The Freedman Center at MSPP

The Freedman Center is honored to be chosen as one of the
"20 Enduring Heroes for Families"
The Boston Parents Paper’s
Best of the Best
The Family Advocate Awards


  Meeting the Need...Making A Difference

Freedman Center

Welcome! The Richard I. and Joan L. Freedman Center for Child and Family Development was established at The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) to help connect children and families with appropriate information, providers, resources, and one another to serve their mental health and wellness needs.

Upcoming Classes!

Baby Sign Language

"Signs of Communication" for babies 5 months to pre-verbal. This early sign language course introduces up to 100 American Sign Language signs that serve to help babies better communicate their needs while reducing both crying and frustration. Read more...

Begins Fri July 11 @ 10:30-11:30am
$125/ 5-week series
Ages: 5 Mos to Pre-Verbal
Sheryl White, Instructor

Register Online


Free Support Groups

Free New Dads Group

Learn about parenting, and meet other new dads in eight 90-minute weekly sessions for dads of babies up to 12 months. This group offers New Dads an opportunity to ask questions, learn skills, share experiences of fatherhood and make new friends. Read more...

Begins Thurs Oct 16 @ 7:00-8:30pm

Register Online - Free!


Free New Babies/New Moms Group

Groups for first-time moms with babies up to 6 months. Click on the date to register. Read more...
Next 6-Week Series Begins:
Tues Sept 9 @ 10:30AM-12:00PM
Tues Oct 28 @ 10:30AM-12:00PM

New Babies New MomsEach 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.


Free New Babies/New Parents Group

New Babies New ParentsGroups for first-time parents with babies up to 6 months. Click on the date to register. Read more...
Next 8-Week Series Begins: TBA


Parenting Tips

The Continuing Importance of The Freedman Center New Parents Groups

By Carolyn Curtis-Mahoney, Freedman Center staff writer and author of the children's book "I Took the Moon for a Walk."
New parents who have grown up with the "information superhighway" at their fingertips may wonder if computer networking has made live, face-to-face support groups obsolete. "Not at all!" says Margaret Hannah, M.Ed. Read more...

  

Infant Massage Class

Come and learn the art of infant massage to calm and soothe your baby. Moms tell us that the best part of class is that it relaxes them too. The lights are low and the meditation music is on. Together we learn the strokes and overall ways to make your baby more comfortable. Treat yourself to this class! You won't regret it. Read more...

Begins Mon Sept 8 @ 10:30-11:30am
$125/ 5-week series
Ages: Birth to Pre-Crawling
Sheryl White, Instructor

Register Online


Free Post-Partum Support Group

Balance After Baby

Have you recently had a baby? Are you feeling alone? Are you feeling anxious or sad? We understand! Bring your baby and join us! Read more...

Begins Wed Oct 15 @ 10:30am-12:00pm
For moms with babies up to 1 year old.

Register Online - Free!


FREE FUN Playtime!

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. This fall an infants only group (0-12 mos) is offered on Thursday mornings with a mixed ages group (0 - 3 yrs 11 mos) in the afternoon. *SPACE IS LIMITED and admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Read more...

Summer Playtime begins 7/10

THURSDAYS

Infants Only @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
(0-12 mos)

Mixed Ages @ 2:30 - 4:00 PM
(0 - 3 yrs 11 mos)

No Playtime: 8/21, 8/28, 9/4

Playtime


Parenting Consultations

Parenting Consultations with Leading Experts


Brain Building in Progress

The Freedman Center at MSPP is a participant in the Massachusetts Brain Building Campaign. To learn more visit www.brainbuildinginprogress.org

Brain Building in Progress

Left Sidebar, New Moms, New Parents, and Sleep Workshop Photos by Jenny Devereaux www.jennydev.com


* Wait Lists

If the group or class for which you would like to register is FULL, please register for the next program offered. To be put on a Wait List for the program or series that is not open, you may email us at freedmancenter@mspp.edu or call 617-332-3666 x1250 and leave a message for us. When you contact us, please leave your name, which program you want, a phone number, and email address. We will contact you if we are able to accommodate you in the program.


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Upcoming Events

New Babies/New Moms
Support Group

Next 6-week series begins
Tues July 8
@ 10:30AM-12:00PM
Free! Register
Full! - Call for Waitlist

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs July 10
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Baby Sign Language Class
Next 5-week series begins
Fri July 11 @ 10:30-11:30am
$125 click Register

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs July 17
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs July 24
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs July 31
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs Aug 7
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs Aug 14
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

No Playtime: 8/21, 8/28 or 9/4

Infant Massage Class
Next 5-week series begins
Mon Sept 8
@ 10:30-11:30am
$125 click Register

New Babies/New Moms
Support Group

Next 6-week series begins
Tues Sept 9
@ 10:30AM-12:00PM
Free! click Register

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs Sept 11
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs Sept 18
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs Sept 25
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs Oct 2
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs Oct 9
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Free Post Partum Support Group - Balance After Baby
Next 8-week series begins
Wed Oct 15
@ 10:30AM-12:00PM
Free! click Register

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs Oct 16
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Free Group for New Dads
Next 8-week series begins
Thurs Oct 16
@ 7:00-8:30PM
Free! click Register

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs Oct 23
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

Baby Sign Language Class
Next 5-week series begins
Fri Oct 24 @ 10:30-11:30am
$125

New Babies/New Moms
Support Group

Next 6-week series begins
Tues Oct 28
@ 10:30AM-12:00PM
Free! click Register

Fun Free Playtime
First Come - First Served! Thurs Oct 30
Infants Only (0-12 mos)
@10:30AM-12:00PM
Mixed Ages (0-3yrs 11mos)
@ 2:30-4:00PM

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