South Shore Family Network

The Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program, otherwise known as South Shore Family , hosts a wide range of local workshops for parents, childhood fairs, toddler playgroups, and events in the towns of: Carver, Cohasset, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hingham, Kingston, Norwell, Pembroke, Plympton and Scituate.

The Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Program is supported by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. There are five main goals of the CFCE Program:

  • Increase knowledge of and access to high-quality early education and care programs and services for families with children age 0 - 8.
  • Promote parent education, family engagement and early literacy.
  • Facilitate collaboration and community planning among parents, local early education and care providers, public/private schools, and other community members.
  • Provide support and information to families with children transitioning from home to school, within the preschool environment, and from preschool to Kindergarten.
  • Support early education and care programs across the public and private sectors in delivering high-quality services.

Supporting Family & Community

The CFCE grant supports family and community efforts to promote early literacy, access to quality childcare and community resources for the family through:

  • Information about Childcare & Childcare Subsidies
  • Childhood Literacy Fairs
  • Parent Education Workshops
  • Playgroups Supporting Parent-Child Interactions
  • Newborn Home VisitingLibrary Story and Craft Times
  • Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Council Meetings
  • Community Resources
  • Transitioning to Kindergarten