Promoting Language Acquisition for Youth
Resources and individualized instruction to foster school readiness and enhance parenting skills. FCD collaborates with the home bound and pre-kindergarten school programs to improve continuity between home and school as well as providing recreational outings outside of school hours and during the summer to build peer support, increase language development and enhance parenting techniques.
Marjorie Stout is a Youth and Family Support Specialist, working with children from birth to age 5 and their families. Marjorie is a UMass/Amherst graduate of Fine Arts, and comes to us from a preschool working with toddlers. She has years of experience as a Deaf parent, plus working with Deaf, Deaf/Blind, hearing kids and adults. She strives to support families on their journey. You may contact Marjorie directly via e-mail: email@example.com
(All Ages) A parent-governed group meets regularly to foster peer support, share experiences and information. Supervised activities that build self-esteem and cultural identity, as well as improving communication skills, are provided for children during adult sessions. Additional recreational activities provide opportunities of socialization and building relationships for families.
For the safety of our families and staff, Family Center on Deafness is closing in advance of Hurricane Ian. We will have NO PROGRAMS running from September 26-28, 2022 (Monday-Wednesday). Please be safe and take care of each other.