Families at an SFLC event

Welcome Somerville Families!

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Want to talk to other parents about parenting?

Want to join a playgroup with your child?

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Calendar of Events


FAMILY LITERACY MONTH There are a lot of ways to help encourage literacy with children. Read a book together, visit the library, or go on a StoryWalk! Storywalks will be available in outdoor locations across the city from November 1st to November 30th. Take a walk, read a story, and talk with your child about what you read- a fun way for families, caregivers and educators to encourage outdoor activity as well as literacy in young children. Visit a StoryWalk at the following locations and enjoy! Autobus: Foss Park Playground, Broadway/McGrath Hwy | Wild About Books: Lincoln Park, Perry Street | My Mother’s Sari: Capuano Early Childhood Center, 150 Glen Street | Feast for 10: SFLC Center, 42 Prescott Street | Whoever You Are: Hodgkins-Curtin Park, Holland Street


November 6 and 13
MATH INFORMATION WORKSHOP FOR PARENT/GUARDIANS Learn about how math is taught in grades K- 5 in Somerville and strategies you can use to help support your child’s success. This workshop is presented for all families by the Somerville Public School’s Math Coaches and Uri Harel, K-8 Curriculum Coordinator.
11/6 Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00 am, Healey School, 5 Meacham
11/13 Wednesday 6:00 - 7:30 am, West Somerville Neighborhood School, 177 Powderhouse Boulevard

November 12 and 13

PREK AND K REGISTRATION INFORMATION SESSIONS Prospective PreKindergarten and Kindergarten families are invited to learn about the registration process for the 2020-2021 school year including open houses, registration and required documents, notification dates, afterschool programs.
11/12 Tuesday 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Capuano Early Childhood Center, 150 Glenn Street

11/13 Wednesday 9:00 - 10:00 am, Capuano Early Childhood Center, 150 Glenn Street

November 13 and 20 

SFLC PLAYGROUP FAMILY TALK STORY TIME Celebrate Family Literacy Month at our drop-in Playgroup with a special story time featuring children’s author Ellen Mayer. Join the SFLC Family Talk Campaign- learn

ways to make reading fun and how to engage your child in conversations about books.
11/13 Wednesday 10:00 - 10:30 am, SFLC Center, 42 Prescott Street
11/20 Wednesday 10:00 - 10:30 am, SFLC Center, 42 Prescott Street


IMPACT: ARTS AND CONVERSATION GROUP IMPACT: Immigrant Multilingual Parents Art and Conversation Together is a weekly arts and conversation group for families looking to connect with other families in the

community. This group is specifically for immigrant families with children in the Somerville Public Schools. The group is run in partnership with the Beautiful Stuff Project and with support from Cambridge Health Alliance.
Fridays 9:00 - 11:00 am, SFLC Center, 42 Prescott Street
Coming Soon
FUTURAS MADRES LATINAS DE SOMERVILLE Please help spread the word about free prenatal classes in Spanish for expectant parents/guardians. For more information or to register, please call or email Flor Apolaya at 617-625-6600 x6702.


Somerville Family Learning Collaborative

what we do

1. Prenatal-Early Childhood Services and Supports: Somerbaby Welcome Baby BagsHome Visiting ProgramPlaygroups for Birth to 5 years, Developmental Screenings for Children 1 month to 5 years, 

2. Student Enrollment and Registration: Student RegistrationSchool Open HousesSchool Tours

3. Family Engagement and Empowerment Linked to Learning: Parent / Guardian English ClassesSchool-Based Family and Community LiaisonsParent Support Groups

4. Community Partnerships and Wraparound Services: Clothing Closet for urgent needsReferrals and Resources, SPS Volunteers

About Us

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.