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Mothers’ Retreat: Sister Summit 2018

Posted on April 13, 2018

Smart from the Start hosted its annual Sister Summit, a retreat for mothers enrolled in programming from both Boston and Washington, D.C. The retreat featured fun self-care activities, as well as educational workshops. The Children’s Museum provided a “grown-up play”… Read More »

A Peek into a Smart from the Start Baby Shower

Posted on March 20, 2018

All expecting parents who complete Smart from the Start’s prenatal course are given a celebratory baby shower. It a beautiful moment that both recognizes the parents’ dedication to learning about their role as a parent and also celebrates the expected or… Read More »

Parent Voices Heard at a Parent Cafe

Posted on March 7, 2018

The Boston Family Engagement Network, a citywide coalition including Smart from the Start, focuses on raising awareness about the importance of family engagement in the life of a young child. The coalition hosted a Parent Cafe on March 6, where… Read More »

“Come Play with Us!”

Posted on March 6, 2018

ABCD Head Start & Children’s Services joined Smart from the Start at the Michael T. Carmen Center in Roxbury for a gathering of Boston families to learn about incorporating physical exercise into family fun time. The gymnasium at Smart from… Read More »

Teaching Families about Healthy Eating

Posted on February 7, 2018

Smart from the Start hosted families from across Boston at our Roxbury site for a presentation from Cooking Matters. Nutrition experts came to teach our parents about the importance of healthy eating in children’s development. They learned about strategies for shopping on… Read More »