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 Our new Winter 2018 schedule is up! Check out all our NEW groups!

Moms with Mugs  |  Families of Spirited Children   |  Mindful Parenting   |  Caregiver & Baby Yoga   |  LGBTQIA+ Families   |  Virtual Village

Coming up in February 2018

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Moms with Mugs

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Mondays, 10:00am-11:30am
St. John’s Corner House
469 Main Street, Ashfield

3rd Tuesdays of the month, 10:00am-11:30am
2 Main Street, Cummington

Come take a coffee (or tea) break with other local mamas. Sip and share in this casual, drop-in group. Coffee, tea, and refreshments are provided, as well as childcare so parents can relax and chat.

This group is a safe and confidential space for mothers, parents who are women (both transgender and cisgender), as well as anyone else for whom the label “mom” is a good fit. Our childcare provider will supervise the children in the childcare room while parents meet in an adjacent room.

This group follows the public school schedule for the Mohawk Public schools, and will not meet when school is closed due to vacation or snow.

RSVP to our Facebook Events for Ashfield and Cummington.

 

Families of Spirited Children

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1st Tuesdays of the month, 10:00am-11:30am
Anne T. Dunphy School
1 Petticoat Hill Road, Williamsburg

Is your child unique, quirky or atypical? Does your child have ADHD or sensory issues? Physical or medical challenges or developmental delays? On The Spectrum? Some kids just have trouble fitting in or making things work for them.

If your child is just a bit different, spirited or high energy,  or if he or she has a diagnosis or is in specialized education,  you may be struggling with this and there’s a place at our table!

A casual group for parents, grandparents and caregivers of spirited children. Come take a break with us, share coffee and stories; the “good, the bad and the ugly!”. Free childcare and refreshments provided!

This group follows the public school schedule for the Hampshire Regional Public schools, and will not meet when school is closed due to vacation or snow.

RSVP to our Facebook Event

 

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3rd Monday of each Month, 6:00pm-7:15pm
Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18
Sunflower Yoga and Mindfulness
2 Main Street, Cummington

Caregivers often find themselves on the brink of burnout; experiencing irritability, stress, and fatigue. This free drop-in group will explore ways to replenish the inner well and nourish the mind.

This group is safe and confidential space for all parents regardless of gender, as well as grandparents, foster and adoptive parents, and anyone caring for the children in their life. No experience in yoga or mindfulness practice is necessary.

RSVP to our Facebook Event

 

Caregiver and Baby Yoga

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Sunflower Yoga and Mindfulness
2 Main Street, Cummington

Join us for this FREE yoga class for parents of babies birth to crawling. We will focus each week on the needs of the parents in the room. Parenting young babies takes a toll on our bodies. In this class we will focus on strengthening our bodies and caring for the places that need special attention.
Mats and props provided, please bring a blanket for your baby to lay on.

This group follows the public school schedule for the Mohawk Regional Public schools, and will not meet when school is closed due to vacation or snow.

RSVP to our Facebook Event

 

LGBTQIA+ Families

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Haydenville Library
136 Main Street, Haydenville

Bring yourself and/or your partner/spouse and your babies or pre-schoolers if you want to. Coffee, snacks and conversation! Build connections with other local families, and share wisdom and resources.

RSVP for the Facebook event.

 

Virtual Village

2017-09-24Join us for support and connection on the web with our private Parents Circle Facebook discussion group. This is a CLOSED group so you can feel free to share or give support without your words ending up on your timeline. This is a great place to share experiences, ask for support, or just get to meet other local parents in a virtual space. To join our closed group, request membership by clicking HERE.

 

 

Policies, Class schedules, and Cancellations

All our groups (except Mindful Parenting) follow the local public school schedule of the town where they are located, and groups will not meet when school is closed for vacation or due to snow. Check News 22 for school closings (wwlp.com/closings). We will post group cancellations on our main Facebook page, in the Facebook event page for the group, and in the Parents Circle discussion group.

Childcare policies. Our childcare provider is experienced and has submitted to a background check through the Criminal Offender Registry (CORI) and the Sexual Offender Registry (SORI). Please note that we are not licensed as a childcare facility, so parents and guardians are still responsible for the overall health and safety of the child, and must remain on the premises while the child is in the care of the childcare provider. The childcare provider will alert the parent if the child requires a diaper change or bathroom break. Parents and guardians will need to fill out emergency contact information and a liability release before leaving the child with the care provider.
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