Upcoming Programs

MCAS: Access and achievment for students with disabilities - Presented by the Federation for Children with Special Needs 

When:   Tuesday, May 14th  from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where:  Learning Commons, Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden Street
Presented by:  Jessica Sales Cohen 

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Fostering Resiliency in Our Children as They Face Childhood Transitions
Presented by Rick Irving, MSW (one of CPT’s most popular presenters!)
DATE/TIME: Wednesday morning May 22, 2019 from 9:45 to 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Ripley Administration Building, 120 Meriam Road, Concord  Free and open to all interested adults, especially parents, grandparents and caregivers! 
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CIRCLE of SECURITY - Raising A Secure Child  A Parenting Education Series for Parents of Children 0-5 yrs old
8 TUESDAYS: April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28  Facilitator:  Carolinda Sterczala, MSW, LICSW, BCN
Location: First Connections, 179 Great Road, Acton MA
Time:  11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
This free 8-part series is offered in a collaboration between the Center for Parents and Teachers and First Connections.

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"They Are Not Crazy. They Are Teenagers!: Substance Use and its Impact on the Developing Brain"  
Free and open to all! 
Thursday morning May 2nd 10 -11:30 AM
Ripley Administration Building, Conference Room 4
Concord, MA

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How to Make Devices Not Be Divisive for Our Family: Not Anti-Screen But Pro-Connection to Nature and People” 

Free and open to all

Presented by renowned educator/author Kim John Payne, M.Ed.

Thursday evening March 14 at 7 PM

Willard Elementary School,

185 Powdermill Rd., Concord

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Parenting Your Middle School Child

Moving Toward Happiness:  Guiding Your Middle School Child through Mindful Parenting
A Five Session Series for Parents of Children in Middle School (limited number of spots) runs 5 Wednesday evenings beginning February 27th, from 7 to 8:30 PM, at Concord-Carlisle High School.  
Facilitator: Kelli Kirshtein, MSW, LICSW 

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Feeling the Squeeze as part of ‘The Sandwich Generation'?  Free and open to all.   Lunch time talk, Thursday March 28, 12:15 to 1:45 PM, at the Ripley Building. 
Facilitated by Kathleen Sullivan, Community Care Coordinator from Minuteman Senior Services 

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“Overcoming Stress and Anxiety in our Youth: Strategies to Support Children’s Learning and Ways to Cope”
Free program featuring Dr. Donna Pincus from the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University 
Monday, April 1, 2019 from 7 - 8:30 PM
Location:  Auditorium at Concord Carlisle High School, 500 Walden Street, Concord 

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Professional Development Evening Workshops for Early Childhood Educators, 2018-2019
Six evening workshops. A certificate awarding 2 Professional Development Hours is given for each workshop attended.  
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17th Annual Early Childhood Educator Conference:  

Back by Popular Demand!!   Kim John Payne, M.Ed.
Being At Your Best When The Kids Are At Their Worst: The Simple Classroom Approach to Emotional Self Regulation
Friday, March 15, 2019 9-3 PM
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May 2019 Saturday Seminar   
Learning and Development STEMs from Nature
Facilitated by Kris Scopinich, M.Ed.
May 4, 2019,    10 AM to 3 PM
Location: Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main Street, Concord MA
Certificate of Attendance:  5 PDPs 
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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, The Colonial Inn 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 

Carolinda Sterczala, MSW, LICSW, BCN
 CIRCLE of SECURITY Raising A Secure Child
​         April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28              

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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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Kim John Payne, M.Ed. 

How to Make Devices Not Be Divisive 

 Thursday, March 14 2019,  7 PM 

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