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Joni Block
CFCE Coordinator


211 Crescent Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Fall 2018 Flyer

You & Me

Monday Meetup Playgroup
Drop-In and Play
Mondays 12:30-1:30 PM

Join us at:
The Family Center at Community Connections of Brockton
1367 Main St. Brockton

Meet other Brockton families with young children!
FREE activities and resources!
Learn about ways to help your child develop and grow

For additional information contact the CFCE Office at:
508-580-7491 or email

Family Foundations: Staying One Step Ahead

Family Foundations: Staying One Step Ahead

Playgroups and Workshops to Support Your Understanding of Your Child’s Social & Emotional Needs

Early Childhood Consultation

Kelly A. Rodriguez , MSW, LCSW, CCLS, the Owner of Early Childhood Consultation will facilitate all sessions.

Early Childhood Consultation is a non -clinical approach in managing challenging behavior, designed to help parents and professionals identify the specific needs of children and develop a plan to best support social and emotional development, and decrease challenging behaviors

Brockton Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) program is funding these programs. CFCE is funded by a grant from the MA Department of Early Education and Care with support from the Brockton Public Schools and the Brockton Public Library.

For information, locations and to REGISTER for any of these sessions, please contact: Joni Block , Brockton CFCE Coordinator 508-580-7491

Playing on Purpose – POP Playgroup series

Series 1 – Thursdays 10:15-11:45 AM Oct. 18, 25 Nov. 1, 8, 15

Series 2 – Fridays 10:15-11:45 AM April 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 10

These 5-week series of interactive and fun playgroups will help you understand your child’s social and emotional development; strengthen your relationship with your child; and provide strategies to help make playtime more purposeful for you and your child.

Insta-POP Playgroups

Thursdays 10:15-11:45 AM – Nov 29 Dec 20

Fridays 10:15-11:45 AM – Jan 25 Feb 22 March 22

These drop-in playgroups will provide you with resources and ideas to help make playing with your child more meaningful and enjoyable.

Purposeful Parenting Workshop series

Series 1 – Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 PM Nov. 20, 27 Dec. 4, 11, 18 Jan. 8

Series 2 – Thursdays 6:00-7:30 PM April 4, 11, 18, 25 & May 2, 9

A 6-week workshop series for parents, grandparents, foster parents and/or guardians of young children Birth-age 8 to help families understand and manage challenging behaviors their young child.

Conversations, Review, & Reflections about Parenting

Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 PM Jan 29 – Feb 26 – March 26 – May 30 – June 27

An opportunity for participants who have completed Purposeful Parenting or Positive solutions to reconnect and refresh their understanding of skills.

October Council Meeting

Council Meeting

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:30-8:00 PM

Self Help, Inc. Head Start
370 Howard St. Brockton

Featuring: Kelly Rodriguez
Family Foundations: A Step Ahead
Understanding your Child's Social & Emotional Development

Join us for this informative session.
Information about upcoming CFCE activities and events will be available.
Opportunities available for sharing resources. Please bring materials to share.

Who should attend?
Families, early childhood educators, other interested community members.
Take home a free children’s book!

Light snacks will be provided.

To RSVP and/or for more information:
508-580-7491 or

STEAM Event at Brockton Public Library

Let's Make Friends

Special STEAM Event at the Brockton Public Library with the Children's Museum of Easton

Wednesday, October 24 - 10:00-12:00

Brockton Public Library
Main Branch, 304 Main Street
Please sign up in the Children;s Room
or call 508-580-7890 ext. 301

For additional information about this event to celebrate STEM week, contact Brockton CFCE: or 508-580-7491

Resources for Families with Young Children in Brockton

Resources for Families with Young Children in Brockton

Brockton Coordinated Family and Community Engagement program - CFCE

508-580-7491 brocktoncfce@bpsma.orq

The CFCE program serves families with children Birth-school age. Let us help you access comprehensive services and supports that help to strengthen families and provide optimal child development


Brockton Public Schools - School Registration and Parent Information Center

508-580-7950 60 Crescent Street

Help available in Cape Verdean Creole, English, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish.

BPS Early Childhood and Special Education at the Barrett Russell Center

508-894-4418 45 Oakdale Street

Programs, resources, screening and evaluation information for young children ages 3 and 4.

Project Grads Program at Brockton High School - 508-580-7494

Project Grads provides free onsite child care and school transportation for the child of any student who is enrolled full time in a Brockton Public School (through state subsidized teen parent child care slots).  Teen parents must be under 20 years of age.  Project Grads also provides case management and advocacy services to support the teen while they complete their high school education. 


Parent Child Home Program – PCHP - 508-580-7446/7491

A home visiting program focused on early literacy and child development for young children

The Family Resource Center of Community Connections of Brockton

508-857-0272 1367 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301

Community Connections of Brockton (CCB) seeks to actively partner with parents, residents, community groups, service agencies, businesses and others who want to strengthen Brockton"s families, neighborhoods and community.

Head Start Program for Children - Self Help Inc. Head Start - 508-587-1716

Head Start Program provides a comprehensive developmental service for low-income, pre-school children ages 3 to 5 years of age, primarily. Head Start also provides social services for their families.

Early Intervention - EI

EI provides support to families with infants and toddlers who have developmental delays or are at risk for such delays due to family or environmental challenges. for families with young children Birth -age 3

BAMSI - 508-586-5977

South Bay – 508-559-0473


PACE Child Care Works - 508-999-9930

For families seeking financial assistance with child care - vouchers, subsidies, and the Waitlist.

Healthy Families - 774-381-7108

A home based family support and coaching program that supports young, first-time parents and helps them create stable, nurturing environments for their children.

Early Head Start - 774-226-8978

A program that provides comprehensive services to expectant families and families who have children age Birth-age 3.

Brockton Young Parents Service (YPS) - 508-583-3005 ext. 5010

A program servicing young adults 23 or under who are pregnant or parenting with a child(ren).

Brockton Neighborhood Health Center - BNHC

508-559-6699 63 Main St. and 158 Pleasant St.

BNHC is a multicultural organization that collaborates with community agencies and residents to provide high quality comprehensive health care.

Women, Infants, and Children WIC

508-588-8241 795 Pleasant St.

WIC is a public health program that benefits low- and moderate-income pregnant and parenting women and their families.


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