Parent and Caregiver Workshops

Parent and caregiver workshops are offered through the North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network, a program of the Wakefield Public Schools in collaboration with Hallmark Health System. 

Preparing Your Child for Preschool Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 -9:00 pm
Location:  Perkins Hall, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.                          

If your child will be entering preschool in the fall of 2017, registration for programs begins in early 2017.  This workshop will teach you what every preschool director and teacher wants parents to know to help prepare their child for a successful transition into preschool.  You will also learn what to look for and questions to ask.  Presenter, Patti Kheboian, has over 25 years of experience teaching, consulting, and working with families of young children.  She currently works as a Developmental Specialist with the Stoneham Criterion Early Intervention program.  Registration required.  Call 781-246-5187.

Beyond Begging, Bossing and Bribing with Jeanine Fitzgerald
Tuesday, December 6, 6:30 – 8:30 pm                   
Location:  The Marsha Caron Theater, Medford High School, 489 Winthrop Street, Medford (enter through the Medford Family Network).  

Have you ever heard someone say “What part of no don’t you understand?” or “Because I said so, that’s why!” Or maybe you have thought there has to be a better way to get children to listen and respond to our directions. This session explores the choices we have to parent, teach and discipline children. When you leave this session, you will have a deeper understanding of the strategies that balance structure and support in a child’s life. Sponsored by the Medford Family Network, Malden CFCE, Everett CFCE and the North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network. Registration is required. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (781) 393-2106. There is no charge for this workshop.  Limited childcare is available. There will be no charge for certificates of attendance.

Workshops are open to parents, caregivers and educators with children from birth through entering kindergarten. There is a suggested donation of $5 for the workshop. Suggested donations are optional and families will not be refused participation due to inability to donate. To receive a Certificate of Attendance, an additional $10 will be collected.

Workshops are held during school months of September to June at Perkins Hall, Melrose Wakefield Hospital, 585 Lebanon Street, Melrose, from 7 – 9 pm. Call 781-246-5187 to register.

For additional information and to be added to our mailing list, contact our office by phone or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Family Resource Network is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Department of Early Education and Care through Wakefield Public Schools in collaboration with Hallmark Health System. 



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