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January 2017


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Attention Families with Young Children!

Please come join us for the 2017 Preschool Children's Festival and Resource Fair on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 from 10:000am to 1:00pm in the UMass Student Union Ballroom.

The festival will feature Forest Park’s Zoo on the Go, dance, juggling and music performances, arts and crafts, face painting, games, information on local preschools and scholarships, and more!

Please click here Preschool Children's Festival and Resource Fair for more details and spread the word! Hope to see you there!

The Office of Family Resources (OFR) understands the challenges of parenting, particularly while managing academic and/or professional responsibilities.

Our programs and services provide UMass families with support, education, and resources, not only to meet those challenges, but to succeed.

This website is intended to provide a snapshot of the family support programs and services available both on the UMass Amherst campus and in the greater Amherst area. Current information is mainly oriented to families with children five years of age or younger.

We hope you find this website useful. If you have any additions or corrections you would like to see incorporated, please contact us.

Click here to see the programs we provide OR use the drop down Menu displayed on the left side of this page. The detailed program information area includes pre-registration forms and application forms.

OFR Weather Related & Closings for OFR's Dinner On Us (DOU), Special Saturday Programs and Amherst Family Center (AFC) Programs

We will make every effort to post program cancellations on this website on the date that the event is scheduled. We will also make every effort to have updates available by phone @ (413) 545-0865 after 8:30am on a scheduled program day. No events will occur if the campus is closed. Please note: OFR's Amherst Family Center (AFC) uses delay, closing, and vacation guidelines from the Amherst Regional Public Schools (ARPS). For up-to-date delay or closing information for this program telephone the Amherst Family Center (AFC), (413) 256-1145, after 8:00am week-day mornings. Delay and closing information may also be checked on AFC's Facebook page.