Tompkins Families

Tompkins Families is a community-based effort to connect parents and families in the rural towns of Dryden, Groton, and Newfield with the goal of growing the most supportive environments possible for infants, toddlers, young children, and those who love them!

Our programs bring free workshops and family fun events to the towns of Dryden, Groton, and Newfield. Families, parents, and residents will decide what programming and events they would like to see in their towns! Some of the topics covered in past programs include parenting, cooking and nutrition, home energy savings and financial management, holiday craft making, and much more.

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Home Budgeting

Our FREE "Making Ends Meet" workshop on Dec. 8 at Groton Elementary will help you learn to set financial goals, track spending, and get the most for your money! Several dates are available!

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Breaking Up

Parents Apart® is a 6-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce, or who are parenting separately. Next class is Saturday, February 13.

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Why Read to Your Child?

Research shows that reading to young children stimulates brain development, lays the foundations for language and literacy, and prepares children for academic success.

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Choosing A PreSchool

Selecting a pre-school for your young child can be confusing. Consider the staff, setting, daily routine and philosophy. Visit a variety of facilities, ask questions and look at the environment

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Changing Fresh Kids

Today, many parents are struggling to find non-violent, positive ways to communicate with their children. Here are some suggestions that may help.

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Keeping the Holidays Calm

Parents who want to make the holidays meaningful and pleasant for their children won't give in to the pressure of beginning the preparations and celebrations too soon.

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Elizabeth Wolff
Family & Community Educator, 'Tompkins Families'
(607) 272-2292 (Voicemail #265)

Last updated December 29, 2015