Week of January 4, 2021
Live Zoom Events, Virtual Playgroups & More
Don't forget to check out our calendar each week, for the most up-to-date information!

The year 2020 hasn’t exactly gone how we’d planned, right? Let’s just say if we’d known about the challenges the year would bring our way, we very much doubt we’d have bothered to stay up past midnight to welcome in the new year with a bang. We’d have slept right through the whole thing and dropped all expectation that the year would be our best yet.
But despite its devastations and disappointments, the year has presented some valuable opportunities for learning and growth, and these takeaways shouldn’t be forgotten as 2020 rolls into 2021.
With the guidance and advice from two experts in the field, we’re bringing you the tips you need to safeguard your expectations and prepare yourself for a better 2021.

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CFCE OFFICES HAVE MOVED.....But........
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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Zoom Sign Language Class with Mermaid Princess
FEB 7

Public · Hosted by Family Fun Princesses

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WHAT IS ASQ??
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!
ATTENTION PARENTS!
Did you and your children participate in any of our Program OR Services in DECEMBER? 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 Gift Card 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
"The Snowy Day"-Miss Carol's 'Grandma Glasses' Story FUN!!!
Tuesday, January 5
-All Day-Virtual Event


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.....


CLICK HERE to get started!
January's MYSTERY Zoom with Miss Carol
Thursday, January 7 from 10:15 to 11:00
-LIVE ZOOM activity


Mystery Zoom with Miss Carol!!! REGISTER NOW by contacting Carol  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org to share some general information and then Jen will send you the zoom link.  
Online zoom class for ages 3-5- each week's theme will be totally different and FUN!!! Zoom class will be a small group of children/parents with time for all to share an introduction or news and then some songs, show & tell, mystery box with clues, movement, story, guessing games and simple art projects with materials from home.  
-Theme for January 7th- favorite toy (bring one of your favorite toys)


CLICK HERE for details and registration!
Live Zoom: Ms. Marsha's Friday Story and Crafts

Friday, January 8 from 11:00-11:45

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. 


CLICK HERE for more details and registration!
A-Z Activities
Saturday, January 9th
-All Day


A to Z Activities are for School-Age Kids and Parents to enjoy together at home in their community and OUTDOORS!!! You MUST REGISTER to participate-once you register with parent's name, child's name(s), address and email you will automatically receive the activities twice a month.....thank you!!!

CLICK HERE for details
These are only a few of the upcoming programs! Please go to our calendar for a full list!
Tuesday, January 12th
10:00-10:30
Live Zoom Event

Scavenger Hunt for Preschoolers
We're going on a Scavenger Hunt! What better way to keep the little ones busy than with a good old fashioned Scavenger Hunt? Parents don't really have to do anything. All you have to do is show up with your preschooler and we will do the rest. We will be reading a story and sing some songs.
CLICK HERE for more info.
Tuesday, January 12th
10:30-11:15
Live Zoom Event

Zoom Music and Movement
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. 

CLICK HERE for more info.
Tuesday, January 12th
3:30-4:30
Live Zoom Event
(school-age)

What's Your Dream? Celebrating the Dream of Martin Luther King
Let's continue the dream of Martin Luther King! We will bring King's dream to life with stories and songs. We have some wonderful books that introduce "Uncle Martin" and reminds us that he was a real person not just a holiday. We will discuss the civil rights movement and talk about how the movement continues to this day.  

CLICK HERE for more info.
Thursday, January 14th
10:15-11:00
-Live ZOOM Event

January's MYSTERY Zoom with Miss Carol



Mystery Zoom with Miss Carol!!! REGISTER NOW by contacting Carol  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org to share some general information and then Jen will send you the zoom link.  
Online zoom class for ages 3-5- each week's theme will be totally different and FUN!!! Zoom class will be a small group of children/parents with time for all to share an introduction or news and then some songs, show & tell, mystery box with clues, movement, story, guessing games and simple art projects with materials from home.  
January 14th- PJ day!!!(wear your PJ's)


CLICK HERE for more details.
Thursday, January 14th
11:00-11:30
-Live Zoom Event

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 frightful but we will be warm and cozy as we have fun together!


CLICK HERE for more details.
Friday, January 15th
10:00-10:30
-Live Zoom Event

Toddler Town Program with Ms. Karen

Yep! Just for the toddlers! Obviously parents must accompany their child to Toddler Town by either having them sit beside you or on your lap. We will be reading a story, doing some fun teacher directed activities, sing some songs and maybe even get up and move our bodies. This activity will follow the flow of the little ones. We all know how unpredictable they can be. This will be a great way to introduce your little ones into the world of Virtual Learning. When you come to our activity, please bring a scarf, napkin, or a piece of flowy material that the children can wave back and forth. 


CLICK HERE for more details and to register.
Live Zoom: Ms. Marsha's Friday Story and Crafts

Friday, January 15 from 11:00-11:45

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. 


CLICK HERE for more details and registration!
PLEASE NOTE: ALL PROGRAMS FILL UP QUICK, PLEASE LOOK AHEAD ON THE CALENDAR TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!!!
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Energy Programs

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Fuel Assistance Program

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