Welcome Somerville Families
Please email the Director of the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative Nomi Davidson with any urgent basic needs questions.
Please find information about free meals and other food resources here https://somerville.k12.ma.us/coronavirus-information-prevention
Find information about how to start a conversation with your toddler, child, or teen about our current health crisis here https://somerville.k12.ma.us/TalkingAboutCoronavirus
Calendar of Events
EARLY CHILDHOOD HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH
March 3, Tuesday 10:00 - 11:30 pm, SFLC Center 42 Prescott Street
Join Somerville’s Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) for a conversation on the “Landscape of Somerville’s Early Childhood Health and Mental Health” with early childhood advocates, providers and partners. Presenters include Lizzie Feigenbaum, Riverside Early Childhood Services, Dr. Greg Hagan, Chief of Pediatrics, CHA and Dr. Lee Robinson, Director of Training, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Child Psychiatrist, Clinic for Healthy Child Development, CHA.
CANCELED - SUMMER CAMP AND ACTIVITIES FAIR
March 10, Tuesday 5:30 - 7:00 pm, East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross Street
In light of continuing health concerns related to COVID-19 and the importance of preventative measures to help contain the spread of the virus, we are canceling the 2020 Summer Camp & Activities Fair scheduled for Tuesday, March 10th at the East Somerville Community School. We encourage you to visit the Somerville Hub (www.somervillehub.org) to download the 2020 Summer Camp & Activities Fair Guide. We remain committed to providing you with this information in a variety of other ways to ensure that you learn about the many summer programming options available. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to do as much as we can to minimize the potential risk and maintain the health and safety of our community.
CANCELED - BASIC RIGHTS: UNDERSTANDING THE IEP
March 12, Thursday 6:30 - 8:00 pm, West Somerville Neighborhood School, 177 Powderhouse Boulevard
Join the Somerville Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SSEPAC) for a workshop presented by the Federation for Children with Special Needs . The “Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP” workshop focuses on the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), how a plan is developed, the IEP process, and why a plan is important in supporting a student with special needs.
CANCELED - GENDER IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
March 18, Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00pm, SFLC Center, 42 Prescott Street
This workshop is the first in a three-part series, “Raising Young Children in Somerville: A Family Workshop Series.” Join SFLC and Somerville Partnership for Young Children (SPYC) staff to learn and discuss different topics around parenting and child development. In “Gender in Early Childhood,” talk with early childhood educator Dr. Ellie Friedland about what gender is and is not, what children’s gender role behavior does and does not mean, and how we can best support the growth and development of all children. To register for the workshop(s) and childcare, please contact email@example.com or 617-625-6600 x6990. Interpretation available
CANCELED - SERVE AND INSPIRE: VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
March 19, Thursday 6:00 - 8:00pm, Room 12, SFLC Center, 42 Prescott Street
New to volunteering with SPS and want to get involved? Please join us at our next Volunteer Orientation: Thursday, March 19 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at 42 Prescott St. (Cummings Building, Conference Room 12), Somerville. You will meet volunteers new to Somerville Public Schools, learn best practices for serving in a public school and hear about specific needs and opportunities to serve. To RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-629-5475. Individuals with disabilities or individuals who require auxiliary aides, services or interpretation for communication, please email email@example.com or call 617-629-5475 at least 48 hours prior to this meeting. Every effort will be made to accommodate your needs.
CANCELED - LEGAL SERVICES CLINIC
March 25, Wednesday 5:00 - 7:00pm, SomerViva - Office of Immigrant Affairs, 42 Cross Street
Meet representatives from SomerViva for information and resources and make an appointment for a free legal consultation with representatives from Greater Boston Legal Services and the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC). Contact Irma Flores at 617-625-6600 x2122 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Francia Reyes at 617-625-6600 x6994 or email@example.com for a legal consultation appointment.
Somerville Family Learning Collaborative
what we do
1. Prenatal-Early Childhood Services and Supports: Somerbaby Welcome Baby Bags, Home Visiting Program, Playgroups for Birth to 5 years, Developmental Screenings for Children 1 month to 5 years,
2. Student Enrollment and Registration: Student Registration, School Open Houses, School Tours
3. Family Engagement and Empowerment Linked to Learning: Parent / Guardian English Classes, School-Based Family and Community Liaisons, Parent Support Groups
4. Community Partnerships and Wraparound Services: Clothing Closet for urgent needs, Referrals and Resources, SPS Volunteers
The Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC) is the department of family and community engagement of the Somerville Public Schools. As a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant recipient, the Somerville Public Schools partners with the Department of Early Education and Care to provide a variety of resources, support services, and programs to help meet the needs of Somerville families in supporting their children's learning and well-being, birth to adulthood. SFLC By the Numbers. Take a look at this snapshot of the families and people we reached in 2018-2019 through SFLC programming! Read an overview of our work: SFLC Overview or watch video overview of the SFLC and its services: https://vimeo.com/266775329
Email, Call or Visit us
Director of the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative: Nomi Davidson
. (617) 625-6600 x6966.
42 Prescott Street, Somerville, MA 02143. Enter through the Red Door.
Supported in part by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant recipient.