The Freedman Center at MSPP

The Freedman Center is honored to be chosen as one of the
"20 Enduring Heroes for Families"
The Boston Parents Paper’s
Best of the Best
The Family Advocate Awards


  Meeting the Need...Making A Difference

Freedman Center

Welcome! The Richard I. and Joan L. Freedman Center for Child and Family Development was established at The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) to help connect children and families with appropriate information, providers, resources, and one another to serve their mental health and wellness needs.


Three New Classes this Spring!

Infant Massage Class

Fussy baby? Learn to calm and soothe your baby and strengthen bonds through touch. Help your baby to have a more restful sleep, relax, release tension. Try our "Blissful Baby" for babies from birth to pre-crawling. Read more...

Begins Mon May 19 @ 10:30-11:30am
$125/ 5-week series
Sheryl White, Instructor

Register Online


Baby Sign Language

"Signs of Communication" for babies 5 months to pre-verbal. This early sign language course introduces up to 100 American Sign Language signs that serve to help babies better communicate their needs while reducing both crying and frustration. Read more...

Begins Fri July 11 @ 10:30-11:30am
$125/ 5-week series
Sheryl White, Instructor

Register Online


Free Support Groups

New Babies/New Moms Group

Groups for first-time moms with babies up to 6 months. Click on the date to register. Read more...
Next 6-Week Series Begins:
Wed May 14 @ 10:30AM-12:00PM
Tues July 8 @ 10:30AM-12:00PM
Tues Sept 9 @ 10:30AM-12:00PM

New Babies New MomsEach group meets with a professional facilitator and provides a wonderful opportunity to ask questions, share experiences, make new friends, and get some support. Discuss developmental issues, expectations as new parents, changing relationships with family members, child care options, and much more.


New Babies/New Parents Group

New Babies New ParentsGroups for first-time parents with babies up to 6 months. Click on the date to register. Read more...
Next 8-Week Series Begins: TBA


Parenting Tips

The Continuing Importance of The Freedman Center New Parents Groups

By Carolyn Curtis-Mahoney, Freedman Center staff writer and author of the children's book "I Took the Moon for a Walk."
New parents who have grown up with the "information superhighway" at their fingertips may wonder if computer networking has made live, face-to-face support groups obsolete. "Not at all!" says Margaret Hannah, M.Ed. Read more...

  

Infant Sleep Workshop

Infant Sleep Workshop

"Sleep, Baby, Sleep" for parents and caregivers of infants ages 4-15 months old. Includes: setting realistic sleep expectations; creating positive sleep associations and introducing a bedtime routine; establishing a nap schedule; weaning off night-feedings; encouraging longer stretches of sleep; and napping for other caregivers and in other locations. Click on the date to register. Read more...

Wed April 30 @ 7:00-8:30pm
OR
Fri May 2 @ 10:30am-12:00pm

$30 per person
Teresa Stewart, MS, MPH, Instructor


FREE FUN Playtime!

Reconnect with old friends - and make new ones! Your child up to age 4, and a care-giver, are invited to join us for a fun, free, PLAYTIME! This is a great opportunity to play in a friendly, nurturing environment. This fall an infants only group (0-12 mos) is offered on Thursday mornings with a mixed ages group (0 - 3 yrs 11 mos) in the afternoon. *SPACE IS LIMITED and admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Read more...

Spring 2014 Schedule

THURSDAYS

Infants Only @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
(0-12 mos)

Mixed Ages @ 2:30 - 4:00 PM
(0 - 3 yrs 11 mos)

Playtime


Parenting Consultations

Parenting Consultations with Leading Experts


Brain Building in Progress

The Freedman Center at MSPP is a participant in the Massachusetts Brain Building Campaign. To learn more visit www.brainbuildinginprogress.org

Brain Building in Progress

Left Sidebar, New Moms, New Parents, and Sleep Workshop Photos by Jenny Devereaux www.jennydev.com


* Wait Lists

If the group or class for which you would like to register is FULL, please register for the next program offered. To be put on a Wait List for the program or series that is not open, you may email us at freedmancenter@mspp.edu or call 617-332-3666 x1250 and leave a message for us. When you contact us, please leave your name, which program you want, a phone number, and email address. We will contact you if we are able to accommodate you in the program.


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Upcoming Events

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs Apr 17
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs Apr 24
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Infant Sleep Workshop
New! Wed April 30
@ 7:00-8:30pm
$30/person click Register

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs May 1
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Infant Sleep Workshop
New! Fri May 2
@ 10:30am-12:00pm
$30/personclick Register

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs May 8
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

New Babies/New Moms
Support Group

Next 6-week series begins
Wed May 14
@ 10:30AM-12:00PM
Free! click Register

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs May 15
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Infant Massage Class
New! 5-week series begins
Mon May 19
@ 10:30-11:30am
$125 click Register

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs May 22
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs May 29
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs June 5
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs June 12
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Baby Sign Language Class
Next 5-week series begins
Fri July 11 @ 10:30-11:30am
$125 click Register

New Babies/New Moms
Support Group

Next 6-week series begins
Tues July 8
@ 10:30AM-12:00PM
Free! click Register

Infant Massage Class
Next 5-week series begins
Mon Sept 8
@ 10:30-11:30am
$125

New Babies/New Moms
Support Group

Next 6-week series begins
Tues Sept 9
@ 10:30AM-12:00PM
Free! click Register

Baby Sign Language Class
Next 5-week series begins
Fri Oct 24 @ 10:30-11:30am
$125

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