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9/12/2018
Family Nurturing Center is happy to announce our Changing Children's Chances capital campaign is well underway. FNC has raised nearly $2.7 million towards our $3.2 million capital campaign goal to create a Family and Training Center in the heart of Dorchester's Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood.  Read more...
3/7/2018
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1/2/2018
When Kenny (left) walked into the Nurturing Fathers' Program graduation ceremony last Tuesday night, he spotted Shareef (right) with his girls and went straight toward him. "I could see my brother could use a hand."  Kenny and Shareef met fifteen Tuesdays ago at FNC's Nurturing Fathers' Program done in collaboration with the Whittier Street Health Center and supported by the Children's Trust. These young men admitted they had lots to learn about fatherhood - and they each had two great reasons to attend.  Read more...
12/20/2017
Family Nurturing Programs are only as good as the facilitators who lead them. FNC's Director of Training and Nurturing Programs, Sue Parker (right, with former FNC intern, Amanda Hsu) has been facilitating Nurturing Programs since 1991 and has been with FNC since 1998. Over the course of her 25-year career, Sue has guided hundreds of famlies through the nurturing philosophy. She atrributes the success of Nurturing Programs to the safe spaces they provide for families not only to take in information (cognitive learning) but also to talk about their feelings (affective learning).  Read more...
12/5/2017
Routines are an essential part of parenting - and of Parent-Child Playgroups. For Children, routines help create expectation and ease the transition from one activity to the next. That's why our Early Childhood Specialists, who lead our Parent-Child Playgroups, make sure the activity schedule is the same every session, even when there are new things to try in the play space.  Levi, aged 2, pictured here with Grandma as he masters a peg board, takes advantage of all areas of the play space. Every week, Levi and his mother come to Playgroup at the Brighton Branch Library.  Read more...

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