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Breath-Taking for Children


with Carole Freeman

Calendar Current session started Jan 1, 2023

Everything from the shape of your child's skull and facial features to the function of their lungs is dramatically impacted by their habitual breathing patterns. It's estimated that 85% of us have some degree of dysfunctional breathing. Much of this starts in childhood and has dramatic consequences on our health, our brain function, an dour appearance over oru lifetime. This is where you can make a dramatic difference in your child's life by guiding them to optimal breathing. We'll connect the dots between your child's breathign patterna nd their childhood development affecting overall health.

Toddler Time


with Amauri Boyd

Calendar Current session started Jan 20, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

Come join our Toddler Time, a time for caregivers and their tots aged 18 months to 4 years!  Led by a certified teacher/mom.  This group is a casual time for toddlers to socialize with other toddlers and for caregivers to socialize with other caregivers.  Our classroom is filled with developmentally appropriate toys and hands on activities.  We will meet every Friday morning from 9:00am - 1100am beginning October 7th through November 18th.  Caregivers must attend with their tot.




Homeschooling 101


with Kathi Kearney

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 7, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Are you considering homeschooling your child? Wondering about the legal requirements, how to find the right curriculum, and what daily life in a homeschool is like? Join Kathi Kearney to discover the answers and to see if this is the right fit for you and your children. She comes to you with decades of experience working with homeschool families. Resources and readings will be provided and you will have the opportunities to interact with a panel of homeschool families.

Class is held via Zoom.

Protective Factors for Families
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Protective Factors for Families


with Shannon Briggs

Every family has challenges and strengths. Research shows that having the 5 Protective Factors in your life keeps families strong and healthy. Identify which Protective Factors yo uhave in place and learn about how to build the ones you may not. Zoom

Understanding your Gifted Child


with Kathi Kearney

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 8, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Parenting and educating your gifted child are often challenging. Many parents struggle to find support. Understanding the psychological makeup of gifted children and their typical developmental patterns can guide both parenting and educational decision-making. Kathi Kearney will help you to discover common characteristics of gifted children and their asynchronous development; how this affects your parenting; how to advocate for your gifted child (both in school and in the community); and what giftedness looks like at different stages of development. Explore cultural differences and the unique aspect of disabilities. Resources and readings will be provided. Interact with a panel of gifted children now, and a group of gifted children - all grown up.

Class is held via Zoom!

Leave a Legacy: A Memoirs Journal


with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 15, 2023 at 10 am

This class is for anyone who wants to record some precious memories and family stories to pass onto future generations. The seminar will give structure to writing our histories/her-stories. Materials fee $5 due to instructor at class.

Medicare Made Simple


with Renata Lahner

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 1, 2023 at 6 pm

Renata Lahner of the Lahner group is a licensed insurance agent with over 18 years of experince helping individuals find the right medicare coverage based on one's medical and financial needs. During class she will explain how meicare works, what it covers, what it does not cover, detials in differences between suppliemental and advantage plans, penalties and much more! Registration covers overhead only Renata offers her expertises free of charge.

Buying Your First Home-Zoom


with Lee Sullivan

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2023 at 9 am

This ME hoMEworks class covers all aspects of buying a home: owning vs renting, budgeting for homeownership, building credit, mortgage approval, working with a real estate agent, inspections, insurance, the closing process, energy efficiency and avoiding predatory lenders. Learn about down payment and closing cost assistance available to first-time homebuyers, veterans and others. Earn a Certificate of Completion required by USDA, ME State Housing Authority and other mortgage lenders. Free individualized counseling is available following the class. Please have a pen and notepad available. Registration closes at noon two days before class starts. Required: You must respond to the email from YCCAC to finalize registration and receive Zoom link. Note: Register the person you are buying your home with at the time of your registration and get a $10 rebate. Lee Sullivan has experienced the home-buying process multiple times and successfully redeveloped several bank-owned residential properties. She is a HUD and hoMEworks-certified housing counselor and homebuyer educator.

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