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Young families add to the vitality and life of the city. ONEin3 provides resources that can help families settle in Boston for the long-term.

ONEin3 Families News

School, Day Care and Summer Camp

Countdown to Kindergarten - Starting kindergarten is an exciting and hopeful time for families and children. Your child’s education will play an important role in shaping his or her future. Kindergarten will provide the strong start your child deserves. The year before kindergarten is the perfect time to get ready. Countdown to Kindergarten helps families get to know the Boston Public Schools, choose the right school for their children, learn and grow together, and ease the transition into kindergarten from home or preschool.

Boston Public Schools Online - Everything you ever wanted to know about the Boston Public Schools.

Guides to Child Care Services in Boston
These listings contain information about various day care options for residents of Boston, as well as tips about what to consider when choosing a child care service.
Verizon Child Care Services Listings
Child Care Resource Center

Art, Entertainment and Fun

The Museum of Fine Arts - The MFA has a full calendar of events geared toward families and children. MFA Family Programs

The Museum of Science - The Museum of Science has an unbelievable amount of child, teen and family oriented programming available. From interactive exhibits on topics as diverse as math, the Big Dig and foreign languages, to the Planetarium and uber-widescreen Mugar Omni Theater, the Museum of Science is an ideal educational outing for young families.

New England Aquarium - Situated on the Boston Waterfront at Long Wharf, the Aquarium provides entertainment and education to patrons of all ages. The four story main exhibit, a cylindrical ocean tank filled with sharks, turtles, a coral reef and plenty of colorful tropical fish, is unforgettable. So are the interactive shows put on by the Aquarium’s knowledgeable staff, and the 3D IMAX movies at the Simons IMAX theater.

Parks and Recreation

Search for parks in Boston on the Boston Parks Department website.

Search for parks in Greater Boston on the Department of Conservation and Recreation website.


Boston Public Health Commission provides lots of helpful information on a range of health related issues including the Child and Adolescent Health and Family and Community Support.

The Mayor’s Health Line is a clearinghouse for information about healthcare in the City of Boston. It is free and can be contacted online at Mayor’s Health Line or by calling 1.800.847.0710.

There are Community Health Centers throughout Boston. You can find them here.


Boston parents Paper

As a parent, you have the power to make a tremendous difference in your child’s success by staying informed and involved. The National Math and Science Initiative’s Parent’s Guide contains ideas for how you can help support math and science skills from elementary school through high school.

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