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Family/Children Resources


Child Development/Early Education

Pathways for Children
www.pw4c.org
Head Start Preschool in Gloucester: 978-281-2400
Head Start Preschool in Rockport: 978-546-5299
Provides affordable childcare, education, recreation and other support services for children and their families.

Gloucester PreSchool
preschool.gloucesterschools.com
978-281-9848
6 School House Road, Gloucester
Preparing children for kindergarten.

Cape Ann Early Intervention
www.ne-arc.org/familyservices/ei.htm
978-921-1182 or 978-281-8441
111 Dodge Street, Beverly
Email: mlevine@ne-arc.org (Martha Levine, Director)
For children birth to age three diagnosed with, or at risk of having, disabilities or developmental delays. Services include home-visits, center based visits, assessments, parent-child groups, parent support groups, service coordination, referral and transition assistance.


After School and Recreation Programs

Cape Ann YMCA
www.northshoreymca.org/locations/cape-ann
978-283-0470
71 Middle Street, Gloucester
Offers recreational sports programs and equipment.

Camp Wonderland (Salvation Army)
www.campwonderland.org
781-784-5934 (Summer)
617-542-5420 ext. 161 (off-season)
186 Massapoag Avenue, Sharon
Kids camp for all income families.

Boy Scouts of America
www.scouting.org
(978) 372-0591
186 Massapoag Avenue, Sharon
Provides activities and peer relationships for school-aged boys.

Girl Scouts
www.girlscoutseasternmass.org
617-482-1078 or 1-800-842-5566
e-mail: MembershipSpecialistsArea1@girlscoutseasternmass.org
Offers a safe place for school aged girls to socialize and participate in group activities.

Cape Ann Art Haven
www.arthaven.org
978-283-3888
180B Main Street, Gloucester
Offers after school art classes for children. Scholarships are available for low-income families.

Gloucester Stage
www.gloucesterstage.com
978-281-4099
267 East Main Street, Gloucester
Offers year round theatre programs for kids.

Gloucester Stage
www.gloucesterstage.com
978-281-4099
267 East Main Street, Gloucester
Offers year round theatre programs for kids.

Ben Smith Playground
Located at East Main Street, Gloucester
Play structure for kids.

Stage Fort Park
Hough Street, Gloucester
On the Yellow Line CATA bus route

Ravenswood Park
On route 127 between Gloucester and Magnolia

Rockport Public Library
www.rockportlibrary.org
978-546-6934
17 School St, Rockport
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1-8; Tuesday: 1-5; Friday: Closed; Saturday: 10-5; Sunday: 1-5

Sawyer Free Library
www.sawyerfreelibrary.org
978-281-9763
2 Dale Avenue, Gloucester
Hours: Monday and Wednesday: 8:30-6:00pm; Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-6:00pm; Friday and Saturday 8:30-5:00pm
Free lending of books, tapes, periodicals, and art prints. Some videos require a very small fee. Offers free/low-cost passes to select museums when you sign up ahead of time.

Cape Ann Museum
www.capeannmuseum.org
978-283-0455
27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester
The Cape Ann Museum showcases the art and cultural history of maritime New England.