We offer free classes and activities for families with children ages 0-5. All are invited! View our calendar or look at our full list of classes below.
- Classes, groups, and programs will be held at 634 Main Street, Middletown unless otherwise noted on the calendar.
- Parking is on Green Street first parking lot on the left The door is on the right side of the brick building. Enter in the front or back of the building, ring doorbells to get in.
- All classes are FREE
For more information please reach out to Middletown FWC Program Coordinator Nat Holmes at [email protected] or 860-424-1412
- For Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers
- For Children
- For New Mothers
- For Breastfeeding Mothers
- For New Immigrant Families
- Caring for Babies
- Child Development
- Nutrition and Exercise
- Power Yoga
- Art, Movement, and Music
- Reading and Literacy
- Science and Games
Babywearing CT, Inc. – (634 Main Street) (Every third Thursday of the month from 10– 11 am) – These meetings are great for learning basics, trying new carries/carriers and finding babywearing community! We will have our library of carriers to look at and for members to check out. Volunteers will also be available to help you with your own carriers. All caregivers and children are welcome. Meetings are free and open to the public!
Breastfeeding Support Group
Breastfeeding Support Group – Zoom – (Fridays 11 am – 12 pm) Our breastfeeding support group is a safe space to discuss breastfeeding and any topics related to breastfeeding – such as: latching, positions, pumping, supplies, milk storage, partners, traveling, weaning and more. For more information please reach out to Rikki Alrutz at [email protected]
Circle of Security – Parenting Group
Circle of Security – Parenting Group –– (two to three sessions a year, check monthly calendar for dates and locations) – Circle of security is an eight week video based curriculum that focuses on parenting skills and techniques and offers support to parents and caregivers who would like to improve parenting skills and gain new knowledge. – Elizabeth Hibino, MSW
Cultural Connections – Support Group for Immigrant Women – (Check calendar for dates and locations) – Cultural Connections is a community project that focuses on providing information, resources, support and activities for immigrant families. Co-Coordinators – Xiomara Campos, Elizabeth Hibino & Ana Ughetti – [email protected]
Diaper Bank (634 Main Street) – free diapers for Middlesex county residents once a month on the (third Wednesday of the month from 12-3 pm, or by appointment)– eligibility based on income – Nat Holmes
Music and Movement
Music and Movement (634 Main Street) – (Every Monday 10 – 11 am) Interactive musical playtime! Young children and families will play instruments, listen to live music, and explore rhythm, melody, and dance in a playful environment. Each class will feature original and classic children’s songs and lots of opportunities to join in the fun! – Emmy Brockman
Open Playgroup (634 Main Street) – (Fridays 10 – 11:30 am) (Check calendar for dates) – Informal playgroup for birth to five. Moms, Dads and caregivers hang out and talk while kids play. Nat Holmes
Power Yoga –– (Wednesdays and Fridays 4:30 – 5:30 pm) (634 Main Street) Power Yoga is a full body workout. It incorporates breath work, stretching and strengthening for a balanced, lean and integrated body. All levels, age 13 and up are welcome! Rachel Hedrick
Middletown Diaper Bank
We are a New Haven Diaper Bank Member Agency. If you are a Middlesex County resident, you may be eligible to receive a free pack of diapers each month. Space is limited. Call Nat Holmes at 860-347-6971 ext. 3662 to learn more.
We are currently not accepting new applications for our Diaper Bank program. Please note that your application being accepted does not guarantee you a spot on our list.
Both new and previously enrolled children must show proof of identity. Each child can receive a packet of 50 free diapers per month. If you miss three months in a row you will need to re-apply. Additionally, you cannot receive diapers from past months if you missed a month or two. New children over the age of 3 cannot be enrolled.