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DHSP Preschool

This preschool program believes that young children learn through play. All classrooms are equipped with activity areas where children explore and engage in developmentally appropriate play. Six classrooms provide full-day (10 hours a day) and year-long care. All programs have a staff-to-teacher ratio of 4 staff to 16 or 17 children. One classroom offers families a half-day, ten-month program. With 5 Preschools throughout the Cambridge area, enrollment is open to all Cambridge residents or city workers on a first-come-first serve basis.

DHSP Preschool

This preschool program believes that young children learn through play. All classrooms are equipped with activity areas where children explore and engage in developmentally appropriate play. Six classrooms provide full-day (10 hours a day) and year-long care. All programs have a staff-to-teacher ratio of 4 staff to 16 or 17 children. One classroom offers families a half-day, ten-month program. With 5 Preschools throughout the Cambridge area, enrollment is open to all Cambridge residents or city workers on a first-come-first serve basis.

Dighton Rock State Park free

Massachusetts State Parks offer a wonderful variety of activities, amenities, and natural features that make each park unique. They include beaches, wooded parks, parkways, reservoirs, and more. Each park also offers special events, nature activities, and educational programs for people of all ages and abilities all year long. Dighton Rock State Park offers the following recreational opportunities: non-motorized boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, historic site, mountain biking, picnicking, skiing (cross country), and walking trails.

Dighton Rock State Park free

Massachusetts State Parks offer a wonderful variety of activities, amenities, and natural features that make each park unique. They include beaches, wooded parks, parkways, reservoirs, and more. Each park also offers special events, nature activities, and educational programs for people of all ages and abilities all year long. Dighton Rock State Park offers the following recreational opportunities: non-motorized boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, historic site, mountain biking, picnicking, skiing (cross country), and walking trails.

Dorchester Family Branch YMCA

Whether you are six months or 106 years old there is a place for you at the Y. The Y serves every segment of the family. Whether they are helping youngsters prepare for kindergarten, keeping children safe and nurtured after school, providing adventurous summer camp experiences, putting families on the track towards healthy living, or providing a social outlet for members of our community, every day they Y is reminded that the work we do is not just a luxury it is a necessity.

776 Washington St
Boston, MA 02124

Dorchester Family Branch YMCA

Whether you are six months or 106 years old there is a place for you at the Y. The Y serves every segment of the family. Whether they are helping youngsters prepare for kindergarten, keeping children safe and nurtured after school, providing adventurous summer camp experiences, putting families on the track towards healthy living, or providing a social outlet for members of our community, every day they Y is reminded that the work we do is not just a luxury it is a necessity.

Dorchester Family Engagement Network free

The Boston Family Engagement Network is a citywide coalition focused on raising awareness about the importance of family engagement in the life of a young child. We are parents, caregivers, community partners, early educators and family support workers who are invested in ensuring that beginning at birth, all young children have access to a quality educational experience whether at home, in school, or in child care, that supports all areas of their development.

Our core services and programs include:

  • Welcome Baby visits
  • Early literacy home visits
  • Early literacy workshops
  • Parenting education classes
  • Family Cafes
  • Parent (Caregiver) - Child Playgroups
  • Parent Leadership support and training

The Dorchester Family Engagement Network is located at the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester. All services are free of charge to families

1135 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125

Dorchester Family Engagement Network free

The Boston Family Engagement Network is a citywide coalition focused on raising awareness about the importance of family engagement in the life of a young child. We are parents, caregivers, community partners, early educators and family support workers who are invested in ensuring that beginning at birth, all young children have access to a quality educational experience whether at home, in school, or in child care, that supports all areas of their development.

Our core services and programs include:

  • Welcome Baby visits
  • Early literacy home visits
  • Early literacy workshops
  • Parenting education classes
  • Family Cafes
  • Parent (Caregiver) - Child Playgroups
  • Parent Leadership support and training

The Dorchester Family Engagement Network is located at the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester. All services are free of charge to families

Dorchester North WIC Program free

The Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program provides nutrition and health education and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant, breastfeeding women, and children under age 5 healthy. WIC offers: Personalized nutrition consultations, checks for healthy food, referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, childcare, housing and fuel assistance, and other services that can benefit the whole family. WIC also offers immunization screenings and referrals, breastfeeding support, nutrition and health workshops on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, and shopping on a budget.

Dorchester North WIC Program free

The Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program provides nutrition and health education and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant, breastfeeding women, and children under age 5 healthy. WIC offers: Personalized nutrition consultations, checks for healthy food, referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, childcare, housing and fuel assistance, and other services that can benefit the whole family. WIC also offers immunization screenings and referrals, breastfeeding support, nutrition and health workshops on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, and shopping on a budget.

Dorchester South WIC Program free

The Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program provides nutrition and health education and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant, breastfeeding women, and children under age 5 healthy. WIC offers: Personalized nutrition consultations, checks for healthy food, referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, childcare, housing and fuel assistance, and other services that can benefit the whole family. WIC also offers immunization screenings and referrals, breastfeeding support, nutrition and health workshops on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, and shopping on a budget.

1353 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester , MA 02122

Dorchester South WIC Program free

The Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program provides nutrition and health education and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant, breastfeeding women, and children under age 5 healthy. WIC offers: Personalized nutrition consultations, checks for healthy food, referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, childcare, housing and fuel assistance, and other services that can benefit the whole family. WIC also offers immunization screenings and referrals, breastfeeding support, nutrition and health workshops on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, and shopping on a budget.

Douglas State Forest free

Massachusetts State Parks offer a wonderful variety of activities, amenities, and natural features that make each park unique. They include beaches, wooded parks, parkways, reservoirs, and more. Each park also offers special events, nature activities, and educational programs for people of all ages and abilities all year long. Douglas State Park offers the following recreational opportunities: beaches, boating, boat ramp, canoeing, fishing, group day use, hiking, horseback riding trails, hunting, mountain biking, picnicking, skiing (cross country), swimming, and walking trails.

Douglas State Forest free

Massachusetts State Parks offer a wonderful variety of activities, amenities, and natural features that make each park unique. They include beaches, wooded parks, parkways, reservoirs, and more. Each park also offers special events, nature activities, and educational programs for people of all ages and abilities all year long. Douglas State Park offers the following recreational opportunities: beaches, boating, boat ramp, canoeing, fishing, group day use, hiking, horseback riding trails, hunting, mountain biking, picnicking, skiing (cross country), swimming, and walking trails.

Downtown Springfield YMCA

Whether you are six months or 106 years old there is a place for you at the Y. The Y serves every segment of the family. Whether they are helping youngsters prepare for kindergarten, keeping children safe and nurtured after school, providing adventurous summer camp experiences, putting families on the track towards healthy living, or providing a social outlet for members of our community, every day they Y is reminded that the work we do is not just a luxury it is a necessity.

275 Chestnut St
Springfield, MA 01104

Downtown Springfield YMCA

Whether you are six months or 106 years old there is a place for you at the Y. The Y serves every segment of the family. Whether they are helping youngsters prepare for kindergarten, keeping children safe and nurtured after school, providing adventurous summer camp experiences, putting families on the track towards healthy living, or providing a social outlet for members of our community, every day they Y is reminded that the work we do is not just a luxury it is a necessity.

Dunbar YMCA Family & Community Center

Whether you are six months or 106 years old there is a place for you at the Y. The Y serves every segment of the family. Whether they are helping youngsters prepare for kindergarten, keeping children safe and nurtured after school, providing adventurous summer camp experiences, putting families on the track towards healthy living, or providing a social outlet for members of our community, every day they Y is reminded that the work we do is not just a luxury it is a necessity.

Dunbar YMCA Family & Community Center

Whether you are six months or 106 years old there is a place for you at the Y. The Y serves every segment of the family. Whether they are helping youngsters prepare for kindergarten, keeping children safe and nurtured after school, providing adventurous summer camp experiences, putting families on the track towards healthy living, or providing a social outlet for members of our community, every day they Y is reminded that the work we do is not just a luxury it is a necessity.

Dunn State Park free

Massachusetts State Parks offer a wonderful variety of activities, amenities, and natural features that make each park unique. They include beaches, wooded parks, parkways, reservoirs, and more. Each park also offers special events, nature activities, and educational programs for people of all ages and abilities all year long. Dunn State Park offers the following recreational opportunities: non-motorized boating, swimming, canoeing, fishing, hiking, skiing (cross country), and walking trails.

Dunn State Park free

Massachusetts State Parks offer a wonderful variety of activities, amenities, and natural features that make each park unique. They include beaches, wooded parks, parkways, reservoirs, and more. Each park also offers special events, nature activities, and educational programs for people of all ages and abilities all year long. Dunn State Park offers the following recreational opportunities: non-motorized boating, swimming, canoeing, fishing, hiking, skiing (cross country), and walking trails.