The North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network is a community-based family support and education program. Funding is provided by a Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant through the MA Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Wakefield Public Schools and in collaboration with Melrose Wakefield Healthcare.

Is Your Child Good to Grow? 

Fill out a FREE ASQ questionnaire online! 

Please note that you must live in Lynnfield, Malden, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, or Winchester to complete a screening with us. Need help finding your local CFCE? We are happy to provide referrals! 

Through the Department of Early Education and Care, we have received access to the Ages and Stages developmental and social-emotional growth questionnaire. This screening tool is a great way to learn more about your child's development. You'll get a snapshot of your child's current skills and development, fun and free activities to help your child play and learn, and information about any recommended next steps. 

Complete a Screening Here! 

Back-to-School Resources

Feeling overwhelmed about the upcoming school year? Find trusted resources below for you and your family. 

From the USDA-Getting Food on the Table

From the CDC - Beyond School Supplies: Back to School Reminders and Readiness

Back to School Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Sesame Street in Communities

Socializing Toddlers

School Mornings Without the Stress

The North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network supports all parents, caregivers, and educators of children from birth through age eight who live in Lynnfield, Malden, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, and Winchester, as well as other surrounding communities. 

Through education and community support, our goal is to help parents and caregivers create a healthy home environment, as well as to promote family well-being. We provide parent education workshops, playgroups, support groups, family activities and information on parenting and community resources. Programs and activities are located within our eight-town service area. Resources for services for older children are also available.

To learn more or find a CFCE near you, please visit


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