Quincy, MA- Quincy Braintree Family Network-CFCE, a program of Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP), invites parents and families to two events as part of their celebration of Brain Building in Progress Week.

On Thursday, April 26th, QCAP’s QBFN will host Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, a morning of move and groove activities, featuring Knucklebones, a Charlestown-based company devoted to keeping families healthy and active. Knucklebones will create a series of unique playspaces designed for fun and movement that will have kids jumping, hopping, and skipping. Community agencies will also be on-hand with their own kid-friendly make-and-take activities, and valuable resources for parents, including Quincy Police Officer Lauren Lambert, who will host a fingerprinting clinic on-site.

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds will take place from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Fore River Clubhouse, 16 Nevada Road in Quincy. The event is free to the public. Though it is geared toward children four years of age and younger, siblings are welcome.

The fun continues on Friday, April 27th at the Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington Street in Braintree. QCAP’s QBFN will welcome children’s performer Julie Kinscheck with her upbeat songs and movement for young children. The event will be held from 10:30 to 11:15am in the large meeting room.

Brain Building in Progress was developed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. The campaign raises awareness and involvement in young children’s healthy development and early learning and its positive impact on children’s cognitive, social, and physical development.

QCAP’s Quincy Braintree Family Network (QBFN) is a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program (CFCE) providing year-round parent education workshops, parent/child engagement playgroups, and early literacy opportunities. All activities are hosted free of charge to the public. Funding for Quincy Braintree Family Network-CFCE is provided by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.

For more information about Brain Building in Progress Week or QBFN events please contact Joan Rodeck at jrodeck@qcap.org or visit www.qcap.org.

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