Local Parenting Resources

Sometimes it does indeed take a village.

The organizations listed below may be able to help address many of your needs and concerns regarding raising your children. If you have a resource that you believe would be helpful to others, please get in touch.

Please note that the Maynard Family Network is providing this information simply as a guide and does not endorse or vouch for any of these groups nor do we guarantee the quality of service provided by these organizations.


Partner Organizations


First Connections

First Connections designs and delivers low- or no-cost programs to 11 area towns including Maynard, primarily to families with children up to age three. First Connections feels that parent associations build strong grassroots communities, helping families to network and feel more connected to local activities. First Connections is a Massachusetts Family Network funded by the Mass. Department of Education. Visit the website

Boys and Girls Club of assabet valley

Located right here in Maynard, the Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley’s mission is to promote the growth of young people in our community by empowering them to become productive, caring, responsible citizens. Visit the website

Learn more about our Community Partners.

New and Expectant Families

Parents Helping Parents
Offers free, confidential, ongoing weekly mutual-help support groups where parents can get together and share experiences, skills, resources and support and to help strengthen and guide one another through the challenges of parenting. Free childcare is also available. Local groups include Acton and Marlboro.

Jewish Family and Children's Services
Jewish Family & Children's Services is a non-denominational charity which offers a comprehensive group of programs designed to strengthen families and support individuals through challenging times.

Other Local Parent Groups

Minute Man ARC for Human Services
Minute Man ARC offers a variety of programs for families in the area. It administers the local Early Intervention programs. For more information, please visit their web site

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, New England Chapter
Provides information and support for people with allergies and their families. Offers educational seminars and support groups in Lexington, Westford, and Framingham.