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About Us

Visit us at: 15 Market Street, Suite 4, Ipswich, MA 01938
Telephone us at: 978-412-0123
Email us at: birthto3@comcast.net

Birth to Three's mission is to increase children's potential for healthy development and well being. We seek to do this by providing programs and services to support parents and children from birth through age four.

The Birth to Three Family Center offers a variety of opportunities to enhance your parenting skills. Equally important, we offer open play times to get out with your child and socialize with other parents.

All of our programs are free and available to all Ipswich residents regardless of income, race, ethnicity, or creed. Many programs are available to families from surrounding towns.

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OUR PROGRAMS
Parent-Child Activities
  • Evening story times
  • Family Fun Days
  • Messy Art - Learn recipes and reasons to incorporate messy play into your child's life.
  • Open Play - Come and play with your child. No registration required. Various times.
  • Music and movement activities
Parent-Child Playgroups
  • "Dad and Me"
  • Working Parent Saturday Playgroups
  • Age and development appropriate groups for children one month to four years old.
  • Even more fun groups for parents of twins/triplets
  • Collaborative playgroups with early intervention
Presentations and Workshops
  • Variety of Topics - Including developmental information, healthy eating, toilet learning, early brain development, CPR training, literacy, and more.
  • Facilitated by area professionals
  • Childcare provided during presentations and workshops
Parent Support
  • STEP - "Systematic Training for Effective Parenting" - A 7-week parenting group.
  • Grandparents support group
  • Special needs, special families
  • Postpartum depression work group
  • Parent 2 Parent - Formal and informal sharing between parents to receive support and information
  • Personal Visits - A supportive visit to your home by an educator. The educator will provide information and support around your child's development.
Opportunities for Leadership
  • MFN Council - Parents, community members, and interested persons who meet to insure the fulfillment of the MA Family Network grant requirements.
  • Parent/Community Advisory Council (PCAC) - This task driven subcommittee of the Council collaborates with the staff for specific program planning.
  • Fundraising Committee - Parents, community members, and interested persons who come up with creative ways to build financial support for B-3.
Birth to Three Family Center in Ipswich, is made possible by an annual Massachusetts Family Network Grant through the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) under the guidance of the Ipswich Public Schools. The material and information does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the DOE or the federal government.

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