News + Events

  1. Child Development

    Talking About Race with Young Children: a series for white parents/caregivers

    Thursdays, July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 2020, 8:00-9:30 p.m. For Cambridge families with children birth to 8 years old Want to talk to your kids about race?  Have questions? Come join other parents in a 4-part virtual series, with a presentation and time for discussion each week. Each session will include an activity to […]

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  2. StoryWalks

    Summer StoryWalk Series 2020

    A StoryWalk is a children’s book hung page by page around a park in Cambridge where families can read, walk, and talk together. StoryWalks will be up from July 1st to July 31, 2020 in the following parks: Bergin Park, Haskell St & Pemberton St, One Hot Summer Day Clement Morgan Park, 60 Columbia St, […]

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  3. Playgroups

    Summer 2020 Playgroups @ Home

    Since we can’t gather in person right now, the Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative and the Center for Families are offering Playgroups at Home! We started this in the spring and are doing a new session for the summer. Every Monday morning for 5 weeks starting July 6th, we will send an email with: a […]

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  4. Resources

    Summer Resources 2020

    Summer Food Program will be providing free breakfast and lunch for Cambridge youth ages 18 and younger, Monday through Friday from June 22-September 4 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Locations: Summer Activities for Children: Check out for the most up to date information. List of Summer Camps and Activities 2020 for Elementary School Students from […]

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  5. Events

    Parent Talk

    Join us for a virtual discussion group for Cambridge parents with young children! It’s been a challenging period for parents of young children. Many of us feel very isolated so please join us virtually for a cup of coffee or tea and discussion with other parents. This is a space for parents to talk, connect […]

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  6. Resources

    Resources for Talking about Race with Young Children

    10 Tips for Teaching and Talking with Kids about Race:  (Handout from Embrace Race) 100 Race-Conscious Things You Can Say to Your Child to Advance Racial Justice: (Article from Raising Race Conscious Children) Dos and Dont’s of Talking with Kids of Color about White Supremacy: (Article from Colorlines) Racism and Violence: How […]

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  7. Resources

    Helping Our Kids & Ourselves Manage Anxiety

    Children show anxiety in lots of ways. How can we support them? Mindfulness Practices for Families When parents and children are feeling big emotions, it’s good to find some calm. Simple mindfulness activities can help: Mindfulness is noticing what’s going on outside—and inside—of us with acceptance and kindness. As mindful parents, we can be […]

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  8. Resources

    Supporting Ourselves & Our Children during COVID-19

    New online children’s book explaining COVID-19 and why we stay home.Click here to read story: Some kids are having a hard time with being online for everything from school to playdates. This article, “Kids Are So Over Zoom. Here’s What To Do About It” talks about tips for helping your child: It is […]

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  9. Resources

    Local COVID-19 Resources-5/15/2020

    There are many resources to help during this time. Here are a few local ones. Sign up for updates where possible to keep up with the latest info. New: Tips for Staying Safe During COVID-19: Grocery Shopping and Take-out Food from Cambridge Public Health Department: New: The Pandemic – Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program […]

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