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 (it does not need to be a website) that you believe would be helpful to others, please submit it to the webmaster at webmaster@maynardfam.org. 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.

First Connections
First Connections is a Massachusetts Family Network funded by the Mass. Department of Education. It is located in Concord and designs and delivers low or no cost programs to 11 area towns including Maynard, primarily to families with children birth through age three. The MFA sends two representatives to participate on the Parent Association Committee. First Connections feels that the parent associations grassroots builds a strong community and helps many families to network and feel more connected to family activities in their towns. If you would like to be added to the First Connections Parenting Newsletter, please email the MFA's First Connections Liaison at firstconnections@maynardfam.org.

Maynard Moms
A local Maynard mom has started an online discussion group, and welcomes other moms to join. The group is a place for moms living in Maynard, MA to "get together" to chat about local events, parenting issues, recommendations for favorite stores, doctors, play areas, etc.; or to set up playdates, walks, lunches, or nights out. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MaynardMoms/. To join, click "Join this group!" in blue near the top right of the home page. (You'll need to fill out some basic information and provide an e-mail address.) You can also unsubscribe at any time if you find it isn't helpful to you. Maynard Moms is not an MFA sponsored organization, however the MFA does use it to communicate with Maynard residents.

Boys and Girls Club
The Mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley is to promote the growth of young people in our community by empowering them to become productive, caring, responsible citizens. To find out more go to: http://www.bgcav.org.

 

Other Local Parent Groups

 

New and Expectant Mothers

 

Maynard Resources

Town of Maynard: http://www.townofmaynard-ma.gov
Maynard Public Schools: http://www.maynardschools.org/
Maynard Library: http://www.maynardpubliclibrary.org
Maynard Community Chest: http://www.maynardchest.org/
Maynard Food Pantry: http://web.maynard.ma.us/civic/pantry/
Maynard Farmers Market: http://web.maynard.ma.us/civic/farmers/ 
Magical Maynard: http://www.facebook.com/MagicalMaynard
Eye On Maynard: http://www.eyeonmaynard.com
Maynard Business Alliance: http://maynardbusinessalliance.org
Open Table: http://www.opentable.org


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.