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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.

We Offer:

  • Resource and referral services for children and families on a variety of services
  • “The Discovery Center”- A parent-child drop-in program at The Forestdale School for children 0-5years
  • Parenting workshops and children's events throughout the year
  • Child growth and developmental screenings.
  • Enrichment Activities.
  • A lending library of toys and materials for families and for classrooms

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 help you find assistance or low cost program options.

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!

Discovery Center:

This is a place for you and your young child to enjoy together. Inside, you will find many different materials and activities to explore together. Based on the premise that children learn best through multi-sensory hands-on activities, this environment is designed to provide play-based learning opportunities. Playgroups here are interactive programs where social, emotional, and communication skills are embedded in our daily interactions. Children have the freedom to explore & create with the security that a parent or caregiver is nearby. By attending playgroups, parents will be introduced to developmentally appropriate activities which they can continue to utilize and expand on outside of the playgroups. Playgroups can also be an avenue for parents to share, connect and develop relationships while learning about other community resources & programs. Visit us at the Forestdale School, 151 Route 130, Forestdale, MA 02644.

Parenting Programs:

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.

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 lmelillo@sandwich.k12.ma.us

The Sandwich Partnership for Families

Forestdale School
151 Route 130
Forestdale, MA 02644
508-477-6600, ext. 132

e-mail: lmelillo@sandwich.k12.ma.us

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