Self Help Inc. CFCE

February 2024


February is Black History Month!

Black History Month

Every February, people in the United States celebrate the achievements and history of African Americans as part of Black History Month.

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Parent's Talk - Let's Talk about Life!

Live Virtual event

Monday, February 5th 


Join the CFCE Family Ambassadors on Zoom to talk about life. Parents Talk is a monthly discussion group for parents of young children. The holidays are over and the new year has begun. What are your hopes and dreams for the upcoming year? Let's talk about it together! Settle the kids, grab your favorite beverage and jump on Zoom.

Participants will be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift card. Register today!

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Stay tuned for more information on this new project that the CFCE Family Ambassadors and staff are doing to help families in our communities.

Information on the items we are collecting and where you can drop them off will be in a separate email. Check your email in the next couple of weeks to see how you can help your neighbors in our CFCE communities.

CFCE Snow Policy

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Black History Month

All About the Holidays


Watch this read aloud about African American Inventor Garrett Morgan and then do the craft!

Traffic Light Craft

This activity was inspired by African American inventor, Garrett Morgan. He invented a three-position traffic signal.



  1. Start by drawing three circles on a piece of black construction paper or cardstock. I had the boys search for small circular objects around the house to trace. 
  2. Next, let your kids either cut or tear pieces of red, green and yellow paper. 
  3. Finally, glue them on the circles in the correct order to finish your traffic light craft.


I Love You to Pieces Valentine's Day Craft Activity

This Valentine's Day craft activity is perfect for kids of all ages! The included printable makes it super easy to do and the end result is beautiful!

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Online STEAM Activities You can Do At Home

We are offering an online, self-led STEAM program for you to participate in with your child at your own pace. Choose any of the fun science activities from the links sent in your confirmation email.

After registration, your little scientist receives an observation journal to document their experiments.

This program began in mid-January, but you can join anytime. Once you register you can view the different STEAM activities. Check them often as we will continually update the website with new activities you can do at home.

Register now and receive your observation journal in the mail.

Register Here

Please visit for ALL activity listings and registration information.

These are just a few of the programs that are available in the month of arts February! Check the calendar at for other activities.

Little Learners Playgroup


February 5th, 12th, 26th,3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25

Rockland Community Center

This playgroup is an excellent opportunity for children to be around children their age with different dispositions and backgrounds. Playgroups can help your child develop language and social skills. We will play, sing songs, read a book, do a craft and tinker!

click here to register

Nature Art with Gina and Jen

Queset House Easton


February 6th

Join Gina and Jen for a monthly Nature Art Class at the Queset House in Easton. This parent-child program teaches fine motor skills, communication, and cooperation through a nature-based art project.

Best for ages 3-6. Registration is required.

REGISTER here to reserve your spot!

Winter/Spring Toddler Playtime


February 13th

Turner Free Library

Join Ms. Marsha for an hour of fun! Toddlers ages 9 months to three years old will play and learn together. We will have playtime followed by stories and songs. A simple craft will be available each week. This multi session playgroup is perfect to introduce your toddler to playgroup. 

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Toddler Time Playgroup with Ms. Marsha

Canton Public Library

February 7th and 21st


Calling all Toddlers ages 9mths to 3 years and their caregivers. Join Ms. Marsha for a weekly playgroup where you can play and learn together with friends. We will have a period of free play which includes a craft for those who are ready , followed by a circle time with stories, songs, and movement. Caregivers will have the opportunity to meet other families and be provided with information to support their child's continued development. Let's play and learn together!

Register here

What’s in your Home Cupboard & Closet?

At home activity

Whether there is a storm this month, someone is not feeling well, school vacation ideas, need weekend ideas or you just want to stay at home in your PJ’s! These are some fun activities to do with the kiddos (geared for 3-5 year olds) using materials you will find right in your home. Parents/children can watch the pre-recorded link to get some ideas of fun things to do anytime. 

Please visit for ALL activity listings and registration information.

Diapers and Wipes available for those who need it.

CFCE has a diaper closet!

As a special service to our families we offer free diapers to those in need. As with everything right now the cost of diapers has skyrocketed and we would like to help those parents who need it. Please contact Gina McGarrigle at Diapers and wipes can be picked up at programs you attend or at the Brockton office at 45 Pearl St Brockton. If you are in need of diapers please contact Gina at the above email.

Kids programs from CFCE
We love when parents send in their children's work or pictures from the programs they have attended! Here is a small sampling of some of the programs some children have attended. If you have taken pictures during a program and would like to have them posted in the newsletter please send it to

Foxboro Playgroup

Burrell School

Nature Art

Queset House in Easton

Kitchen Creations

Zoom Science Program


East Bridgewater Library


The Self Help Inc Parent Child Plus program serves families from: *Randolph, Holbrook and Rockland

What is ParentChild+?

  • It provides your child with a free high- quality book or educational toy each week -at least 46 new books and toys!
  • A trained community-based Early Learning Specialist will visit your home twice a week for 30 minutes to help you get your child ready for school.
  • You will learn creative ways to read and play with your child.
  • It helps you prepare your child to be successful in school.
  • This program is for families with a child ages 16 months-3 1/2 years old. Enrollment is a 2 program year commitment.

If you are interested in BEING PUT ON OUR WAITLIST for this AWESOME program and you reside in either *Holbrook, *Rockland or *Randolph (or one of the other CFCE communities) please contact: Gina McGarrigle at 508-559-1666 ext. 1814 or email at

*priority enrollment given to families in Holbrook, Randolph and Rockland. Families who reside in other CFCE communities MAY also be eligible

Please visit for ALL activity listings and registration information.
Helpful Resources

Quick Links for Families

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Home Energy Assistance Program

Get the Help You Need Paying Your Heating Bills 13,233 households were warmer last winter because of help received from Self Help, Inc. and the Home Energy Assistance Program. We want residents throughout our service areas to know that Home Energy Assistance can lower their heating bills

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Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund

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