June 18, 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. Jen 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
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  :
Get Tested for COVID-19: June 17th and 18th
The Commonwealth is urging anyone who has attended a large gathering in the past two weeks to get tested for COVID-19. This testing will be provided at no cost to you.

COVID-19 can spread easily and quickly in large groups of people who are in close contact. Some people do not have symptoms but may have the virus and could spread the virus to others. If you participated in a large gathering, you should get tested. Read More

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!
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!
Toddler Activities

Toddler Play

Playing with your toddler is so essential to connection and learning development. A little bit of prep time each week can give you dozens of activities to pull out when you're in the middle of a busy week.

Check out this article from Kayla at Keeptoddlersbusy .

Nicole from Polished Playhouse has the following Pre-writing activities for toddlers.

Karina has a fun hammering project for little ones.
More Ideas From Moms

Sometimes the best resources for activities are from other moms. Below are links to some tried-and-true activities for toddlers.

Here's another one from Kayla - Toy Friends' Picnic.

Nahdz_Adventures shows a homemade sorting toy.

Color matching activity from @raisingyannis
Preschool Activities

Using Recycled Materials for Hours of Fun

I Love this activity from Mandisa with Happy Toddler Playtime - Sensory Bin

I can't get enough of Kayla from Keep Toddlers Busy. Check out her instagram posting of Toilet paper roll space ships. These spaceships are great for any kids who are into space or love doing crafts. Here's Kayla's sensory bin inspired by the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom book.

Yanique brings us a few more activities featuring recycled/reclaimed materials. Here's her maze.

Here's an outdoor tic-tac-toe game straight out of nature from Instagram mom, educate_w_wonder.

Janine_encourageplay brings us this awesome playhouse using cardboard and tape.
School Age Activities


Kamilah with parentpartnerships i s one of my go-to sources right now when I need a new activity for my six-year-old. She has great ideas, clear photos, and super fun projects.
Something New
Follow this link to a short video showing students In Paraguay who are learning to play music using recycled instruments made from materials found in dumps.

These 20+ Anti-Racism Crafts and Activities for Kids from Mandisa at Happy Toddler Playtime aren't just for little kids.

TheEveryMom.com site brings us 18 movies That Celebrate Diversity to Watch as a Family.
Recipe Time
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

NEW!! Text  covidma to  888777 to get text updates from the state about the most recent Covid-19 news

State Updates and Informationwww.ma.gov/coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Kids Book ( English) ( Spanish)