The Plymouth Family Network (PFN) is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care through the Title I Department of the Plymouth Public Schools. PFN provides support to families with young children and expectant parents living in the town of Plymouth.
Founded in 1999, PFN is one of many Massachusetts Family Networks statewide. PFN provides parent outreach, education, and community support services designed to make parenting less stressful, build on family strengths, and enhance school readiness. There are no developmental or income requirements for membership and all services are free of charge.
Studies show the value of rich, varied experiences in early childhood and the important role of parents in their child's learning process. The family environment is the most powerful influence on a child's social and emotional development and readiness for school. Ensuring that a child receives appropriate nurturing and support, especially during the earliest years, prenatal through age three, is a challenge.
- Connections with health, educational, recreational, child care and public assistance resources
- Opportunities for families to make friends with other parents and young children
- A relaxed, fun environment in which to share parenting tips, gain and give support
- Qualified staff to answer questions about early childhood development
PFN Services Include:
- Resources and referrals
- Parent education programs
- Family literacy activities
- Parent/child workshops
- Support groups
- Social events
- Community Resource Book(Updated July 2011)
PLYMOUTH FAMILY NETWORK (PFN)
Plymouth Community Intermediate School (PCIS)
117 Long Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360