Parenting Program Groups

Welcome to Our World

Baby Play & Learn | 0 to 7 months


Wednesdays, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM View calendar for exact dates and detailed schedule
Location: Parenting Center at Forty Carrots
Fee: Free
Registration: No registration required.


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 group 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. 

*Welcome to Our World is also held at Shannon Staub Library on Wednesdays, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM. Check the calendar for specific dates

Partners In Play® (PIP) at Your Neighborhood Sarasota Library

Drop In Groups | Babies - 5 years old


View calendar for exact dates and detailed schedule
Location: Sarasota County Public Libraries
Fee: FREE
Registration: No registration required. Ask your youth librarian for a PIP ticket.


Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our 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. No preregistration required.
 

Elsie Quirk Library  
Mondays, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM & 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Venice Library
Mondays, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM & 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

North Sarasota Library
Tuesdays, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

North Port Library
Tuesdays, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM & 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Jacaranda Library
Wednesdays, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM & 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Shannon Staub Library
Wednesdays, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Selby Library
Thursdays, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM & 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Gulf Gate Library 
Thursdays, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM & 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Fruitville Library
Fridays, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM & 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Partners In Play® (PIP) at Your Neighborhood Manatee Library

Drop In Groups | Babies - 5 years old


View calendar for exact dates and detailed schedule
Location: Manatee County Public Libraries
Fee: FREE
Registration: No registration required. Ask your youth librarian for a PIP ticket.


Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our 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. No preregistration required.

Central Public Library
Tuesdays, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM     

Palmetto Public Library
Tuesdays, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 

South Manatee Public Library
Tuesdays, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Anna Maria Island Public Library
Fridays, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM             

Braden River Public Library
Fridays, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM & 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

Rocky Bluff Public Library
Fridays, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Breastfeeding Support and Latch Clinic

Presented by Sarasota Memorial Hospital


Thursdays, 2:00PM - 3:30PM View calendar for exact dates and detailed schedule
Location: Parenting Center at Forty Carrots
Fee: FREE
Registration: No registration required.


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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. 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.

No pre-registration required.

 

PIP Under The Sea

8-week session


March 25 - May 16
Location: Parenting Center at Forty Carrots
Fee: PIP Squeaks $144; PIP Toddlers $160; PIP Twos $160
Registration: Register online here.


Join us for a PIP Session and discover what makes a fish, a fish and learn about Florida’s native sea life. We will learn where they live, their bright colors, how their bodies move, and how they survive in the sea. 

PIP Squeaks (7-14 Months)  Mondays 9:30-10:30
PIP Toddlers (14-24 Months) Thursdays: 9:30-10:45
PIP Twos (24-36 Months) Thursdays: 11:15-12:30

Parenting Education & Mental Health groups are provided by Forty Carrots Family Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening families through educational programs for parents, children and professionals in the field and are funded in part by Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation; Sarasota County Government; Libertore Fund for Children; The Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Foundation; Wilson-Wood Foundation; PNC Foundation; Kates Foundation; SunTrust Foundation; Allen Wirtz Nobbe and Jo Bowen Nobbe Fund, Two-Generation Approach Fund, The Our Sarasota Fund, The McCauley-Brown Fund, and Templeton Donor Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County; Designing Women; Gulf Coast Community Foundation; Weichel Family Fund and Wells Fargo Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation; Heron Creek Community Foundation; The MSC Foundation, Inc.; and several anonymous donors.