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

Nurturing Parenting: Community-Based Education

Council: Penquis (Piscataquis)

Start Date: 12/14/2022    End Date: 2/15/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 5-6pm

Audience: parents and caregivers of children ages 0-18

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqb8zkePkqjYjccPkzvecH6JWrsBwzB-5DVs73jtIPvv3Jag/viewform

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Nurturing Parenting: Community-Based Education

Council: Penquis (Piscataquis)

Start Date: 12/15/2022    End Date: 2/16/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Thursday

Time: 9-10am

Audience: parents and caregivers of children ages 0-18

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqb8zkePkqjYjccPkzvecH6JWrsBwzB-5DVs73jtIPvv3Jag/viewform

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Nurturing Parenting: Infants, toddlers and preschoolers

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

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

Day(s) of the Week:

Time:

Audience: Parents & caregivers of children ages 0 - 5.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EtkSuTEmPWqD5oQETm3LHYI3NpdeIt4ozC-YCm4AXkI/edit

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Nurturing Parenting: Skills for Families

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

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

Day(s) of the Week:

Time:

Audience: Parents & caregivers of children any age.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Rivch54z4LfcE9p4JPtqPOb3XVsfJr50_N80MwPqIIg/edit

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Circle of Security

Council: Kids Free to Grow (York)

Start Date: 1/18/2023    End Date: 3/8/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Every Wednesday 1/18-3/8/23 on Zoom

Time: 10-11:30am

Audience: Caregivers of children 0-5.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://Email Shannon at shannonb@kidsfreetogrow.org for the Zoom link to join.

Additional Information: An 8 week course designed to help you be able to identify your child's emotional needs and respond to their behaviours in way that result in greater resilience, fewer behavioral difficulties, better relationships with family and friends and improved self esteem.

Contact: Genevieve Gardner   Phone: 207-985-5975

Website: http://www.kidsfreetogrow.org


Active Parenting- First Five Years

Council: Kids Free to Grow (York)

Start Date: 1/23/2023    End Date: 2/13/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Every Monday from 1/23-2/13/23

Time: 9:30-11am on Zoom

Audience: Caregivers of children ages 0-4.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

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

Additional Information: For parents of children from birth to age 5, this program shows how to nurture a child with a "just right" combination of freedom and nonviolent discipline. Topics include ages and stages of development, choices and consequences, school readiness, Infant Safe Sleep and Period of Purple Crying.

Contact: Genevieve Gardner   Phone: 207-985-5975

Website: http://www.kidsfreetogrow.org


Active Parenting- First Five Years

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Kennebec)

Start Date: 1/23/2023    End Date: 2/13/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Mondays

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrdeGuqD8pHtXcTiYsEkOgVF60QuGTVIxw

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

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Active Parenting- First Five Years

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 2/8/2023    End Date: 3/1/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesdays

Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdu6tpjgrHNUHzCh2e8EefRU-AIEq6-4q

Additional Information: In this series of 4 classes we will explore discipline methods that work, how to prevent tantrums, establishing routines to make life easier, and much more. This class is designed for parents and caregivers of children from birth-age 5.

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

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


123 Magic

Council: Advocates For Children/Community Concepts Inc.

Start Date: 2/8/2023    End Date: 2/15/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesday's

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Town: Lewiston

Audience: Caregivers with children ages 2-12.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Additional Information: To register Call Danielle at 207-402-1621 or email Parentworkshops@community-concepts.org

Contact: Susan Denoncour   Phone: 12072090888

Website: www.ccimaine.org


Circle of Security

Council: Midcoast Maine Community Action Program (Knox)

Start Date: 2/16/2023    End Date: 4/6/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Every Thursday for 8 weeks

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Audience: General audience

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItfuygpz4tHdx-tZ86Z4eaOhVoh9ZWJUfU

Additional Information: In this 8 session relationship-based program, parents and caregivers learn how to identify their children's emotional needs and respond to their behaviors in ways that result in greater resilience, fewer behavior problems, and healthier relationships.

Contact: Dawn Flagg   Phone: 207-442-7963 x230

Website: http://midcoastmainecommunityaction.org


Circle of Security

Council: Midcoast Maine Community Action Program (Waldo)

Start Date: 2/16/2023    End Date: 4/6/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Thursday

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Audience: General audience: parents and caregivers

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItfuygpz4tHdx-tZ86Z4eaOhVoh9ZWJUfU

Additional Information: In this 8 session relationship-based program, parents and caregivers learn how to identify their children's emotional needs and respond to their behaviors in ways that result in greater resilience, fewer behavior problems, and healthier relationships.

Contact: Dawn Flagg   Phone: 207-442-7963, x 230

Website: http://midcoastmainecommunityaction.org


Circle of Security

Council: Midcoast Maine Community Action Program (Sagadahoc)

Start Date: 2/16/2023    End Date: 4/6/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Thursdays

Time: 6-8 pm

Audience: Sagadahoc parents and caregivers

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Contact: Dawn Flagg   Phone: 207-442-7963 x230

Website: http://www.midcoastmainecommunityaction.org


Circle of Security

Council: Midcoast Maine Community Action Program (Sagadahoc)

Start Date: 2/28/2023    End Date: 4/25/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesdays

Time: 9-11AM

Audience: Parents and caregivers with children under 6

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcOGvqjoiHtzUyhglVpf_Yg7a_2g0GXgo

Additional Information: At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. This program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. Circle of Security will help you: Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions Enhance the development of your child's self esteem Honor the innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure

Contact: Dawn Flagg   Phone: 207-442-7963 x230

Website: http://www.midcoastmainecommunityaction.org


Circle of Security

Council: Midcoast Maine Community Action Program (Knox)

Start Date: 2/28/2023    End Date: 4/25/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesdays

Time: 9-11AM

Audience: Parents and caregivers with children under 6

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcOGvqjoiHtzUyhglVpf_Yg7a_2g0GXgo

Additional Information: At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. This program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. Circle of Security will help you: Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions Enhance the development of your child's self esteem Honor the innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure

Contact: Dawn Flagg   Phone: 207-442-7963 x230

Website: http://midcoastmainecommunityaction.org


Circle of Security

Council: Midcoast Maine Community Action Program (Waldo)

Start Date: 2/28/2023    End Date: 4/25/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesdays

Time: 9-11AM

Audience: Parents and caregivers with children under 6

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcOGvqjoiHtzUyhglVpf_Yg7a_2g0GXgo

Additional Information: At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. This program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. Circle of Security will help you: Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions Enhance the development of your child's self esteem Honor the innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure

Contact: Dawn Flagg   Phone: 207-442-7963, x 230

Website: http://midcoastmainecommunityaction.org


Nurturing Parenting: Skills for Families

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

Start Date: 4/4/2023    End Date: 6/27/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Audience: Parents & caregivers of children any age.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Rivch54z4LfcE9p4JPtqPOb3XVsfJr50_N80MwPqIIg/edit

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Nurturing Parenting: Infants, toddlers and preschoolers

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

Start Date: 4/4/2023    End Date: 6/27/2023

Day(s) of the Week:

Time:

Audience: Parents & caregivers of children ages 0 - 5.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EtkSuTEmPWqD5oQETm3LHYI3NpdeIt4ozC-YCm4AXkI/edit

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Nurturing Parenting: Infants, toddlers and preschoolers

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

Start Date: 4/6/2023    End Date: 6/29/2023

Day(s) of the Week:

Time:

Audience: Parents & caregivers of children ages 0 - 5.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EtkSuTEmPWqD5oQETm3LHYI3NpdeIt4ozC-YCm4AXkI/edit

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Nurturing Parenting: Skills for Families

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

Start Date: 4/6/2023    End Date: 6/29/2023

Day(s) of the Week:

Time:

Audience: Parents & caregivers of children any age.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Rivch54z4LfcE9p4JPtqPOb3XVsfJr50_N80MwPqIIg/edit

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org