Welcome Somerville Families
The SFLC and Enrollment Office have moved to the Edgerly Building at 8 Bonair Street, Somerville, MA 02145. Please contact us at: 617-629-5670.
- Read about Parent Support and Advocacy Groups.
- Core SFLC Programs and Services: English, Spanish, Portuguese
- More resources and information can be found on the July 2021 Resources for Somerville Families.
- CLOTHING DRIVE The Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC) has an Amazon wish list and a Target wish list to make donations to local families in need.
- Free meals and other food resources: www.somerville.k12.ma.us/ReliefForFamilies.
- Read our Social Stories for Young Children and their Caregivers all about feelings that can arise during the current health crisis. Find them at the top of our Talking About Coronavirus page. Available in several languages.
- Please email the Director of the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative Nomi Davidson with any urgent basic needs questions.
IN-PERSON LEARNING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES Did you know that you can find information about the Somerville Public Schools in-person learning all in one place? Visit www.somerville.k12.ma.us/transition for the latest district updates and videos about welcoming students back to school, daily wellness checks at home for students, and COVID-19 testing at school.
PRENATAL - EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES AND SUPPORTS
SomerBaby is a home visiting program to welcome Somerville’s youngest residents and connect families to resources. We strengthen social and community connections and start babies on a path of lifelong health and learning. Contact: Flor Apolaya 617-549-3455 or Maria Holz 617-549-1690,
Parent/Guardian Support Groups provide support, information and resources to families with young children both in-person and online. Contact: 617-625-6600 ext. 6990, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ParentChild + is a school readiness and family support program for underserved parents and their children between 18 months and 4 years old with a focus on language, literacy and school readiness skills. Contact: Fernanda Villar, Parent Child + Director, 617-625-6600 ext. 6992.
SFLC Playgroups are for parents and caregivers with infants, toddlers and preschoolers to meet and play in weekly age and language-based groups. Registration is ongoing. Please visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SFLCPlaygroups. Contact: Michelle Laskey, Playgroup Coordinator,
617-625-6600 ext. 6990, email@example.com.
Developmental Screening: Ages and Stages Questionaire (ASQ) A free online developmental screening tool for families with children 2 months to 5 years old.
STUDENT ENROLLMENT AND REGISTRATION
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT AND EMPLOYMENT LINKED TO LEARNING
SFLC Family and Community Liaisons support family engagement in each school to strengthen home school communication and connections. Contact: Nomi Davidson 617-629-5476.
SFLC Parent/Guardian English Classes for parents and guardians of SPS students in collaboration with the Welcome Project. Participants practice their English language skills to engage with their child’s education. Morning and evening classes available. Contact: Jennifer Ochoa, ESCS Liaison 617-545-3225.
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AND WRAPAROUND SERVICES
SFLC Volunteer Program Volunteers serve and inspire! To become a volunteer: contact www.somerville.k12.ma.us/ volunteer. To request volunteer support, staff may contact their school-based volunteer coordinator or Jen Capuano SPS/SFLC Volunteer Coordinator.
Basic Needs and Homeless Services for homeless students to receive educational services and access to all school activities and events. We provide access to clothing, food and other resources for families located at SFLC, schools, and in the community. Contact: Francia Reyes, Basic Needs and Homelessness Coordinator, 617-895-6014.
Multilingual Services ensures access to interpretation and translation services for staff in order to communicate with school families. For more information regarding guidelines and the request form, please visit:
https://somerville.k12.ma.us/files/sflctranslation-and-interpretation-request-form-fillable-20-08docx. Contact: Maura Quiroz, Multilingual Services Coordinator, 617-625-6600 ext. 6958.
Learn about the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (sflc)
What We Do
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
The following reports and resources demonstrate the critical role of the SFLC team in supporting families:
- SFLC 2018-2019 Data Snapshot
- SFLC COVID-19 Response Data Report (March-June 2020)
- 2020-21 SFLC Impact Report
- Overview of the SFLC's work
- Video Overview of SFLC services
SFLC's role will continue to be central to supporting families throughout the pandemic.