Leslie Reilly
Phone: 781-681-9736

North Elementary School
171 Adams Street
Abington, MA 02351
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Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed Friday
Closed for the Summer
NRC Family Network

Supporting and Connecting Families with Young Children.
Families with young children who live in the towns of Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Hanson, Raynham, Rockland, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.  Families from neighboring towns are welcome to attend NRC Family Network activities.

Program Description

The NRC Family Network recognizes that parents are their child’s first and most influential teacher. All of the activities are offered with the goal of helping parents build a warm, nurturing family that will support the child’s social and emotional growth. NRC Family Network helps parents enrich their child’s “learning through play” experiences by providing opportunities for parents and children to engage in creative play endeavors. Education workshops and information about local resources are provided to help parents understand the developmental needs of their children and enhance their ability to meet those needs. Additionally, family recreational activities and discussion and support groups help parents build connections with other parents so they can support each other in their parenting journey.

All of our programs are free and are held at our Family Center in Abington and at a variety of community locations in our member districts. Our bi-monthly newsletter includes parenting tips, information about local resources, and a calendar of events. Newsletters are emailed directly to families on our e-mail list; paper copies are available at local libraries, Head Start programs, and WIC offices.

For more information, please call the office at 781-681-9736.


Staff/Ancillary Services: 

 Program Coordinator
 Parent Educators
Funding Support

The NRC Family Network is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care through a contract with Self Help Inc. CFCE grant program.  This material does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care or the federal government.


"Playgroups helped my son interact with other children and is getting him prepared to be in preschool.  We love it!"             - Nicole Murray (Mother of Maximus) 

"This group is an excellent opportunity for kids to learn to play together and for parents to connect and share strategies for parenting!"  - Astra Outley (Mother of Hank)

"It's nice to have a  fun, energetic space to go, for free, and have your children learn and grow socially. Plus, we get to interact with other parents!"  - Elizabeth Duggan (Mother of Will)