Parenting & Play Groups

   First Visit is always FREE! Come join the fun!
  Groups are the perfect "first" early learning experience! 
Moms, Dads and family caregivers stay with their children for fun, learning activities and to meet other families.

Salem and Derry weekly groups

 Salem: 171 Zion Hill Road, Salem 
                (groups meet in the Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church community center)
                9:30 to 11:00 AM 
New New New!
               Parenting & Play Groups AT Easterseals- 15 Ermer Rd. Salem
 Derry: 1 Hood Road, Derry 
               (groups meet The Church of the Transfiguration, enter through playground-right side )
                9:30 to 11:00 AM 
Please call or email for availability.
The Learning Cooperative Preschool 
               Scholarship & tuition assistance available for preschool program. 
Affordable Before & After-School Care 
    Choose the days & hours that work for your family.
Please call or email -We'd love to meet you!   
             Preschool Program - Limited openings for Fall 
Flexible schedule of days & hours to meet your child's and family's needs.
Master's level, credentialed early childhood educators cater to your child's strengths with        differentiated instruction                                                                                                               •Partnerships with public schools prepare a strong foundation for school readiness and success
•NH licensed program.   
•Low Adult to Child ratio    •ALL adults are background-checked.                                                     
Spacious child-centered classroom and large fenced, shaded, outdoor play area.
•Children of all abilities welcome   
•Tuition assistance and scholarships make our high-quality program affordable for your family

 

          The Learning Cooperative Preschool           Your child learns more in preschool than he will in college!  Preschool may look like fun and games, but studies show that the biggest gains in brain development come before age 5!  Preschool sets the foundation for all learning to come.  With stakes this high, your child deserves a preschool that partners with parents and welcomes your participation. 
The Learning Coop Preschool is brought to you by Salem Family Resources, a trusted partner and advocate for young children and their families since 1994. 
The Learning Cooperative is a unique preschool that engages and empowers parents in their child's most critical learning years.
Children who attend preschool are much more likely to finish high school and continue their education. 

Give your child the TLC Preschool advantage!

The Region 10 Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Team-
coordinated by Salem Family Resources in collaboration with The Upper Room presents:
Professional Development Workshops 
 for Early Childhood, Mental Health, and Social Service Professionals
Professional Development Hours awarded.
Online Registrations available SOON!

October 12, 2017  Pauline Boyce, P.T. Easter Seals 
Practical activities to foster Motor Development

November 16, 2017  Pam Miller-Sallet
“Difficult Conversations  with Parents about their Children"

December 12, 2017  (12/19 Snow date)  
“Dental Hygiene in Young Children - a Window to Health"
 Angela Boyle, Community Crossroads    

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           Help us secure strong funding so families can access 
a quality preschool program experience for their children, 
and our two-generation, parent/child attachment strengthening program; 
Parenting & Play Groups. 

Scientific evidence links positive early experiences to healthy brain development.    Children grow so fast and our window to reach them is short.                     Please make your tax-deductible donation today and create a brighter future for children and their families in the greater Salem community.

Use our secure form online: www.salemfamilyresource.org/donations or mail a check to: Salem Family Resources, 171 Zion Hill Road Salem, NH 03079


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Salem Family Resources' Guest Reader Program!

This exciting program connects key community leaders in Greater Salem with our program by inviting them in for morning reading time with preschoolers at The Learning Cooperative. Guest readers include: 

Officer Matt Norcross, Salem Police,  Officer Norcross read an original book by Enrichment Music Teacher, Joan Virga, and talked about safety.

Bill Ermer, Palmer Gas & Oil, Bill brought two great books; one by local author-Chris Van Dusen; beautiful illustrations and stories with life messages- and rhyming!

Jamie Santo, Santo Insurance, "What a great morning volunteering at a preschool.  An hour of time reading books and got a dozen smiles from the kids. Had a blast and such a super group kids. Learn more about Success By 6 and Salem Family Resources.  Cindy Jury and her team do such an amazing job making a positive difference in the lives of our youth.  Vision of  Success By 6.  "Every child a successful child".

Carolyn Birr, Children's librarian, youth services, Kimball Library, Atkinson, NH

Stacey Bruzzese, Santo Insurance, ". “Each child was completely engaged in the narrative, eager to participate in the repetitive storylines and willing to predict the outcome of each tale,” noted Bruzzese. “I credit Salem Family Resources for the amazing readiness that each child displayed for not only reading, but active engagement in the activity. I was pleased that my story selections, those that had been favorites of my own children, were overwhelmingly accepted and enjoyed,” Bruzzese concluded.

Michael Delahanty, Superintendent, Salem School District

 John DeBaun, Sr. VP at Pentucket Bank, said "the passion of Salem Family Resources for the welfare and growth of young children is clearly evident. It is a passion which certainly understands and seeks to overcome obstacles, which are always present and ever changing."

We look forward in the months ahead to visits from more community leaders like John to learn more about our programs, the families we serve, and the importance of early learning to a lifetime of positive outcomes for children! 


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Salem Family Resources is a proud member of  Family Support NH - a statewide coalition of non-profit family resourcecenters (FRC) and family support and strengthening programs. Most programs and services are available to all families, regardless of ability to pay. 

FSNH member programs differ, based on the needs of their communities, but all seek to strengthen families by promoting health, well-being, self-sufficiency,  and positive parenting through support and education. 


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SFR in the NEWS!

     Salem Roundtable Raises Concerns          of Child Care Affordability,                             Effect on Workforce                      Parents, community leaders, child care/early education providers, and NH State legislators gathered at Salem Family Resources-Success By 6 in Salem, to discuss the challenges working families face due to the high costs of child care in the Granite State. The meeting was held as part of a series of roundtables across New Hampshire sponsored by a coalition of early childhood advocates. "The cost and availability of quality child care is a barrier to parents participation in the NH workforce with low and middle income families grappling with questions over whether they can afford to work," said Amanda Sears, Director of the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy, and moderator for the discussion. "As our business community, legislature, and Governor look at ways to address NH's workforce shortage they should consider policies that help families with young children afford the care that allows them to participate in our workforce and provide for their families." The cost of child care in New Hampshire now exceeds rent as the largest part of the budget for a typical family with young children. By the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' standard for affordability, only 30.3 percent of Granite State families can afford child care for a new child.  "As a working parent, it is hard to overstate the importance of having accessible, quality child care," said Dan Santos, a Salem parent. "At one point we were paying close to $2,600 a month, I mean that's more than our mortgage. A substantial portion of our income goes to child care, we can't afford to put anything in a 401(k). While it's a real struggle to pay, we are committed to quality early childhood education. My oldest child has absolutely benefited from having quality care at The Learning Cooperative of Salem Family Resources-Success By 6 and is now thriving in first grade."                                        A recent poll conducted by The Feldman Group shows that 80% of the New Hampshire electorate supports increased access to affordable, quality child care.                                                                        The Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy is advocating for family friendly policies that help Granite Staters make ends meet and be there for their families when they need to be including fixing our broken child care system, providing guaranteed earned sick days, funding the Family Medical Leave program and lifting wages. To learn more visit http://www.familyfriendlyeconomy.org


           Congresswoman Ann Kuster,              Early Childhood Rountable Discussion at                   Salem Family Resources                    with NH Leaders in Early Childhood.   U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, NH, held a roundtable discussion with NH stakeholders at Salem Family Resources to discuss their work, and to announce her support for federal legislation to increase access to childcare and early childhood education.  The discussion also provided Kuster with a chance to hear from SFR parents, Jen Trela and Dan Santos, and advocates about how Congress can help support working families with young children, so their thoughts can be included in the Congresswoman's forthcoming "Working Families Agenda."     

Salem Family Resources-Success By 6
171 Zion Hill Road Salem, NH 03079
Phone: (603) 898-5493
Email:info@salemfamilyresources.org
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