Hometown Playgroups and Baby Chat

In a preventative effort to keep our community healthy, all Playgroups and Baby Chat! are on hold – check back for updates!

Lamoille Family Center offers families with young children opportunities to gather together, meet new friends, and learn about resources that support the healthy development of your child and family!

Hometown Playgroups

Hometown playgroups are geared toward young children (ages 0-6) and their parents/guardians/caregivers.  Playgroups follow the public pre-school calendar from September 9-May..  Please join us for any and all!  Absolutely FREE.

Monday 9:30 – 11:00 AM  – River Arts of Morrisville

  • A River Arts and Lamoille Family Center partnership offering open-gym style “Movement” playgroup

Tuesday 9:00 – 10:30 AM – Northern Vermont University, Johnson

  • An NVU – LFC partnership offering in-pool style “Aquatics” playgroup (in pool time from 9:30-10:15)

Thursday 9:00 – 10:30 AM  – United Church of Johnson

  • A traditional open-play style playgroup

Friday 9:00 – 11:00 AM  – Cambridge Elementary School

  • A traditional open-play style playgroup

For information about Playgroups, call Jackie Stanton at Lamoille Family Center: (802) 888-5229 Ext. 149

Our playgroups are made possible with help from Vermont Child Development Division, Building Bright Futures, and the Green Mountain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation.

Welcome Spring

Let’s play outside and Welcome Spring together!   The Lamoille Family Centerand the Lamoille County Nature Centerare partnering to bring this special seasonal Playgroup to children and parents/caregivers of the Lamoille Valley!   LCNC’s Educator, Stacey Waterman,will lead us! We’ll tromp through field and forest, make new friends, breathe in fresh springtime air, and discover the sights, sounds and sensations of the Nature Preserve at LCNC!

 We’ll gather on 6 Wednesday Mornings, 9:30-11:00 am, 4/29, 5/6, 5/20, 5/27, 6/10, & 6/17  

@ Lamoille County Nature Center, 1586 Cole Hill Road, Morristown

 *This FREE Playgroup is based entirely outdoors.  Please be prepared with water, snack, and warm clothing that is suitable for getting wet and dirty! 

Baby Chat

Baby Chat! is a group for moms and dads who are pregnant or already have their precious baby to bring with them – siblings are welcome. Come learn about developmental expectations and area support services.  Share experiences, successes, and challenges.  Play, socialize and make new friends.  A local specialist in child health will be available as a resource.  Come to any or all – Absolutely Free!

1st Thursday every month – Baby Chat – 10:00-11:30

  • Lanpher Memorial Library, Hyde Park

2nd Saturday every month – Baby Chat – 10:00-11:30             

  • Lamoille Family Center, Morrisville

3rd Wednesday every month – Breastfeeding Group – 11:00-1:00

  • Lamoille Valley Church of the Nazarene, Johnson

4th Tuesday every month – Baby Chat – 10:00-11:30             

  • Lamoille Valley Church of the Nazarene, Johnson

For more information about Baby Chat, call the Lamoille Family Center @ 888-5229 or Lactation & Birthing Solutions @ 888-3470