Springfield Public Schools HOME CITY FAMILIES, the Springfield Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant funded by the Department of Early Education and Care, offers a network of information, support and programming for families in Springfield. We provide free parent workshops, parent and child playgroups and family literacy activities throughout the city. Home City Families also provides information and referrals to connect families to Early Childhood Education programs and services. Our programs include Parent/Child Playgroups, Ready! for Kindergarten, New Baby visits, Active Parenting and more!