Parent Information

Nashoba Community Partnership for Children is funded by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant awarded to the Nashoba Regional School District by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care to serve the families of Bolton, Lancaster and Stow. For more information, visit their web site at: www.mass.gov/eec

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Discover and Learn Playgroups:

Offered weekly in Bolton, Lancaster and Stow for children ages 2 to 5 years old. Our playgroups follow the Scholastic Big, Big, World curriculum, incorporate themes, crafts, story time and circle time. They are led by NRSD Preschool teachers and held in Pre-K classrooms and outdoors when possible. The weekly playgroups allow children to make meaningful connections with peers, develop social skills, and participate in educational activities that will enhance pre-literacy skills. The fall session is full. Information regarding the spring session will be announced. Free ~ Limited to 15 children at each location ~ registration is required. Click for flyer.

Gross-Motor Playgroup: 

The last Monday of the month we will host a drop-in gross motor playgroup in Bolton at the Emerson Wing of the Florence Sawyer School.  The playgroup will use the gym, outdoor playground and/or classroom.  Parent/caregiver must remain with their child and supervise play.  Free ~ all ages welcome ~ registration not required.

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 areas of development.

 

Events:

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

 
20th Annual Children's Fair - May 5, 2018
For more information... Click here

Calling All Tired Parents-  Certified pediatric sleep consultant, Arielle Driscoll, will give a talk - May 17, 2018
Pine Room, off the Fireplace Room at The International, 159 Ballville Rd, Bolton, MA  6:30 - 8:00 PM 
For more information.... Click here

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 weenel@clinton.k12.ma.us


Every Child Ready to Read - Your public library is partnering with the Nashoba Regional 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 text4baby.org

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 thereafter until their baby turns one.  To access even more early learning tips and information, visit  www.talkingisteaching.org 

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 areas 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)

   

Community Based Parent Playgroups  

Bolton Mother's Group:

This Playgroup meets weekly at various locations. For more information, contact: Stephanie Schneider at Stephanie.ann.schneider@gmail.com 

The Stow Area Parents Network(SAPN):

https://bigtent.com/groups/sapn1 

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
  • Information about resources and activities in the Stow area
  • Quarterly Newsletter  

Resources and Information  

http://www.text4baby.org 

http://resourcesforearlylearning.org 

http://parentshelpingparents.org/

http://www.onetoughjob.org/

http://getreadytoread.org/

http://brainbuildinginprogress.org

40 Developmental Assets  

 The FLU: A guide for parents