"Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it." Haim Ginott
Cape Cod Children’s Place Family Roadshows and
Parenting Workshops and Support Groups:
Funded by a grant from Children's Trust , administered by Cape Cod Children's Place.
Check out the current newsletter posted on our website for more detailed information.
"Parenting Differences "
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
at Eastham Elementary School
200 Schoolhouse Rd.
With Cindy Horgan, Executive Director and Family Support Coordinator at Cape Cod Children's Place. This workshop focuses on effective communication, rules for fair fighting, handling the stesses of life, elements of teamwork, and how to handle outside influences. Participants come away with a different perspective of the other person as well as how their reactions or non-reactions can play a role in the behavior of their parenting partner, whether parenting in the same home or separate homes.
Free pizza dinner and childcare included. Pre-registration is required. You'll have a chance to ask questions, share ideas and go home with education and resource materials. Call Cape Cod Children's Place at 508-240-3310 with your name and telephone number, number of adults and names and ages of children who will attend. Please indicate if you are in need of transportation.
This program is funded by the Cahn Funds for Social Change, through the Children's Trust, administered by Cape Cod Children's Place.
"Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten"?
Tuesday February 4, 2014 5:30-7:30 pm
Stony Brook Elementary School,
384 Underpass Rd., Brewster
Join Cindy Horgan, in a discussion about how to prepare your child socially and emotionally, as well as to handle separation anxiety for a healthy transition.
Free Childcare and pizza dinner. You'll have a chance to ask questions, share isdeas and go home with education and resource materials. Pre-registration is required. Call us at 508-240-3310 . Please let us know if you are in need of trasportation
This program is funded by a Family Centers grant through the Children's Trust, administered by Cape Cod Children's Place.
Thursday Evenings, January 16-Feb 13, 2014
At Harwich Elementary School, Activity Room, 263 South St, Harwich
Studies show that children grow up happier and healthier with nurturing fathers in their lives. At this group you will have the opportunity to hear other dads experiences and share your own. Create your own "toolbox" for effective parenting by gaining skills for handling challenging behaviors, effective communication & positive discipline. Facilitatied by Cindy Horgan, and Adam Pettengill, early chldhood professional and dad.
Free. Pizza dinner and chldcare are included! Call Cape Cod Children's Place to register: 508-240-3310. Please let us know if you are in need of trasportation.
Funding is provided by a Family Centers Grant through the Chldren's Trust, administered by the Cape Cod Children's Place and through the Herbert E. Whitlock Memorial Fund of the Nauset Unitarian Universalist of the Cape Cod Foundation.
Baby's 1st Year group, funded by a Family Centers grant through the Children's Trust and a Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant through the Mass. Dept. of Early Education & Care, meets every Tuesday from 11 am-12:30 pm (beginning September 17th through June) at the Snow Library's Craine room. This drop-in group provides support/education/fun and play for new moms, dads or caregivers and their babies. No pre-registration is required. Call Monica Keefe-Hess at 508-240-3310 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. for more information. This group follows the Nauset School Schedule, if school is cancelled due to inclement weather, group will also be cancelled.
Lower Cape Dads' Talk at Harwich Community Center,
100 Oak St.; 6:00-7:30pm: This group meets the first Wednesday of each month. With Paul Melville, Family Support Specialist. A safe, non-therapeutic group providing an opportunity for dads of kids and teens to talk about the issues of being a father in today's world. Come gain support & share experiences & strategies to help you in the important job of being a father. Free pizza and child care with registration; 508-771-4338 or email@example.com
Sponsored by the Cape Cod Neighborhood Support Coalition with additional support from Cape Cod Children's Place & Harwich Early Childhood Advisory Council.
Grandparents: "Then and Now" at Wellfleet Public Library, 55 W. Main St. Thursdays, Jan. 16-Feb. 6, 2014 from 2-3:30 pm.
This free series is geared to grandparents, whose experience of raising a family may be very different from what it is for today's parents. Topics will include new stresses parents live with, the influence of technology, the changing look of today's famlies and the evolving world in which children are growing up. Call the Wellfleet Library at 508-349-0310 to register. There is no childcare for this sereis.
Call Cape Cod Children’s Place 508-240-3310 to inquire about programs offered.
Some of the "Roadshow" topics that have been presented:
- Is my Child Ready for Kindergarten?
- Families Dealing with Divorce or Separation
- Talking about Touching- a personal safety curriculum
- Dealing with Challenging Behaviors
- Pediatric First Aid & Intro. to CPR
- Avoiding the Overscheduled Family Trap
- What you need to know about your babysitters and
what they need to know about you
- Understanding Temperament
- Positive Discipline
- Potty Training 101
If you have a particular topic that you would like to hear more about, please contact us.
As in the past, most of the "Roadshow" events will have FREE childcare and pizza.
A portion of these programs are funded by a Mass. Family Centers grant through Children's Trust, and grants from the Mass. Department of Early Education and Care. Administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place, North Eastham, Mass.