The Sharon Cooperative School occasionally receives information on local resource centers and professionals. We post this information for you here. As always please check with your doctors and insurance companies first as needed.
Learning with your Child
Brochures from the Department of Early Education and Care
Self Help, Inc. Community Partnerships for Children Objectives
- Enhance collaboration among families, community programs, businesses and other organizations to reduce duplication of services and promote equitable services.
- Provide comprehensive early childhood programs and services for young children of working families. Provide early childhood programs and services that are high-quality.
- Conduct community outreach to ensure that children have opportunities to participate in a program that meets their needs and the needs of their families.
SHI/CPC provides a Resources Directory for families.
Home, Health and Child Care, 15 Jonathan Drive, Brockton, MA 02301, 508-588-6070, www.hhcc.org
Home Health & Child Care Services, Inc. (HHCC) is recognized for providing innovative state-of-the-art programs that assist and support individuals in making informed decisions regarding family care services. These services satisfy demonstrated community needs such as in-home care, child care information & consultation, and training for parents, childhood professionals and employers.”
Family counselor, Andrew Margolian, 132 Central Street, Foxboro, MA 02035, 508-698-9100.
May Institute, 41 Pacela Park Drive, Randolph, MA 02368, 877-313-3833. www.mayinstitute.org
May Institute is an award-winning nonprofit organization that provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs. The Institute also provides training and consultation services to professionals, organizations, and public school systems.
ASD Clinic, Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic, 41 Pacella Park Drive, Randolph, MA 02368, 877-313-3833 www.nationalautismcenter.org
South Norfolk County Arc, 789 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood, MA 02090. wwwsncarc.org.
Our mission: To advocate for and provide supports and services to people disabled by mental retardation and other developmental disabilities and to their families.
Schwartz Center for Children, Early Intervention program, 508-996-3391. www.schwartzcenter.org/whatweoffer/early-intervention.htm
The Early Intervention Program evaluates and serves infants and young children, birth to age 3 years old, who are at medical or environmental risk of delay or who are delayed in the development of: Speech & Language, Learning, Motor Skills, Vision & Hearing, Social Interaction, Self-Help Skills
Enable, Inc. 275 Prospect Street, Norwood, MA 02062, 781-255-1817. enableinc.org
Enable, Inc. is a nonprofit which provides a variety of educational, social, rehabilitative, and vocational services to children with or without established disability or children who are at biological or environmental risk for developmental delay. Enable creates for all these children and their families a continuum of unique and innovative services that facilitate growth and family integration. These services, which are child-centered, family-focused, and delivered in a developmental context, enable individuals to realize their potential.
Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, www.braintreerehabhospital.com
Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital’s Outpatient Pediatric Clinics provide evaluation and treatment services for children and adolescents who are not achieving their physical, functional and communicative potential. Every one of our Pediatric Clinics is staffed by licensed and certified therapists with specialized training in pediatrics. Each Pediatric Clinic offers a child-friendly and family-focused environment. Conveniently located, each clinic is handicapped-accessible and offers ample free parking. Our therapists work as a team with families and physicians to set goals for each child. To ensure success beyond our walls, we collaborate with home, school and community programs to help with carryover to all environments; home, school and play.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation, www.asthmaandallergies.org
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies, and the oldest asthma and allergy patient group in the world. AAFA provides practical information, community based services and support to people through a network of Regional Chapters, Educational Support Groups and other Local Partners around the U.S. AAFA develops health education, organizes state and national advocacy efforts and funds research to find better treatments and cures. In addition, the mission of AAFA’s Web site is to provide online access to AAFA’s reliable, validated asthma and allergy information and tools to families, patients, parents, healthcare providers, policymakers and others. Support Groups located at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth and Pediatric Specialists in Foxboro.
Child Care Yellow Pages from the DEEC.
Department of Early Education and Care Website: www.mass.gov/eec
Southeast and Cape Regional Office
1 Washington Street, Suite 20, Taunton, MA 02780-3960
Telephone: 508-828-5025 Fax: 508-828-5235
Regional Director: Michael Avery Program Supervisor: Joyce Holen x 556
Large Group and School Age Licensors: Our licensor:
Renee Collyer x558
MA Department of Early Education and Care-Boston Office
Teacher Qualifications Unit: 617-988-7806, 617-988-7807, 617-988-7808
Background Records Check Unit: 617-988-7801
MA Department of Agricultural Resources
617-626-1781 Website: www.mass.gov/agr/ipm
Information regarding law “An Act to Protect Children & Families from Harmful Pesticides”
MA Department of Children and Families
Child at risk hotline: 800-792-5200 Website: www.mass.gov/DCF
MA Department of Public Health
Public Health info line: 800-627-7968 Website: www.mass.gov/DPH
National Child Care Information Center
National Food Service Management
Resources for child nutrition and food programs, including recipes and menus
National Program for Playground Safety
800-554-PLAY Website: www.uni.edu/playground
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care
800-598-KIDS Website: nrckids.org
United States Consumer Product Safety Commission
800-638-2772 Website: www.cpsc.gov
Information regarding alerts and recalls and to report a dangerous product or product related injury
United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service
Information and resources regarding child care food programs, nutrition pyramids and child meal patterns
Alliance for Childhood
Promotes policies and practices that support children’s healthy development
American Academy of Pediatrics
Information and resources for addressing children’s health issues
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information and resources for addressing childhood diseases
Infant and Toddler Resources and Articles