Birth To Three Center
Other Ideas: YMCA Kids Stop; Concord Family Network; Massachusetts Family Networks; Harbor City School
The Birth to Three Center 's wide range of programs for parents and children to age 4 are free and available to all Ipswich residents regardless of income, race, ethnicity, or creed.
Many programs are available to families from surrounding towns on a first-come, first-served basis for a small fee. Call or drop by to register for programs or to receive a newsletter, or check the website.
Birth to Three runs structured playgroups that serve separate age groups from infant to 3 & 4 year olds. The groups begin and end with a brief circle time and include stories and gross and fine motor activities geared to the child’s age. For babies, it is a time for parents to meet, ask questions and exchange information. Each session runs approximately 6-8 weeks.
The center also runs groups for parents of multiples, for adoptive parents, 'Dad and Me', and working parent Saturday playgroups.
With Cape Ann Early Intervention and North Shore Infant and Toddler Early Intervention, the Center hosts an integrated playgroup for community children and Early Intervention clients who may have speech or physical developmental delays.
An opportunity to play with your child and socialize with other parents in a clean, safe, friendly environment . No registration required. Various times during the week.
-presentations and workshops by area professionals on developmental topics like healthy eating, toilet learning, early brain development, CPR trainings, literacy, and more, with childcare provided.
- The S.T.E.P. Program, 'Systematic Training for Effective Parenting'
- Parent Talk, a weekly, informal sharing session for parents to receive support and information
Ipswich parents can also receive supportive home visits by an educator using the nationally recognized 'Parents as Teachers' curriculum. The educator will provide information and support around your child's development.
Other fun & learning programs include evening story times, family fun days, and messy art sessions, and concerts. Check the Center's calendar for listings.
Birth to Three Family Center in Ipswich is made possible by a Family Network Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Education (DOE) under the guidance of the Ipswich Public Schools. The material and information does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the DOE or the federal government.
The Birth to Three Family Center
15 Market Street, Suite 4
Ipswich, MA 01938
Telephone: (978) 412-0123
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: (978) 412-8268
- The Birth to Three Center is one of the very few places on the North Shore where a parent can feel totally relaxed to let a crawler or toddler move around at will. The Center has a tiny staff, so always call in advance to make sure open play times or other activities are running as scheduled. There's plenty of free parking in the rear lots as well as on Market Street.
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