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Welcome To Our World - Baby Play & Learn
Event Date:Mondays or Wednesdays
Time:Mondays - 11:15 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. or Wednesdays - 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 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. No pre-registration required. Forty Carrots Family Center, 941-365-7716 or 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

 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Mondays
Time:10:15 AM to 11:15 AM and 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Place:Venice Community Center
Cost:FREE
For mobile babies to 5 year olds. Free. Drop in and 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:12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.
Place:North Sarasota Public Library
Cost:FREE
For mobile babies to 5 years old. FREE. 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 mobile babies to five years old. FREE. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can make you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Classes begin June 8. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.
 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Wednesdays
Time:10:15 AM to 11:00 AM and 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Place:Selby Public Library
Cost:FREE
For mobile babies to 5 years old. FREE. 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:10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. and 11:45 A.M. to 12:45 P.M.
Place:Jacaranda Public Library
Cost:FREE
For mobile babies to five years old. FREE. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can make you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Classes begin June 8. 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 mobile babies to five years old. FREE. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can make you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Classes begin June 8. 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
Cost:FREE
For mobile babies to five years old. FREE. 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.
 
Kinship Care Support Groups
Event Date:Second Tuesday of each month
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place:Children First, 1723 North Orange Ave., Sarasota Florida
Cost:FREE Dinner and Childcare provided
For Grandparents raising Grandchildren and other relative caregivers. Presented in Partnership with the area agency on Aging of SW Florida.
 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Mondays
Time:10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. & 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 your 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
 
Studio 40 (1-5 year olds)
Event Date:Wednesdays
Time:11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Place:Forty Carrots Parenting Center
Cost:$15.00 per 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 experiences which are the 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. September/October Spotlight: Pancakes, Pancakes! by Eric Carle. No pre-registration required. Fee $15 per family. Forty Carrots
 
ESOL: English for Speakers of other Languages
Event Date:Tuesdays, September 12th to December 2nd
Time:6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Place:Children First, 1723 North Orange Ave., Sarasota Florida
Cost:FREE Dinner and Childcare provided
Presented in partnership with the Literacy Council of Sarasota County
 
PIP Cooks (14-24 months) PIP Toddlers
Event Date:Thursdays
Time:9:15 A.M. to 10:15 A.M.
Place:Forty Carrots Parenting Center
Cost:$120.00 for a six week session
Your child will be the master chef and you the sous chef! Enjoy the process of measuring, combining, smashing and stirring before sampling culinary delights. Cooking engages all the senses while introducing language, math and science skills. The six week session begins on September 14th. Register at Forty Carrots
 
PIP Cooks (24-36 months) PIP Twos
Event Date:Thursdays
Time:11:00 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.
Place:Forty Carrots Parenting Center
Cost:$120.00 for a six week session
Your child will be the master chef and you the sous chef! Enjoy the process of measuring, combining, smashing and stirring before sampling culinary delights. Cooking engages all the senses while introducing language, math and science skills. 6 week session begins September 14th. Forty Carrots Family Center. Register at Forty Carrots

 
Career Readiness for Women
Event Date:Mondays, from September 25th to November 13th
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place:Children First, 6926 Children Way, North Port, Florida 34237
Cost:FREE
Career Readiness helps women explore and develop career readiness skills. The class is for women who are re-entering the workplace, interested in getting a better position, changing careers or improving professional skills. Volunteer mentors take the class side-by-side with students.
 
Positive Solutions for Families
Event Date:Mondays, from September 25th to November 13th
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Place:Children First, 1723 North Orange Ave., Sarasota Florida
Cost:FREE Dinner and Childcare provided
 
Breastfeeding Support and Latch Clinic Presented by Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Event Date:Fridays
Time:9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
Place:Forty Carrots Parenting Center
Cost:FREE
Starts this October. Facilitated by a Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Join us as we 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 with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). 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. Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots/a>

 
Nurturing Dads Class
Event Date:Wednesdays, October 4th to December 13th
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Place:Children First, 1723 North Orange Ave., Sarasota Florida
Cost:FREE Childcare and Refreshments provided
Be the Best Dad You Can Be; 1925 dad grads and counting!
 
Nurturing Dads Class
Event Date:Thursdays, October 6th to December 14th
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place:Children First, 6926 Children Way, North Port, Florida 34237
Cost:FREE Childcare and Refreshments provided
Be the Bast Dad You Can Be: 1925 dad grads and counting!
 
Daddy 101: Sarasota
Event Date:November 11th
Time:9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Place:Waldemere Medical Plaza,1921 Waldemere St, Sarasota, FL
Cost:FREE
Register online at SMH Childbirth Education. OR call SMH Childbirth Education 941 917-1700