PLAY TO LEARN PLAYGROUP

Fields Corner Children Thrive is part of Boston Children Thrive, a
neighborhood based initiative to ENGAGE families as educational partners,
CULTIVATE early childhood champions, ENGAGE family friends and
neighbors, MOBILIZE parents as neighbor leaders, COORDINATE
resources that support families.
FREE FIELD TRIP TO
Have a kids
costume you
don’t need anymore?
We will be giving away prizes for points! FCCT families that earned
Bring it to the
more than 20 points from July—Sept 2014 will received their rewards Family Café for
at this Family Café.
another family to
When: Thursday, October 23rd from 5:30-7:00pm
Where: Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester
35 Deer St, Dorchester, MA 02125
use!
We will have a
costume
swap/donation
Join our Parent Ambassadors for a FREE Trip to The
Boston Children’s Museum.
Please RSVP to Duyen Trieu
617. 708.6900 or
[email protected],
and Dominique Graham
857.540.5683 or [email protected]
• Pumpkin decoration • Photo booth • Create your own costume
If you have a costume for your child– dress them up! Do they have a favorite character
from a book? Dress them up!! Costumes are totally optional, but can be really fun!
RSVP is REQUIRED so you can
receive your prizes!
RSVP with Huong at [email protected] or call 617.740.2586
When you RSVP, please let Huong know the number of adults and children coming.
PLAY TO LEARN
PLAYGROUP
Open Enrollment! New Classes Added! - 4 points!
Play to Learn Playgroups are for
children 1 through 5 years of age
who live in Boston. Children will
start to build on their school
readiness skills at the playgroups!
Moms, dads, grandparents and
other caregivers are welcome!
Playgroup includes these activities: free play, circle time, snack
time, gross motor play, sensory
play, and good-bye circle.
Page 1
A new breast feeding and
pregnant mom’s support
group sponsored by Boston
Medical Center
@ Codman Square Health
Center
Mondays, from 5-6:30pm
Wednesdays, from 2-4pm
For more info, call Jenny
@617-414-4370.
Spanish and Haitian Creole
speaking moms are most
welcome!!
Please Contact Ms Cheryle Skelton-Bianchi at 617-756-9650 to
sign up for playgroups at these sites:

Kenny School ( 19 Oakton St., Dorchester, MA 02122)

South Boston
And contact Ms. Josette at 617-593-1310 to register for playgroups at these sites:

Holmes School ( 40 School St, Boston, MA 02124)

Codman Square Library (690 Washington St, Boston, MA 02124)

Trotter Boston Public School (135 Humboldt Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121)
Please find the Countdown to Kindergarden playgroup schedule at FCCT calendar
( page 3,4)!
LEARN & EARN POINTS; GET PRIZES
READ AND RISE PARENT
WORKSHOP SERIES
Recruiting Parents, Grandparents,
Childcare Providers and Agency staff to
5 points!
Parents, Grandparents, Service Providers
and Community members convene to share
their ideas and plan different activities,
events and opportunities for Dorchester
families with young children (0-5). Lunch,
Childcare and a raffle for parents who attend.
Thursday, October 23rd, 12:00-2:30 pm
AT Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester
1135 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester
RSVP to
[email protected]
or 617.740.2586
Good news! Discount in the library booksale for FCCT members with cards!
Preschool Film and Fun: Films, Stories,
stretches, and songs for children ages 2-5
and their caregivers. Wednesdays at
10:30am.
A VERY SPECIAL STORYTIME IS COMING
INTO THE HOMES OF YOUNG CHILDREN IN
THE F IELDS C ORNER NEIGHBORHOOD THIS
F ALL !
We will be reaching out to all type of caregiver. Stories, singing and movement, fingerplays and story-stretcher activities
along with information and support will be
brought to their homes so they can best
serve the young children in their care.
FREE BOOKS AND MATERIALS!
For more information about this exciting program, please contact Luci Davis
at [email protected]
The Leap Into Literacy Storytime will be
held at Fields Corner Library on Thursday, October 16, 10:30-11:30 am. Please
join to get more information about the
Leap Program!
Halloween Party: Tuesday, October 28th
at 6:30pm.
Read! Build! Play! - 4 points!
Lapsit Storytime: Bring your baby or toddler to this short story time sessions . Fridays at 10:30 am.
Join us for mornings filled with building,
books, and fun! For children 2 to 5 years
old accompanied by an adult.
At the Fields Corner Library
(10:30am-12:00pm) on
Vietnamese Book Club: For Vietnamese
Saturday, 10/04 and Thursday 10/09
families with children 5 and under! Building children literacy skills through story
time, books, rhymes, songs, activities and
fun! Saturday, October 18th at 10am.
No groups, please. Space is limited to
1st 12 children who arrive! For more information, please Call Luci Davis at
580.583.3833
FREE SWIMMING CLASS
For children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old!
Where: Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester Swimming Pool
35 Deer St, Dorchester, MA 02125
When: Wednesday mornings, from 10—12pm
REGISTER TODAY!
For more information or to register, call Mary Kinsella
[email protected] or 617-288-7120
The Read and Rise 6 WEEKS parent
workshop series provides families with
hands-on strategies for building literacy
at home, reinforces the fact that parents
are their child's first and important
teacher.
It begins TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14TH,
10:00am to 12:00pm.
At FNC’s Family Resource Center at UP
Academy Dorchester
35 Westville Street
To register, contact Sandy 617-474-1143
x 227or [email protected]
Child care, light breakfast and books
for parents provided. Space limited!
Scholastic Enrichment for
Families — 4 points
For families with children already enrolled in school or have children ready
for school!
We are now having the group at two
different locations: Fields Corner Library and Dorchester House.
With resources and tips, parents can
move their child’s skills farther along,
build the child’s confidence in learning
and help their children areas of weakness
in reading and math.
RSVP to Tram Nguyen ( your child’s
name and age) at
[email protected] or 617.7498385
Please check the FCCT calendar for
the program schedule!
CONTACT US!
To enroll in the
program or if you have any questions about Fields Corner Children Thrive feel free to contact
us below.
Huong Vu
[email protected]
Fields Corner Children Thrive is collaboration of the following organizations:
Thrive in 5
United Way of Massachusetts Bay
Dorchester House
Codman Square Health Center
The Boys & Girls Clubs of
Dorchester
Dorchester Family Engagement Network
Family Nurturing Center of MA
WIC
BPL: Fields Corner Library
Page 2
Countdown to Kindergarten
Mujeres Unidas Avanzando
Families First Parenting Programs
College Bound Dorchester