Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Grant
PACE opens office at Balch Elementary School
We are pleased to announce the opening of the PACE Family Resource Center’s regional outpost office at the Balch Elementary School. The office is located in the Adjustment Counselor’s office next to the cafeteria (enter through Door 7 on the left side of the school).
Charline Vaughan, Subsidy Manager
Office Hours by Appointment Only
Tuesdays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Closed from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM)
Tel: (508) 999-9930 ext. 115
PACE provides access to a variety of programs and services for low to moderate income families and individuals including the following:
- Childcare subsidies/vouchers
- Subsidized health insurance
- Parenting support
- Information and counseling for child development
- Access to education and skills development
Norwood’s Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant provides tuition assistance for working parents, in Norwood, whose earnings are at or below the state median income guidelines. This can help defray the cost of tuition that you are currently paying for preschool or childcare. To qualify, a child must be between 2.9 years of age and the age required for kindergarten entrance, and parents residing in the household must be working at least 20 hours per week or have an identified and documented disability. Fees are paid according to income and family size.
Additionally, the grant may assist in funding professional development for staff of participating childcare centers/preschools and support for family childcare providers seeking a Child Development Associate Certificate. These benefits are dependent upon funding availability.
Community Partnerships for Children provides a variety of parent-child activities for preschoolers and their parents during the academic year. All early childhood education and care programs in the Norwood area are posted at the Norwood Public Library, Norwood Recreation Department, on local cable television, and can be found here: Click here for the Resource Guide.
The CFCE Grant also allows for the coordination of services for families, including support for families in making school transitions, building resilience in copying with transitions, and connecting the parent community through literacy and parenting workshops. Please visit the Transition Activities for Grades PreK-13 page for more information.
This grant is supported by funds provided by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
If you would like to learn more about the program or have any questions, please call (781) 440-5983.