Parenting Program Groups

Partners In Play® PIP Cooks

6-week session


October 29 - December 13
Location: Parenting Center at Forty Carrots
Fee: PIP Squeaks $108; PIP Toddlers $120; PIP Twos $120
Registration: Register online here.


Your child will be the master chef and you the sous chef!  Enjoy the process of measuring, combining, smashing and stirring before sampling culinary delights.  Cooking engages all of the senses while introducing language, math and science skills.  

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

Welcome to Our World

A FREE Drop In Group for Parents and Infants | Birth to 7 months


Mondays, September 10 - December 10, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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.

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

Drop In Groups | Babies - 5 years old


August 27 - December 14
Location: Sarasota County Public Libraries
Fee: FREE
Registration: No registration required. Ask your youth librarian for a PIP ticket.


Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) groups. Meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. 
 

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

Shannon Staub Public Library
Mondays, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Fruitville Public 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


August 28 - December 14
Location: Manatee County Public Libraries
Fee: FREE
Registration: No registration required. Ask your youth librarian for a PIP ticket.


Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) groups. Meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. 

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 - 1:30 PM

Partners In Play® (PIP) at Venice Community Center

Drop In Groups | Babies - 5 years old


Mondays, August 27 - December 10 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Location: Venice Community Center
Fee: FREE
Registration: No registration required.


Enjoy special play time with your child. Meet our friendly Parenting Educators & Early Literacy Specialist and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enjoy parenting even more.

Venice Community Center
326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285

Breastfeeding Support and Latch Clinic

Presented by Sarasota Memorial Hospital


Thursdays, August 30 - December 13, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Location: Parenting Center at Forty Carrots
Fee: FREE
Registration: No registration required.


SMHCS_LOGO_JPG_Web_COLOR.jpgJoin 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 with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). 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.

 

PIP Around the World

8-week session


January 7- March 14
Location: Parenting Center at Forty Carrots
Fee: PIP Squeaks $144; PIP Toddlers $160; PIP Twos $160
Registration: Register online here.


Join us this series and discover the world around us in this innovative PIP!   Each week we will explore a new culture through language, art, music and movement.  Create your child’s PIP passport as we “transport” ourselves to different parts of the world

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.