Free Fun Fridays 2016 ARE HERE!!!
Click here for a list of the 80 venues that will be available FREE of Charge over 10 Fridays this Summer! Each week 8 different sites will be available FREE of charge through a partnership with the Highland Street Foundation.
The Brain Building in Progress campaign is a public/private partnership of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and a growing community of early education and child care providers, academic researchers, business leaders and individuals. Our mission is to raise awareness of the critical importance of fostering the cognitive, social and emotional development of young children by emphasizing its future impact on economic development and prosperity for everyone in Massachusetts.
Survey for families who have used the Child Care
Circuit on-line services
Statewide information & assistance on child care issues
Child Care Circuit On-line Voucher Forms
Use this form to: change a provider, add or delete transportation, change contact info., job information or service need
Department of Children & Families
24 hour hotline for reporting child abuse: 800-792-5200
Provide assistance and information about MassHealth and the Health Connector.
Internet site with a multitude of name choices
A free virtual membership organization for parents & grandparents
Behavioral services for eligible children
Children's Defense Fund
Mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
To find out of state child care
Locally based groups that are funded by the
Department of Early Education & Care & offer literacy & parenting
programs. Free ASQ
developmental screenings also provided.
Families & Work Institute
A nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies the changing workforce and workplace, the changing family and the changing community.
Searchable database of resources by state for assistance for grandparents and other kin raising grandchildren
Resources for Families, Work & School including parent blogs, affordable webinars and more.
The place to go for great child care information, webinars, newsletters, blogs, & local events
QRIS for child care are similar to other consumer rating systems, in that they "rate" goods or services to provide customers with a better understanding about the quality of that item. The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) formally began developing a QRIS for child care educators during the spring of 2008.
Web based portal for single service access to connect
people to critical health and human services programs & information
National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
Exchange Club Foundation
Providing information and resources about shaken baby syndrome & child abuse prevention for parents & providers.
National Partnership for Women & Families
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.
Partnership For Children
Lynnfield, Reading & North Reading based program for preschool age children
Integrates online resources and children's educational television to assist parents and teachers prepare young children for success in school
PBS Parents se ha comprometido a ofrecer valiosos recursos educativos para los padres y cuidadores de niños.
Information on establishing a safe home environment for children with disabilities (and aging family members) and additional resource links (e.g., loan programs to assist families that need to improve home safety).
Nationally and internationally recognized parenting
and family strengthening program for high-risk families.
Tax Credit Resources for Families
Information on available federal & state tax credits
Free messages on your cell phone through your
pregnancy & baby's first year
The American Library Association
The oldest and largest library association in the world
The Child Welfare League of America
Mission is to ensure the safety and well-being of children and families and advocate for the advancement of public policy as it relates to families & children.
Details the risks to children from second hand smoke
and how you can make your home smoke-free
The Story Place
A children's digital library
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Carries information on various product recalls
Zero to Three
Information on children ages 0-3
A guide to various resources available for families throughout Essex & Merrimack counties. Includes items such as food resources, housing assistance, health resources and more!
Una guía para varios recursos disponibles para familias en los condados de Essex y Merrimack. Incluye elementos como recursos alimenticios, asistencia de vivienda, recursos de salud y más!
Local Community & Family Engagement Activities Links
North Suburban Network (Melrose - Stoneham - Wakefield)
Open for All Client Services: Monday 9 AM - 7 PM, Tuesday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM