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Family Strengths Network Programs
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www.lafsn.org
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4th Friday Play Dates (in person)Games, activities, food and time to relax with friends.4th Fridays: October -Fall Party
Drop in, no registration required
10:30 to 12:00
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Adventures in STEM (in person)Kid friendly STEM (science, technology, engineering, and Math) activities, facilitated by Los Alamos STEAM LAB (toddler through grade school)2nd Wednesdays
Drop in, no registration required
10:00 to 10:45, 1:30 to 2:30
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Beth Ladino Family Resource LibraryBorrow Books addressing parenting, special needs, grief and more.Tuesday-Saturdayhttps://www.lafsn.org/beth-ladino-family-resource-library/9:00 to 1:00 (to 3:00 on Wednesdays)
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Birth Talk (in person)Community talk circle for people hoping for, expecting, and remembering their transition to parenthood. Contact FSN at fsn@lafsn.org or through Facebook Messenger for login information.1st Mondays (no meeting September)https://www.lafsn.org/calendar/birth-talk/6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Chit-Chat Discussion Group (in person)Join these facilitated group discussions focused on caring for your infants and toddlersTuesdayDrop in, no registration required9:30 to 10:30
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Chit-Chat Evening EventsMonthly fun evening activities for families. Activities vary.Oct: Tuesday the 12th Ninja Course Nov: Wednesday the 3rd Clothing Swap Dec: Tuesday the 14th Holiday Sensory Friendly Drop in, no registration required5:30 to 7:00
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Clothing and Small Item Swap (in person)Bring gently used clothing and items that you no longer need to swap for items you do need.Tuesday-SaturdayDrop in, no registration. Drop off- Tuesday & Wednesday ONLY.During center hours, starts 10:00 Tuesday, ends 12:00 Saturday
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Education Resource LibraryWith consideration for the challenges we see our community facing, and help from an amazingly generous donation, FSN has a designed a resource to help lighten your loads and expand your child’s opportunities for learning! This library includes resources ranging from brain models, to books, to fraction blocks, and everything above, beyond, and in between.Tuesday-Saturday
Drop in, no registration required
9:00 to 1:00 (to 3:00 on Wednesdays)
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Family Resource Center Visits (in person)Our resource center is now open! Come hang out with us! We are execited to see you! (masks for 2+required). Enjoy our comfy living room, while the kids play.Tuesday-SaturdayDrop in, no registration required9:00 to 1:00 (to 3:00 on Wednesdays)
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Field Trips (in person)Families join FSN on local and regional outings.Announced as determined. Call 662-4515 or email fsn@lafsn.org to register. TBA
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Fire Safety Day (in person)Children practice basic safety; try the obstacle course and watch fire fighters dress in gear. LAFD will teach kids to recognize the helpers under their gear.Friday, October 15Drop in, no registration required10:00 to 11:30
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Gingerbread House Building Take and Make Kits (pickup at FSN)We will provide EVERYTHING you need to make a Gingerbread House at home! Toddlers will be provided with graham crackers, decorating materials and royal icing mix for $10/kit. School age kids, teens and adults will be provided with a house building kit, decorating materials and a royal icing mix for $30/kit.Regsitration deadline is October 31st Registration Required https://www.lafsn.org/calendar/gingerbread-house-building-take-home-kits/Kit pick up dates: Dec 2nd-4th during regular business hours, Dec 9th-11th during regular business hours, Dec 10th from 5pm-6:30pm
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Grandparents Raising Grand-children Support Group (virtual)Kinship Care Family Support. Contact FSN at fsn@lafsn.org or through Facebook Messenger for login information.2nd Mondayshttps://www.lafsn.org/calendar/grandparents-raising-grandchildren/6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Trans and Non-binary Family Support Group (in person)Are you a parent, caregiver or family member of someone who is trans/genderqueer/gender nonconforming? Do you want a space to connect with others?Last MondaysCall FSN for more information 662-45156:30-7:30
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Parenting with Love and Logic (School-Age) (virtual)Raise children who are self-confident, motivated, and ready for the real world with this win-win approach to parenting. Michelangelo Lobato instructs this classOffered twice, 3 sessions each. Tuesdays, October 5-19, and Tuesdays, November 1-15email fsn@lafsn.org to be contacted when class is scheduled6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Parenting with Love and Logic (Teen) (virtual)Discuss specific answers to common challenges, including how to determine when teens are ready for more responsibility and how to set appropriate limits regarding school, parties, driving and other issues. Michelangelo Lobato instructs this classSaturday, October 9email fsn@lafsn.org to be contacted when class is scheduled9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Reading Adventure Backpacks
Check out backpacks with books and corresponding activities for early readers.Tuesday-Saturday9:00 to 1:00 (to 3:00 on Wednesdays)
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Speaker Series (in person)
Local experts share their wisdom, advice and knowledge on a variety of topics. Presentations will be announced monthly and take place in a virtual setting.Varies, presentations will be announced here as they are scheduled
Drop in, no registration required.
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Toddler Craft/Take and Make (in person)FSN’s monthly crafts and hands-on activities are a pleasure for grown-ups and kids. You can join in the fun outside at FSN or pick up your kit to take home. Aug-squirt gun art, Sept-Ice cream cone, Oct-sloths, Nov-Turkeys, and Dec-snow3rd Wednesdaysdrop in, no registration required.10:00-11:00
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Toddler Tunes (in person)Children and parents sing and dance together, while Lauren Marcus shares simple ways to engage children in music and movement.1st WednesdaysDrop in, no registration required.10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
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Toy LibraryThe Toy Library circulates toys that promote education. Toys are targeted towards developing fine and gross motor skills, math skills and reading literacy. Families can vary play without buying new toys, great for families with little ones visiting, too.Tuesday-Saturdayhttps://www.lafsn.org/toy-library/9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Wednesdays to 3:00
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Trauma and Parenting (virtual)
Join facilitator Ali Harper for this 5-week class & discussion for individuals who work with, or are parenting, children who have experienced trauma. We will discuss Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and the impact they have on development; then some ways to parent, as well as ways to care for yourself as a parent to a child that has experienced trauma. 6 Sessions, Thursdays, September 30-November 4email fsn@lafsn.org to be contacted when class is scheduled6:00 to 7:30 PM
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