North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network

Family Programs

Baby! Now What?    
Fridays, Jan. 16 – April 17, (No class on Feb. 20 and April 3.) 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Stoneham Public Library Children’s Room, 431 Main Street.  

The first months of parenthood are a wonderful time to meet new friends and make connections in your community. Come meet others while discussing issues and challenges related to being a new parent. This group provides an open forum to acquire information, share ideas, and reflect on your own process of adjusting to parenthood. Guided discussion topics, and guest speakers will emerge based on the interest of parents in the group. Come when you can and stay for as long as you are able.   No registration required

 

Pre-toddler play and learn groups.
Winter session runs Fridays, Jan. 16 – April 17, (No class on Feb. 20 and April 3.)
Location: Stoneham Boys & Girls Club, 15 Dale Court, Stoneham.

Creepin’-Crawlers: Ages 7-14 months,      10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Wobblin’ Walkers: Ages 15-23 months,   9:30 – 10:15 a.m

Music, storytelling and developmental play activities will be enjoyed by you and your child. Learn about development, parenting strategies and related topics. Share experiences and information with other parents. No registration required.

 

Terrific Toddlers
Location: Hallmark Health Medical Center, 30 New Crossing Road, Reading. Registration required
January – February Session:                                      Tuesday Jan 13 – Feb 24 (no class 2/17)
Group 1     Tuesdays 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM                  Group 2   Tuesdays 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
 
March – April Session:                                                Tuesday March 10 – April 14
Group 1     Tuesdays 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM                  Group 2   Tuesdays 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

This six-week play and learn group is designed for parents or caregivers and children 2-3 years old to enjoy interacting with peers while learning literacy skills, singing songs and participating in activities and arts and crafts. Younger siblings, ages 8-23 months, may attend and should be registered along with the older child. Siblings 0-7 months must be in a front pack. Suggested donation of $30 per child, $45 for two or more, is optional and tax deductible.

 
Alphabet Soup: Location: Franklin Early Childhood Center, 16 Franklin Street, Melrose.
Registration required.
 
Thursdays March 12 - April 16:   9:30 - 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. 

This six-week group is designed for parents or caregivers and their 2 - 4 year olds. The group will use reading, singing, crafts and play to learn the alphabet while developing pre-reading skills. Suggested donation of $30 per child, $45 for two or more, is optional and tax deductible.

 

Shake Your Sillies Out at the Network (Newborn – 4 year olds) Family Resource Network Drop-In
Location: Family Resource Network, Woodville School, 30 Farm Street, Wakefield: Use the door on the left side of the building.
 
Mondays 3:30 – 5 PM    Jan. 5, Feb. 2, 23, March 9, 16, 30 and April 13, 27.        
 
Wednesdays 3:30 – 5 PM   Jan. 7 – April 29 (no group Feb. 18 and April 22).

Come and enjoy our playroom, meet some friends or make some new ones. It is a great time to unwind before starting the evening routine. A Family Resource Network staff member will be on hand to lead songs and activities and share any parenting stories or questions you may have. Resource Network. Come and enjoy our playroom, meet some friends or make some new ones. It is a great time to unwind before starting the evening routine. A Family Resource Network staff member will be on hand to lead songs and activities and share any parenting stories or questions you may have.

 

Saturday Play & Learn Time at the Network (Children under 5 years old) Drop-in
Saturdays 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Jan. 10, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28.
Location: Family Resource Network, Woodville School, 30 Farm Street, Wakefield

Use the door on the left side of the building.

Creative Coping for New Moms: This free program is designed for first time moms with children under the age of one. Join us for this eight-week program that offers presentations on special parenting topics including healthy nutrition and physical activity for moms and babies. Childcare support is available. Please call 781-338-7607 for additional information or to register for our next session. The program is partially funded by The Children’s Trust in collaboration with Hallmark Health System.

   

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