The Children's Museum sponsors two playgroups lead by independent agencies - both experts in the business of supporting children in their growth and development - South Bay Early Intervention and Community Partnerships for Children. These playgroups, feature a mix of free play and organized, age-appropriate activities. There is no charge, but space is limited!
• Ages 14 month-2.9
• 8:30-10 am Monday
• For more information on the 8:30 session, call Lisa Hausmann, Program Director at South Bay Early Intervention, at 508-559-0473 ext.109. This is an integrated playgroup, your child does not need to be in Early Intervention, but screenings are provided.
• Ages 2.9-4
• 10-11:30 am Monday
• For information on the 10:00 session, call Karen Mitchell, Parent Support Specialist at Community Partnerships for Children at 508-559-1666 ext.115.
About South Bay Early Intervention - The first three years of a child’s life are a time of profound physical, intellectual, language, social and emotional development. Early Intervention evaluates a child’s functioning and identifies a child’s strengths and needs to ensure infants, toddlers and their families reach their full potential.
South Bay Early Intervention services are individualized and family centered to meet the specific developmental needs of each child and their family. Services are available in the home and community settings and may include: Developmental Evaluations, Parent/Child Groups, Toddler Groups, Parent Support and Education Groups, Home Visits, Transportation services and Specialty services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. For more information on South Bay Early Intervention Programs or to arrange a visit, please call our office at (508) 559-0473. We will be happy to provide more details on the services available and how you can help your child grow.
About Community Partnerships for Children
Worried about finding a quality preschool program for your toddler? In Massachusetts, public schools, Head Start, and child care programs are partnering with other community stakeholders to coordinate preschool services for 3- and 4-year old's. Through Community Partnerships for Children (CPC), the state Department of Education distributes flexible grant funds to communities to coordinate preschool services across programs and raise the quality of and accessibility to services so that all children enter school eager to learn. There are currently 313 cities and towns participating in CPC across the state, serving a total of 18,500 children. Over half of the children receiving services under CPC-funded programs are from families with earnings below 50 percent of the state median income.