NCPC Programs & Events

EEC LogoNashoba Community Partnership for Children is funded by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant awarded to the Nashoba Regional School District by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care to serve the families of Bolton, Lancaster and Stow. For more information, visit their web site at:


Discover and Learn Playgroups:


FREE Playgroups are offered weekly in Bolton, Lancaster and Stow for children ages 2 to 5 years old. Our playgroups follow the Scholastic Big, Big, World curriculum, incorporate themes, crafts, story time and circle time. They are led by NRSD Preschool teachers and held in Pre-K classrooms and outdoors when possible. The weekly playgroups allow children to make meaningful connections with peers, develop social skills, and participate in educational activities that enhance early literacy and language development. The fall session is full. Information regarding the spring session will be announced. Free ~ Limited to 15 children at each location ~ registration is required.

Open Playgroup: 


The last Monday of the month we host a drop-in playgroup in Bolton at the Emerson Wing of the Florence Sawyer School.  The playgroup will use the classroom, outdoor playground and/or gym.  Parent/caregiver must remain with their child and supervise play.  Free ~ all ages welcome ~ registration not required.

Parent/Caregiver Educational Workshops: 

We provide educational opportunities for families that strengthen knowledge of child development across all domains, including intellectual and cognitive, social and emotional, physical and motor, as well as speech and language. As well as evidence-based parenting programs that enhance families' capacity to support their children's development. Workshops are announced via our email distribution list and various locations throughout our communities.

Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ):


The Ages and Stages questionnaires help to ensure your child is off to the best possible start. It's a useful tool to help families learn how their child is learning and growing.  The more you know about your child's development today, the more you can support their future success!   It takes 10-15 minutes to complete.  Please contact us today for your questionnaire or a link to complete it online. We look forward to hearing from you! Contact:  Liz Garreffi, Early Childhood Coordinator/Team Chair, 978-779-0539, ext. 3008.   What is the ASQ-3?  ASQ 3 Learning Activities Packet


Education Opportunity: Maximizing Calm and Focus During "Everything" Virtual
Free Online Presentation, Wednesday January 13, 2021 at 7-8 p.m.

Education Opportunity: Preparing your Preschooler for Kindergarten (Part 2)
Free Online Presentation, Wednesday November 18, 2020 at 7-8 p.m.

Education Opportunity: Preparing your Preschooler for Kindergarten
Free Online Presentation, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 7-8 p.m.

FREE Virtual Discover and Learn Playgroup Registration:
2nd Session:  January 6 - March 19, 2021
FREE Virtual weekly playgroups offered on Wednesdays 10:30-11 a.m. and Fridays 10-10:30 a.m. Enrollment is limited and registration is required. Registration includes a free activity bag that coincides with the weekly themes of each playgroup.  Please contact Liz Garreffi at 978-779-0539 x3008 for additional information.