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Army Community Service

 

Parent Support and Education

Address: 830 Chisholm Ave. Fort Meade, MD 20755
Telephone: 301-677-5590
Fax: 301-677-2910
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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The Parent Support Program offers supportive and educational programs to parents who have children of all ages.  Support groups and parenting classes are available to meet a variety of parenting needs.  Individual parenting instruction is also provided.  Free childcare is provided during all programs.

 

 

Below are the parenting programs that are currently offered:

Mom's Walking Group

Mom’s are invited to meet other mom’s, exercise and socialize in our new Mom’s walking group held every Thursday, 8 – 9 a.m. Bring the kids and stroller, build stamina and energy and discuss parenting tips.

  • When? Every Thursday 8:30-9:15 a.m.
  • Where? Starting at Potomac Place Neighborhood Cente

pdf Click here to download the event flyer

 

Single Parent Support Group

A support group specifically for single parents which provides education and a supportive environment for parents and their children. 

  • When? Every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Where? Child and Youth Services Central Registration bldg., 1900 Reece Rd., Fort Meade
  • Why?  To decrease isolation and get to know other single parents while gaining support.

Children are welcome!

 

Parenting With A Purpose

A class for parents who have children of all ages in which parents will learn nurturing parenting skills to enrich the relationship with their children and learn nonphysical discipline techniques that work and encourage cooperation in their children.  Meeting times and location are below:

  • When?  Every Wednesday for six weeks
  • Time: 1-3:00 p.m.
  • Where? Meuse Forest Neighborhood Center, 8700 91st Division Blvd.
  • Why? To learn new parenting skills to enrich the relationship with your children. For parents who have children of all ages.
Pre-registration is required.

 

Romp ‘n’ Stomp Playgroup

A parent-child playgroup which offers socialization and play opportunities for parents and children.  Parents who have children between the ages of infancy and 5 years of age can attend this playgroup.  There is plenty of toys and play equipment provided for your enjoyment.  So join in on the fun and bring your children!  Meeting times and location are below:

  • When?  Every Tuesday from 9:30 am- 11:30 am. (There will no Romp 'N' Stomp when AA Country school if off.)
  • Where?
    Between June and August when school is off:
    Boundless Playground
    September to May: Youth Services gymnasium, 909 Ernie Pyle St.
  • Who? Parents and their children between the ages of infancy and five years
  • Why?  So parents can meet and support one another while their children meet new friends and play together

 

Mom's Support Group

For moms of children ages 0-3 to meet and discuss the challenges and rewards of raising young children.

  • When? Every Thursday from 9:30-10 a.m.
  • Where? Potomac Place

Children are welcome!

 

Calling All Dad's

For expecting fathers, and fathers with children of all ages. Children welcome!

Learn parenting skills and the importance of your role in your role in your child's life.

  • When? Every Wednesday, 9-10 a.m.
  • Where? Heritage Park Community Center

Children are welcome!

 

Bully Proofing Support Group

Group is geared toward parents with children ages 5-12.

Covers social challenge self esteem, recognize boundary, prevention

  • When? 2nd and 4th Monday, 4-5 p.m.
  • Where? Potomac Place at 4998 2nd Corps Blvd.

pdf Click here to download the event flyer


Families Dealing with Deployment

For families who have a service member at any stage of deployment (pre, during or returning).

Children will participate in activities designed to aid their understanding and increase coping skills related to deployment. Parents will develop skills to deal with separation, learn about resources and gain support from others in similar circumstances.

  • When? 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Where? Meuse Forest Neighborhood Center, 8700 91st Division Blvd.
  • Who? Unaccompanied Permanent Changing of Station, Temporary Duty (TDY) and Extended Temporary Duty.

Children are welcome! Pre-registration is required.

pdf Click here to download the event flyer

 

Babease Boot Camp

Educating registered participants on topics ranging from Infant Ages and Stages, Breastfeeding Basics, Infant Care and Development, Nutrition, and Budgeting for Babies.

Pre-registration is required.

 

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