275 Prospect Street, PO Box 67, Norwood, MA 02062
781.762.6804 Phone | 781.762.0229 Fax

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What is Norwood CFCE Program Playgroup?

Norwood CFCE Program Playgroup is a 12 week playgroup for children, moms, dads or caregivers to attend together. Playgroups provide activities that help children learn and experience being part of a group. This playgroup is for children ages 24 months (2 years) to 36 months (3 years). This program is free of charge!

How do playgroups help my child?

Children play and learn with their parents, caregivers, and other children. The routines and activities help children grow and get ready for school.

What do parents and caregivers do during playgroups?

You get time to play and learn with your children. You help them play with other kids and do fun activities together.

When and where do they meet?

Check the CFCE Activities page for current dates and locations

How often do I need to attend?

We want to see you every week! This is not a drop-in group. It is important for children to learn routines and be part of a regular group.

What if I can’t come one week?

We understand that sometimes a child is sick, or you can’t make it to group for another reason. You can miss up to 3 groups. If you miss more than 3 groups, then we will give your spot to another child on the waiting list. You can always sign up again next session!

How do I sign up?

Fill out the current registration form and return it as soon as possible as space is limited to:    

  1. Mail it to: Beverly Boudreau, Norwood Public Schools, 275 Prospect Street, P.O. Box 67, Norwood, MA  02062.
  2. You can fax it to (781) 440-5900.  Please fax to the attention of Beverly Boudreau.
  3. You can drop it off at Norwood Public Schools, 275 Prospect Street, Room 201, Norwood.

How will I know if I am in the playgroup?

We will call or e-mail you at the middle of February to tell you whether you are in the group or on the wait list.

More Information!

Forms to be Filled Out: Please note Norwood Public Schools requires an Immunizations Form from your pediatrician. Bring the attached Immunizations List to your pediatrician, and they will provide you with a form to submit to Playgroup.

Cancellations: If Norwood Public Schools are canceled, or if there is a weather emergency, we will cancel playgroups.

Weather: Groups will not be canceled due to rain. If you have questions, call Beverly Boudreau at (781) 440-5983 or Carole Poirier at (781) 440-5815.

Sickness: If you or any of the children you are bringing has had a bad cough, fever, diarrhea, or vomiting in the last 24 hours, do not come to group.

If you can’t come to your group, call your group leader or Beverly Boudreau at (781) 440-5983 and leave a message saying you will not be there.  Group leader information will be given out during the first session.


Preschool Entry Requirements

2017-2018 School Year

  • 3 Doses Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • >4 Doses DTP/DTap (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) Vaccine
  • >3 Doses of Polio Vaccine
  • 3 or 4 Doses Hib
  • 1 Dose of MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) Vaccine
  • 1 Dose of Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    (or a Physician Certified note of chicken pox disease or serological proof of immunity)
  • Lead Screening
    Done between the ages of 9 months and 5 years of age
  • A Physical Examination is required of all children within 12 months prior to entrance.
  • TB Test – If a student has a Primary Care Physician, it is up to the PCP to determine
    • if a TB test or risk assessment, if necessary.
    • If a student does not have a Primary Care Physician, the school nurse, under the guidelines of the School Physician, may do a risk assessment and refer the student to the Norwood Board of Health if necessary.