Local Resources

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Parenting Education
Find a class developed with your child's age in mind:
 Prenatal-5 Years  5-12 Years  13-18 Years

Find a class geared toward:
 Fathers
 Co-Parenting/Blended Families
 Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder
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Dates and times subject to change. Contact your local Council to confirm the event details.

Circle of Parents

Council: Franklin County Children's Task Force

Start Date: 1/1/2023    End Date: 3/31/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesdays

Time: 7:00pm

Audience: Parents and Caregivers 0-17

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://www.fcctf.org

Contact: Rileigh Blanchet   Phone: 207-778-6960

Website: http://www.fcctf.org


Circle of Parents: Parenting through Treatment and Recovery

Council: Sunrise Opportunities (Hancock)

Start Date: 1/3/2023    End Date: 3/28/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesday Nights

Time: 6:00

Audience: Hancock County Public

In Person or Virtual: Hybrid

Registration Required: No

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9zTczvqLy8Sypi4TVxFg9O7PjALIl-G0w1-6Y7uqhRXlTKw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Additional Information: Join us for coffee and conversation about the amazing and challenging journey called parenthood. Find support, share stories, find resources, get parenting information and so much more. Children and family welcome! (every Tuesday evening!) For more information or to register call/text Savannah 271-8199

Contact: Mandie Pepperman   Phone: (207) 255-4156

Website: http://www.sun-rise.tv


Toddler Play Group-Kittery

Council: Kids Free to Grow (York)

Start Date: 1/4/2023    End Date: 3/29/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 9:30-11:00

Town: Kittery

Audience: Children age 0-3 with caregiver

In Person or Virtual: In-person

Registration Required: No

Contact: Genevieve Gardner   Phone: 207-985-5975

Website: http://www.kidsfreetogrow.org


Tiny Tigers

Council: Kids Free to Grow (York)

Start Date: 1/5/2023    End Date: 3/30/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Thursday

Time: 9:30-10:45

Town: Biddeford

Audience: Children 0-5 with caregiver

In Person or Virtual: In-person

Registration Required: No

Contact: Genevieve Gardner   Phone: 207-985-5975

Website: http://www.kidsfreetogrow.org


Circle of Parents

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 1/5/2023    End Date: 3/16/2023

Day(s) of the Week: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month

Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpfuigrTsvGdEaBqZSwnogWhNM05oW6iB3

Additional Information: This is a mutual peer support group. We are parents and caregivers supporting and uplifting each other to raise healthy children. Meeting the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, free, over Zoom

Contact: Kristen Plummer   Phone: 1-800-542-8227 ext 2520

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Parenting and Play! Ellsworth Area Playgroup

Council: Sunrise Opportunities (Hancock)

Start Date: 1/5/2023    End Date: 3/30/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Thursday

Time: 10:00

Town: Ellsworth

Audience: Hancock County Public

In Person or Virtual: In-person

Registration Required: No

Link to Register: https://forms.gle/jHTgRxTmKVc5gFMV6

Additional Information: Join us for an hour of fun and connection at our NEW Winter Home! We are now meeting at 12 Avery Lane, at the Downeast Community Partners building. Text Savannah upon arrival: 271-8199. We will be back on the playground as soon as things warm up!

Contact: Mandie Pepperman   Phone: (207) 255-4156

Website: http://www.sun-rise.tv


Parent Workshop at Winslow Library

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Kennebec)

Start Date: 1/5/2023    End Date: 6/1/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Thursdays

Time: 10am to 11am

Town: Winslow

Audience: Parents and children

In Person or Virtual: In-person

Registration Required: No

Additional Information: Winslow Public Library is sponsoring children's programing during meeting time so parents can meet independent of children.

Contact: Erin McClay   Phone: 1-800-542-8227 ext 1588

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Zoom! Playgroup

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Kennebec)

Start Date: 1/11/2023    End Date: 3/22/2023

Day(s) of the Week: 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month.

Time: 10:00 - 10:30 am

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0uce6hqjotG9xXrPIhWu4pMZSF5khxHHqi

Additional Information: This playgroup is designed for children birth to age 5 and their caregivers. We will share a story, song, and activity -- connect with other parents while your little ones learn through play! Register once and come to one group, some, or all.

Contact: Erin McClay   Phone: 1-800-542-8227 ext 1588

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Zoom! Playgroup

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 1/11/2023    End Date: 3/22/2023

Day(s) of the Week: 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month

Time: 10:00 - 10:30am

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0uce6hqjotG9xXrPIhWu4pMZSF5khxHHqi

Additional Information: This playgroup is designed for children birth to age 5 and their caregivers. We will share a story, song, and activity -- connect with other parents while your little ones learn through play! Register once and come to one group, some, or all.

Contact: Kristen Plummer   Phone: 1-800-542-8227 ext 2520

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Protective Factors for Families

Council: Kids Free to Grow (York)

Start Date: 2/7/2023   

Day(s) of the Week: February 7, 2023

Time: 7-8pm

Audience: Families with children in York County.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://Email Shannon at shannonb@kidsfreetogrow.org

Additional Information: Every family has challenges and strengths. Research shows that having the 5 Protective Factors in your life keeps families strong and healthy. Identify which Protective Factors you have in place and learn about how to build the ones you may not.

Contact: Genevieve Gardner   Phone: 207-985-5975

Website: http://www.kidsfreetogrow.org


Brain Under Construction

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Kennebec)

Start Date: 2/8/2023   

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 12:00-1:30

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdOuhpjMrHtG__dGcEcEYquMBRutGCR4n

Contact: Erin McClay   Phone: 1-800-542-8227 ext 1588

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Parenting Topic Workshop

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

Start Date: 2/9/2023   

Day(s) of the Week:

Time:

Audience: Expectant parents or families that will be welcoming an infant into their home. Participants will receive a packet of materials with resources and information on period of purple crying & safe sleep, car seat safety, introducing baby to pets and more.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ggr4qGKmwUM_1N4bPKdhMxvcbQb7kHXyIr1MGE0OJNI/edit

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Parenting Topic Workshop

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

Start Date: 3/2/2023   

Day(s) of the Week:

Time:

Audience: Expectant parents or families that will be welcoming a new baby into their home. Participants will receive a packet of resources with information about period of purple crying, safe sleep, car seat safety, introducing baby to pets and much more.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ggr4qGKmwUM_1N4bPKdhMxvcbQb7kHXyIr1MGE0OJNI/edit

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Parenting Topic Workshop

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

Start Date: 3/20/2023   

Day(s) of the Week:

Time:

Audience: Expectant parents or families that will be welcoming a new baby into their home. Participants will receive a packet of resources with information on period of purple crying, safe sleep, car seat safety, introducing baby to pets and much more.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ggr4qGKmwUM_1N4bPKdhMxvcbQb7kHXyIr1MGE0OJNI/edit

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org