Our Mission Statement:
The Sandwich Partnership for Families is a coalition of parents, professionals, and community members working together to support and enrich the lives of young children and families. Our goal is to promote affordable, accessible, high-quality services and programs for all families in our community.
For further information on any of these programs for yourself or someone you know. Please call Lauren at 888-9525. Funded through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care granted to the Sandwich Public Schools.
Resource and Referral:
Choosing a setting for your child's first experience is very important, and can be very difficult. The Upper Cape Resource Directory outlines all the licensed programs in this area. Additionally, informational brochures on what to look for in a quality program are available. If affordability is a financial hardship, we can file an application for assistance for income eligible families.
Sometimes, families struggle with unforeseen situations that may feel over-whelming. Whether it’s financial issues, family issues, or parenting issues, where here to help you find the support you need to keep your home a happy one. Don’t hesitate to call- we’re here for you!
This play space was designed to give every young child in town the benefits of a preschool experience, without the burden of cost. Open to the whole family, the Center provides drop-in opportunities for children, with their favorite grown-up, to explore materials and activities together. We thank the staff and the Library Board of Trustees for welcoming us, and for sharing with all the children in our community. Look for our scheduled hours, and "come over and play!" Call us today at 888.0625 ext 9. The Discovery Center follows the Sandwich Public School calendar of operations.
Parenting is one of the toughest jobs ever held. We are here to support you and your children as the "magic years" slip quickly by. Sometimes we sponsor performers to come and entertain the whole family. Sometimes we have fun events for child and parent to share together. Sometimes we care for the children while parents (and grandparents) learn and share the secrets of raising happy, healthy children. Always, we hope to make happy childhood memories! Look for our seasonal calendars for detailed information.
The Lending Library:
The Toy Lending Library has many materials purchased through our funding that circulate to homes as an added benefit of our collaboration with Sandwich Public Library. We have also added Theme Boxes with curriculum materials that child care and preschool programs may borrow to enhance their teaching with. Many thanks to the Sandwich Kiwanis for their generous funding of these resources.
High Quality Preschool and Childcare:
Sandwich is fortunate to have many programs that have achieved NAEYC accreditation, the standard of best practice for early childhood programs. In addition, the Council is sponsoring family day care providers in their pursuit of the Child Development Associate Credential (C.D.A.), another measure of quality programming for young children. These nationally recognized standards of excellence provide assurance of sound educational and developmental practices. For information on program qualifications, please contact the SPF Office.
Like to Know More?
The Partnership is actively seeking parents and community members to advise on the needs of young families in our town. If you'd like to attend one of our monthly meetings, or to be put on our mailing list, please call 888-9525 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org