Kathy's Korner

I have always enjoyed the summer and being able to slow down. It was nice to come home from work and not have to worry about homework, running to a baseball game, or a PTO meeting. Soon, school will be done and the flip flops and bathing suits will be out and ready for the first trip to the beach.

As your brain relaxes for the summer, so will your child’s brain shift into summer-mode. How can we keep our brain and their brain alive and learning during the summer? One way is reading. Your local library has a reading program for children of all ages. This year’s theme is “Building a Better World” and begins after school finishes. Reading books with them earns points and prizes and time with you as well. You get prizes too; cuddling, reading, laughing, and exploring words, pictures, and new knowledge.

Take a trip to your local library and sign up for the summer reading program. Enjoy the summer and we hope to see you and your family at one of our events as the Family Resource Network comes to your community.    

Kathy

 

Services Provided

Some of the services we offer for parents and educators.

Looking for a space to hold afternoon 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 through Toddlers (7 months – 5 years old)
  • •   Parent and Caregiver Workshops
  • •   Free Family Fun Activities
  • •   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:       http://www.eec.state.ma.us/ChildCareSearch/EarlyEduMap.aspx
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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