Before you lose your cool, call 1-800-632-8188. Parents Helping Parents offers the Parents Stress Line. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and it is confidential.
Today was our first Jamboree-by-the-Sea at Manchester Historical Museum and it was a hands on experience! Eric Carle was the featured author and Kate Stadt, the Children's Librarian at Manchester Public Library, brought over a huge stack of books. We had story time, sang songs, jammed out with instruments, and had a quiet time while rocking and listening to Beethoven. Then, we set out the stacks of books and everybody explored and read even more books together. At the end, children selected books to check out from the library and take home.
I own a copy of this documentary, The Raising of America, Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation. Interested in a showing? Call me at 978-468-5489 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will come to you and show it at your school, business, or community group within Hamilton-Wenham & Manchester.
Early Childhood Partners/CFCE or Hamilton-Wenham & Manchester
Celebrates Brain Building in Progress Week
Our 3rd Annual Brain Building In Progress Night provided resources to families in Hamilton-Wenham & Manchester
to support families and promote early learning
Hamilton – Early Childhood Partners/CFCE of Hamilton-Wenham & Manchester is joining communities across the state in hosting special events this month to recognize the importance of young’s children’s healthy development and learning. April 10-16 is “Brain Building in Progress Week” in Massachusetts, celebrating the importance of enriching and engaging environments that offer learning opportunities for young children.
Brain Building in Progress is a statewide campaign led by the Department of Early Education and Care and United Way to raise awareness of the critical importance of fostering the cognitive, social and emotional development of young children by emphasizing its future impact on the economic prosperity of everyone in Massachusetts. Brain Building in Progress Week also occurs during the national Week of the Young Child.
Early Childhood Partners and the Hamilton-Wenham Library hosted a Family Fun Night on Tuesday, April 12th, from 6pm-7:30pm bringing families together to offer information on how to foster healthy child development, fun activities, as well as opportunities to learn more about programs in the area that support young children and their families. Peter Stewart, of Wenham, provided live music and local partners provided activities and games; Acord Food Pantry, Department of Children & Families, Northeast Arc Early Intervention-Cape Ann, Evalyn Lawnsby Counseling. Girl Scouts, Hamilton Fire Department, Magic Years Nursery School, Peer Projects Therapy from the Heart, Tracey Hutchinson of SEPAC and Keller Williams, Wenham Museum, & WIC.
The Brain Building in Progress Campaign promotes the important role everyone can play in building young children’s brains.
“Brain Building in Progress Week celebrates the businesses, local organizations, elected officials and early childhood programs that are coming together to give young children the best possible foundation for their future learning,” said Michael K. Durkin, president at United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. “Together, we can do more than any of us can alone to ensure the educational success of all children.”
The campaign’s website, brainbuildinginprogress.org, has resources for parents, caregivers, organizations and businesses to use throughout the year. These include “Brain Building” activity guides for families and educators, a searchable calendar of “Brain Building” activities across the state, a “Brain Building” Zone Finder that lists places that support “brain building” such as museums and libraries, and marketing resources for organizations to hold a Brain Building event or for businesses to create their own Brain Building Zones.
Early Childhood Partners of Hamilton-Wenham & Manchester serves families with children 0-8 and is your local Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grantee. Funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and held by Hamilton-Wenham RSD, we provide free playgroups, parent workshops, developmental screenings, community resources, and child care referrals. For more information visit www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.weebly.com.
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There are a few Diaper Drives going on in the Hamilton-Wenham & Manchester area. If you wish to bring a diaper donation to the Brain Building In Progress Night at Hamilton-Wenham Library on 4/12/16 we will make sure that the diapers are delivered to the Board of Health.
The Hamilton-Wenham Boards of Health, in conjunction with Acord Food Pantry, are holding a Diaper Drive to assist families in need. All donations are greatly appreciated!
New and unopened diaper packages only. They especially need sizes 3-6. Collection dates are April 1-27th at
Baby Needs To Play! This interactive workshop-playdate is about play and navigating your child's healthy social & emotional development. RSVP required.
Lisa Cheney, CFCE Coordinator, Hamilton-Wenham RSD.