Week of October 12, 2020
Live Zoom Events, Virtual Playgroups & More
Don't forget to check out our calendar each week, for the most up-to-date information!
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

How to Practice Social Distancing at School | Ready for...

What does it mean when adults say "social distancing"? Why is social distancing important at school and how can we practice it? | The Berkshire Museum is here to help you and your little one prepare for school with kid-friendly instructional...

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The Best Virtual Field Trips to Take

Field trip out of the question? Think again. Thanks to technology, it's now possible for kids to visit all kinds of places from the comfort of their classroom (or home!). We've compiled a list of the best virtual field trips for you, so enjoy...

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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 Program (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. 

Applications to apply to the Joy to the Children Project will be sent later this month. 

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

If you are not yet involved and would like to help now.....please Click the DONATE NOW button below!!! If you are hearing about our project for the first time and you want to help or would like more information, please click one of the buttons below :-)

If you have any questions regarding this request or would like more information, please contact Gina McGarrigle at 508-559-1666 ext. 1814 or email her at gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org. We look forward to hearing from 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
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 SEPTEMBER? 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!


Congratulations to our July and August Raffle winners...thanks for completing our monthly evaluation!!

July: Ashley H.-Abington
Aug: Fabiola J.-Randolph
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, October 13th, 10:00-10:45am

IN-PERSON: Halloran Park Story times on the Rocks

Join Miss Carol and Miss Karen for this 3 week, in-person, story time for families of 3-5 year old children. Each week will include a pre-packaged craft for each child to do on site or for them to bring home. These packets are put together and bagged in accordance with the EEC and CDC guidelines.

All the dates are weather permitting

Once you register you will be registered for all 3 weeks! Please make sure that you and your child will be able to attend all 3 sessions. Space is very limited! If you have attended this program before please do not register again to allow for others to attend.

We will be at the outdoor space on the hill at the Halloran Park in Stoughton. There are rocks in a circle where children/families can sit and be socially distanced from one another and the staff member presenting the program. Park and look for the ENTER HERE sign and a CFCE staff member will assist you.

ALL Families must preregister all children!

To register contact Carol Carver via phone or email ccarver@selfhelpinc.org 508-559-1666 ext. 1811.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 -
all day
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, October 13, 2020
Live Zoom Event: @ 10:30
ZOOM 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. 
"5 Green Apples:" Picnic Finger-play Puppet Show
Thursday, October 15, 2020
all day

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!!! ccarver@selfhelpinc.org 

Outdoor Playful YOGA Series for Older Preschoolers
Friday, October 16, 2020
from 10:30 am to 11:15 am

Join Miss Carol for this 3 week Playful Yoga Program for 4-5 families of older preschool age children. Families will be asked to bring their own blanket / yoga mats for their family to participate.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Register once for all 3 dates. Space is limited!

October 16, 23 and 30, 2020 (weather permitting)
Please contact Carol Carver to register
E: ccarver@selfhelpinc.org P: 508-559-1666 ext. 1811
Friday, October 16, 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.

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