Parenting is a series of partnerships - between you and your child, and between you, your child, and your child's care and education providers. These relationships reach beyond the walls of a traditional classroom to include the communities in which we live.
SPIFFY is a community coalition, and our success is dependent on involvement by parents, teachers, youth, elected officials, faith communities, businesses, civic groups, youth groups, community agencies and citizens.
Strategic Planning Initiative for Families and Youth (SPIFFY)Who we areSPIFFY is a coalition of over 80 community partners working together to improve outcomes for youth in Hampshire County. Together we promote strong families and create a local culture where youth are supported to make healthy choices.
Play, Learn, Connect
If you have a young child, you have a resource at your fingertips. If you're new to your community or new to parenting, family centers are more than just a gathering place for children.
Share Your Art - Share Your Voice! Statewide Exhibition Showcases the Work and Accomplishments of Youth Involved with Department of Youth Services
BOSTON – Creating art and positive opportunities gives youth a chance to find their voice and understand their own lives as well as the world around them.
Learn more about this training for EEC Educators, Directors, and Family Child Care Providers and view details of each event.
Early Childhood Partners Council, Palmer Monson Family Network
Meeting dates for the Palmer Monson Family Network Early Childhood Partners Council are listed below, and take place at 4 Springfield Street, Three Rivers
About Community Councils
The Collaborative for Educational Services administers a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant that provides programs and services for families with youn children in Amherst, Pelham, Easthampton, Hatfield, South Hadley, Belchertown, Monson, Palmer, Ware, Warren, West Warren, and West Brookfield