Local Resources

Click on any county for information about local activities and the contact information for the Prevention Council where you live.

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Parenting Education
Find a class developed with your child's age in mind:
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Dates and times subject to change. Contact your local Council to confirm the event details.

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 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


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