|North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network|
|Parent and Educator Workshops|
|Lets Talk Literacy|
Parent & Infant Group (Newborn - 6 months) Suggested Donation: $5 per class Drop-In
Mondays 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM April 1 – June 17 (No class April 15, 29 and May 27)
Join other parents and caregivers of infants, newborn to 6 months, for support and information. Discuss the joys and challenges of caring for a new baby. Learn about growth and development, feeding patterns, soothing a fussy child, sleep habits, and other topics. Moms and dads welcome. Led by a Maternal Child Nurse. Suggested donations are optional and tax deductible.
Pre-Toddler Play and Learn Groups Suggested Donation: $5 per class Drop-In
Fridays, April 5 – June 21 (No class April 19 and 26)
Creepin’ Crawlers (7 - 13 months) 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Wobblin’ Walkers (14 - 20 months) 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Songs and other developmental play activities will delight you and your child. Share experiences and information with other parents. Learn more about development, temperament, parenting strategies and other topics. The age ranges listed are flexible. Groups are led by a Parent Child Educator. Suggested donations are optional and tax deductible.
Toddler Play and Learn Groups
These six-week play and learn sessions are designed for parents/caregivers and children to enjoy interacting with peers while learning literacy skills, singing songs and participating in activities and simple arts and crafts. Toddlers should be 21 months of age at the start of the group. Younger siblings, ages 6-20 months, may attend and should be registered along with the older child. A Parent Child Educator facilitates the groups.
We are asking for a suggested donation of $40 per child to participate in a six- week Toddler Play and Learn group (listed below). Families with more than one child between the ages of 12 to 47 months in the same group will be asked for a suggested donation of $60 per family. Suggested donations are optional and families will not be refused participation due to inability to donate. You can speak with Kathy or Barbara confidentially. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. Suggested donations are tax-deductible and non-refundable. Please make checks payable to Hallmark Health System.
Terrific Toddlers (Ages 21 months - 47 months) Registration required
You may also register siblings 6-20 months with a terrific toddler age older sibling.
Spring Session May/June
Group 1 Mondays 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM May 6 – June 17 (No class May 27)
Group 2 Tuesdays 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM May 7 – June 11
Group 3 Wednesdays 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM May 8 – June 12
Group 4 Wednesdays 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM May 8 – June 12
Group 5 Thursdays 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM May 9 – June 13
Group 6 Thursdays 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM May 9 – June 13
Alphabet Soup (Ages 2 – 4 years) Registration required
This six-week play and learn group is designed for parents/caregivers and children from 2 - 4 years old. The group will use reading, singing, crafts, and play to learn letters of the alphabet while developing your child's pre reading skills. A Parent Child Educator will facilitate the group.
Group A Tuesdays 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM May 7 – June 11
Family Resource Network offers special springtime programs “Meet and Music” and “Monday Morning Mania”
The North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network is wrapping up our year with some special programs. Friday, May 17 through Friday, June 14 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. there will be a combined Pre-toddler Drop in Playgroup. This special program, “Meet and Music” is geared to parents and caregivers of children from 7 to 20 months of age. Songs and other developmental play activities will delight you and your child. You will have an opportunity to share experiences and information with other parents. Learn more about development, temperament, parenting strategies and other topics. As a special addition to this group, Roman Music Therapy staff member, Channing Chippen, will be present from 10 – 11 a.m. to lead us in songs. Groups are led by a Parent Child Educator. A suggested donation of $5 is optional and tax deductible.
“Monday Morning Mania” will be held on Mondays, May 20, June 3, 10 and 17 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Parents and caregivers are welcome to bring their children from 21 months – 4 years old. Our kickoff program on Monday, May 20 will feature Big Joe the Storyteller. The other Mondays will feature stories, songs, and activities revolving around spring and outdoors.
Both programs will be held at the Network located at 39 Pleasant St. in Stoneham. No registration is required. For additional information, call 781-279-0300. The Network is a program of Wakefield Public Schools in collaboration with Hallmark Health System and the Melrose and Stoneham public schools. The Network offers programs for families, caregivers and educators of children from birth through entering Kindergarten.