UMass Amherst


Northampton Community Children's Choir


Open to children in grades 4 to 8 with unchanged voices, this multi-cultural children’s choir will celebrate and sing music from different regions around the world. Students will learn songs in different languages, as well as rhythms and harmonies reflective of different cultural traditions. Thanks to funding from the Ramsey-McClusky Family Foundation, participation in this choir is FREE. Children of all backgrounds and means are welcome to participate. Children of Latino or African-American des . . . [Full Article]

The Puzzle of Parenting Workshop Schedule 2013-2014


The Puzzle of Parenting workshop series is designed for parents, grandparents and guardians of children from birth to kindergarten age. Local parents helped us select the topics. Families are welcome to attend workshops in any community. Most workshops are offered at multiple locations so families can choose the most convenient site and date. Come to as many workshops as you wish—and plan to bring a friend!

Registration and Childcare: Our workshops are free of charge and free childcare is av . . . [Full Article]

Screen Time Warning

Administrative: "Once Upon a Screen"

"If we let our youngest kids get too attached to those mesmerizing devices, they may have a hard time growing attached to each other later," observed Sherry Turkle in her article, "Once Upon a Screen," in The Science of You: The Factors That Shape Your Personality (New York: Time Books, 2013).

Sherry Turkle says...

"We are embarking on a giant experiment in which our children are the human subjects. There is much that is exciting and thrilling here. But these o . . . [Full Article]

North Village University Apartments Available!


University Graduate & Undergraduate Families are eligible to apply to: North Village University Apartments!!

Click Here for more information or visit the University of Massachusetts Amherst Housing and Community Resources website. . . . [Full Article]

Mind In The Making

Administrative: A Professional Development Talk: Ellen Galinsky

Place: Smith College, Neilson Browsing Room OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Time: 7pm

Ellen Galinsky is the President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute (FWI), and helped establish the field of work and family life while at Bank Street College of Education, where she was on the faculty for twenty-five years. Galinsky is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2004 Distinguished Achievement Award from Vassar College and the 2005 Outstanding Vo . . . [Full Article]

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