Toddlers at Social Story event at City Hall

Resources

Parents and Guardians 

Summer in Somerville

2019 Summer Activities Guide from the 2019 Summer Camp & Activities Fair. A comprehensive list of camps for school-aged children, jobs and activities for teens, activities for children birth through teen years and a list of year-round after school programming.

Clothing Closet

Visit the Basic Needs page to learn more about picking up FREE clothes at our Clothing Closet.

Developmental Screening

Ages and Stages

Do you have questions about how your child is learning or developing skills? The SFLC has a FREE program to answer these kinds of questions. This program is open to all Somerville Families. Free Developmental Screening checklists for familes to fill out about children between 1 month and 5 years old using the "Ages and Stages" system. Resources and strategies to offer families ideas on how to be their child's first teacher. Referral to supportive services for children who might need extra help. Contact us for more information or a copy of the correct checklist for your child. Call (617) 625-6600 x6966. Email or visit the SFLC at the Cummings School, 42 Prescott Street, Somerville MA 02143,

Home Visits

The Somerville ParentChild+ Program focuses on under-resourced families who may be challenged by poverty, language barriers and other obstacles to success in school. Participation is based on an assessment of a family's access to educational opportunities and referrals from community agencies. ParentChild+ is a school readiness and family support program for parents and their children. Multilingual Early Literacy Home Visitors work with families with children between 18 months and 4 years old. The program focuses on developing language, literacy and school readiness skills in order to prepare children to enter school "ready to learn." Using carefully chosen books and toys, trained Home Visitors model verbal interaction through reading and play for the parent and child together. Visits are conducted twice a week for 30 minutes over a two-year period. For more information call 617-625-6600 x6992 or email fvillar@k12.somerville.ma.us. National ParentChild+ program website: www.parent-child.org
 

Family Talk Campaign

Read the District Blog post about why talking to our kids is so important. Then get started with the Family Talk Game in English, Spanish, Portuguese or Haitian Creole, which provides lively conversation-starters you can use at the dining table or take on the road.

Read the informational postcards with Family Talk tips:

 

Parent / Guardian English Classes

SFLC Parent/Guardian English Classes are offered to parents/guardians of SPS students. Participants can practice and strengthen their English language skills while learning about and becoming more engaged with their child’s education. SFLC works in collaboration with The Welcome Project to provide classes held in the morning and evening. Parents/Guardians can register for classes by calling 617-625-6600 ext. 3706 Contact: ESCS Family and Community Liaison.

Documents

2019 Social Story for the Week of the Young Child: I Live Here in Somerville! English, Spanish

2017 & 2018 Social Story for the Week of the Young Child: 

Social Story: Working Together for a Wonderful City

A Social Story to Help Children During Hard Times: When Things Feel Terrible

A Social Story to Help with Biting: A Mouth Can

Websites

Somervillehub.org One-stop shopping for early childhood activities in Somerville.

Educators

Educator Guide

Educator Guide

Multilingual Services

Multilingual Services ensures access to interpretation and translation services for Somerville Public School staff in order to communicate with school families. The Multilingual Services team is comprised of 100 staff members who speak 22 languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and lower incident languages. Contact: Maura Mendoza, Multilingual Services Coordinator, 617-625-6600 ext. 6958.