North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network


Kathy's Korner

One of the first lessons we teach our children is to be kind to one another. As Earth Day approaches, we have an opportunity to encourage our kids to treat Mother Nature kindly.  If we all took time to do small things to help the earth, we could make a difference.   How can you and your family help?   Learn to enjoy and respect Mother Nature with simple tasks like recycling, conserving water and electricity, and learning to be kind and respectful to animals and plants.  Today, and each day, chat about your choices that help protect the earth.  Donate time to clean up a park, plant a garden or be gentle with animals.  Let the kids hear your reasons why it is important and invite them to join in the cause. You are never too old or two young to be kind to our earth.   

Together We Can Make A Difference!   
Peace, Kathy

  • Walk or ride your bikes.  Helps to reduce pollution
  • Save water.  Turn off the water while you brush your teeth. Turn it back on when you are ready to rinse.
  • Save power.  Turn off lights, computers, TV and radio when you are not using them. 
  • Adopt an area.  Make a corner of the world your responsibility. Tidy it up today and come back often to keep it clean and green.
  • Respect and protect.  Your action can be as easy as not throwing garbage in the street. If you see someone else's trash, stop, pick it up and throw it in the garbage can. Mother Earth will be happy and breathe a sigh of relief.



Services Provided

Some of the services we offer for parents and educators.

• At this time, we are looking for a space to hold our drop in play times. 
• Custodial Grandparent Support Group that meets twice a month
• Parent and Infant Support Group (birth through 6 months old)
• Play and Learn Groups for caregiver and Pre-Toddlers and Toddlers (7 months – 5 years old)
• Parent and Caregiver Workshops
• Free Family Fun Activities
• Annual Early Childhood Information Fair
• Transition workshops for children entering preschool and kindergarten

Ages and Stages Developmental Screenings:  As parents, we want to know that our child is on track developing and learning all that they can. Through the Department of Early Education and Care, we have received access to the Ages and Stages Developmental and Social Emotional Growth questionnaire. The Ages and Stages screening tool is a great way to learn more about your child’s development.  You complete the questionnaire based on your child’s age in the comfort of your own home, and then return the information to the Family Resource Network. Once completed, you and a staff member can review the results and see what we can do together to help your child reach their full potential. If you have any questions, please call our office at 781-246-5187. 

Childcare and Preschool Information:
The Massachusetts Dept. of Early Education and Care website allows parents and caregivers access to a listing by town of all licensed childcare providers and preschools. Our office has a checklist of what to look for when visiting the sites. If you would like to see if you are eligible for financial assistance, please call. A staff member will be happy to speak with you about any questions and concerns.

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