Help families at the Early Childhood Family Resource Fair!
We need approximately 15 - 20 volunteers from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the Kennedy Early Childhood Center (1605 Davis Rd.) to help with what will hopefully become an annual event.
The Early Childhood Family Resource Fair will allow families with young children to connect with organizations and resources to support the child’s development and strengthen their family. The Lawrence Kindergarten Transition Team is coordinating this event. There will be more than 35 organizations participating in this fair!
Volunteers will be needed to help in the following ways:
• Assist organizations with unloading materials
• Parking support and direction
• Crosswalk support
• Supporting and supervising the mini-golf course
• Playground supervision
• Directional support for bathrooms inside the building
• Collecting donations of board books
• Collecting donations of birth – 5 clothing
• Assisting any organizations that need additional volunteer support at their table
• General cleanup during and after the event
Plymouth Congregational Church has a long history with Community Children’s Center. CCC was founded in 1965 through the work of Plymouth Congregational Church’s Social Action Committee to provide child care services to low-income families. In 1966, CCC received federal funding to operate one of the first Head Start programs in the country, which is still housed in Plymouth. When the Federal government changed Head Start’s administrative structure in 2018, eliminating CCC’s role, the organization repurposed itself to identify gaps/challenges in early childhood systems and find innovative ways to fill those gaps to better support families and early childhood professionals. CCC still maintains a solid connection to Plymouth through board membership.
The Early Childhood Family Resource Fair will allow families with young children to connect with organizations and resources to support the child’s development and strengthen their family. This event is being coordinated by the Lawrence Kindergarten Transition Team, of which CCC is a member.
There will be family-friendly entertainment, including a mini-golf course. The LDCPH Mobile Vaccine Unit will be there providing COVID vaccines. Heartland Community Health Center will offer pediatric dental screenings and fluoride varnish. The Uplift Coffee Truck will be there with family-friendly food and drinks available for purchase.
We are planning for an outdoor event, weather permitting. However, if the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will decide in advance to move the event inside the Kennedy building. If that happens, we will still need a similar number of volunteers.