In a nutshell, the Ages & Stages Questionnaire provides a quick check of your child's development. It is a free screening for children ages 1 month through 5 1/2 years old.
The questionnaire is filled out by you, as you know your child best, and the answers show your child's strengths and any areas in which your child may need more help or practice. Your answers let me know what type of information I can gather for you and help me to know your child better so that we can better support your child during playgroups.
If you have any questions or concerns about any of your child's behaviors that are beyond my knowledge, I will help you find other resources or agencies in our community that can help.
Call 978-468-5489 or email me at email@example.com and I will send you a link to the online screening or set up a time for us to meet to fill out a paper questionnaire. The answers are confidential and will not be shared to anyone without your consent.
Cozy Corner by-the-Sea starts on Saturday, 10/1, at the Manchester Library, 15 Union Street. This is open for all families with children 0-5. It is a really sweet way to start the weekend!
How do you like these apples? Tomorrow is the start of the Wenham Museum Early Childhood Programs for Fall 2016!
Excited about the new programs that are being offered at Wenham Museum this fall. To see about some of our other playgroups, visit the Early Childhood Partners of Hamilton-Wenham & Manchester website.
Poppets Playdates! A new offering this fall, “poppets” are what the colonial children called their little cloth dolls and what adults lovingly called the children themselves. This program for toddlers 18months to 3 yrs. will be a sensory-rich, socialization experience. Offered from 9:30- 10:00 am on the same days as “M is for Museum”. Location within the museum will be dependent on the activity.
M is for Museum- Wenham Museum educators introduce young children to the world of museums in a fun interactive way, combining early literacy and socialization. Targeted to children 3 and up, each session will focus on a particular part of the collection, an exhibit or a seasonal theme. Offered from 10:30-11:00 am on the second Friday of most months.
Here is a look at what is coming up later this season.
October 14 – In the Makery, we will explore our creativity and engineering skills. Poppets will build and stack and play with building toys. M is for Museum will read Scraps by Lois Ehlert and make a toy from recycled materials.
November 18 - NOTE: November 11 is Veteran’s Day so our November meeting will be moved to November 18. In the Claflin Gerrish House, Poppets will look at objects in the house and sing some very old nursery rhymes and songs. M is for Museum will read Over the River and Through the Woods and talk about how we celebrate Thanksgiving today vs. how it was celebrated in the 1800s when it became an official holiday.
December 9 – Train Time will be in full swing and Poppets will look at the exhibit and play with some small toy trains. M is for Museum will also examine the train exhibit, read some new train themed books and make a train themed craft.
Poppets Playdates and M Is For Museum are FREE with registration through the Early Childhood Partners/CFCE office. Call Lisa at 978-468-5489 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hope to see you at the Wenham Museum!
Hey, Dad's in Hamilton-Wenham! Let's get some like minded dads together who value this time with their children and also rarely have any time for the "guys."
Last spring I met up with a local Dad, Jason, who suggested that it would be great if there was something in town that Dads could go to with their young children, kind of like a Mother's Club, but for Dads. We met at Starbucks and brainstormed ideas like playdates at the park, monthly breakfasts, maybe even "tailgating" at little league games. Tomorrow, 9/10, is the first Daddy & Me Breakfast at Henderson's Cafe from 7:30am to 8:30am. Henderson's is offering a 10% discount on the second Saturday of each month for Dad's who want to meet-up with other Dad's and their children, ages 0-5. Our organizer, Jason, will be there to greet you and the staff at Henderson's will know to point you in the right direction. Check out Jason's blog post to learn more. Hope you can make it! Please share this with local Dads!
The Manchester-Essex Regional Preschool still has a small number of openings for 3 and 4 year old peer pals for the 2016-2017 school year.
Our hours are:
Tu, Th 8:30am-12:30pm 3 year olds
M, W, F 8:30am-12:30pm 4 year olds
Monthly tuition is $300 for the two day program and $450 for the three day program. To enroll your child, contact Student Services at 978-525-6060. A brief screening is required prior to enrollment.
If you have any questions, please email Allison Collins, Ed.D., Director of Student Services/Preschool Coordinator email@example.com.
Lisa Cheney, CFCE Coordinator, Hamilton-Wenham RSD.