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.

Teachers!

16th Annual Conference for Early Childhood Educators!

The Simplified Classroom: Exploring Ways to Ease Children’s Anxiety, Worry and “Overwhelm”,

Internationally renowned presenter Kim John Payne! 

6 Professional Development Hours  Friday, March 16 Learn More


Professional Development Workshops for Early Childhood Educators, 2017-2018
2 PDPs awarded for each evening workshop attended. Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required.

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Parents

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


“Raising a Student-Athlete: Sports Parenting in the 21st Century”
Free! Presented by Adam H. Naylor, EdD, CC-AASP.  Monday, November 6th – 7 PM. Concord Carlisle High School Auditorium

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“De-stressing Parents:  Raising Kids with Less Stress and More Success” Free!  Presented by Robert Evans, Ed.D.  Monday, October 23rd – 7 PM.   Concord-Carlisle High School

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"Raising Safe and Confident Teenagers in These Turbulent Times"  Free! A three part workshop series presented by Rick Irving, MSW. Thursday evenings Nov 2, 16 and 30, 2017,  7:00-8:30 PM,  Concord Middle School
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January Saturday Seminar!  Nature-Based Curriculum Using Loose Parts: Ideas on How to Take Learning Outdoors!
Presented by Victoria Hackett, M.Ed.
January 27, 2018 , 10 AM to 3 PM
Location: Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main Street, Concord MA
5 PDPs awarded to participants.

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16th Annual Conference for Early Childhood Educators!
The Simplified Classroom: Exploring Ways to Ease Children’s Anxiety, Worry and “Overwhelm”,
with internationally renowned presenter Kim John Payne, M.Ed.
6 Professional Development Hours  Friday, March 16
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May Saturday Seminar!      Teaching Young Children Self-Regulation
Featuring Jeanine Fitzgerald
May 5, 2018, 10 AM to 3 PM
Location: Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main Street, Concord MA
5 PDPs awarded to participants

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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 from January 22, 2018 until March 5,  2018 (please hold March 12 in the event we need a snow date).  Offered in a convenient Concord location.

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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.  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 


Community

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

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