Week of November 2, 2020
Live Zoom Events, Virtual Playgroups & More
Don't forget to check out our calendar each week, for the most up-to-date information!
Let's Vote! Talking to Children About Voting | PBS KIDS...

​An election year is an opportunity to talk with children about making decisions as a group. Explore elections by using these activities and tips to explore...

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How Screen Time May Cause Insomnia in Teens - Sleep...

For teenagers, sleep plays a critical role in staying healthy, feeling happy, maintaining good grades, and doing well in sports. But sleep doesn't come easily for some teens. For those who struggle, it's important to look at their electronic use. ...

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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

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 OCTOBER? 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 Lakeshore Learning 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
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 -
all day
Grandma Glasses Story FUN!!!
"On the Farm": Miss Carol's 'Grandma Glasses' Story FUN!!!
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, 3, 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. 
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 10:00am and 11:00am
Halloran Park in Stoughton Story time on the Rocks!!!

This is a 3 week, in-person, story time for families of 3-5 year old children that will include a pre-packaged packet of a craft for each child to do on site along with songs, movement, stories and outdoor FUN!  

Pre-registration: Will be done by Carol Carver - serving 4 families each time time slot 10:00am and 11:00am. 

Call or email Carol atccarver@selfhelpinc.org 508-559-1666 ext. 1811  SPACE IS LIMITED!!!
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 12:30-1:30
"Live" Self Help Outreach Table


Any one in the community can stop by Self Help, Inc.'s outreach table to learn more "bits & pieces" about the services offered by CFCE and our lead agency Self Help, Inc. Resources 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!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2020
from 10:30-11:30
Story Walk - "Head to Toe" At the North Attleboro WW1 Memorial Park

Come enjoy reading a story outdoors with your child along a designated pathway. This Story walk book is- Head to Toe- and it comes with a pre-packaged craft to do at home. Children will to receive the craft at the end of the story walk We have also included some helpful handouts!  

REGISTER NOW: Carol Carver ccarver@selfhelpinc.org 

Space is limited so register today!
Thursday, November 5, 2020 ZOOM Fall Story Time for the Toddler Set in Dedham

Come enjoy reading a story outdoors with your child along a designated pathway. This Story walk book is- Head to Toe- and it comes with a pre-packaged craft to do at home. Children will to receive the craft at the end of the story walk We have also included some helpful handouts!  

REGISTER NOW for the 10:30am session OR the 11:45am session

Space is limited so register today!
Thursday November 5, 2020
Nature Science Hike - Parts of a Plant
11:15 Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary Sharon

Join Ms. Jen for a Nature Science Hike at Moose Hill in Sharon. On this 30-45 minute hike, we will learn about the parts of a plant, while enjoying a beautiful walk through nature. Strollers will not fit on the trail. Recommended for children 3 and up or in carriers. Staff and participants are all required to wear a mask.

Friday, November 6, 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.

November 11th Veteran's Day Agency Closed

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