Week of September 7, 2020
Live Zoom Events, Virtual Playgroups & More
Don't forget to check out our calendar each week, for the most up-to-date information!
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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!

Ms.Marsha's Stories:
Sand in My Shoes
by: Wendy Kesselman
We’re having fun heading into fall now and can’t wait to share all the crafts we have planned for this season! Today we’re showing you how to make this adorable handprint tree. I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of handprint tree crafts before, but we love that this one is 3D and stands up and would make a lovely fall décor piece in your office or kitchen window. If you haven’t seen our other fall crafts, be sure to check out our fall potato stamps and fall playdough. These are both fall activities the kids will love!
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
Monday, September 7, 2020 - All Day


Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - all day
Grandma Glasses Story FUN!!!
"When You Look Up"
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 8, 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. 
Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 10:30am to 12:30pm Live Event-STORYWALK at the Dedham Public Library with Miss. Marsha

Come to the grounds of the main branch of the Dedham 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. 

Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:15-12:00pm
Nature Bird Watching Hike with Ms. Jen
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary at 293 Moose Hill Pkwy, Sharon, MA 
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 bird watching hike, and make a craft. Staff and all participants must wear a mask. Registration is required!
Friday, September 11, 2020
Live Zoom Event with Miss Marsha @ 10:30
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