Center for Families
Free family support programming for families living in Cambridge with children birth through 8 years old.
While our physical offices are currently closed to the public due to the pandemic, we are available by phone Monday through Friday, 9:00am through 5:00pm. Our phone number is 617-349-6385. When you call, please leave a message at the end of the voicemail, and someone will return your call within 24 hours.
You can also reach us via email at email@example.com or visit our website for programming information at www.cambridgema.gov/DHSP/CFF.
The Center for Families is a part of the Department of Human Service Programs in Cambridge.
We offer free programming for all families living in Cambridge with children birth-8 years old. We offer virtual and some limited in-person programming. We also help families connect with community resources and supports, offer the Ages and Stages Questionnaire to help parents understand more about their child's development, and have programming just for dads!
The Center for Families is also the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grantee and a Children’s Trust Family Center.
70 Rindge Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
51 Inman St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Information and Referrals at Center for Families
The Center for Families can help connect you to resources and supports for families in Cambridge!
Ages and Stages Child Development Questionaire
CFF wants to support you in providing the best start for your child. The ASQ online tool helps you to better understand all your child's different stages of development from one month up to 5 years.
Center for Families' Newsletter
The Center for Families shares our most up to date information for Cambridge families with children birth-age 8 years on programming, resources, and supports in our monthly newsletter!
Questions about Child Development?
The Center for Families is here to to answer child development questions!
Cambridge Dads was created to increase fatherhood engagement in programming. The program strives to ensure dads are engaged, informed, and feel supported in their role as parents.
Playgroups at Home Series!
Join the Center for Families and the Agenda for Children for our Fall 2020 Playgroups at Home Series!
Virtual Baby Time Infant Playgroup/Infant Support Group
Virtual group for Cambridge parents with babies birth through 15 months old.
Virtual Nurturing Touch/Baby Massage and Infant Development 6-Part Series
This Series is for Cambridge Families with a baby 4 weeks through pre-crawling.
Virtual Mothers' Group with a Craft Activity!
Join Christine Doucet and Kim Tran from the Center for Families as well as other moms as we talk about parenting and share our experiences while doing a craft activity at our own homes.
In-Person 2-Part Parent and Child Mindfulness and Yoga in the Park
Enjoy with your child mindfulness practices, relaxing exercises and simple yoga movements.
In Person Baby Time Infant Playgroup/Infant Support Group in a Park Series
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In-Person Baby Time Playgroup will be fun and interactive with activities and songs! Christine will lead a sing-along. We hope you can join us!
Managing Screen-Time with Young Children
A 2-part series for Cambridge dads and moms with children birth to 5 years.
VIRTUAL: Cambridge Dads Talk!
Join us virtually on Saturday mornings for a cup of coffee or tea and discussion with other dads!
Dads & Kids Cook
Come have a great time cooking with your kids and meeting other dad and their kids!
Cambridge Family Literacy Fun Day!
Come celebrate National Family Literacy Month at the 23rd Annual Cambridge Family Literacy Fun Day at City Hall!
Dads & Kids Reading Challenge
Starting January 13, Cambridge Dads will be hosting a virtual winter reading challenge!
Dads & Kids BBQ
Hold the date for a day of fun, arts & crafts, BBQ, and fatherhood! Connect with other fathers in the community as the summer winds down into a new school year for the kids.