Week of September 14, 2020
Live Zoom Events, Virtual Playgroups & More
Don't forget to check out our calendar each week, for the most up-to-date information!
Do you live in the towns of Rockland, Randolph or Holbrook and have a child age 18months - 3 years old? Our Randolph, Rockland and Holbrook ParentChild+ program is looking for 2 families to participate in this fun and educational program. This program includes 2 - 30 min weekly virtual visits with an Early Learning Specialist. Each visit will involve an activity with a toy or a story. Your child gets to keep the toys and books that will be dropped off to your home.

What is ParentChild+?

ParentChild+ uses education to break the cycle of poverty for low-income families. We engage early in life and help toddlers, their parents, and their family child care providers access a path to possibility. What we provide isn’t just early literacy, it is early opportunity. For families living in undeserved communities, we are a first step on the ladder to success. Their personal booster club.

If you live in one of the towns listed above and are interested in having your child participate please contact Gina McGarrigle at gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org or call 508-559-1666 ext 1814
CFCE Online Activities
A to Z Activities are for School-Age Kids and Parents to Enjoy Together!
Please check our calendar for the story starter each month. Click Here for more info and to register!
Did you and your children participate in any of our LIVE Zoom Program or Virtual Programs in July or August? If so, let us know what you think!! We need your feedback, so we can continue to provide you with the quality programs you and your kids need right now!! Each survey you complete you will be eligible to be entered into our Monthly Lakeshore Learning Giftcard Giveaway!

The ASQ Program is a parent reporting questionnaire that gives you insight on how your child is doing developmentally! You do not need to have concerns, it’s just a great tool to see where your child excels or may need some support!  Everyone that participates receives a
FREE Children’s Book! 
**Please click this link for more information http://selfhelpcpc.org/our-programs/asq/      
** If you would like to participate this is the only thing you need to complete (the consent form) to get started!! click on the link below: https://www.cognitoforms.com/SelfHelpInc1/ASQ3ASQSECONSENTFORM
This Week at CFCE
Always check our full calendar of activities at: http://selfhelpcpc.org/calendar/
The programs with this symbol are Pre-Recorded
The programs with this symbol are Face-to-Face Outdoor Programs (pre-registration required)
The programs with this symbol are LIVE programs using Zoom
Miss. Carol's Halloran Park
Story Time on the Rocks!!!

Monday, September 14, 2020 from 10:00am AND 11:00pm

Miss Carol and Miss Karen will be at Halloran Park in Stoughton for this fun 3 week, in-person, story time for families of 3-5 year old children!

Register once for this 3 week program that begins on Monday, September 14th! We will have stories and a craft. All craft materials will be prepackaged prior to the group start to ensure that there will be no sharing of supplies. Children can either do the craft during the program or take it home. Space is very limited to ensure safety protocols that include social distancing. Families must preregister all children. This program begins Monday September 14th so register soon!

Two time slots are available to allow for more families to attend. For more information please click here
Monday, September 14, 2020 from 10:30am to 12:30pm

Come to the grounds of the Norton Public Library for a StoryWalk: The Bubble Factory. Families register for a specific time to enjoy the story the Bubble Factory. Come and enjoy the adventures of the twins as they visit the Bubble Factory with their grandpa. I wonder what kind of bubbles you will dream up? A "goody bag" will include a craft aligned to the story to continue the fun at home! Space is limited and registration is required.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - all day
Grandma Glasses Story FUN!!!
"Wheels on the bus"
Hope you can join me every week - any time - on Tuesdays for some songs, movement and a story time together!!! I will share a simple art project you can do together at home PLUS one of our favorite activities...FEATHERBALL or MAGIC WAND MOVEMENT!!! 
So make sure your child brings a scarf, facecloth, hankie or a dish towel to this videotaped session each time so they can participate!!! Would love to have you join me and enjoy this time!!!
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Live Zoom Event: @ 10:30
ZOOM Music and Movement with Miss Marsha
Come sing,dance, and make music with Ms.Marsha! We will sing some great songs,dance and move to the groove right in your own home. Be sure you find something to bang or play for our instrument play and find a scarf, or ribbon to wave as we dance to beautiful music. 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 10:30am to 11:15pm 
Nature Adventures at Pequitside Farm
2 sessions to accommodate more families
10:30 and 11:45 register for only 1 time slot

Join Ms.Marsha for a three session adventure at Pequitside Farm. Families will meet for a short story and then we will hit the gravel trail. We will have a focused nature walk each week that includes a take home craft. This program is open to young children and their caregivers. Space is limited and registration is required. To keep our families safe we ask that everyone over 2 wears a mask and families observe 6 ft of social distance during the program. Please register all children including infants.
Space is limited and registration is required. 

Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:15-12:00pm
Nature Hike to the Pine Forest with Ms. Jen
Join Ms. Jen for a Nature Hike program at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon. Per department of health, space is limited to 10 people (including infants-please register any children attending). We will read a story, go on a 25-35 minute hike to the pine forest, and make a craft. Staff and all participants must wear a mask.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
10:30-11:15am and 11:45-12:30pm
Outdoor Story time for the Toddler Set in Dedham at the Endicott Branch

Calling all toddlers! Come to the Endicott Branch of the Dedham Public Library for stories and fun with Ms.Marsha. Each week we will have stories,songs, finger plays and movement activities. A simple craft will be provided align with the theme. Space is limited so register today. Our first theme will be shapes. We may even have a shape parade!

This program is offered at 2 times to accommodate more families.

LIVE Story walk- "Move your Mood"
Friday, September 18, 2020 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

REGISTRATION IS NEEDED!!!  Call or email Carol ASAP- Space is Limited: 508-559-1666 ext 1811 or email Carol This Story walk is for preschool/K children and their families!!!

This story walk book is about moving to your various feelings. A pre-packaged craft bag to do at home will be available at the end of story. These bags were put together by CFCE Staff and in accordance with the EEC procedure in "preparation and packaging of materials."

Friday, September 18, 2020
Live Zoom Event with Miss Marsha @ 11:00
Miss Marsha's Friday Stories and Crafts
Join Ms.Marsha on Zoom on Friday's for this virtual playgroup. Each week we explore different themes with stories, videos, and songs. Suggested craft projects are emailed to families on Wednesday to allow time to gather supplies. All crafts use materials you can find in your home. The children will have a chance to interact with Ms.Marsha and the other children during each group. There will be a craft period during which children can do their crafts along with Ms.Marsha.  This group will meet weekly until December. Please be sure to include your mailing address in case I need to mail special materials. 
Once you have registered you will receive a zoom link for the program.

EARLY EDUCATION AND CARE REOPENING INFORMATION Important new resources for families and early education and care programs: Revised Minimum Health and Safety Requirements 
-Updated Interim Regulations for the fall