16th Annual Conference for Early Childhood Educators!

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

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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Upcoming Programs

Marijuana, Adolescent Brain Development and Teen Risk-Taking: What Parents Need to Know
When: Tuesday, March 6, at 7 PM
Location: Concord Middle School, Sanborn Building, 835 Old Marlboro Road, Concord

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SIMPLICITY PARENTING: Free Parent Workshop – for parents of children from very young through high school age. Today’s busier, faster, supersized society is waging an undeclared war . . . on childhood. Reclaim for your children – for your whole family – the space and freedom we all need.
March 15, 2018  at 7pm. Location:  Willard Elementary School
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Edibles, Vaping & Under-aged Drinking; Understanding the Effects of Alcohol, Marijuana and Tobacco on the Teenaged Brain
FEBRUARY 28, 2018 

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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 Friday morning from 9:30-11:00, beginning April 27, 2018, PRE-REGISTRATION PROCESS REQUIRED
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16th Annual Conference for Early Childhood Educators!
Exploring Ways to Ease Children’s Anxiety, Worry and “Overwhelm” Through the Simplified Classroom
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 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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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 


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


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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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.