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Preschools in Boston Series: 5 Preschools in Cambridge

by Julie Marden

We continue our Preschools in Boston series with a glimpse at five Cambridge preschools, from one of the oldest parent cooperatives in the country to a Harvard affiliated non-profit childcare center. Granted, some of these have long wait lists, but there are a surprising handful of openings right now.

We’ve provided an overview of the school philosophies and basic requirements below, but a look at these schools’ websites – and, of course, a visit! – is highly recommended as you begin to clarify your hopes and requirements for your children and their educational paths.

 

Keith Munslow Ticket Giveaway - Win One of Two Family 4-Packs!

Keith Munslow comes to the Regent Theatre in Arlington on Saturday, 10/29, and two Mommy Poppins Boston families can win free tickets to see his show, Songs and Stories, Cartoons and Comedy.

Munslow is an award-winning performer who combines music, storytelling, visual art, and improvisation in a performance that includes plenty of audience participation.

For your chance to win one of two Family 4-Packs for the show, just send me an email before Friday at noon. Winner will be notified by 2pm.

Boston Preschool Open Houses - November and December

by Julie Marden

While the school year may still have a bit of a “back to school” feel to it, area preschools begin their open house season this month for parents trying to decide where to send their children next year. Recently, we launched our occasional series of preschools in the greater Boston area by highlighting five Boston nursery schools that represent different philosophies or approaches to education. Below is a calendar of these schools’ upcoming Open Houses and information on how to visit them. 

Preschools in Boston Series: 5 Preschools, 5 Philosophies

by Julie Marden

For any parent, choosing a preschool can feel overwhelming, especially in an educational center like Boston.  But even the best schools vary in tradition and curriculum; what may be right for one family may not be for another.  As many schools are already accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year (and most have an application deadline at the end of January 2012), now is the time to begin your search. To start you off, here’s a breakdown of five different but exciting nursery schools in Boston.  

 

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer Concert Ticket Giveaway

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer - talented singers, songwriters, instrumentalists, and educators  who play dozens of instruments perform for Boston-area kids at The Center for the Arts in Natick on Saturday, October 15. Mommy Poppins Boston is offering its readers the chance to enter the drawing for a Family 4 Pack of tickets to the show!

To enter, send me an email and let me know you're interested in attending the show. One winner will be drawn at random and notified on Tuesday, October 11.  If winner doesn't respond to our email notification within 48 hours, another winner will be drawn. (Email addresses of entrants will not be collected, sold or otherwise abused.)

And subscribe to our weekly Boston newsletter to be sure you stay up-to-date with what's going on in and around Boston!

Alastair Moock and The Rowdy Roots Band Ticket Giveaway

Boston indie acoustic performer Alastair Moock celebrates the release of his second family music CD, These Are My Friends, with his concert at The Center for the Arts in Natick on Saturday, September 24. Mommy Poppins Boston is offering its readers the chance to enter the drawing for a Family 4 Pack of tickets to the show!

To enter, send me an email and let me know you're interested in attending the show. One winner will be drawn at random and notified on Tuesday, September 20.  If winner doesn't respond to our email notification within 48 hours, another winner will be drawn. (Email addresses of entrants will not be collected, sold or otherwise abused.)

And subscribe to our weekly Boston newsletter to be sure you stay up-to-date with what's going on in and around Boston!

6 Museum Exhibits for Kids and Families in Boston

Adventure abounds in Boston museums and cultural institutions this fall. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite entertaining (and educational) exhibits that will have families reliving Shark Week, ditching the plastic bags, learning about life in the 1960s, wondering which of their peers will be the next Jackson Pollock, and even stumbling around in the dark.

 

Mommy Poppins Arrives in Boston

Mommy Poppins - New York City's leading resource for things to do with kids - has arrived in Boston!

Mommy Poppins Boston is a free, online resource guide for families in the greater Boston area. Parents and kids can discover great things to do and places to go, and get insights into the best activities, resources, services, schools, parks, and classes around.

On our site you'll find a daily events calendar that we are continually updating, camp and class guides, giveaways and ideas for things to do with kids of all ages. You can also sign up for our free weekly newsletter that includes a round-up of weekend events in the area. And we’d like to hear from you if you have a favorite event to share - a school fundraising fair or concert or other activity, a special story time, or a hidden gem we have yet to uncover.

Mommy Poppins began in New York City nearly five years ago, with sites in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island now well-established. As in these cities, we hope to help parents by inspiring them to get out and do things that will be meaningful and memorable with their children and providing level-headed, practical information on raising kids in our communities. We are very excited to be bringing our unique stripe of content to Boston.

Enjoy!

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