Celebrate STEM WEEK Oct. 22nd-26th

Celebrate STEM week with CFCE!  Check out our calendar to see what fun and FREE STEAM programs are going on this week!!

 

Please also check out the MA STEM Week website for professional development and activities for all ages!!!

 

What is STEM or 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. 

 

Preschoolers in the Park with Canton Public School’s- Rodman Early Childhood Program

Thanks to the Rodman Early Childhood Program for inviting Self Help Inc. CFCE to their PRESCHOOLERS IN THE PARK EVENT, on Saturday October 20th.  There were over 60 parents and children who attended, and CFCE was able to let them know more about the great FREE programs CFCE has to offer!!!!

 

 

The winner of the CFCE Dinosaur Book Basket is……….Marino B. of Canton.  Please get in touch with Michele Davidson (mdavidson@selfhelpinc.org) at Self Help Inc CFCE for details on getting your prize!!

JOIN US FOR BRAIN BUILDING IN PROGRESS! Saturday April 28, 2018

ceklebrateJoin us on April 28th for a great morning of BRAIN BUILDING!!

FREE BRAIN BUILDING IN PROGRESS EVENT!!

When: Saturday April 28, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM 

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Where: Holy Cross Church-PARISH HALL,  225 Purchase St,

South Easton, MA 02375

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

Programs and Information on Community Resources will also be available!!

 You MUST PRE-REGISTER for this event!!!  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! 

CFCE Program Cancellations for Tuesday March 13, 2018

Due to the impending blizzard that will be arriving tonight and last through the day tomorrow, all CFCE Programs will be cancelled for TUESDAY MARCH 13, 2018 :

 

  • Randolph Tottime Sing n Learn 10:00 am-CANCELLED
  • Fiske Toddler Play and Learn (Wrentham) 10:30 am-CANCELLED
  • Patchwork Story Time for Grandparents and Grandkids (East Bridgewater) 10:30 am-CANCELLED
  • Toddler Play N Learn Stoughton 10:30 am-CANCELLED
  • Animal Art: EAGLES (West Bridgewater) 1:00 pm-CANCELLED
  • Get on the Bus – Kindergarten Readiness Playgroup (Sharon) 1:00 pm-CANCELLED
  • Piggy Banker at Dedham Savings 3:30 pm-CANCELLED
  • Discovery Workshop (Mansfield) 4:00pm-CANCELLED
We apologize for these cancellations, but the health and safety of our families and staff come first!  For the full forceast and interactive radar…please visit:  https://whdh.com/
If you have additional questions about the cancelled programs ….please contact your CFCE Specialist

 

 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

Is Your child eligible to Start Kindergarten in the Fall of 2018? Check out our GREAT Resources to help you and you child get READY!!

kindergarten here i comeThe transition between preschool and kindergarten is a major step in a young child’s life. It can also be an anxious time for many preschoolers and their parents. Most experts agree that in order for your child to have a successful kindergarten year they need to be prepared!

 

Beginning this process early can make the transition easier. Many of you may have preschoolers who will be moving up into kindergarten this year and who will  need to be prepared for this next step in their lives. Beginning the preparation for this important milestone early on will make the transition more manageable.

 

In order to help this transition we have created and compiled a variety of resources for you to use.  We hope that you find them informative and helpful 🙂
  1. SELF HELP INC. CFCE-KINDERGARTEN READINESS PLAYGROUPS: These groups are held in the local communities at familiar sites for families (public libraries, schools, childcare programs etc.) We believe that beginning the preparation for this important milestone early on will make the transition more manageable, and we hope to help you along the way!
  2. KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR CFCE’S 23 COMMUNITIES
  3. KINDERGARTEN READINESS ACTIVITY SHEETS: (provided by Boston Children’s Museum, Dept of Early Education and Care and Brain Building in Progress)
  4. KINDERGARTEN HERE WE COME-CALENDAR includes information on Phonemic Awareness, Math Concepts, Checklists, Helpful Tips, Book List, and many activities that will support you and your child’s transition into kindergarten.
  5. Kindergarten Lending Library
  6. Walk Safety Rules
  7. Increase Your Child’s Pedestrian Safety
  8. Bike Safety Rules
  9. Bike Safety
  10. School Bus Safety Rules
  11. Tips to Increase Bus Safety
  12. Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten
  13. Activities to Get Ready for Kindergarten
  14. School Bus Safety Activity Book
  15. Chuggington Safety Website-games, information, activities

CANCELLATION TODAY! Magic Carpet Book Club

Because of the Winter Storm moving in, and Canton Public Schools Closing Early (Weds. 2/7/18) ….THE FOLLOWING AFTERNOON PROGRAM IS CANCELLED TODAY 2/7/18:

MAGIC CARPET BOOK CLUB 

4:30 PM @ CANTON LIBRARY 

We apologize for this cancellations, but the health and safety of our families and staff come first!

If you have additional questions about the cancelled programs ….please contact your CFCE Specialist:

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

February is Black History Month!

black-history-monthCelebrate Black History Month with your children this February, and learn about the accomplishments of famous and lesser-known African-Americans. Check out the links below for activities, resources and upcoming events!

All CFCE Programs are cancelled for Friday January 5, 2018

Because of the aftermath of the snow today……. CFCE programs will be cancelled for Friday 1/5/18.  We apologize for these cancellations, but the health and safety of our families and staff come first!

If you have additional questions about the cancelled programs ….please contact your CFCE Specialist:

During the winter months…..PLEASE  Always CHECK OUR CALENDAR BEFORE HEADING OUT TO PROGRAMS!!

ALL CFCE Programs are CANCELLED for THURSDAY Jan 4, 2018

weather mapBecause of the impending storm for Thursday, all CFCE programs will be cancelled.  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 8-16 inches throughout Southeastern 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:

 

During the winter months…..PLEASE  Always CHECK OUR CALENDAR BEFORE HEADING OUT TO PROGRAMS!!

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