QUINCY BRAINTREE FAMILY NETWORK
Cities/Towns Served: Quincy and Braintree
Quincy/Braintree Family Network (QBFN) – CFCE – is partnership of high quality networks of family supports services that are FREE of charge. QBFN offers parenting workshops, playgroups, family events, and special children entertainers.
Parent Child Home Program (Quincy Commission on the Family) – An early childhood literacy program. Home visitors bring carefully selected toys and books for children, as they work with parents and children to help prepare them for academics success. For more information, please call: 617-376-1108.
Parent to Parent Program (Quincy Commission on the Family) – A free home visit is offered to any family in the City of Quincy with a newborn age 0-6 months. Resource guide for parents, gift for siblings, and gift bag for baby. For more information please call: 617-689-8352.
The Quincy/Braintree Family Network is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care of Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs (CFCE) and are locally based programs serving families with children birth through school age.
There are five main goals of the CFCE program:
- Increase knowledge of and accessibility to high-quality early education and care programs and services for families with children prenatal through school-age;
- Promote parent education, family engagement and early literacy;
- Facilitate collaboration and community planning between local early education and care partners and other community stake holders, including parents;
- Provide support and information to families with children transitioning between and among early education and care settings, home and school; and
- Support early education and care programs across the public and private sectors in delivering high-quality services.
Through direct services and/or referrals, local CFCE programs provide a variety of services, which include:
Providing families access to:
- Child development information;
- Transition information and supports;
- Assistance with meeting basic needs;
- Timely support in periods of family crisis;
- High quality, specific and up-to-date information and referrals;
- Family literacy and school readiness activities;
- Family and community events;
- Parent leadership opportunities; and
- Information about early education and care opportunities and other community resources that support parents in their role as their child’s first teacher.
Providing the early education and care community with:
- Support in identifying program quality needs and accessing training and other professional development opportunities;
- Opportunities to share best practices and coordinate resources; and
- Linkages to technical assistance and local resources to assist them in meeting quality standards.