South Shore Stars Receives Eastern Bank Grant

Filed Under: August 2020 Issue, More News

South Shore Stars, a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive early education and youth development programs and serves as a resource for working parents on the South Shore, has been awarded $10,000 from Eastern Bank’s Grant for Good program to help fund the BAMSI and act on these important initiatives, and are incredibly grateful for their support.”

South Shore Stars’ main office is located at 200 Middle St., East Weymouth, MA.  For more information, call 781-331-8505 or visit www.southshorestars.org.organization’s early childhood development initiatives.

South Shore Stars is planning to partner with Brockton Area Multi Services to provide extensive training, coaching and technical assistance to their 40 preschool teachers so they are better able to support the developmental growth of their children with special needs.  

For the past 50 years, South Shore Stars has served many of the community’s most at-risk children and families.  Forty percent of children enrolled in Stars’ preschool programs have been identified with special needs. Many have experienced trauma and display difficult behaviors with underlying issues including delayed language, sensory integration, motor disorders, and hyperactivity.

“Studies show that children with special needs benefit more from effective teacher-student interventions than typically developing children, and teachers’ interventions can be significantly and systemically improved through targeted and sustained professional development,” said Sheri Adlin, executive director of South Shore Stars.  “We’re thrilled to have this opportunity through the Eastern Bank Grant for Good to partner with BAMSI and act on these important initiatives, and are incredibly grateful for their support.”

South Shore Stars’ main office is located at 200 Middle St., East Weymouth, MA.  For more information, call 781-331-8505 or visit www.southshorestars.org.

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