“It takes a Community to Raise a Child”
Have you ever heard this expression? When you think about it, there is not a better saying. Besides the child’s immediate and extended family, there’s the doctor, dentist, school, child care centers (day care) and other community events and specialists. Today, with the internet the “whole world” is available. As you know, it’s not always easy to raise a child. A quality child care program can be an important part of your “team”, sort of like a quarterback on a football team. We provide for the daily protection and care of your loved one and provide a curriculum that can encourage your child’s growth and development; while also able to discuss issues and concerns you may have about your child. In addition to that, we are very familiar with local resources and services and the Leominster School District, to help you connect with providers that can assist you with the all important task of raising a child. So, in essence, we can be an important resource to your family.
This section of our web site is designed to help “strengthen families” in their effort to give your child a great start in life to be prepared to enter elementary school and become competent adults.
Family Events in Leominster:
Call “211” for live help 24/7 or visit www.mass211help.org for assistance with finding resources, such as assistance with basic needs, childcare referrals, and public health services, in MA.
The Spanish American Center at 112 Spruce St provides free meals every Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 – 5:00 pm for anyone who could use a warm meal.
Leominster Recreation Department
Free Fun Fridays www.highlandstreet.org Go to link for calendar of events. Places to visit, such as zoos and museums, for free every Friday throughout Massachusetts during the summer
Project Apples CFCE – 978-534-3038 and look for information on Facebook page. Various free activities for kids and families will be offered throughout the year.
Growing Places – Our Teaching Garden www.growingplaces.org
Learn how to grow a garden with your family at the Pierce Meadow Community Garden at 325 Lindell Ave in Leominster. Eligibility based on economic need and commitment to tend garden. For more information or to apply, go to site (under “what we do” tab then “apply now”) or call (978) 598-3723, Ext. 804 ASAP (before June 15).
Leominster Public Library www.leominsterlibrary.org
Check out the Calendar of Events for free children’s activities.