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Raising of America - Sneak Peek and Conversations on Early Childhood and the Future of Vermont

We’re excited to announce that Lamoille Valley Partners (Building Bright Futures, Lamoille Family Center, Department of Health and others) will host a sneak preview of the Raising of America and a community discussion, as part of a series of discussions being held across the state, addressing the importance of early childhood. We hope you’ll join us on October 30, 5:30-7:30 PM at the Green Mountain Technology and Career Center, 738 Vt 15 W, Hyde Park, VT.

We are collaborating with Let's Grow Kids as well as many other statewide organizations and agencies on Raising of America Conversations - a series of events featuring a 30-minute sneak peek of the powerful new Raising of America PBS documentary with a community conversation afterwards.

Currently, 40 to 50% of Vermont children arrive at kindergarten unprepared. Why is this happening, what are the consequences, and how can we build a firm foundation for our children’s future success in school, relationships and the workforce?

Join us to explore these questions.  The two-hour event features: a 30-minute sneak peek of the new Raising of America documentary;  a 15-minute presentation on the brain science of early development by  Dr. Sarayu Balu, MD;  an hour-long community conversation with a local panel, including the perspectives of the panelists, Q&A, and a 'what you can do to create positive, lasting change for children in Lamoille Valley.'

To learn more and to RSVP for the event, visit the Let's Grow Kids website.

 
Record Turn Out at the 6th Annual Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival

Thank you to all of the Volunteers and Sponsors who made this event possible!

Over 1800 spectators came out to watch 20 teams ‘Chuck’ pumpkins using their self-designed trebuchets. This year, the best throw exceeded two football fields!  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place were separated by only 16 feet! Check out the Festival website for detailed results.

 
Encouraging, Educating and Celebrating Families

For thirty-eight years the Lamoille Family Center has encouraged, educated and celebrated families, serving approximately 1,600 parents, caregivers and children annually.  We offer a host of services to families and children from birth to age twenty-two throughout the Lamoille Valley.

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Upcoming Events

Thu Oct 23 @09:00AM - 10:30AM
Playgroup-Johnson
Thu Oct 23 @09:00AM - 03:00PM
The Playroom - Drop In Play Space
Thu Oct 23 @10:00AM - 11:30PM
Family Fun Event: Open Gym!

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15th Annual Pumpkin Art Night

Morristown Elementary School

Friday October 24th, 5:30 - 7:30

  • Come in Costume (Optional)
  • Carve a Pumpkin
  • Decorate a Trick-or-Treat Bag & Fill it with Goodies
  • Enjoy a Yummy Snack!

This event is free and open to the public

(all children must be accompanied by an adult)

We look forward to seeing you there!



Contact Information

Lamoille Family Center
480 Cady's Falls Road
Morrisville, Vermont 05661

Phone: 802-888-5229

or 1-800-639-1932

Fax: 802-888-5392

Email: info@lamoillefamilycenter.org or feel free to use our online Contact Form.

Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM

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