June 19, 2020
CFCE Daily Activities and Resources
Dear CFCE Families,

If you need anything, please email us. We are available to help you and your family.

Remember to check our Facebook page . We are posting tips and activities every day. And as always, check our CFCE Calendar. We are posting this email in addition to adding new LIVE ZOOM EVENTS!


 Ms. Gina and the entire CFCE Staff .
CFCE LIVE Zoom Events
(please follow links below or visit our Calendar for all registration info)
Mondays - Join CFCE for Zoom Chat and Play! ( Interactive Support Group for Parents ... and a little something for the children!)
Ms.Marsha, CFCE Specialist and Susan West, LPN, Family Education Specialist at BID-Plymouth Hospital and Active Parenting Coordinator are teaming up to provide this Zoom Interactive Support Group for Parents. Each group will start with songs and a story. Parents can then choose from several suggested activities their children can do independently while the grown ups chat!
Tuesdays - Music and Movement
Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM join Ms. Marsha for Music and Movement. Let's sing,dance and move with joy in our own homes! Join this Zoom event with Ms. Marsha as we move music and movement to a virtual space. Grab your shakers and drums (you can use a pan and a spoon for drum if you do not have one!)
Thursdays - Toddler Story & Songs
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM join Ms. Marsha LIVE on Zoom for Toddler Story and Song Time. We will sing a few songs and have a short story. This activity is designed for toddlers. It will last less than 30 minutes.
Fridays - Friday Story and Craft Group
Every Friday at 11:00 AM join Ms. Marsha LIVE on Zoom for stories, songs and a craft!!. This preschool group meets each Friday to listen to stories, sing songs, and complete simple crafts based on a theme. Please email Ms.Marsha at mwright@selfhelpinc.org if you want to join the fun!!
Parent Information and Resources
Many families are having a rough go of it during the Covid-19 Virus. Some have lost their job, and some are on unemployment, while some have reduced work hours. Here at CFCE, we often depend on the Cradles to Crayons program to help families with clothing and necessities for their children. If you are one of those families, click the link below to complete a Cradles to Crayons application for clothing. Cradles is currently closed due to COVID-19, so please be patient. As soon as CFCE receives word from Cradles to Crayons that they are accepting new applications, we will submit your's, and we will contact you!
Zoom Parent Workshop:

Navigating the World in the New Normal
June 24, 2020 (Wed)

Join Parent Educator Susan West from Beth Israel Deaconess in Plymouth and CFCE Specialist Marsha Wright as we discuss how to safely re-enter the world in the "New Normal" Parents are encouraged to discuss their concerns about going out in the community with their children. We will base answers on latest information available. Registration is required.        Click on this link to register   :
Cape Cod Family Resource Center presents......
Cape Cod Toy Library VIRTUAL PLAY Workshop for Parents
Tuesday, June 23rd
6:00-7:30 pm
Will children’s learning slide or progress this summer?
Why summer play can foster children’s learning!
Join the Conversation!!

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

Self Help Inc is open for business,   CLICK HERE   to see what services we can provide you! If we can't provide it, we will help you find another agency who can!! You can always email:   info@selfhelpinc.org
The Self Help Inc. Head Start Program is now taking applications for the FALL! For more information on the Head Start Program, CLICK HERE . Or to submit an application, please follow the links below.

Food Resources
Are you concerned about keeping food on the table due to job loss or illness, or are you just interested in getting some more information? Self Help Inc. can answer any questions you may have about the SNAP Program, and we can help you apply right over the phone! These are stressful times, let us help.  Please call 508-588-0447 x1807 or email:  snap@selfhelpinc.org
WIC Programs are open, and ALL NUTRITION APPOINTMENTS WILL BE DONE BY PHONE ONLY.  New families to the WIC program should locate the  closest WIC office  to you to request an appointment by phone. If families cannot get through another option is the state online link to apply online:    https://www.mass.gov/forms/apply-for-wic-online

The Hockomack YMCA Sites are doing food distribution at many of their sites! PLEASE CLICK HERE or the image for location and information
Food Bank Listings  (please make sure you call or email, as their hours and processes during COVID-19 may be altered)
Book of the Day!
Parent Corner
4 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth with Your Kids

Juneteenth is a celebration of the day in 1865 when word of Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation — which had been signed two years prior and freed all enslaved people — made its way to Texas.
 A combination of the words “June” and “Nineteenth,” Juneteenth was first made an official Texas state holiday in 1979, but since then, people have begun to honor the day (also called Emancipation Day) all around the United States. Read more about this important holiday...
Toddler Activities
Outdoor Physical Activities for Toddlers

Get Outside and Get Active With Your Toddler

Unlike bigger kids who should aim for 60 minutes of physical activity per day, toddlers need three hours of active playtime every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 1 Try these outdoor physical activities with your toddler to help meet those needs. Each one may only last 10 minutes or so (thanks to toddlers' short attention spans), so be prepared to rotate through a bunch of them during an outdoor play session.
Toddlers making friends

Watching toddlers making friends for the first time can be a delight. It’s good for your young child to start learning how to play well with other children. This lays the groundwork for later social skills.

Toddlers making friends: what to expect
When children are very young – aged 1-2 years – they generally play with the other children around them, rather than choosing a ‘best’ friend. Many of your child’s playmates will be the children of people you know – for example, friends, family or parents you meet at playgroup.
Toddlers vary in how social they are. Some are naturally more sociable and can manage more playmates, whereas others are more comfortable with fewer playmates. As your child gets older and develops verbal skills, he’s likely to start telling you who he likes playing with.
Preschool Activities
School Age Activities
Kids' Craft to Celebrate Juneteenth
Many families decorate their homes with red banners and feature red foods in their Juneteenth holiday picnics and barbecues.Red stands for the blood that people shed as slaves.

Make a Paper Chain to remember the important ideas celebrated on the Juneteenth holiday!

  • Red construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Crayons or markers
  • Glue stick

1. On the piece of paper, use a ruler to mark off 1-inch strips. Cut the strips.
2. With a crayon or marker, print words on the strips that are important to remember on Juneteenth. Some ideas are "freedom," "hopes," "slavery," and "goals."
3. Form one of the strips into a circle and glue the ends together.
4. Form the next circle and loop it into the first circle. Glue the ends. Repeat until all of the strips are connected. Make the chain as long as you want by adding more strips.
5. Share the words on your chain, and tell friends why they are important ideas to remember!

Learn More about Juneteenth from PBS by clicking the image below!
Recipe Time
Red drinks are popular for Juneteenth celebrations espcially strawberry soda. Strawberry soda was among the first drinks that freed slaves celebrated with. They were not able to drink this on the plantation.


Prep Time  20 minutes
Cook Time  10 minutes
Total Time  30 minutes
Servings  6  servings
Author  Divas Can Cook

  • 4-5 family-size tea bags I use Luzianne
  • 6 cups water divided
  • 4 cups ripe strawberries makes about 1 cup of juice
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • Frozen or fresh strawberries mint (optional garnish)

  • In a small pot, bring two cups of water to a boil.(could also heat in microwave)
  • Remove from heat and add tea bags.
  • Let tea bags steep for 10 minutes before discarding the tea bags.
  • Meanwhile, dice up strawberries.
  • Place in a food processor and puree.
  • Strain pureed strawberries through a mesh strainer, reserving the juice and discarding the pulp.
  • In a large pitcher add tea, strawberry juice and sugar.
  • Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Stir in 4 cups of cold water.
  • Refrigerate until ice cold.
  • Pour over ice and serve immediately.
  • If desired used frozen strawberries as ice cubes and fresh strawberries or mint as garnish.
Stay connected to  Mass.gov  for the most up-to-dates information and resource s
NEW STIMULUS CHECK INFO!  If you haven't filed taxes in the last 2 years,   CLICK HERE  to update your bank account information for your Stimulus Check
Make sure EVERY MA Community has the funding and resources it needs for the NEXT 10 YEARS!!!!

Tax Day Now July 15
On March 20, 2020, Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin announced that Tax Day has been moved from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties, regardless of the amount owed.
The Treasury Secretary encouraged taxpayers who might have a tax refund to file now to receive your refund.
FREE Online Tax Filing Options (simple returns)
***The Self Help Inc. VITA program is currently suspended, but we are working on a file upload system, so we can prepare your taxes over the phone. Check our    WEBSITE    for all updates
COVID-19 Information and Resources
NEW!! Covid-19 Symptom Tracker App. Read more about this app

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State Updates and Informationwww.ma.gov/coronavirus

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