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; 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.
Office closed February 8All programs at our Acton Office have been cancelled Monday 2/8. Please remember our cancellation policy, if the schools are closed in the town the playgroup is held, playgroup is cancelled.
Winter NewsletterThe Winter newsletter is out! Information about playgroups, new parent groups (including one for dads!), and winter parent seminars.
Preparing for ParenthoodNext Preparing for Parenthood workshop coming up on Saturday March 5, 2015.
First Connections Awarded $6,000 GrantWith this grant, First Connections will be able to expand to offer prenatal home visits for women who are struggling during pregnancy or are at risk of postpartum emotional complications. This grant...
Brain Building in ProgressLooking for more activities to do with your family? Check out brainbuildinginprogress.org for activities around Massachusetts.