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Parent + Teacher Resources

Community Organizations

Autism Eats
Provides autism-friendly, non-judgmental environments for family dining, socializing, and connecting with others who share similar joys and challenges.


Backyard Growers
A grassroots organization reshaping Gloucester’s relationship with food. Offerings include gardening programs, cooking workshops, and public events to get families and individuals excited about growing and cooking their own food.


Birth to Three Family Center
Programs and services to support parents and children from birth through age four.


Cape Ann Museum
An art museum with offerings for children including free art workshops, Young at Art playgroup, family tours on the last Saturday of every month, an activity center playroom, four floors of galleries and sculpture parks. Kids always visit free.


Cape Ann YMCA
The Cape Ann YMCA offers childcare services and youth, adult, and family programming.


Gloucester Health and Human Services
Community health care portal.


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Cape ANN

 Amy Larsen, Pathways for Children,


Gloucester Health Department
Seeks to provide the citizens of Gloucester with effective and extensive services (978)325-5260


Northeast Arc/Cape Ann Early Intervention
Support for adults and children with disabilities.


Open Door Food Pantry
The mission of The Open Door is to alleviate the impact of hunger in the Gloucester community. The Open Door has food pantries, SNAP assistance, Family Supper, Mobile Markets, Second Glance Thrift Store, summer meals for kids, and On Your Mark youth job training program.


Pathways for Children
A leading early childhood education and social service agency.


Provides and coordinates a range of home and community-based services for those age 60 and older. One of our grandparents as parents resources.


Wellspring House
Wellspring House provides individuals and families with basic needs assistance, education and job training.


WIC could help with food resources, nutritional advice, and referrals to other resources. Call 978-373-1971 ext. 259/Beverly Office: 978-922-2110.


Zero to Three
National, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers information on early development.

Children’s Books

Children’s Book Council
News about children’s books and literacy.


Children’s Book Review
Book reviews for multi-aged children and children’s literacy topics.


Children’s Book Week
Celebrate your favorite books, authors and illustrators every May. Children’s Choice Award voting.


Kids’ Next Book List
Indie Bound Booksellers recommendations for multi-aged children.


Mass Children’s Book Awards
Children’ and young adult literature written by Massachusetts writers or about Massachusetts themes.


National Science Teachers Association
Outstanding Science Trade Books for K – 12 students.


Technology and Internet Safety
Tips for families on ensuring safety, privacy, and security across tech devices.


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Kids can learn about using the internet safely through the adventures of Faux Paw the web-surfing cat.
An important blog about developments in internet safety and technologies for children.
“Kids’ Rules for Online Safety.” A list of suggested rules for young children on the internet. See also the “Parents’ Pledge”.

Education Resources

Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts
A statewide, inclusive, nonsectarian nonprofit with a mission of education and support.


Free Tech 4 Teachers
Richard Byrne’s free technology resources for teachers.


Gloucester Public Schools
Gloucester Public Schools’ web site.


Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Outlines the goals, mission, and services of The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. School district and administrative profiles provided.


Massachusetts Home Learning Association
Advocacy and education organization, which endorses home learning as an alternative to public or private schooling.


U.S. Department of Education
Federal funding, national statistics, research, and educational policies

Resources for Children with Disabilities

An accessible online library for children and adults with print disabilities.


Chapel Hill Snippets
Communication boards and social stories for the non-verbal child.


Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – Autism Spectrum Disorders
Health, financial, and assistive technology links for families with members on the autism spectrum.


Assistive technology resources for teachers.


LD Online
Learning disabilities, ADHD, and technology


Reading Rockets: Assistive Technology
Assistive technologies for learning disabilities


Special Needs Apps
Special Needs app reviews.


Zac Browser
Free web browser designed for children on the autism spectrum. Includes access to The Autism News for parents and educators.

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