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:

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!



Registration is open for the Discover and Learn Playgroups in Bolton, Lancaster & Stow.  FREE weekly playgroups offered 9 - 10:30 a.m. on Mondays in Bolton and Lancaster and on Fridays in Stow. Space is limited to 15 children per location.  Priority is given to new applicants. To register you must be a resident of Bolton, Lancaster or Stow.  Please complete both the Ages and Stages Questionnaire and the Registration form (online links below).  You will receive a confirmation email in January to confirm whether you have been added to a playgroup or the wait list.  Thank you. 

Click Here: Ages and Stages Questionnaire (Required for Playgroup Registration)

Click Here: Discover and Learn Playgroup Registration

EVERYDAY MINDFULNESS (Canceled Due to Weather)

December 2, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.
@ Kids-A-Lot, 109 Acre Road, Stow, MA 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 @ 5:30 p.m.
@ Bolton Public Library, 738 Main Street, Bolton MA 


Monday, October 7, 2019 @ 4.30 p.m. 
@ Perkins Child Development Center, 25 Creamery Road, Lancaster 

EVERY CHILD READY TO READYour public library is partnering with the Nashoba Regional School district and the Community Partnership for Children to implement kindergarten readiness activities for parents and children.