In 1639, Dorchester residents created the first-ever tax-funded elementary school, and a revolution in education was born. Now 375 years later, the Mather serves more than 600 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Our children are diverse, representing the myriad of cultures and ethnicities within the Dorchester community. We have many challenges to address: more than 80 percent of students are growing up in low-income families, half speak a language other than English at home, and one in five receives special educational services. Our dedicated staff and faculty foster a community of academic rigor balanced with compassion and nurturing.
Marcie is teaching a variety of kid’s classes this Fall! Choose from Music, Movement, Dramatic Play, and Art! They go into full swing in about a week, and there are options for all ages. Classes are held in Boston, Charlestown, Belmont, Brookline, & Cambridge! Register now.
The summer isn’t over yet, but it’s time to gently transition our little ones into the idea of going to school. Here are a couple free downloads of songs that will help!
Back Home Soon is a comforting song for easing back to school jitters.
Going to School, (a parody of Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger”), reinforces the idea that learning is a process, and the challenging and fun times make us stronger, and connect us with one another.
Join us on August 16 for a summer afternoon of fun with local West Enders and neighboring friends and family. Our 2014 festival theme encourages a healthy future and community by emphasizing health and fitness at a grassroots level – OUR CHILDREN! This year’s festival will include food, prizes, games and activities that promote healthy living both from a nutrition and fitness perspective. As always, everything at the West End Children’s Festival is completely FREE of charge!
Mark your calendars: On Wednesday, August 13th and Wednesday, August 20th from 9:30- 10:30am The Loved Child will offer free music demo classes with Marcie Joy! Marcie has a Master’s in Education with Creative Arts Integration and will be instructing weekly TLC music classes on Wednesday mornings beginning in the fall semester.
The Loved Child (TLC) provides weekly developmental play/parenting classes for families with young children. TLC also offers consultation services for family, childcare, preschool, and pediatric practices, as well as evening parenting workshops.
The Roslindale Village Main Street Farmers’ Market takes place rain or shine every Saturday from 9 am – 1:30 pm, kicking off June 7 and running through November 22nd, featuring weekly live music and children’s entertainment.
All children’s entertainment will start at 10am, and all live music will start at 11am. Be sure to check out the occasional special events we have lined up in addition to our regular entertainment! Enjoy!
Marcie will be entertaining at 10am!