ALL CFCE Programs are CANCELLED for Monday, March 4, 2019

Due to the upcoming storm and school closings………………all CFCE programs will be cancelled for Monday March 4, 2019-all day:

MONDAY MARCH 4, 2019-all day.  

We apologize for these cancellations, but the health and safety of our families and staff come first!  For the full forecast 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

REGISTER TODAY! Self Help Inc. CFCE Presents “A Night of Optimism” with the Life is Good Kids Foundation

Leave the kids at home and join Self Help CFCE for a special event with the Life Is Good Kids Foundation at the Randolph Intergenerational Community Center on April 4th, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

You will learn about the “Power of Optimism” and how you can transform your life and overcome challenges through JOY, PLAY and OPTIMISM!

We have been lucky enough to have secured an inspirational speaker from the Life Is Good Kids Foundation.  Steve Gross is the Founder and Chief Playmaker of the LIFE IS GOOD PLAYMAKERS-The Signature Program of the Kids Foundation.  Steve is a clinical social worker and a pioneer in the field of using playful engagement and relationships to overcome the devastating impact of early childhood trauma.  Steve’s talents have been called upon to respond to some of the greatest catastrophes of our time.

 At the heart of his work, Steve helps others discover the power of optimism so that they can build resilience and bring greater joy, connection, courage and creativity to their lives. Steve will speak to caregivers and families about the stresses, trauma and struggles that life can bring, and how JOY, PLAY and OPTIMISM can transform you, your children and your whole family!

It will include some hands-on strategies to use with your children, a light dinner, community resources and some great raffles!

Space is limited, so please register today!!

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, providing a raffle or having a program information table…..please visit:  http://selfhelpcpc.org/lig/  for more information!!

Help CFCE bring our communities a ‘Night of Optimism’ with the Life is Good Kids Foundation….APRIL 4TH, 2019

Self Help Inc.’s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program is planning a parent event for April 4th, 2019 which will kick off our Brain Building In Progress Week.

We have been lucky enough to have secured an inspirational speaker from the “Life Is Good” Kids Foundation.  Steve Gross is the Founder and Chief Playmaker of the LIFE IS GOOD PLAYMAKERS-The Signature Program of the Kids Foundation.  Steve is a clinical social worker and a pioneer in the field of using playful engagement and relationships to overcome the devastating impact of early childhood trauma.  Steve’s talents have been called upon to respond to some of the greatest catastrophes of our time. At the heart of his work, Steve helps others discover the power of optimism so that they can build resilience and bring greater joy, connection, courage and creativity to their lives.

From the Self Help Inc. CFCE’s most recent Community Needs Assessment, we found there was a high need for support for families around trauma and anxiety.  Everyone encounters stress in their lives at some point and this presentation will focus on the “Power of Optimism” and how you can transform your life and overcome challenges!  It will include some hands-on strategies for parents/caregivers to use with their children.  We are also planning to have a dinner and some great raffles from the “Life is Good” Kids Foundation and other Donors.   This will be a parents’ night out to re-energize and learn about the Power of OPTIMISM, JOY and PLAY!  This evening will be provided at no cost to parents/caregivers!


Would you be interested in partnering with us and helping sponsor this great event?!  If so, please complete our Life is Good-Night of Optimism Event Form, by CLICKING HERE


Even if you are not able to sponsor the event in part…..we would love for your agency to attend and have an informational table and to get the information on the event out to the families you work with!   Please complete the Life is Good-Night of Optimism Event Form, by CLICKING HERE  to let us know if you are interested in having a table, providing information on your programs, raffle or whatever else!


This event will NOT be able to happen without support from our community partners.

All donations will be used to support the event!

We are looking to get as many parents/caregivers to the event as we can fit! 
Registration is now open for those parents/caregivers that want to attend the event!  Space is limited so REGISTER today by clicking the image below!  Don’t forget to share with your families, clients, employees and friends! For more information please visit http://selfhelpcpc.org/powerofplay/ or to register, click image below

For more information on the Life is Good Kids Foundation, please visit:

https://content.lifeisgood.com/kidsfoundation/

Any questions, please contact:

Leslie Dunn, CFCE Director at ldunn@selfhelpinc.org or call 508-559-1666 x1809 OR

Michele Davidson, CFCE Coordinator at mdavidson@selfhelpinc.org  or call 508-559-1666 x1810

World Kindness day is on November 13th!

In our current world of uncertainty and devastating news stores everyday…..Please take some time out to actively practice KINDNESS

Even the littlest acts can have positive rippling effects and did you know that kindness positively impacts even those who witness kindness!!

 

Please visit Random Acts of Kindness website for inspiration, curriculum, monthly Kindness calendars, posters and more!

KINDNESS in words creates CONFIDENCE KINDNESS in thinking creates PROFOUNDNESSKINDNESS in giving creates LOVE. -Lao Tzu

Check out the Science of Kindness in the great video below from the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation!

KINDNESS is something we can all do, and  by making  a little extra effort to do it everyday….World Kindness Day Can Be Everyday!!!

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 2018 has now started….please CLICK HERE for info. on our NEW ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES and to Apply!

 

For information on how you can support this project through donations….PLEASE CLICK HERE
   
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 8th, 2018, for Priority Consideration.  Final deadline for all applications is Nov. 21, 2018

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!

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