Through April 6th, and possibly beyond, Family Nurturing Center is suspending programs that involve face-to-face contact with families, partners, and others.
Our staff are working from their homes to support families by telephone, Zoom, Facebook, and other social media. We are finding ways to connect regularly, distribute resources safely, and share with parents helpful curriculum content and fun, nurturing activities to do at home.
Please refer to our Staff Directory to reach individual staff members (email preferable at this time).
Here are some important tips from the Nurturing Program during this challenging time: keep structure and routine in your home, model patience and calm, make time to nurture yourself, maintain appropriate expectations for children of different ages, have empathy for family members' feelings and needs, and be sure to laugh and play whenever you can.
3-1-1 City of Boston Non-Emergency Services Line
2-1-1 State of Massachusetts Non-Emergency Services Line
Mayor Marty Walsh's Hotline (617) 534-5050
Boston Public Schools Free Breakfast and Lunch Provision (BPS) https://bit.ly/3d8cFM8
The Greater Boston Food Bank: https://bit.ly/2x9Nt7y
Massachusetts WIC Nutrition Program: https://bit.ly/3bHhbQn
Finding formula and WIC foods: https://bit.ly/2UpMwRD
Map of Meal Sites for Children and Youth (City of Boston) https://bit.ly/38X7X0t
Boston Area Resources List (State Rep. Liz Miranda) https://bit.ly/3b4RUzc
Massachusetts Coronavirus Resources (Children’s Trust) https://bit.ly/2IU9MRj
Resources for Families with Young Children and Providers (Mass Association for Infant Mental Health) https://bit.ly/3aZACmM
Food Resource List & Map:
Roxbury/Mission Hill: https://bit.ly/2Uj84hG
Boston Basics Videos for Parents (Basic 1, Basic 2, etc.) https://www.thebasics.org/en/community-toolkit/video
Parents Helping Parents online support groups https://www.parentshelpingparents.org/
Encantos bilingual learning www.encantosbrands.com/learning
Zero to Three at Home Activity Guide: https://bit.ly/2J94WzD
Ages and Stages Activities (2 month to 5 years): https://bit.ly/3bjF3ZY
Education.com is an educational site for PreK-grade: https://bit.ly/2vO2Y4K
Scholastic launched 20 days of free online lessons for PreK9+: https://bit.ly/3biF3JN
Story Line - Read Aloud website www.storylineonline.net
Unite for Literacy - online readings/books in English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic www.uniteforliteracy.com
Steam Learning Activities: shorturl.at/cLVX3
10 Questions Parents May Have About Coronavirus (NY Times) https://nyti.ms/2UfT4kB
How to talk to your child about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - (UNICEF) https://uni.cf/3dbmDMH
Talking to Teens and Tweens about Coronavirus – (NY Times) https://nyti.ms/39XmSZP
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus (NPR) https://n.pr/2QmBFpd
Families, Friends, Future Gala UPDATE
FNC's March 19th Families, Friends, Future gala has been postponed until the fall.
For more information, please contact Valerie Bean: email@example.com, 617-474-1143 x224.