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Partners In Play - PIP Scientists, PIP Squeaks (7-14 months)
Event Date:Mondays
Time:9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
Place:Forty Carrots Family Center
Cost:$144 for a 8 week session
Join us this series in creating a PIP Science Lab. Our unique activities will nurture your child's curiosity about the world around them. Each week we will get our magnifying glasses, and learn about STEAM. Enjoy observing, experiementing, measuring, classifying, and problem-solving with your child.
 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Mondays
Time:10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. and 11:45 A.M. to 12:45 P.M.
Place:Elsie Quirk Public Library
Cost:FREE
For babies to 5 year olds. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can help you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Group begins January 8th. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.


 
Partners In Play - PIP Scientists. PIP Toddlers (14-24 months)
Event Date:Thursdays
Time:9:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.
Place:Forty Carrots Family Center
Cost:$160/week for 8 week session
Join us this series in creating a PIP Science Lab. Our unique activities will nurture your child's curiosity about the world around them. Each week we will get our magnifying glasses and learn about STEAM. Enjoy observing, experimenting, measuring, classifying and problem-solving with your child. Session begins January 25th. Fee $160/8-week session. Forty Carrots Family Center. Register at Forty Carrots.

 
Partners In Play - PIP Scientists (24-36 months) PIP Twos
Event Date:Thursdays
Time:11:00 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.
Place:Forty Carrots Family Center
Cost:$160/8 week session
Join us this series in creating a PIP Science Lab. Our unique activities will nurture your child's curiosity about the world around them. Each week we will get our magnifying glasses and learn about STEAM. Enjoy observing, experimenting, measuring, classifying and problem-solving with your child. Session begins January 25th. Free $160/8 week session. Forty Carrots Family Center. Register at 941-365-7716 or Forty Carrots.

 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Mondays
Time:10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M.
Place:Venice Community Center
Cost:FREE
For babies to 5 year olds. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can help you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Group begins January 8th. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.

 
Sensory Solutions Parent Support Group
Event Date:Third Tuesday of each Month
Time:6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Place:5045 Fruitville Rd., Suite 145, Sarasota
Cost:FREE, childcare is available for $11 per child
Support group for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children with ASD, SPD, and other related sensory disorders. To RSVP, reply to jss1177@yahoo.com

 
Studio 40 (1 to 5 year old)
Event Date:Wednesdays
Time:11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Place:Forty Carrots Family Center
Cost:$15.00 / family
Drop in on Wednesdays for a captivating program of art, music, movement, science and other creative activities at our own Studio 40 - a magical place where parents, grandparents and children play and discover. In this special group our indoor and outdoor classroom provides hands-on play experiences which are key to early childhood learning. The Studio's monthly spotlights bring books to life. Children's classics are the springboard to a new adventure each week. January Spotlight: Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty. February spotlight: I Hear a Pickle by Rachel Isadora. No pre-registration required. Fee $15 per family. Group beings January 10th. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.

 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Wednesdays
Time:10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. and 11:45 A.M. to 12:45 P.M.
Place:Selby Public Library
Cost:FREE
Join us for a special Ringling Museum art experience. For babies to 5 year olds. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can help you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.

 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Tuesdays
Time:10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. and 11:45 A.M. to 12:45 P.M.
Place:North Port Public Library
Cost:FREE
For babies to 5 year olds. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can help you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Group begins January 9th. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.

 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Tuesdays
Time:10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M.
Place:North Sarasota Public Library
Cost:FREE
For babies to 5 year olds. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can help you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Group begins January 8th. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.

 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Fridays
Time:10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. and 11:45 A.M. to 12:45 P.M.
Place:Fruitville Public Library
For mobile babies to 5 year olds. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can help you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Group begins January 12. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.

 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Thursdays
Time:10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. and 11:45 A.M. to 12:45 P.M.
Place:Gulf Gate Public Library
Cost:FREE
For babies to 5 year olds. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can help you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.

 
Partners In Play
Event Date:Thursdays
Time:9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
Place:Jacaranda Public Library
Cost:FREE
For babies to 5 year olds. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can help you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.

 
Breastfeeding Support and Latch Clinic - Presented by Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Event Date:Fridays
Time:9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
Place:Forty Carrots Family Center
Cost:FREE
Facilitated by a Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Join us as awe hear what is working for you and other mothers, share information and resources, and make new connections with other breastfeeding mothers. This weekly clinic provides a hands-on approach. You may weigh your baby, see how much milk baby transfers while breastfeeding, get assistance with latch, ask questions about breastfeeding or simply visit with other breastfeeding mothers. Group begins January 12th. No pre-registration required. Forty Carrots Family Center, 941-365-7716 or Forty Carrots.

 
Baby Play & Learn: Welcome to Our World
Event Date:Mondays
Time:11:15 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.
Place:Forty Carrots Family Center
Cost:FREE
Bringing a baby into the world can fill our hearts with joy and love, and our minds with questions and wonder. Join other families navigating the newborn phase in a supportive, fun, informative class with our Parenting Educators. Explore topics that are relevant to you and your family as you begin the journey of raising a healthy and happy child. Group begins January 22nd. No pre-registration required. Forty Carrots Family Center, 941-365-7716 or Forty Carrots.
 
Children First Kinship Care Support Group
Event Date:Third Tuesday of each Month
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place:6926 Children Way, North Port, FL 34234
Cost:FREE
For Grandparents Raising Grandchildren or other Relative Caregivers. AARP suggests that if you are raising a grandchild or other relative child look around for a support group, and if you find one join it today. In these sessions Grandparents work together to make things better. Meet people going through the same things; find out how others cope with their new responsibilities; and, get practical information that can help you and your grandchild. Contact Jack Baker at 941-953-5507 ext 127.
 
Children First Kinship Care Support Group
Event Date:Second Tuesday of each Month
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place:1723 North Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34234
Cost:FREE
This is for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and other Relative Caregivers. AARP suggests that if you're raising a grandchild or other relative look around for a support group and if you find one join it today. In these sessions Grandparents work together to make things better. Meet people going through the same things; find out how others cope with their new responsibilities; and, get practical information that can help you and your grandchild. Contact Jack Baker at 941-953-5507 ext 127
 
Calendar-based Budgeting Class
Event Date:January 29th to March 19th (Mondays)
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place:6926 Children Way, North Port, FL 34234
Cost:FREE
Earn a $25 Gift Card - simply complete this class! Explore finance and budgeting and learn about what can impact spending habits. Figure out where your money is going, and identify spending leaks and ways to plug them. Build a monthly calendar-based budget that works for you. Contact Jack Baker at 941-953-5507 ext 127.
 
Children First Nurturing Dad's Class
Event Date:March 7th to May 9th (Wednesdays)
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Place:6926 Children Way, North Port, FL 34234
Cost:FREE
Be the best Dad you can be! 1964 Dad Grads (199 classes) and counting! Are you a good dad who wants to be a Great Dad? Whether you are a new dad, an expectant dad, a married dad, or a single dad EVERY dad can become an even better dad. Explore fathering...A-Z and be a part of Nurturing Dads #201. Discuss ideas about fathering with other men. Course and materials are FREE - no registration fee. Contact Jack Baker at 941-953-5507 ext 127.