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


Community Resources

South Shore Family Network

2020 Family Needs Survey

South Shore Family Network is a program of South Shore Community Action Council. We are funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant from the Department of Early Education and Care.

Through our South Shore Family Network, we support parents as their children's first teachers and promote early education opportunities in local communities. We'd like your input on the kinds of activities you would like for your family.

Note: This survey is anonymous and confidential.