Week of December 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!
We're still here for you!

The CFCE Administrative offices HAVE MOVED but CFCE will continue to do all the fun and engaging parent-child activities via zoom, online activities, pre-recorded groups and storywalks.

We will also be here to help with resources, ASQ's, collaborations in our 23 towns, helpful information, support and whatever is on your mind!

The ONLY CHANGE will be our address. Our phone numbers, emails and extensions remain the same but our new location is:
New Address (eff. 12/4/20)
Self Help Inc./CFCE
45 Pearl Street
Brockton, MA 02301
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The holiday season is quickly approaching and this year we are expecting many more families to be in need of holiday assistance for their children through our Joy to the Children Project (J2TC).  

Due to the current Covid crisis we will not be able to assist families the way we have in the past where we have provided specific clothes and toys that are on a child's wish list.
 If you are able to help there are 3 ways in which we can accept donations:
  • Make a cash/check donation. CFCE will use this money to purchase gift cards for families who have submitted a J2TC application.
  • Donate gift cards that will be given to families to help with their holiday needs and/or basic needs.
  • Make a donation of an essential item such as diapers, wipes, food, socks, underwear, coats, hats, gloves etc.
Any support would be greatly appreciated and would go a long way in helping these families to have a wonderful and joyous holiday season. 

please contact GINA MCGARRIGLE directly at gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org . 

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
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 Program OR Services in NOVEMBER? 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 monthly survey you complete you will be eligible to be entered into our Monthly Giftcard Giveaway!

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
Parent Talks:
Let's Talk About School! It's Time to Think About Transitions
Wednesday, December 9th from 7:30-8:45pm
Believe it or not it is time to think about the next steps of your child's edcuation. Traditionally, this is the time of year where decisons need to be made about preschool and kindergarten registration opens up. 

Join CFCE Specialists Marsha Wright, Michele Davidson, and Special Guest Kelty Kelley, Principal of the F.X. O'Regan Early Childhood Development Center in Franklin for a discussion about learning and transition.

From Zoom to online classes, we will discuss how to get the most from these virtual experiences.  We will discuss the transition process and tips on how to make a smooth transition. All from the comfort of your home. 

Monday, December 7th from 10:30-11:00am

Live Zoom Event: "Tiny Tots" Finger Fun Play and Learn

Join Ms. Leslie for a 3 week series on Zoom. We will learn through imitation w/ nursery rhymes, finger play through songs, and a simple book. Recommended ages: 18-32 months. Engaging through zoom is a different way to play and learn. There will be no stress if your little doesn't sit. I just ask for you to join the next week and keep trying!
I look forward in seeing you and your little one!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 -
all day
VIRTUAL EVENT: Miss Carol's Grandma Glasses Story FUN!!! "How do Penguins Play?"
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!!!
Please click the video to get started.....

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
Live Zoom Event: @ 10:30

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, December 10, 2020 - all day 
Picnic Finger-play Puppet Show!!!
Grandparents, parents and children...come join this simple stick puppet show to enjoy familiar fingerplay songs put into action behind the CFCE theatre!!!

There will be different ones every month for the upcoming year. Let me know your name and address for watching and Carol will send you a special book in the mail along with some related activities for home!!! ccarver@selfhelpinc.org 

Thursday, December 10th, 2020
 Live zoom Event: 11:00-11:30

Ms.Marsha's Zoom Toddler Time: Songs and Stories for the Toddler Set

Join Ms.Marsha on Zoom for thirty minutes of singing, dancing, and fun filled stories right from the comfort of your home! We will have lots of fun singing, dancing, and listening to stories together. With the click of a link the fun begins! The weather may be getting chilly but we will be warm and cozy as we have fun together!

Friday, December 11, 2020 - all day

Self Help, Inc./CFCE Outreach Bags for Families

Stop by the Hanson Public Library today and ask for an outreach bag from Self Help Inc./CFCE- while upplies last- anytime between 9:30 and 4:30.  

The outreach bag is fuilled with fun things for the familiy!!! A children's book, craft, resources for parents, ideas of things to do at home for the winter with your children and a WBGH woorkbook which is full of FUN activites to do!!! 
Friday, December 11th, 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.

Winter Story Walk: "Let it Snow"
Monday December 14th 10:30-11:30
Scavenger Hunt for Preschoolers
Tuesday, December 15th
and much more more!!

Check it out and REGISTER Now (programming is filling up fast!)