MARCH 2018

 

Please find below a listing of all of the Self Help Inc. CFCE community based programs scheduled for MARCH 2018!  All programs provided are FREE for families!

 

IMPORTANT: FIRST....I would like to thank all of the families and community partners that have already completed our survey!!!!  But we still need more of you to respond!  It is important to us that all of our communities are represented and we are lacking response from the following:  FRANKLIN, MANSFIELD, NORFOLK, PLAINVILLE and WRENTHAM...... We NEED YOUR INPUT!  SHI CFCE's Annual Community Needs Survey  is now out!  Please tell us about you, your community and needs!  We need parents, grandparents, educators, council members and community members from ALL 23 of our towns to respond.  Share with your friends, family, co-workers, community members and the parents that you work with!  Complete it and you can be entered into a FREE Raffle!  Click on the image below to complete this important 5 min survey to help CFCE plan for the upcoming year! 


 

QUICK LINKS
All Ages        Infant          Toddler          Preschool            Kindergarten Readiness    

 ***IMPORTANT REMINDERS***
ACTIVITY REGISTRATION REMINDER: Please remember that most of our programming requires PRE-REGISTRATION. Please follow registration instructions for each activity, or you can visit our calendar for registration links/contacts for each program!!

ILLNESS: Please remember that if you or your child are showing symptoms of illness, we ask that you do not attend CFCE programs, for your and everyone's health and safety. Please see link below for more information/resources.

SNOW/INCLEMENT WEATHER: During the winter months, we ask that you always check our online calendar and/or your email to see if any programs are delayed or cancelled. Everyone's health and safety are our utmost concern. Please view our complete snow policy via the link below.

allagesALL AGES
kids_friends.jpg On the Move....Mall Winter Program @ Westgate Mall 
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
REGISTER for this weekly group by calling or emailing Carol at 508-559-1666 x1811, ccarver@selfhelpinc.org. This winter activity includes indoor gross motor play for the cold months, songs, games, movement as well as a morning snack, stories and handouts!!!  We meet at the indoor mall playground and start the program there!!!
Drop-In Playgroup (multiple sessions)
Moms, Dads, and caretakers of young children... Come join Carol Carver - Early Childhood Support Specialist- from Self Help, Inc. Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Program.   Parents can chat together, children can engage in toys-music-and- manipulatives together, and everyone will have some FUN!!!  The Playgroup will run for approximately 45 minutes- with free play lasting  about 20 minutes and then songs, stories, simple art and parachute play will be offered towards the later part!  Come join us for these FUN GET-TOGETHERS with others!  ALL are Welcomed!!!  
NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! CFCE FACILITATOR:  Carol Carver
Date/Time Location
Register
Mar 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Mansfield Public Library 
DROP IN
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Abington Public Library DROP IN
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Whitman Public Library DROP IN





Warm Winter FUN!!! @ Rockland Community Center: McKinley School- 1st floor classroom 
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Moms, Dads, and Grandparents of young children....No registration required just come and Drop by the Rockland Community Center: Mckinley School (1st floor classroom) and come join staff from Self Help, Inc. / CFCE program for some warm winter FUN!!! Someone will be at the door to let you in promptly at 9:30!!!  Families will be engaged in warm up exercises and play time- chat time...as well as songs, moving to music, simple art, Nursery Rhymes, fingerplays and a story read-aloud, as well as a breakfast snack!!!  All are welcomed for the interaction- but activities are geared for 2-4 year olds.  Any questions, contact Carol at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org or 508-559-1666 x1811
Let's Go to Pillowland! Family Story time (multiple sessions) 
Let's go to Pillowland. Join Ms.Marsha at the ECDC in Franklin for Family Story time. We will travel to pillowland via stories and songs. We will make a simple craft and have loads of fun! Each family will leave with wonderful literacy information and a new children's book! This program is appropriate for young children and their caregivers. Registration is required click on the links below and register today!
DATE/TIME LOCATION REGISTER
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm Early Childhood Dev. Center-Franklin Register Online Now!  Questions, contact Marsha Wright at
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm Dedham Community House Register Online Now! 
Questions, contact Marsha Wright at mwright@selfhelpinc.org

Music and Movement (multiple sessions) 
Come sing, Dance, and Move to the Groove with Ms. Marsha. We will sing, dance and have an instrument play. One lucky family will leave with the program Cd. This program is open to young children and their 
caregivers.  DROP-IN!  No registration required.  Please contact Library for more info./questions.   CFCE FACILITATOR:  Marsha Wright
Date/Time
Location
Questions
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Turner Free Library-Randolph 781-961-0932
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Cafe (Plainville) 508-699-0244
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Whitman Public Library 781-447-7613
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am Norton Public Library 508-285-0265
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am Hanson Public Library 781-293-2151
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
South Shore Children's Museum (Hanover) 508-559-1666 x1815

Stories and Smoothies @ Whole Foods at Legacy Place 
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Drop into Whole Foods market and join us for a story, song, simple art project and smoothie!!  Please let the facilitator know of any food allergies when you arrive. DROP IN!  NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED CFCE FACILITATOR: Leslie Dunn
infantINFANT
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Tot Time Sing n Learn (multiple sessions)
Come play, sing, and learn with Ms.Marsha. We will play with toys, have some great stories and sing our favorite songs! This months theme will be loosely based around animals preparing for winter. REGISTER BY CALLING THE LIBRARIES BELOW!   CFCE FACILITATOR: Marsha Wright
Date/Time
Location Register
Mar 1 @10:30 am - 11:15 am
Dedham Public Library-Endicott Branch
781-751-9178
Mar 6 @10:30 am - 11:15 am
Rockland Public Library
781-878-1236
Mar 7 @10:30 am - 11:15 am
Canton Public Library
781-821-5027
Mar 8 @10:30 am - 11:15 am
West Bridgewater Public Library
508-894-1255
Mar 13 @10:00 am - 10:45 am
Turner Free Library-Randolph
781-961-0932
Mar 20 @10:30 am - 11:15 am
Sharon Public Library 781-784-1578
Mar 22 @10:30 am - 11:15 am
Norton Public Library
508-285-0265

Patty Cake Playtime @ Dedham Community House 
Mar 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Patty Cake Play Time is a group for infants ages 3 months to 9 months and their caregivers. Join Ms.Marsha for a fun filled group for you and your baby. We will sing, play and read stories in an informal setting. Each family will leave with information and a new book to add to their babies library. We will meet in the first floor meeting room. This group is done in collaboration Dedham Parent Time. Space is limited! REGISTER ONLINE NOW!  Questions, please contact Marsha at 508-559-1666 x1815, mwright@selfhelpinc.org
toddlerTODDLER PROGRAMS
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Tot Time Sing n Learn (multiple sessions)
Come play, sing, and learn with Ms.Marsha. We will play with toys, have some great stories and sing our favorite songs! This months theme will be loosely based around animals preparing for winter. REGISTER BY CALLING THE LIBRARIES BELOW!   CFCE FACILITATOR: Marsha Wright
Date/Time
Location Register
Mar 1 @10:30 am - 11:15 am
Dedham Public Library-Endicott Branch
781-751-9178
Mar 6 @10:30 am - 11:15 am
Rockland Public Library
781-878-1236
Mar 7 @10:30 am - 11:15 am
Canton Public Library
781-821-5027
Mar 8 @10:30 am - 11:15 am
West Bridgewater Public Library
508-894-1255
Mar 13 @10:00 am - 10:45 am
Turner Free Library-Randolph
781-961-0932
Mar 20 @10:30 am - 11:15 am
Sharon Public Library 781-784-1578
Mar 22 @10:30 am - 11:15 am
Norton Public Library
508-285-0265

Tiny Tots @ Whitman Public Library 
Mar 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Join us for a story, nursery rhymes, music and movement, finger plays and a sensory activity or simple art project. Children ages 18-36 months.  10:30-11:15.    Facilitated by Michele Davidson, CFCE Specialist. Please REGISTER ONLINE for this group.  MAKE SURE YOU PUT BOTH YOU AND YOUR CHILD'S INFO WHEN YOU REGISTER.  Questions, please contact Michele at mdavidson@selfhelpinc.org or 508-559-1666 x1810.
Toddler Play-N-Learn and Toddler Groups (multiple sessions)
The Toddler Groups are a FREE one hour play time for children ages 12 months to 30 months and their parent/guardian. The children will participate in Free Time, Story Time, Art Activity and music and movement. You must pre-register with  (see below).  Families from all towns are eligible to participate.   
Date/Time
Location Register
CFCE Facilitator
Mar 7 @10:30 am - 11:30 am
Rockland Memorial Library 781-878-1236 Karen. M
Mar 8 @10:30 am - 11:30 am
Queset House/Ames Free Library-Easton
REGISTER ONLINE or call 508-559-1666 x1812
Karen. M
Mar 13 @10:30 am - 11:30 am
Stoughton Public Library
781-344-2711
Karen. M
Mar 13 @10:30 am - 11:15 am
Fiske Library-Wrentham 508-384-5440
Gina M.
Mar 14 @10:00 am - 11:00 am
Turner Free Library-Randolph
REGISTER ONLINE NOW or call 508-559-1666 x1812
Karen M.
Mar 15 @10:15 am - 11:15 am Avon Public Library
REGISTER ONLINE NOW!  OR CALL 508-559-1666 X1810
Michele D.
Mar 20 @10:00 am - 11:00 am
Norfolk Public Library
REGISTER ONLINE! 
OR call 508-528-3380
Gina M.
psPRESCHOOL PROGRAMS
At-Home Stories @ At Your Home 
Various Days & Times
If you are a parent, grandparent or guardian of young children and have difficulty getting out into your community for any reason at all ... PLEASE give us a call at 508-559-1666 ext. 1811!  We will be more than happy to come and do a seasonal story time -especially during the winter months-at your home for you & your children as well as any neighbors or friends with children that you'd like to invite. PLEASE give Carol a call at 508-559-1666 ext. 1811 and we can plan an story time!
Color My World with Science (multiple sessions)
REGISTER  for this parent/child activity by calling the numbers  below,   for you and your 3-5 year old!!!  This parent/child gathering will include color experiments, songs, related art projects, movement with scarves,  literature connection stories , etc.  CFCE FACILITATOR:  Carol Carver
Date/Time Location Register
Mar 1 @ 10:30 am -11:15 am
Whitman Public Library 781-447-7613
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm -1:45 pm
Stoughton Public Library 781-344-2711

play learn grow
Preschool Play and Learn (multiple sessions)
Preschool play and learn in a monthly parent child group. Activities include free play, circle time and crafts. Each group offers floor and table activities. Children will have the opportunity to play together as well as individually. Preregistration is required for this group. Registration will be available 2 weeks prior to the start date. Please REGISTER as indicated below.
  Date/Time  Location  Register  Facilitator
Mar 1 @ 10:30 am-11:30 am
Norton Public Library
REGISTER ONLINE NOW!
Questions...contact Gina gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
Gina M.
Mar 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am Fiske Public Library (Wrentham)
Gina M.
Mar 14 @ 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Franklin Public Library 508-520-4941 Marsha W.
Mar 15 @ 10:30 am-11:30 am
East Bridgewater Public Library 508-378-1616 Karen M.
Mar 15 @ 10:15 am-11:15 am
Avon Public Library
REGISTER ONLINE NOW!  Questions...contact Michele
,mdavidson@selfhelpinc.org
Michele D.
Mar 26 @ 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Canton Public Library 781-821-5027 Marsh W.
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am-11:00 am
Norfolk Public Library REGISTER ONLINE! Or call 508-528-3380 Gina M.
Mar 27 @ 10:30 am-11:30 am
Stoughton Public Library 781-344-2711 Karen M.
Can You Guess What I Am?...4 week series @ Keeping Pace Children's Boutique Store (West Bridgewater)-- (Multi-session)
Mar 2, 9, 16 and 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
REGISTER for this 4 - week series now!!!  Each week we will discover thru a variety of activities what things are in certain places around us...such as in the home, in the street, in nature and animal guess what I am!!! THIS GROUP IS GEARED FOR 4-6 YEAR OLDS.  Come join us for some FUN!!! REGISTER WITH Carol Carver AT
508-559-1666 ext 1811, ccarver@selfhelpinc.org
Celebrate the Magic...Every Day Is Special!!! (multiple sessions)
Every month of the year there are many different things to celebrate.   During this group time, for preschoolers, we will be acknowledging various monthly things that are recognized- such as Honey Month, Kite Month, Soup Day, etc.!!! We will be doing this through books, songs, sensory experiences, art, etc. Hope you can JOIN us!!!   REGISTER with Children's Librarian at the numbers below. 
This month's celebration is:  KITE Month!!
   
Date/Time Location Register
Mar 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am Middleboro Public Library 508-946-2470
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Rockland Memorial Library
781-878-1236
Playful Yoga for 4-6 year olds @ Middleboro Public Library 
Mar 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
REGISTER with Librarian NOW at 508-947-2470 !!!! This FREE Playful Yoga series,for...four to six year olds, is held during a 4 time period. Two weeks in the fall and 2 weeks in the winter. This is the last one.  Parents and children will gather in the downstairs room at the Middleboro Public Library where LOTS OF PLAYFUL YOGA activities will be occurring!!!  Warm ups, energizing activities, imagination journeys, yoga poses (sitting, standing, relaxing, breathing, etc.) and calming activities repeated each week.  There will be time for a new story and creative art each time !!!  Questions, please contact Carol Carver AT 508-559-1666 ext 1811, ccarver@selfhelpinc.org
Moove & Groove for Preschoolers & Their Families @ East Bridgewater Public Library 
Mar 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Come join us for some exercise, movement, song, dance and art as a group together!!! REGISTER with Carol at 508-559-1666 x1811, ccarver@selfhelpinc.orgIncluded, as well, will be a cool down time with a water break and talk about good foods through songs.  
Patchwork Story Time for Grandparents and Preschool Children @ East Bridgewater Public Library
Mar 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
REGISTER for this activity with the library at 508-378-1616.  This grandparent-child (others welcomed too) seasonal story time will include play, seasonal observations, songs,books, art, games and of course...."feather ball"! Come join us for some Lucky, Ducky FUN!! !    CFCE FACILITATOR:  Carol Carver
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Piggy Bankers Parent/Child Playgroup @ Dedham Savings Bank (multi-session)
Mar 13, 20 and 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Join Ms.Marsha at Dedham Savings for Piggy Bankers. We will play and learn together about money. We will learn about earning money (what do you want to be when you grow up?) spending money ( we will have a pretend store) and saving money (we get to our a real bank!) Piggy Bankers is a 3 session parent child activity that introduces preschool-schoolage children to money. Three topic areas will be covered: Earning Money, March 13th, Spending Money, March 20th, and Saving Money, March 27th through play,stories, and crafts. Resources on talking to your children about money will be provided. This is a 3 session commitmentREGISTER ONLINE NOW!  Questions, contact Marsha W. at 508-559-1666 x1815, mwright@selfhelpinc.org
Preschool at the Zoo @ North Attleboro WW1 Memorial Park and Zoo
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Preschool at the Zoo is a NEW parent child program that is offered monthly at the NA World War I Memorial Park & Zoo. This program is geared toward children ages 3-6 & will contain fun hands on learning activities that will be related to animals and nature. Online PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM.  Questions, please contact Gina at 508-559-1666 x1814 or email gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org

Switch-a-roo: Creating a Literacy Rich Home @ Middleboro Public Library (parent workshop and parent/child program)
Mar 15 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Parents requested that we try and take nighttime parent workshop topics and turn them into Parent-child activities. CFCE is going to try and adapt this suggestion by offering "Switch-a-roo"!!! This is now a parent-child activity - geared towards parents of preschoolers - that revolves around:
GETTING YOUR YOUNG CHILDREN READY TO READ BY CREATING A LITERACY-RICH HOME!
During this time, parents and children will work & play together during activities, songs, movement, books, and some art designs. Other times parents will be hearing and sharing discussions about literacy, while their child is working on various related art projects that are simple with instructions and/or using some manipulatives.   Parents will go home with a bag full of helpful ideas while children will go home with a bag full of great projects and activities they created! FUN FOR ALL!!!   If interested in trying this out with us, please register with the children's librarian at 508-946-2470.
Preschool Silly Science and Mystical Math! (multiple sessions)
Preschool Silly Science and Mystical Math is a parent child program designed to introduce STEM subjects in a fun and engaging atmosphere by using hands on exploration.  Each month will be a different STEM topic. Registration is required and parents need to participate with their child.  See registration links/info. below.     For Questions, please contact Gina (gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org) or Marsha (mwright@selfhelpinc.org).  
Date/Time Location Register Facilitator
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Norton Public Library Register Online Now!
Gina M./Marsha W.
Mar 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Sharon Public Library
Register Online Now!
Gina M./Marsha W.
Stop & Shop Good Food Tour (multiple sessions)
The Stop & Shop Grocery Stores have kindly offered our families a tour regarding their Kid Healthy Ideas!!!  There is no better place for children to learn than the aisle of their local Stop & Shop Store. While children explore the store, they'll experience essential concepts like nutrition, well-balance diet and fitness. Each stop features another Healthy Idea designed to help kids grow up healthy!!! A simple art project will be shared as well as a nutrition book for families to use!!!  COME JOIN US!!! 
Date/Time Location Register
Mar 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am  Stop and Shop-377 Chauncy St
Mansfield, MA 02048
REGISTER with Carol at 508-559-1666 x1811, ccarver@selfhelpinc.org
Mar 21 @ !:00 pm - 2:00 pm Stop and Shop- 278 Washington St, Stoughton, MA  REGISTER with Carol at 508-559-1666 x1811, ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Grandparents to Grandkids! @ Rockland Community Center at the McKinley School
Mar 20 @ 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Come join us for some afternoon fun with your Grandkids. Carol Carver along with Karen Mitchell will be facilitating this group for preschool aged children (3 - 5) and their Grandparents. The children will participate in songs, stories, playtime, crafts and much much more.  McKinley School, 
394 Union St./Rockland.  Tuesday Afternoons 1:45 - 2:30 pm.  Please register with Carol by calling her at 508-559-1666 x 1811 or you can email her at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org .
Patchwork Story Time for Preschoolers @ Hanson Public Library 
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
REGISTER for this -parent/child activity at the library for you and your 3-5 year old by calling 781-293-2151!!!  Other caregivers are also welcomed with their preschooler too.  A mixed bag of literature each month along with songs. music, movement, related art projects and parachute play!!!  A new theme will be drawn each meeting time to determine the topic for next time!!!  Questions, please contact  Carol at 508-559-1666 x1811, ccarver@selfhelpinc.org !
Story time @ Roche Bros. Norton 
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Come and hear a story, and do a simple craft and have a snack with Ms. Gina courtesy of Roche Bros. This program is appropriate for children ages 3-6 years old. Siblings are welcome to attend. Please register all children who will be attending. REGISTER ONLINE NOW! For questions, please contact Gina at 508-559-1666 x1814, gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
kREADINESSKINDERGARTEN READINESS GROUPS (these groups are for children who are eligible to attend kindergarten in the Fall 2017) We have no groups scheduled for this month. please check out our calendar at  www.selfhelpcpc.org/calendar and keep a look out for upcoming emails for K Readiness Activities over the YEAR.
To Check out more KINDERGARTEN READINESS GROUPS coming up in the next few months.....Click on the image to the left or CLICK HERE 
If you are looking for Kindergarten Registration information for your town.....please  check out what CFCE has compiled so far by CLICKING HERE!
kandschoolKINDERGARTEN & SCHOOLAGE PROGRAMS
Think, Draw and Write for MARCH's Online Project  @ online and mail-in activity
MAR @ anytime during the month
Activity for this Month.... .
WRITE A STORY AND DRAW A PICTURE ABOUT HOW YOU WOULD FIND THE END OF A RAINBOW!!!   If you can, plea se mail of copy of this picture to me so I can hang it up on our CREATIVITY Wall at Self Help Inc./CFCE, 780 West Main Street, Avon, MA 02322.  If you register to do this activity each month, I will send you some self addressed stamped envelopes as well as a surprise!!!    Register by emailing or calling Carol Carver at 508-559-1666 x113, ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.  CHECK OUT THE AMAZING WORK FROM THE KIDS WHO PARTICIPATED IN 2015-2016 BY CLICKING HERE
school_supplies_blackboard.jpg Craft A Noon @ Stoughton Public Library 
Mar 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Come join us for an hour of fun crafting. Each month we will do an art or craft activity that the kids can take home. This program is for school aged children, 1st through 4th grade. Parents must be in the library while their child participates. If you must bring a younger sibling, please know that there will be age appropriate toys there for them to play with. You must register for this activity with the Children's Librarian Barbara Pally at 781-344-2711.  NOTE THAT THE LIBRARY IS CURRENTLY LOCATED AT on 529 WASHINGTON ST. IN STOUGHTON. (near the old True Value Hardware store) while it goes through remodeling.  Questions, please contact Karen at 508-559-1666 x1812 or email kmitchell@selfhelpinc.org 
flying carpet Magic Carpet Book Club @ Canton Public Library (multiple sessions)
Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Take a magic carpet ride after school with Ms.  Marsha  at the Magic Carpet Book Club.  We will learn about a variety of topics in this monthly group including social justice, different cultures, and other topics of interest to children through books, short videos, and arts and crafts.  Each month we will take a journey through books and learn about our amazing world past and present.   Parents will receive handouts detailing what was covered in group and how to extend the learning at home.   This activity is for school age children grades k-4.  In November we will explore the world of Native Americans.  The children will be asked for input on topics for the remainder of the year. Contact the library for details.  This program is for school age children in grades K-4.   You must pre-register for each month.   Contact the library at 781-821-5027 for more information and to register.  
Discovery Workshop (multiple sessions)
Discovery Workshops are monthly parent/child activities for school aged children. Each workshop will focus on a new topic. Topics range from science-history-art. This program is appropriate for children in grades K-4th grade.  Registration information below.  
Date/Time Location Register Facilitator
Mar 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Franklin Public Library 508-520-4940 Marsha W.
Mar 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Mansfield Public Library REGISTER ONLINE NOW! questions contact Gina at 508-559-1666 x1814 Gina M.

School-Age Silly Science and Mystical Math
Silly Science and Mystical Math is a school age parent child program that introduces children to science topics fun hands on exploration. Information is provided about each topic to continue the learning at home. Pre-registration is required....see registration info. below! 
Date/Time Location Register Facilitator
Mar 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Avon Public Library Register Online Now! Marsha W.
Mar 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fiske Library (Wrentham) Register Online Now! Gina M./Marsha W.
Mar 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Canton Public Library
REGISTER ONLINE NOW!
Marsha W.
piggy bank Piggy Bankers Parent/Child Playgroup @ Dedham Savings Bank (multi-session)
Mar 13, 20 and 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Join Ms.Marsha at Dedham Savings for Piggy Bankers. We will play and learn together about money. We will learn about earning money (what do you want to be when you grow up?) spending money ( we will have a pretend store) and saving money (we get to our a real bank!) Piggy Bankers is a 3 session parent child activity that introduces preschool-schoolage children to money. Three topic areas will be covered: Earning Money, March 13th, Spending Money, March 20th, and Saving Money, March 27th through play,stories, and crafts. Resources on talking to your children about money will be provided. This is a 3 session commitmentREGISTER ONLINE NOW!  Questions, contact Marsha W. at 508-559-1666 x1815, mwright@selfhelpinc.org
Animal Art (multiple sessions)
REGISTER for this parent/child activity with the appropriate library below, for you and your school aged child. School age children and parents will come together and use games and manipulatives that are out on the tables as everyone gathers. Circle time will include- trivia facts about the particular animal, did you know facts, stories, etc. Then , with use of paints, they will create an art project which will be a different animal every month. The paint tools they will be mainly using are their hands!!! Each creation is unique and special!!! Questions please contact   508-559-1666 x1811 or email  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org   CFCE FACILITATOR: Carol Carver 
Date/Time Location
ANIMAL
Register
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm West Bridgewater Public Library
EAGLES
508-894-1255
Mar 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Stoughton Public Library
EAGLES
781-344-2711

NORFOLK Art Adventures @ Norfolk Public Library 
Mar 26 @ 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Join us for Art Adventures... this is a monthly interactive visual arts   program that focuses on a particular artist or style of art. The children will learn about the artist or style, and then have the opportunity to create a piece based on what they learned. Children do not need to have any special artistic ability, just a desire to learn and create!  Pre-Registration is REQUIRED each   month.    REGISTER ONLINE NOW!   Contact Gina at  gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org  with any questions.    CFCE FACILITATOR:  Gina McGarrigle
parents
JUST FOR PARENTS -WE HAVE NO PARENT WORKSHOPS RUNNING THIS MONTH, PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR..AS THINGS ARE CONTINUOUSLY ADDED!  
Taking Care of Parents..PARENT TIME! @ Self Help Inc CFCE (Avon) 
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Come join Carol Carver and Karen Mitchell for a fun night of crafting while organizing your household. As parents in this day and age, we seem to always put ourselves last. Carol Carver and Karen Mitchell witness first hand just how dedicated and committed you are to the well being of your children. Soooo, we decided, "let's do something for YOU!" This is the second of a 5 part series. This workshop will consist of making a fun craft (A CLIP BOARD) that will hopefully help you be more organized. So come, relax, enjoy your night away from the kids and socialize with so many other parents who are in the same boat as you!  You must register for this PARENT/GUARDIAN ONLY workshop.  Please Register ONLINE NOW! If the weather is questionable, please call Karen Mitchell at 508-559-1666 x 1812  to see if we postponed.  Other questions please email Karen at kmitchell@selfhelpinc.org
Switch-a-roo: Creating a Literacy Rich Home @ Middleboro Public Library (parent workshop and parent/child program)
Mar 15 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Parents requested that we try and take nighttime parent workshop topics and turn them into Parent-child activities. CFCE is going to try and adapt this suggestion by offering "Switch-a-roo"!!! This is now a parent-child activity - geared towards parents of preschoolers - that revolves around:
GETTING YOUR YOUNG CHILDREN READY TO READ BY CREATING A LITERACY-RICH HOME!
During this time, parents and children will work & play together during activities, songs, movement, books, and some art designs. Other times parents will be hearing and sharing discussions about literacy, while their child is working on various related art projects that are simple with instructions and/or using some manipulatives.   Parents will go home with a bag full of helpful ideas while children will go home with a bag full of great projects and activities they created! FUN FOR ALL!!!   If interested in trying this out with us, please register with the children's librarian at 508-946-2470.
Bully Proofing Your Kids in Randolph @ Turner Free Library-Randolph 
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Facilitated by Karen Mitchell. THIS IS A PARENT/GUARDIAN ONLY WORKSHOP! With the Bullying epidemic being what it is today, parents can't get enough information on how to protect their children from the onslaught of the social and emotional damage being done today. It is proven that children are being bullied as young as 2-3 years old today. Come and learn how to arm your child against the influences of bullies and how not to raise a bully. You must register for the parent workshop.  Please Register ONLINE NOW! If the weather is questionable, please call Karen Mitchell at 508-559-1666 x 1812  to see if we postponed.  Other questions please email Karen at  kmitchell@selfhelpinc.org
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Self Help Inc. CFCE
780 West Main Street, Avon, MA  02322
Phone:  508-559-1666
Fax:  508-583-3808
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Self Help Inc. is funded by the MA Department of Early Education And Care's Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant.