Free Support Groups
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 June 5 @ 10:30AM-12:00PM
Tues July 2 @ 10:30AM-12:00PM
Each 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.
Groups for first-time parents with babies up to 6 months.
Click on the date to register. Read more...
Next 8-Week Series Begins:
Fall 2013 TBD
Since January 2012, the Freedman Center has provided over 90 Early Childhood Consultation services to Newton Early Childhood programs, FREE OF CHARGE with a grant through The Newton Partnership (TNP). The funding for these services ended March 30, however, we hope that you will continue to turn to The Freedman Center (formerly WarmLines) when you have consulting needs. Read more...
Click to View Examples of the Types of Consultations We Offer
NEC Services Request Form (xls)
NEC Services Request Form (pdf)
By Madeleine Tepper, M.A., C.A.G.S., Freedman Center staff member, licensed School Psychologist, and graduate of MSPP.
Sharing music with your baby can provide him or her with an experience that enhances an infant's overall well-being. Just as you would not wait to read to your baby until he or she could speak, it is valuable to provide musical experiences before they are able to move or sing. Read more...
Helpful Links in response to the bombings in Boston from MSPP Interface
Talking to Children About the Bombings, by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network. April 16, 2013.
Practicing Self-Care After Traumatic Events, by Riverside Community Care Trauma Center. 2012.
Read more at msppinterface.org...
New! Music & Movement...
Come Experience Magical Music Moments™ with Your Little One! Sprouting Melodies®, a development-oriented program, encourages musical, social, physical, and emotional growth and learning through the use of songs, instruments, and movement!
Spring music sessions offered with age appropriate groupings:
Spring Session 1 is Underway!
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. A mixed ages group is offered on Thursday and Friday afternoons this spring. A new Infant Only Playtime (0-12m) will run for four sessions on Fridays on May 31, June 7, June 14, and June 21 at 10:30 am to 12 noon. *SPACE IS LIMITED and admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Read more...
Spring 2013 Schedule thru June 21:
Thursdays @ 3:00-4:30PM &
Fridays @ 3:00-4:30PM
4-sessions May 31, June 7, 14, and 21
Fridays @ 10:30am-12:00pm
Wed June 5 & Wed June 12 @ 5:45-8:45 PM
Strengthen and protect your relationship, and develop parenting strategies. Read more... To register, please go to www.newchildproject.org. For more information, please contact Lorenza Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-953-3606