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Virtual Programs

connecting parents and families in the eastern Monadnock region

During this COVID-19 outbreak and resulting stay-at-home orders, we have moved our programs online and have made all of them free to continue to offer much-needed parenting and family support.

We are all navigating these crazy waters together, so let’s connect and support each other the only way we can right now: virtually at home!

Current Programs

Jan
18
Mon
Coffee & Kindness: A Family Art Break for Jaffrey and Beyond
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Let us help you fill your “bag of tricks” with parenting support and child-friendly activities!

Group meets via Zoom on the 3rd Monday of each month. There is also a private Facebook Group to connect with and get support from or give support to other parents in the group. Weekly videos posted for you to follow along a family/child-friendly activity. All children who participate will be provided with an art bag with supplies and activities.

Click on the flyer to view it or click on “Register” in the listing to sign-up.

 

Jan
19
Tue
The River Center Community Tutoring Program
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The River Center Community Tutoring Program @ TBA
Do you have a child who could use additional academic support?

About this Event

The River Center tutoring program is a volunteer-based tutoring program at no cost for all students (public, private, VLACS, homeschool or Learning Pod) living in the greater Monadnock region. It is designed for students in 1st through 12th grade needing a little added support during this year filled with disruptions and transitions to online learning due to the pandemic.

Tutoring sessions are via sign-up only, done via Zoom, on specific days and times and run in 30 minute blocks by volunteers.

Choose the first date that your child will attend. You will receive a link to sign-up for individual slots in the confirmation/reminder email.

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Jan
20
Wed
Safe@Home
Jan 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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 nocharge for the class for community families, but there is a $10 fee for the Safe@Home student booklet required for each participant.

 

Jan
21
Thu
The River Center Community Tutoring Program
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The River Center Community Tutoring Program @ TBA
Do you have a child who could use additional academic support?

About this Event

The River Center tutoring program is a volunteer-based tutoring program at no cost for all students (public, private, VLACS, homeschool or Learning Pod) living in the greater Monadnock region. It is designed for students in 1st through 12th grade needing a little added support during this year filled with disruptions and transitions to online learning due to the pandemic.

Tutoring sessions are via sign-up only, done via Zoom, on specific days and times and run in 30 minute blocks by volunteers.

Choose the first date that your child will attend. You will receive a link to sign-up for individual slots in the confirmation/reminder email.

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Pandemic Parenting with Rachel Simmons
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

When the pandemic is over, your children will most remember how they felt. In this interactive workshop, learn practical tools to respond to stress—theirs and yours—with emotional intelligence, composure and compassion.

Join GMA parenting expert and bestselling author Rachel Simmons for Pandemic Parenting, a community experience designed to help your families feel more confident, empowered and hopeful as they navigate life during social distancing.

About the Speaker

Rachel Simmons is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out, The Curse of the Good Girl , and Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives.

As a leadership development expert and coach, Rachel helps people build their resilience, amplify their voices, and own their courage. Rachel serves on the faculty of the Google School for Leaders and was until recently the Director of the Phoebe Lewis Leadership Program at Smith College. She is co-founder of the national nonprofit Girls Leadership, and her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Atlantic, Slate, and The New York Times.

An ABC News Contributor for Good Morning America, Rachel appears often in the national media. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her daughter.

For more information, please visit www.rachelsimmons.com.

Jan
25
Mon
Safe Sitter Essentials
Jan 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Safe Sitter Essentials

Students will learn through instruction, games and videos the skills they need to stay home alone, basic child care and safety skill, and how to run their own baby sitting business.

Skills learned will include safety, childcare, First-Aid, rescue, life and business. The first steps of CPR and choking will also be instructed and practiced during this course. All courses are taught through Zoom.

Once you register for this course you will receive a welcome email with details about the day of the event, course Zoom access, and a course handbook (available for pickup at the River Center on a specified date).

This program is offered for free, but there is a $15 fee for the required workbook.

Class is broken down into three 1.5 hour lessons from Monday to Wednesday consecutively. Choose your preferred start date as follows:

November 2, 3, 4

November 16, 17, 18

November 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 2

December 14, Dec. 15, Dec. 16

Students must attend all 3 classes in order to complete the program.

There are required registration student contract forms that are linked to in your confirmation email. Please complete all forms and send them in 24 hours no later than before the start of the class.

Jan
26
Tue
The River Center Community Tutoring Program
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The River Center Community Tutoring Program @ TBA
Do you have a child who could use additional academic support?

About this Event

The River Center tutoring program is a volunteer-based tutoring program at no cost for all students (public, private, VLACS, homeschool or Learning Pod) living in the greater Monadnock region. It is designed for students in 1st through 12th grade needing a little added support during this year filled with disruptions and transitions to online learning due to the pandemic.

Tutoring sessions are via sign-up only, done via Zoom, on specific days and times and run in 30 minute blocks by volunteers.

Choose the first date that your child will attend. You will receive a link to sign-up for individual slots in the confirmation/reminder email.

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Jan
28
Thu
Parenting Tweens (Online)
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

flyer describing the parenting tweens groupThis is a support and learning group for parents of children going through the developmental shift between the tween years and the teen years. This is a critically important time for parents who also must allow a developmental shift in themselves. Parents must grow with their children and shift their expectations in order to meet the new needs and demands of the teen years.

This group meets bi-weekly via Zoom and is free while virtual. Bonnie Harris is the parent educator leading the program.

The group is for Monadnock area families with children ages 10-14 years old, Out-of-state participants should email info@rivercenter.us for more information.

Register only for the first date you will attend.

The River Center Community Tutoring Program
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The River Center Community Tutoring Program @ TBA
Do you have a child who could use additional academic support?

About this Event

The River Center tutoring program is a volunteer-based tutoring program at no cost for all students (public, private, VLACS, homeschool or Learning Pod) living in the greater Monadnock region. It is designed for students in 1st through 12th grade needing a little added support during this year filled with disruptions and transitions to online learning due to the pandemic.

Tutoring sessions are via sign-up only, done via Zoom, on specific days and times and run in 30 minute blocks by volunteers.

Choose the first date that your child will attend. You will receive a link to sign-up for individual slots in the confirmation/reminder email.

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Feb
3
Wed
Safe@Home
Feb 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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 nocharge for the class for community families, but there is a $10 fee for the Safe@Home student booklet required for each participant.

 

Feb
8
Mon
Safe Sitter Essentials
Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Safe Sitter Essentials

Students will learn through instruction, games and videos the skills they need to stay home alone, basic child care and safety skill, and how to run their own baby sitting business.

Skills learned will include safety, childcare, First-Aid, rescue, life and business. The first steps of CPR and choking will also be instructed and practiced during this course. All courses are taught through Zoom.

Once you register for this course you will receive a welcome email with details about the day of the event, course Zoom access, and a course handbook (available for pickup at the River Center on a specified date).

This program is offered for free, but there is a $15 fee for the required workbook.

Class is broken down into three 1.5 hour lessons from Monday to Wednesday consecutively. Choose your preferred start date as follows:

November 2, 3, 4

November 16, 17, 18

November 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 2

December 14, Dec. 15, Dec. 16

Students must attend all 3 classes in order to complete the program.

There are required registration student contract forms that are linked to in your confirmation email. Please complete all forms and send them in 24 hours no later than before the start of the class.

Feb
11
Thu
Parenting Tweens (Online)
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

flyer describing the parenting tweens groupThis is a support and learning group for parents of children going through the developmental shift between the tween years and the teen years. This is a critically important time for parents who also must allow a developmental shift in themselves. Parents must grow with their children and shift their expectations in order to meet the new needs and demands of the teen years.

This group meets bi-weekly via Zoom and is free while virtual. Bonnie Harris is the parent educator leading the program.

The group is for Monadnock area families with children ages 10-14 years old, Out-of-state participants should email info@rivercenter.us for more information.

Register only for the first date you will attend.

 

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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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