Hope you can join us for Lunch Bunch, a series of parent enrichment events facilitated by experts on topics about your child's development and social-emotional learning. Bring a lunch and bring your child! The first meeting is on Monday, 5/15, immediately following Musical Story Time Jam.
Managing Emotions & Transitions. Strategies to honor your child's need for routine and predictability when your schedule changes.
Join Susie Lord and special guest Lisa Davis (Early Intervention) at Sweet Dreams Story Makers, tonight, 6/21, at 6:30pm-7:30pm at Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union Street. For families with children ages infant to grade 3, accompanied by an adult.
Enjoy a story time and activities to help manage emotions and ease transitions as we go into summer and our schedules change. This is the last Sweet Dreams Story Makers of the season. Come and have fun playing Dr. Knickerbocker, doing the “Banana” dance, and having an opportunity to discover strategies you can use right away to make the transition into the lazy, hazy, days of summer peaceful and joyful.
RSVP by emailing Lisa Cheney at e.cheney@hwschools or calling 978-468-5489. You can also register online at www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.Weebly.com under Online Registration.
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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Hope you can join us for this parent-child interactive workshop with Lisa Davis on Saturday, 3/5/16, at 9:30am.
Lisa Cheney, CFCE Coordinator, Hamilton-Wenham RSD.