great ideas around the state to benefit families! In our own region - Good Beginnings of Central Vermont Family Support Project! Follow the link for details! Thanks Building Bright Futures!

⚡Walk-ins welcome! FREE VACCINES! 1st, 2nd doses and Boosters! #OurShotVT

01/21/2022 Berlin Mall, 282 Berlin Mall Rd., Berlin
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Pfizer (Ages 12+), Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Pfizer (Ages 5-11)
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⚡Walk-ins welcome! FREE VACCINES! 1st, 2nd doses and Boosters! #OurShotVT 

01/21/2022 Berlin Mall, 282 Berlin Mall Rd., Berlin
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Pfizer (Ages 12+), Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Pfizer (Ages 5-11)

🌖Happy Friday! Thanks Vermont Agency of Agriculture!Good Morning #Vt. It’s a cold one with a stunning moon. ... See MoreSee Less

🌖Happy Friday! Thanks Vermont Agency of Agriculture!
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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.

         Parent Support and Education

                Workshops via Zoom!

    Messy Play!

    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

    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.

    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®.

    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  help for us to cope with the pandemic through offering health and wellness supports. Here’s another 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 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. 

     

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