Communities are being asked to forge alliances to work on issues that transcend home and classroom boundaries. CPT works in partnership with community organizations to support best possible community wide responses to the many challenges of these times.  Participants are offered exceptional learning opportunities that afford new strategies for effective responses.

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Teachers are looked to for providing a deep and enriching educational experience that exceeds past classroom standards and benchmarks.   CPT works to provide preschool, elementary and secondary teachers with helpful tools through the provision of professional development workshops, conferences, resources and classroom materials.   Learn More



Supporting CPT

To support its work with parents and teachers, CPT relies on individual donations and grants from community businesses and organizations such as the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest, Healthy Concord, Concord - Carlisle Regional School District, The Bradford Mills, Concord Printing, Woodman & Eaton PC, CCHS PA, CMS PTG, Elementary PTGs, First Parish Concord, Foundation for Metro-west and CHNA 15.  

As an IRS-designated 501(c)3 non profit organization centered in Concord, MA, all donations to CPT are entirely tax deductible, in accordance with IRS rules and regulations.  Learn More 

Incoming Kindergarten Parents !

Smoothing the Transition to Kindergarten: Ways Families Can Best Support School Readiness 

Free and open to all
When: 7:00 PM, Monday, May 14

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Who We Are

The Center for Parents and Teachers (CPT) provides unique parent education programs, teacher training opportunities and support for community wide information events. As a 501c3 non profit organization centered in Concord, MA, CPT attracts participants throughout eastern MA to its small and large forum events.

Our Mission and Beliefs

CPT serves families and schools, supporting them in what CPT believes are the most important jobs in the world: raising our children.  We believe that our programs for both parents and teachers serve to elevate the entire community.


Parents today face a wider range of challenges than ever before. CPT offers programs that increase parental effectiveness through high quality, low cost workshops and forums that address both traditional and new challenges faced by parents.

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Upcoming Programs

First Connections Program
“Parenting the Challenging Child” Aged 3-6 years old

A Free 6-Week Workshop
Facilitated by Patricia Marquis, LICSW
Location: First Connections
6 Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:00, beginning April 27, 2018, PRE-REGISTRATION PROCESS REQUIRED
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INSPIRE : A free 6-week Parent Support Group Program for parents of children with special needs (4-9 years old)
The sessions run from 9:30 to 11 AM on 6 Monday mornings Offered in a convenient Concord location.

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Smoothing the Transition to Kindergarten: Ways Families Can Best Support School Readiness  Free and open to all
A special program for incoming Kindergarten Parents featuring Jeanine Fitzgerald
When: 7:00 PM, Monday, May 14,   2018
Where: Thoreau School Auditorium
           29 Prairie Street, Concord, MA
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