Families at an SFLC event

Welcome Somerville Families

We've moved!

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.

SFLC January Calendar




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, sfn@k12.somerville.ma.us.

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, sfn@k12.somerville.ma.us. 

Fall Playgroups Session 1: October 4 - December 17, 2021. To learn more and register: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Developmental Screening: Ages and Stages Questionaire (ASQ) A free online developmental screening tool for families with children 2 months to 5 years old.
English: https://www.asqonline.com/family/4da2f1
Español: https://www.asqonline.com/family/4ba1af



Somerville Public Schools Enrollment Office guides families through the school registration process and helps families find resources and services to support their child’s education. Enrollment Office staff speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and French. Please call 617-629-5670 to schedule an appointment or visit: https://somerville.k12.ma.us/enrollment.


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.


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

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: Referrals and Resources, SPS Volunteers. Please note, the Clothing Closet is not currently open.

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

The following reports and resources demonstrate the critical role of the SFLC team in supporting families:

SFLC's role will continue to be central to supporting families throughout the pandemic.

Email, Call, or Visit Us

Director of the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative: Nomi Davidson. (617) 625-6600 x6966.
8 Bonair Street, Somerville, MA 02145. 
Supported in part by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant recipient.