Spring Session Starts Tomorrow!

We are looking forward to starting our

Parent Infant Toddler Playgroup


tomorrow from 10-11:30

ASL Family to follow 11:30-12:00

We’ll share strategies about how to introduce, use, or expand language in both

ASL and spoken English while playing

Hide and Seek like games in your daily activities.


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SPRING Session Begins…

PIT Flyer_Spring 2014

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Join us for a family outing and fundraiser!

Please join us and spread the word about our fundraiser.  

Tickets can be purchased at the PIT playgroup or by contacting…

Amy Hunt (amy.hunt@mecdhh.org) 

Corri Saunders (corri.saunders@mecdhh.org)

or Karen Hopkins! 

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Learning Language through Winter Routines

We have been having a great time at P.I.T. this session, as new friendships are being made and families are supporting each other.

The past few weeks, we have been focusing on WINTER. Winter involves many extra processes and routines that provide great language opportunities. We discussed the new vocabulary involved in just getting dressed to go outside (hat, mittens, boots, scarf, cold, snow).

story time circle, children in winter hat, boots ang gloves

We have winterized our play space as well. The children have had fun building with the ‘snow blocks’, singing songs about winter clothes and reading books about snow. Our sensory table was a hit too, filled with cotton balls, white felt and colorful ‘snowflakes’.

child building with snow blocks and colorful plastic snowflakes

building with snow blocks and colorful snowflakes

Please join us on Wednesday Mornings from 10 – 11:30 am for more winter language fun!    Contact us if you have any questions! 207-781-6210

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Winter Session Starts!



Parent Infant Toddler Program Winter Session

January 8- March 5 (no session 2/19)

Wednesdays 10-11:30

ASL Family to follow 11:30-12

 We look forward to seeing everyone and meeting new families.  Feel free to contact us with any questions!!

amy.hunt@mecdhh.org or corri.saunders@mecdhh.org

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PIT Outing

Please Join Us For a PIT Outing…



90 Bridge St, Westbrook, ME 04092

When: Saturday December 14, 2013

Time: 10:00- 12:00

Cost: $4.50 per child over 12 months- parents free

** Please Remember Socks for ALL!!

**If cost is prohibiting your family from joining please let us know.  

Let us know if you plan on attending and we’ll keep an

eye out for you (:

Amy Hunt – amy.hunt@mecdhh.org

Corri Saunders- corri.saunders@mecdhh.org

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Learning Language Through Daily Routines…Bathtime!



The book Baby Messy, Baby Clean, was a perfect choice for engaging the children this week.  There were many funny pictures of messy babies that the children (and their parents) could relate to.  There were few words in this book, but many many descriptive pictures.  We listened and watched the story, discussing all of the extra vocabulary.

There were many opportunities for the children to practice the language around bath time with their play.  We had conversations around the value of naming an item or word, but then also expanding it, to model using it properly in a phrase or sentence.

“Washcloth”… “We can put the soap on the washcloth”


“Its a duck”… “The duck is swimming in the water”


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Learning Language Through Daily Routines…


We has a fantastic showing at our first Parent, Infant, Toddler Playgroup. We had a wonderful time exploring our new environment and welcoming new families.


For the first few weeks we will focus on developing language through the mealtime routine.  We modeled strategies for developing listening and spoken language skills as well as provided vocabulary and strategies for families who are working to enhance their child’s ASL skills.


Today’s ASL/ Spoken English story focused on bombardment of the word eat/ate and introduced new ASL vocabulary about many foods our environment…

Lunch Book

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PIT…Fall Schedule Coming Soon.


Stay tuned for our upcoming Parent Infant Toddler scheduling!Playgroup

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Playgroup Cancelled



The weather did not cooperate today but feel free to connect here or via our ECFS Facebook page to set a new date in August with PIT families!!! 


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