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The Teen and Young Parent Program Gives Thanks

By Activity_Coordinator on April 15, 2014, at 12:15 p.m.
The Teen and Young Parent Program is pleased to announce the fundraising event ‘Two Great Bands, One Great Night’ was a stunning success and would like to thank everyone who had a hand in helping. This event would not have been possible without the beautiful space donated by the Rockland …
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Teachers… Creatures… Double Feature Dance!

By Activity_Coordinator on March 24, 2014, at 10:22 a.m.
Friday, March 28, 2014 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Rockland Elks, 210 Rankin St., Rockland, Maine For more information: 207.594.1980 ROCKLAND, Maine — Are you suffering from cabin fever? Ladies and gentlemen – this is your reliever! Join the Teen and Young Parent Program at 8 p.m. Friday, March …
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Teachers…Creatures…Double Feature Dance!

By Activity_Coordinator on March 21, 2014, at 12:43 p.m.
Are you suffering from cabin fever? Ladies and gentlemen – this is your reliever! Join the Teen and Young Parent Program at the Rockland Elks on Friday, March 28th at 8:00PM as we kickoff spring with live performances by Creatures of Habit and Just Teachers! Tickets are only $15 in …
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Two Great Bands, One Great Night on March 28!

By Activity_Coordinator on March 12, 2014, at 12:08 p.m.
Friday, March 28, 2014 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Location: Two Great Bands, One Great Night, 210 Rankin Street, Rockland, Maine For more information: 207.594.1980; facebook.com/pages/Teen-and-Young-Parent-Program/220554284789277 Creatures of Habit and Just Teachers will perform live at the Rockland Elks Lodge on Friday, March 28th at 8:00PM to benefit the Teen …
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Two Great Bands, One Great Night!

By Activity_Coordinator on Feb. 27, 2014, at 12:14 p.m.
Friday, March 28, 2014 8 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Rockland Elks Lodge, 210 Rankin Street, Rockland, Maine For more information: Adrienne Randall; 207.594.1980 Just Teachers and Creatures of Habit will perform live on Friday, March 28th to benefit the Teen and Young Parent Program. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, …

The Teen & Young Parent Program to benefit from music program

By Activity_Coordinator on Feb. 18, 2014, at 2:34 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Just Teachers and Creatures of Habit will be performing on Friday, March 28th 2014 from 8pm until midnight at the Rockland Elks Lodge in a fundraising event for the Teen and Young Parent Program. Tickets are $15/person in advance or $20/person at the door. The governing board …
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Two Great Bands, One Great Night!

By Activity_Coordinator on Jan. 29, 2014, at 9:59 a.m.
The Teen and Young Parent Program of Knox County is pleased to announce that Creatures of Habit and Just Teachers will perform on Friday, March 28th from 8pm until midnight at the Rockland Elks Lodge. Tickets for this fundraising event are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The …
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Do you have Questions about Maine Families?

By Activity_Coordinator on Jan. 21, 2014, at 11:28 a.m.
What is Maine Families? Maine Families is a home visiting program that provides parenting education and is available to families statewide. Parent Education Professionals, also known as home visitors, are trained and certified using the (PAT) Parents as Teachers(TM) curriculum, which is an internationally recognized program. Their mission is to, …
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Krystal Dyer with her husband, Dave and their two daughters; Rhapsody and Reverie.

Krystal Dyer’s Experience with Maine Families

By Activity_Coordinator on Dec. 10, 2013, at 11:58 a.m.
At 23 years old, Krystal Dyer doesn’t know what she wants to be when she “grows up”, but she still has time to figure that out. One thing is for sure though – she is a proud wife and mother of two girls: Rhapsody is 3 and Reverie is 1. …
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The Benefits of Music

By Activity_Coordinator on Nov. 04, 2013, at 1:05 p.m.
Have you ever noticed how a young child feels the music in their environment? Infancy and early childhood is a wondrous time to inspire a child’s musical spontaneity, to encourage their natural inclination to sing, move and play with sound. Music inspires creative movement. Some music has a calming effect. …
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Two children take turns working their small muscles during a fine motor playgroup.

Do you know how BIG fine motor development is?

By Activity_Coordinator on Oct. 03, 2013, at 1:36 p.m.
Motor development involves both fine and gross motor in a top to bottom process. This means development starts with the head, moves down into the trunk, arms and legs. Fine motor refers to the use of small muscles, such as those found in the hands. A newborn’s movements are controlled …
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Two children take turns working their small muscles during a fine motor playgroup.

How BIG is fine motor development?

By Activity_Coordinator on Oct. 02, 2013, at 11:49 a.m.
Motor development involves both fine and gross motor in a top to bottom process. This means development starts with the head, moves down into the trunk, arms and legs. Fine motor refers to the use of small muscles, such as those found in the hands. A newborn’s movements are controlled …
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Postpartum Depression

By Activity_Coordinator on Sept. 04, 2013, at 11:04 a.m.
Becoming a parent is a joyous event accompanied with many changes. Since hormone levels fluctuate drastically in every woman after delivery, it is clear to see why approximately 80% experience what is known as the baby blues. For most women symptoms go away as she is adjusting to motherhood, but …
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Author Adrienne Randall, Community Education Assistant for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Teen and Young Parent Program.

Infant Communication and Language Development

By Activity_Coordinator on Aug. 06, 2013, at 9:37 a.m.
Learning to use language, or language development, is one of the most important pursuits of early childhood. Adequate communication skills can prevent frustration and improve quality of life. Babies are born with an instinct to communicate and since they cannot use words, crying is their primary means of communication. Babies …
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Author Adrienne Randall, Community Education Assistant for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Teen & Young Parent Program.

Infant Communication and Language Development

By Activity_Coordinator on Aug. 01, 2013, at 1:34 p.m.
Learning to use language, or language development, is one of the most important pursuits of early childhood. Adequate communication skills can prevent frustration and improve quality of life. Babies are born with an instinct to communicate and since they cannot use words, crying is their primary means of communication. Babies …
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Ashli Bickford (left) reads a book with her two youngest children during a home visit with Parent Education Professional, Claudia Williamson (right)

One Family’s Success in the Maine Families program

By Activity_Coordinator on July 02, 2013, at 10:46 a.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Ashli Bickford is a proud mother of four children and has overcome many challenges since becoming a parent at age 16. She has grown as a person, a mother and a wife. Ashli credits her success to thinking outside the box and a home visiting program, known …
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Ashli Bickford (left) reads a book with her two youngest children during a home visit with Parent Education Professional, Claudia Williamson (right)

One Family’s Success

By Activity_Coordinator on July 01, 2013, at 1:18 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Ashli Bickford is a proud mother of four children and has overcome many challenges since becoming a parent at age 16. She has grown as a person, a mother and a wife. Ashli credits her success to thinking outside the box and a home visiting program known …
Adrienne Randall, Community Education Assistant for the Teen and Young Parent Program with Rockland Rotary President David Theriault.

Teen and Young Parent Program awarded grant

By Activity_Coordinator on June 13, 2013, at 2:12 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — The Teen and Young Parent Program has been awarded a grant from the Rockland Rotary Benefactions Committee. The money supports a project titled Books for Home Visits, in which all enrolled children receive a new book at monthly home visits to promote early literacy. If you would …
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A child using her gross motor skills while on the playground.

Children and Gross Motor

By Activity_Coordinator on May 30, 2013, at 1:15 p.m.
Gross motor involves the use of big muscles, such as the torso, arms, legs and feet and is one of the most vital parts of a child’s development. Learning to control these muscles is challenging for children, but through repetition and support from a parent or caregiver they can make …
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Routines for families and why they matter

By Activity_Coordinator on May 01, 2013, at 10:37 a.m.
ROCKLAND, ME — A routine is a standard or normal way of doing something. Routines are helpful for everyone and while they may seem tedious to some adults, they are essential for children. Research continues to support that children thrive when they have predictable routines. “Knowing what to expect from …
 
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