Parent Information

Nashoba Community Partnerships for Children is funded through the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. For more information, visit their web site at:



Lots of events in Bolton, Lancaster and Stow.  Click on link for more details

19th Annual Children's Day Fair- Saturday, May 6, 2017  10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
The Emerson School-  Rte 117, Bolton, MA
Free Admission- Lots of Fun Activities for Families and Young Children.  Animals, crafts, live music, snacks and more!   Read more

Monthly Parenting Series:

Engaging Risk - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Florence Sawyer School, 100 Mechanic Street, Bolton,  6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
In today's world, safety has become an obsession.  It dictates everything from public policy in education to medical care to family life.  This session looks at acceptable risk and how to support it, including the risk of winning and losing.  Read more

The Truth about Hard and Difficult Topics- Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Florence Sawyer School, 100 Mechanic Street, Bolton  6:30 P.M.- 8:00 P.M.
Learning how to address the uncomfortable and unspeakable is a necessary part of our parenting and teaching. This session covers valuable tools to address the unfortunate and sometimes, unexpected life events.  Read more

Educational Enrichment or Mind Numbing Addiction- Thursday, March 9, 2017
Florence Sawyer School Library, 100 Mechanic Street, Bolton  6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M
In this screen saturated world, we need to ask ourselves how best to manage the quality and quantity of technology in our children's lives.  This session does that.  Read more

Let's Move Playgroup - Emerson School- 50 Mechanic Street, Bolton, MA

For more details and dates... Read more

Every Child Ready to Read at your Library
For more details and dates.... Read more

Nashoba Community Partnership for Children Clipboard:
April 2017

Lancaster Parents-  Free Books and Toys!

If you are a parent of a 16 month to 4 year old child and live in Clinton or Lancaster you may be eligible for the Parent Child Home Program a special parenting program that will help prepare your child for later success in school.  For more information please contact Linda Weene at 978-365-4217 or

Let's Move Playgroup
-  Children love to move and need physical activity to support healthy development. For schedule and more information- Read More.... 

Every Child Ready to Read - Your public library is partnering with the Nashoba Reigonal School district and the Community Partnership for Children to implement kindergarten readiness activities for parents and children.  For schedule and more information- Read More....

Early literacy tips for parents from

Beginning today, parents who have signed up for the Text4baby service will receive early language development messages beginning from their baby's 9th week of development, and every other week therafter until their baby turns one.  To access even more early learning tips and information, visit 

Ages and Stages Questionnaire

Are you interested in finding out more about your child's development?  We have Parent Questionnaires that can be completed by you at home.  The questionnaire includes questions about how your child is doing in important ares of development.   Read More... 

Early Childhood Transition Brochure:  Read More: 

Families Learn & Grow Together Guide:  For the guide from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care Read more...


National Association for the Education of Young Children For Families (NAEYC)


Area Parent Playgroups  

Bolton Mother's Group

This playgroup meets weekly at various locations. For more information contact: Stephanie Schneider at 

Let's Move Playgroup

This playgroup is sponsored by Nashoba Community Partnership for Children and funded by the MA Dept. of Early Education and Care. This playgroup is free and open to everyone caring for young children and infants through preschool age. The playgroup will meet at the Emerson School Gym on designated dates.  For more information contact: Cynthia Maxfield at   

The Stow Area Parents Network(SAPN) 

A volunteer-run parent organization for new parents and families with children age five and under in Stow, MA and the surrounding towns. We offer a variety of social, educational and community service events, including weekly playgroups, monthly Mom's Night Out, Dad's Poker Night and Kids Events, Book Club and Scrapbooking, as well as many other outings and seasonal activities. When you join SAPN you will have access to:

  • Playgroups
  • Events for parents and children
  • Infomation about resources and activities in the Stow area
  • Quarterly Newsletter  

Resources and Information

40 Developmental Assets  

 The FLU: A guide for parents