Spruce Street Playgroup starts for the Spring in March. It meets on Wednesday mornings from 9-10AM at the Eastside Neighborhood Resource Center. Come with your preschooler for a morning of fun and learning. Learn more...
The BrightStart Workshop Is Full
The Spring BrightStart Workshop is fully enrolled. Applications are being acceptrd for our Fall BrightStart beginning on October 4th, 2014.
Benefit Golf Tournament Coming on May 12
The local affiliate of Business Network International (BNI RiverEast) is holding its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Building Healthy Families on Tuesday, May 12, 2014. Topstone Country Club in South Windsor will be the venue. Register by mail or FAX or online via PayPal.
Building Healthy Families depends on financial support from individuals, local institutions and businesses to provide the BrightStart™ workshop for parents of young children without charge. As you support Building Healthy Families, you contribute to the future of Manchester's children and families and directly to the future of Manchester!
Help with the Imagination Playground!
Imagination Playground is a breakthrough block-based system designed to transform children's lives through play. Through the generosity of Building Healthy Families' supporters, an Imagination Playground was introduced at our Kids' Fair in September 2012! And through our partnership with the the Office of Neighborhoods and Families, we have use of space for the playground.
But we still need volunteers to help supervise the playground. Are you the kind of person who wants to make an investment in the lives of children in your community? Watch this video to learn how the Imagination Playground helps children develop what they need to succeed in school and in life. It only takes a few hours on a Saturday to give kids a life-changing opportunity to grow and have fun. Sign up here or call us at 860.375.0121 to find out more. Check out our facebook page to see if the Imagination Playground will be open this week.
Human touch gives a baby a sense of security that is important for healthy brain development.
Choose lean proteins and include beans, nuts and seeds in your meals. Prepare vegetarian meals at least twice a week. Use fish, eggs, beans and cheese as a low fat alternatives to meat.
The Mary Cheney Library in Manchester hosts many programs for small children. This includes storytime sessions and the program "Born to Read" for 0-12 month old babies and their parents. Registration begins in September.