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Children and Youth Programs

Programs for Children

Children's Enrichment Program Playtime

We offer a children’s enrichment program in conjunction with many of our parent programs as well as playgroups. Children participate in age-appropriate activities and play. We also have an outdoor playspace for playtime, weather-permitting.

In the past, we have held child-specific programs such as Tinker Tots which had a STEAM-focus through fun activities and play; and Tunes for Tots, full of music, movement and fun!

Programs for Youth

For older children, we offer the nationally-certified 1-day Safe Sitter program for 11 to 14 year old students who want to learn the skills necessary to stay home alone or to care for younger children. Contact us to learn more!

Current Programs

Jul
27
Tue
Families, Forests, and Farms
Jul 27 all-day
This is a weekly outing/field trip-based program for the whole family. It provides parents and their children with fun and enriching experiences visiting our local resources. Past adventures have included berry-picking, dairy farms, mini hikes, and more. Masks required. Wednesday program participants will bring a picnic lunch and Tuesday group will bring snacks for themselves. 
 
Offered on 2 different days and times:
 
  • Tuesdays:  9:30-11:30
  • Wednesdays 12:30-2:30
     
 
JUNE SCHEDULE
 
•Week of June 1st and 2nd: River Center Paint, Play, crafts and bubbles
•Week of June 8th and 9th : Biking/Walking on the Bike Trail! Meet at the roundabout road on Prescott Hill Road in Peterborough.
•Week of June 15th and 16th : Strawberry picking at Barrett Hill Farm (reschedule date of June 15th and 16th if berries are not ripe) EBT accepted for pick your own at Barrett Hill.
•Week of June 22nd and 23rd : MacDowell Dam Hike and Play
•Week of June 29th and 30th: Family Hike on Hiroshi Trail with Susie Spikol
 
JULY SCHEDULE
  • July 6 & 7 Ice cream and visit to Dairy cows. Meeting at Connolly Brothers 140 Webster Hwy Greenfield
  • July 13 &14 Raspberries picking at Mayfair Farm. Meeting at Mayfair Farm 31 Clymers DR. Harrisville
  • July 20 & 21 Hike at Rhododendron State Park. Meeting at 424 Rockwood Pond Road Fitzwilliam
  • July 27 & 28 Both groups will meet one day this week
  • JULY 27 AT 10:00 Trip to Friendly Farm. Meeting at Friendly Farm at RT 101, Dublin.
Choose either Tuesday (9:30am-11:30am) or Wednesday (12:30pm-2:30pm) outings. This program is offered at no-cost except for the PYO outings in which case you will pay for what you pick.
 
Jul
28
Wed
Families, Forests, and Farms
Jul 28 all-day
This is a weekly outing/field trip-based program for the whole family. It provides parents and their children with fun and enriching experiences visiting our local resources. Past adventures have included berry-picking, dairy farms, mini hikes, and more. Masks required. Wednesday program participants will bring a picnic lunch and Tuesday group will bring snacks for themselves. 
 
Offered on 2 different days and times:
 
  • Tuesdays:  9:30-11:30
  • Wednesdays 12:30-2:30
     
 
JUNE SCHEDULE
 
•Week of June 1st and 2nd: River Center Paint, Play, crafts and bubbles
•Week of June 8th and 9th : Biking/Walking on the Bike Trail! Meet at the roundabout road on Prescott Hill Road in Peterborough.
•Week of June 15th and 16th : Strawberry picking at Barrett Hill Farm (reschedule date of June 15th and 16th if berries are not ripe) EBT accepted for pick your own at Barrett Hill.
•Week of June 22nd and 23rd : MacDowell Dam Hike and Play
•Week of June 29th and 30th: Family Hike on Hiroshi Trail with Susie Spikol
 
JULY SCHEDULE
  • July 6 & 7 Ice cream and visit to Dairy cows. Meeting at Connolly Brothers 140 Webster Hwy Greenfield
  • July 13 &14 Raspberries picking at Mayfair Farm. Meeting at Mayfair Farm 31 Clymers DR. Harrisville
  • July 20 & 21 Hike at Rhododendron State Park. Meeting at 424 Rockwood Pond Road Fitzwilliam
  • July 27 & 28 Both groups will meet one day this week
  • JULY 27 AT 10:00 Trip to Friendly Farm. Meeting at Friendly Farm at RT 101, Dublin.
Choose either Tuesday (9:30am-11:30am) or Wednesday (12:30pm-2:30pm) outings. This program is offered at no-cost except for the PYO outings in which case you will pay for what you pick.
 
Mini Explorers: An Outdoor Family Play Group
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler girl walking in the woods
 
Mini Explorers: An Outdoor Family Play Group is a new program designed to encourage your family and others to explore the great outdoors! For children ages 24 months to 5 years old with their parent/caregiver. Email us or click below to register and for more information.
 

 

Aug
4
Wed
Mini Explorers: An Outdoor Family Play Group
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler girl walking in the woods
 
Mini Explorers: An Outdoor Family Play Group is a new program designed to encourage your family and others to explore the great outdoors! For children ages 24 months to 5 years old with their parent/caregiver. Email us or click below to register and for more information.
 

 

Aug
7
Sat
Safe@Home
Aug 7 all-day
Safe@Home @ The River Center

Is your tween ready to stay home alone? Sign them up for this 90-minute program to learn how to be safe!

Safe@Home by Safe Sitter® is a program designed for students in grades 4-6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. This 90-minute program teaches students how to practice safe habits, prevent unsafe situations, basic first aid, and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.

This is no charge for the class for community families, but there is a $15 fee for the Safe@Home student booklet required for each participant. Book scholarships available.

Choose a date that works for you:

June 21 (10am), July 9 (3pm), July 24 (10am) or August 7 (10am)

Email us for more info. This program is held online via Zoom.

Register here

 

Aug
11
Wed
Mini Explorers: An Outdoor Family Play Group
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler girl walking in the woods
 
Mini Explorers: An Outdoor Family Play Group is a new program designed to encourage your family and others to explore the great outdoors! For children ages 24 months to 5 years old with their parent/caregiver. Email us or click below to register and for more information.
 

 

Aug
18
Wed
Mini Explorers: An Outdoor Family Play Group
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler girl walking in the woods
 
Mini Explorers: An Outdoor Family Play Group is a new program designed to encourage your family and others to explore the great outdoors! For children ages 24 months to 5 years old with their parent/caregiver. Email us or click below to register and for more information.
 

 

Aug
25
Wed
Mini Explorers: An Outdoor Family Play Group
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler girl walking in the woods
 
Mini Explorers: An Outdoor Family Play Group is a new program designed to encourage your family and others to explore the great outdoors! For children ages 24 months to 5 years old with their parent/caregiver. Email us or click below to register and for more information.
 

 

 

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Designated by the New Hampshire Wellness and Primary Prevention Council as a Family Resource Center of Quality

Th Monadnock United Way     SaveYourRefund Champion of the Year      New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

 

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