My Voice Matters training for volunteers 6:00-7:30 PM at Kilton Library

My Voice Matters workshop from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Kilton Library Community Room (large room near back entrance). Dinner will be served. Please RSVP by Aug 15.

This workshop, presented by New Hampshire Children's Trust, will be tailored for you as in-home visitors. Participants will learn why their voice matters and how to advocate for children at doctor's appointments, at parent teacher conferences, at their job, at town meetings, at school board meetings, by voting, by contacting your state representative and more. We hope the information from this presentation can be shared with your past, present and future Good Beginnings families.

The presenter, Julie Day, is the Strengthening Families Director at the NH Children's Trust. She is credentialed as an NH Early Childhood Master Professional-Allied Professional and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds. She is also the co-leader of New Hampshire's Strengthening Families Leadership Team and a co-chair of the Family Engagement Taskforce for Spark NH. She is the principal trainer for My Voice Matters which seeks to equip parents to advocate about issues important to them. 

Please RSVP by Aug 15.

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Upper Valley Nighthawks Baseball to benefit Good Beginnings
6:30pm 6:30pm

Upper Valley Nighthawks Baseball to benefit Good Beginnings

Fun for the whole family!

Help support the Upper Valley Nighthawks and Good Beginnings by attending the game on Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 PM
Tickets, available at the ticket tent the day of the game, are $5 for adults and under 18 years old are FREE! There are bleachers, or if preferred, fans can bring chairs or blankets and sit anywhere. Parking is also free. All are invited!

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Music Together Babies Class Every Friday 1/13-3/10

Music Together Babies Class Every Friday 1/13-3/10

The Music Together® Babies Class will start your child on the path to a lifetime of musical enjoyment.  Specifically designed for infants eight months and younger, this one-semester introduction to Music Together allows babies to embrace, enjoy, and express their inborn musicality. In your weekly class, you will spend forty-five music-filled minutes singing, dancing, and playing with your child, all in the company of other new parents and guided by an early childhood music specialist from the Upper Valley Music Center in Lebanon, NH.  You’ll learn how your child is developing musically and how you can support this growth at home. Plus, you’ll leave with lots of ideas on how to play and bond musically together and infuse music into your baby’s everyday life. Ages: Infants 0-8 months, with caregivers. Register through the Upper Valley Music Center: or call 603.448.1642 $145, INCLUDES SONGBOOK AND CDS.
Want to try out the Music Together program before enrolling? Attend the free Open House on Friday, January 6 at 10 am at WHRC.

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3:45pm 3:45pm

Dr. Jean Ciborowski Fahey

Free Lecture: Dr. Jean Ciborowski Fahey will present and discuss  her book  on November 7th at 3:45 in the Lebanon High School. Please enter through Hanover St. School.

Jean Ciborowski Fahey PhD is the co-founder and Education Director of the South Shore Hospital Reading Partnership,an early literacy training and education program for expectant parents and other adults who live and work with young children. She has also taught at Lesley University in the language and literacy graduate program.

Before the Reading Partnership, she spent 15 years engaged in teaching and clinical work with children with reading difficulties at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. She is the author of Textbooks and the Students Who Can’t Read Them and Executive Producer of Raising Readers a short film for preschool children, their parents and teachers published on . Her latest book is Make Time for Reading: A Story Guide for Parents of Babies and Young Children. More about Dr. Fahey and her book at

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