Week of November 16, 2020
Live Zoom Events, Virtual Playgroups & More
Don't forget to check out our calendar each week, for the most up-to-date information!
PBS KIDS Family Night | PBS KIDS for Parents

Gather the gang for Family Night, weekly family viewing events featuring movie specials or themed programming. Watch, play and learn with your favorite PBS KIDS

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Yes, It's Still Possible to Have a Fun and Festive...

'Tis the season for gratitude, giving, and lots and lots of turkey. However, amid the coronavirus pandemic, your Thanksgiving festivities might look a bit different. Maybe instead of a packed house, you're only entertaining your immediate family...

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Parenting During Coronavirus: You Are Enough...

I've never parented during a pandemic before. The best thing we can do right now is remind ourselves that for our kids, we are enough.

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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

SNAP Application Assistance

SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) WE ARE OPEN AND TAKING SNAP APPLICATION OVER THE PHONE DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS! Applying for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) food assistance SHI Staff can assist you in applying ...

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Self Help Inc. Fuel Assistance Program

Get the Help You Need Paying Your Heating Bills 13,233 households were warmer last winter because of help received from Self Help, Inc. and the Fuel Assistance Program. We want residents throughout our service areas to know that Fuel Assistance...

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Do You Need Help This Holiday Season?
The Joy to the Children Project is starting a bit late this year due to the Covid pandemic and the delay in getting sponsors.

This years J2TC's project will NOT look like it has in the past. We are NOT ABLE to collect or distribute toys or clothes as we have been doing for the last 20 years.

This year we are trying to get diapers, wipes, some basic necessities and gift cards. The requirements for returning families are the same as last year and the application link will be emailed out to eligible families the week of Nov. 2nd. All required programs will need to be done by October 30th for returning families. If you have never applied for the Joy to the Children Project, there are no activity requirements the first year, and if you are in need this year, please email Gina McGarrigle at gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org for the application link. There are many families in need this year, so PLEASE do not apply unless you really need it. If you anticipate needing help this year, and you have applied to the J2TC project in the past, please make sure that your activity requirements have been met. You will not receive an application if your activity requirements are not met.

Please note that submission of an application does NOT mean automatic acceptance into the Joy to the Children Project. Acceptance is dependent upon the donations that we receive.

If you have any questions please email Gina McGarrigle at gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
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
Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 07:00 pm to 07:30 pm

Join Ms. Marsha on Zoom for Pajama Story time. Put on those pajamas and grab a stuffed friend as we sing and share stories together from the comfort of your own home. If you can find something to shake as we sing some of your favorite songs! Be sure you have space to move and dance. Registration is required! 

Monday, November 16, 2020 -
all day
VIRTUAL EVENT: "Can You Guess What I am?"
This program has gone virtual....and is now available ONLINE! Register with Miss Carol and she will email you the link to the Surprise video and if you provide your name and address she will send you a related craft and book!!!

REGISTER NOW by emailing Carol at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 -
all day
VIRTUAL EVENT: Miss Carol's Grandma Glasses Story FUN!!! "Can You Guess?"
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, November 17, 2020 -
all day
VIRTUAL EVENT: Storytime on the Rock's has gone VIRTUAL

This program has gone virtual....and is now available ONLINE! Register with Miss Carol and she will email you the link to the story "Henry Helps with the Laundry" and if you provide your name and address she will send you a related craft and book!!!

REGISTER NOW by emailing Carol at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org
Tuesday, 17, 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. 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
"LIVE" Self Help Inc., Outreach Table
Wednesday, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm @ Turner Free Library-OUTSIDE (Randolph)


Any one in the community can stop by Self Help, Inc.'s outreach table and receive a bag of resources which include: our CFCE brochure outlining our various playgroups, parent training, individual services, ASQ, etc. The Self Help brochure includes information about fuel assistance, WIC, Head Start, Weatherization, etc. Many other helpful resources and information are included as well as a children’s craft along with an activity booklet for home from WBGH of lots of fun things to do..all included in a pre- packaged bag!!!

CFCE Staff: Carol Carver  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Activity Site Contact Person: Carol 508-559-1666 ext. 1811
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Simple Crafts to Make with Acorns-ANYTIME

Each month there will be a pre-recorded videotaping of....Simple Crafts to make with various things from NATURE!!! Please watch with your child to get some ideas of what to make, plus come up with your own ideas to be CREATIVE!!!
First, go on a nature hike to collect the nature item that will be shared and then just have fun together making fun things!!!
After you have watched this video, please email me your name to ccarver@selfhelpinc.org so I can mail you some awesome fall handouts such as a Fall Bucket List, more fall crafts and Nature table ideas for home as well as a very special book!!!

Friday, November 20, 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.

Kitchen "K"reations....Delicious Dip!!!
Monday, November 23, 2020 - all day
and much more more!!

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