LOCAL RESOURCES


Kids Free to Grow (Cumberland)

100 Gannett Drive
South Portland, ME 04106


Primary Contact Person: Genevieve Gardner

Email: genevieveg@connectionsforkids.org

Phone: 207-854-1030
Fax:

Website: http://www.kidsfreetogrow.org

Service Area: Cumberland County

Dates and times subject to change. Contact your local Council to confirm the event details.

Safe Sleep and The Period of Purple Crying Training

Start Date: 5/26/2021

Additional Information: The period of Purple Crying can be overwhelming for both infants and caregivers. Learn tips and tricks to use during this stage of infant development, along with recommendations on how to keep your infant safe during sleep! For more information contact Danielle Gray at 207-956-3750 or DanielleG@kidsfreetogrow.org

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 5:30-6:30

Town: Cumberland County

Audience: Professionals and community organizations/groups that work with children and families.

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItdOmqqDMiHtFmjhx4Hm66L-h2JWAoUN8H


Mandated Reporter Training

Start Date: 5/4/2021

Additional Information: We offer training to a variety of professional and non-professional groups who are mandated child abuse and neglect reporters. We educate those who work with children about the laws regarding reporting, how to report, and why it is important to do so. Please call Danielle Gray at 207-956-3750 or email at danielleg@kidsfreetogrow.org for more information

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

Town: Cumberland County

Audience: Professionals that are considered mandated reporters

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwofuyupjwiGNGLH-ZVwA8WXJ_SRMolhZSd


Strengthening Maine Families Training

Start Date: 5/26/2021

Additional Information: The Strengthening Maine Families Training supports childcare providers to help parents become stronger parents. Childcare providers will learn to approach parents as the expert of their own children, listen to concerns and ideas, and then work together with families to find the answers to concerns and/or questions around their child's development. This approach fosters more trusting relationships between providers and parents. For more information contact Danielle Gray at 207-956-3750 or DanielleG@kidsfreetogrow.org

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 6:45-7:45 PM

Town: Cumberland County

Audience: Childcare Providers

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElfuCgrjMqGdRZsmYcUZvhvyMvxAZlGso3


Community Nurturing Parenting

Start Date: 3/24/2021

End Date: 6/2/2021

Additional Information: This parenting program is held in a group setting via ZOOM in which parent(s) or caregiver(s) learn and develop skills such as empathy, self-worth, empowerment, roles and expectations plus discipline with dignity. Participate in 8 out of 10 classes to earn a certificate. Please call 207-956-3750 or email danielleg@kidsfreetogrow.org

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesdays

Time: 2:00-3:00 PM

Town: Cumberland County

Audience:

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtduqurz8pHdcZat5bQ0eQBxrSOp3YqBhw