Human Services

South Shore Stars Inc

  • East Weymouth, MA
  • www.southshorestars.org

Mission Statement

Mission Statement
 

 

Stars provides comprehensive early education and youth programs, using a family support approach, that enhance the development of children from economically and culturally diverse families through collaboration with parents, schools and communities.

Main Programs

  1. Early Head Start Stars
  2. Family Child Care
  3. Afterschool & Youth Programs
  4. Social Services
Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

A community-based non-profit serving the South Shore of Massachusetts with 3 preschools located in Quincy, Randolph, Weymouth; 8 afterschool sites in Holbrook, Quincy, Randolph & Weymouth; 29 family child care homes located in Braintree, Quincy, Milton, Randolph, Weymouth and Holbrook; summer day camp for over 300 children entering grades 1-6.

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer since 1993

Self-reported

Ms. Sheri Adlin

Keywords

Self-reported

Early Education, youth development, family support, family child care, afterschool programs, summer camp, United Way, volunteer programs

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EIN

23-7097840

 Number

6298556774

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Child Day Care (P33)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Family Services (P40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Early Head Start Stars

Early Head Start (EHS) Stars
 

 

In January 2010, Stars received notification of a federal grant extending services to expectant mothers and families with children aged 0-3.  EHS Stars is one of only two new American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 EHS grantees in the New England region, and is designed specifically to serve the communities of Holbrook and Randolph with the goal of enhancing the health and well-being of families with very young children. 
 

 

 

 

Stars began enrolling families in August 2010 for services provided through a partnership of local community based non-profits including; Blue Hills Healthy Families/Health Imperatives, Step One Early Intervention/South Shore Mental Health, the Holbrook School District and Randolph School District.
 

 

 

 

The EHS Stars program provides information, referral and advocacy for the area’s most vulnerable families including:
 

 

·        assistance accessing prenatal and postpartum care
 

 

·        prenatal education
 

 

·        health, nutrition and mental health services
 

 

·        parent/child play groups
 

 

·        parent education
 

 

·        screening and developmental assessment of children
 

 

·        early education and child care
 

 

 

 

EHS Stars aims t help families develop parenting skills that support healthy development and learning of their infants and toddlers; gain access to health, nutrition, education, social service and housing resources in the community; and to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Female Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Male Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$776,000.00

Program 2

Family Child Care

About South Shore Stars
 

 

With over forty years of experience providing early education and youth programs, South Shore Stars is one of the state’s most respected agencies.  Throughout the year, we care for 1300 children, ages two months to fifteen years, in a family child care system, an Early Head Start program, three preschool centers, seven afterschool centers, a middle school program, two high school programs, and a summer camchildren explore, learn and grow. Our providers plan child-centered activities that are not only fun, but also spark creativity, and the mastery of new skills.
 

 

 

Some of the supports integral to the high quality child care which we provide include:
 

 

An Early-Childhood Specialist visits each family child care home several times a month, observing and consulting. This child development professional acts as a resource and a support to both parents and providers, helping them meet each child’s individual needs.
 

A Social Worker assists providers and parents with behavior management, coping with family stress and finding needed resources.
 

A Registered Nurse provides consultation and information on health issues.
 

Over sixty hours of Specialized Training are offered to our providers each year.
 

About the Program
 

 

•        Our Family Child Care homes are located in Braintree, Holbrook, Milton, Quincy, Randolph and Weymouth
 

 

•        Licensed and experienced Family Child Care providers care for up to six children in their homes
 

 

•        Care is available Monday – Friday, 7AM to 6PM (each provider’s schedule varies)
 

 

•        Children are two months to three years old
 

 

•        Breakfast, lunch and a snack are provided
 

 

•        Parents meet with their provider and an Early Childhood Specialist at least twice a year to formally discuss their child’s development
 

 

•        Sliding fee available based on family size and income

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Crime/Abuse Victims

Budget

$795,000.00

Program 3

Afterschool & Youth Programs

School Age
 

 

In our school age centers, located in Quincy, Randolph and Weymouth, children are encouraged to grow in self-reliance and self-expression as they enjoy many activities including: athletics, arts and crafts, games, drama, cooking and field trips.  We aim to excite children about reading and writing by integrating literacy activities into each center’s daily schedule.  Staff work with parents to develop an individual homework plan, and homework time is a part of each day’s schedule.
 

 

Middle & High School (STARS)
 

 

STARS, (Students Training for Achievement, Responsibility and Success), is funded by a Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant and leveraged by private funding from community partners.  With a goal of improving students’ school achievement, staff innovatively integrate academic support with art and sports activities. The High School STARS program incorporates a community service learning model to promote social growth, civic responsibility, self esteem and leadership skills.
 

 

During our six week Summer STARS program, students become excited about math and science through our creative hands on curriculum.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$1,965,000.00

Program 4

Social Services

Our four social workers become familiar with all of our children as a result of their regular visits to each center and family day care home. As part of our team approach, they observe children, consult with staff, and obtain information and ideas from parents. They provide staff and parents with effective strategies for helping children with difficult behavior and developmental concerns. They are available to parents for crisis intervention and on a short-or long-term basis for child guidance and counseling. In addition, through a partnership with South Shore Mental Health, a full-time Family Support Clinician works intensively, long-term with some of our most troubled families.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Crime/Abuse Victims

Budget

$392,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

A community-based non-profit serving the South Shore of Massachusetts with 3 preschools located in Quincy, Randolph, Weymouth; 8 afterschool sites in Holbrook, Quincy, Randolph & Weymouth; 29 family child care homes located in Braintree, Quincy, Milton, Randolph, Weymouth and Holbrook; summer day camp for over 300 children entering grades 1-6.

Accreditations

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - 5 Year Accreditation

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SOUTH SHORE STARS INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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South Shore Stars Inc

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Principal Officer

Ms. Sheri Adlin

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

David Sawyer

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