Online Silly Science and Mystical Math (Nov./Dec)

steamSilly Science and Mystical Math is going online and at-home for the months of November and December!  The goal of this STEAM Program  is to allow parents and children the opportunity to engage in a variety of STEAM activities at home with their children, to help develop your child’s curiosity,  creativity and problem solving skills!!

 

What is STEAM?  This stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Mathematics.

 

Why is STEAM important?  By the time your child enters the workforce, 65 % of the jobs that will be available don’t even exist today.  You are preparing your children for a world that doesn’t exist yet…for technologies that are not invented.

 

How do you prepare your child for a world that doesn’t exist yet?   Encouraging your child’s natural curiosity and talents through STEAM activities helps your child learn:
  • how to persevere
  • how to learn from failure and still try again
  • how to re-evaluate, redesign and re-think a problem to create a unique and inventive solution.
All of these skills (among many more) are learned through STEAM activities.

steve jobs stem quote Anything is possible with STEAM-filled kids. 

Many times parents feel that STEAM activities may be too difficult, too messy and just too much!  It is our hope that by providing you this opportunity to engage in some simple experiments and activities at-home, parents and their children will see that STEAM is part of everything we do with our kids!  Some activities may be messy….but that is MOST of the FUN!!  All activities will require adult supervision and help……some may be adaptable for younger ages….but typically the activities are geared for preschool-school-age.

 

For November and December we will offer several activities you can do at home.  They include experiments and activities such as:

-WALKING WATER

-MAKING A FLINKER

-THE SHRINKING WATER BOTTLE

-MAKING OOBLECK and more!

Once you REGISTER you will receive an email outlining the activitvities to do!   You can choose 1 or choose all of them….. don’t be shy….the GREAT THING ABOUT STEAM….is that you can always learn something, even if the experiment or activity does not come out as expected!!!

 

REGISTER NOW FOR THE SILLY SCIENCE AND MYSTICAL MATH (NOV/DEC.)

 

In order to document all of our Young Scientists at work…..we would love for you to take some pictures and complete a Observation Sheet….then you can mail/email them in to us!  Specific instructions will be provided once you have registered!

Are you a family who is in need of help this holiday season? Are you a service provider working with a family that is in need of help?

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The Joy to the Children Project is Self Help Inc. CFCE’s annual holiday gift giving program for families in need. Families in need with children ages birth—twelve are given gifts of new toys and clothes, through partnering with local businesses and individuals.

The project for 2017 has now started….please CLICK HERE for info. on our NEW ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES and to Apply!
   
Each year Self Help Inc. Coordinated Family and Community Engagement offers ELIGIBLE Families the opportunity to apply for holiday assistance of toys, clothes and gifts for their children ages 12 and under. If you are eligible and feel that you need holiday assistance, please Complete the APPLICATION, by November 6th, 2017. 

Please ONLY APPLY if you are in need of help!

 

The CFCE program NOW covers 23 towns and we are limited to helping families from these communities. The towns we cover are:

Abington, Avon, Canton, Dedham, East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxboro, Franklin, Hanson, Holbrook, Mansfield, Middleboro, Norfolk,
North Attleboro, Norton, Plainville, Randolph, Rockland, Sharon, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, Whitman and Wrentham

If you live somewhere outside our catchment area please check with your local Social Service agencies for gift giving programs in your town. Or CLICK HERE for a list of other programs that may be able to help you!

JOIN US for our Annual Brain Building in Progress Event-April 22, 2017

Join us on April 22nd for a great day of BRAIN BUILDING!!

ceklebrateFREE BRAIN BUILDING IN PROGRESS EVENT!!

When: Saturday April 22, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

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Where: Norton Public Library , 68 East Main Street, Norton, MA 02766

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We will also sing together, read together and dance together!!

Resources and information will be available.

 You MUST PRE-REGISTER for this event, as space is limited!!!  MAKE SURE TO COME ON TIME…..FIRST 25 FAMILIES through the door, receive a Brain Building in Progress Bag, packed with resources, information and activities!

Register Now!

Learn about and receive information on the importance of supporting your HOME LANGUAGE!
Kids and parents can participate in fun BRAIN BUILDING activities, and receive lots of information and resources!
 **although this event is for all children and families, activities are geared toward children ages 2-6yrs.

Register Now! 

DON’T FORGET……..Grab Your Hat and Read With The Cat! Celebrate March’s READ ACROSS AMERICA

Twenty years ago, the National Education Association (NEA) decided to do something BIG to get kids excited about reading. They called it NEA’s Read Across America. Launched and celebrated annually on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March 2, it was-and still is-the largest celebration of reading this country has ever seen. This March, we ask you to join us in celebrating this great initiative by participating in our project with your children at home or in the classroom!

Check out HOW TO PARTICIPATE by CLICKING HERE!!!!

 
Complete the Parent/or Provider Survey by April 8th and receive a book mark and certificate!
CLICK HERE for PARENT SURVEY!!      CLICK HERE for PROVIDER SURVEY
 

ALL CFCE Programs are CANCELLED for Tuesday, March 14, 2017

snowmap1Because of the impending BLIZZARD ….all CFCE programs will be cancelled for TUESDAY March 14, 2017 -all day.  

We apologize for these cancellations, but the health and safety of our families and staff come first!
Weather channels are predicting heavy snowfall and accumulation of 8-12 inches throughout MA.
For more information and the latest updates on weather please visit http://www.whdh.com/weather also for more information on winter preparedness please visit the CDC website at: http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/psa/index.asp
If you have additional questions about the cancelled programs ….please contact your CFCE Specialist:

PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR BEFORE HEADING OUT TO PROGRAMS ON WEDNESDAY, IN CASE ADDITIONAL CENCELLATIONS ARE NECESSARY!

During these winter months, please make sure you check your email and/or our website for program cancellations before you leave your house, when the weather is questionable!  In addition, please also review our SNOW POLICY