Welcome to First Connections
Our mission at First Connections is to equip parents of children birth through age eight with tools, practical strategies, and connections to other families and their communities to foster healthy parenting and guide you through the first years of the parenting journey.
First Connections serves families in the communities of Acton, Bedford, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Harvard, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, Sudbury, and Westford.
We are able to offer our programs free to families thanks to funding from a Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant; the Community Chests of Concord-Carlisle and Maynard; the Acton-Boxborough United Way; CHNA15; the Staples Foundation; the Sudbury Foundation; and individual donations.
Learn more about the support groups, playgroups, and workshops we offer for families at different stages, as well as upcoming events and our resource publications by clicking the links above.
Spring NewsletterCheck out the newsletter for community family events and information about our free parent workshops including What to Expect in Preschool and Preparing for Kindergarten.
Clinicians' BreakfastMental health clinicians who work with pregnant & postpartum women are invited to join us for a light breakfast, educational program, and to learn more about our programs. Registration required.
Winter NewsletterThe Winter newsletter is out! Information about playgroups, new parent groups (including one for dads!), and winter parent seminars.
Brain Building in ProgressLooking for more activities to do with your family? Check out brainbuildinginprogress.org for activities around Massachusetts.