Winthrop Parents Network
What is the Winthrop Parents Network?
Winthrop Parents Network is funded through the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant (CFCE), a grant from the Department of Early Education and Care.
The primary purpose of this program is to promote early literacy, parenting education, developmental screenings, resources and referrals for families with children birth to age 8.
This goal is achieved through collaboration with the public schools, private preschools, Early Intervention and other agencies that provide services to families.
- Family literacy events
- Mommy and me playgroups
- Wiggles and Giggles music
- Read and Rise workshops
- Book in a bag activities
- Library story hours
- Ongoing parenting discussion series (with free child care)
- Weekly Parent café’s
- Parenting handouts
- Website with resources and handouts
- Monthly home/school connection newsletters
Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s development? Are you wondering about his/her social and emotional level or behavior?
The Winthrop Parents Network has the Ages and Stages Questionnaire to screen children ages birth to 5. This checklist will help you identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses and to see if he/she is at a typical developmental level for his/her age. This is a free service and is done with the parents as a team.
- Family activities
- Resource and referral information
- Social and emotional developmental screenings
- Parenting education
- International night
- Collaboration with other agencies for assistance to families in crisis
Lisa Howard, Superintendent of Winthrop Public Schools
Norah Grimes, Principal of ATC
Anita Preble, Grant coordinator
Mary Mitchell, Play Group coordinator
Fabiola Oliveira, Family Outreach
Anne Sullivan, Technical Support
Cathy Delvento, 21st Century Program
Diane Barsoti, Children's Corner Preschool
Deborah Kneeland, For Kids Only Afterschool
Kate Aslinger, Parent and Media Assistance (works for the Winthrop Transcript newspaper)
Bryn Durkee, Parent member
Marci Hamilton, Family Child Care Provider
Diane Wallace, Director of Winthrop Public Library
Wendy Millar-Page, Executive Director of Chamber of Commerce
Winthrop Neighborhood Health Center (looking for representative)
WIC (looking for representative)