Clinical Programs

North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network

North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network
Woodville School, Room 118
30 Farm Street, Wakefield, MA  01880
Phone: 781-246-5187
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The North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network supports all parents, caregivers and educators of children prenatal through entering kindergarten who live in Lynnfield, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winchester as well as other surrounding communities.  Funding is provided by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care through the Wakefield Public Schools, in collaboration with Hallmark Health System.  Additional funding sources are a variety of grants and generous donations from our families and supporters.  Our goal is to help parents and caregivers create a healthy home environment as well as to promote family well-being through education and community support. The Family Resource Network provides parent education workshops, playgroups, support groups, family activities and information on parenting and community resources.  The programs help parents and caregivers build connections that will extend beyond the Family Resource Network.  Programs and activities are located within our seven-town service area.  Resources for services for older children are also available.  If you are not on our mailing list and would like to receive future mailings, please call 781-246-5187.

Inclement weather policy: Our programs will be canceled when local schools are closed. If schools have a delayed opening, please call our office to check our schedule. Call the office if inclement weather begins during the day or occurs over the weekend to check if programs are being held.

Sick policy: We ask that you do not attend programs if you or your child are not feeling well or are exhibiting any of the following symptoms: severe coughing, frequent sneezing, runny nose, fever, sore throat, conjunctivitis, vomiting or diarrhea. If your child is prescribed an antibiotic, please wait a full 24 hours before attending. The staff reserves the right to ask a family to leave a program if any of the above symptoms are present.

The Family Resource Network Advisory Council: An Advisory Council comprised of representatives from area family service agencies, early childhood educators, parents, legislators, and health care professionals oversees the Family Resource Network. Parent representation assists us in our mission of offering support and education to caregivers and families with young children. We have many things  to accomplish this year and would love some new faces and ideas!  Our first meeting for the 2015 – 2016 school year will be held in late September.  If interested, please call (781) 246-5187 or e-mail Kathy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Be a part of the future of the Family Resource Network.



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