- 1 WHOI Kids mailing list
- 2 Childcare
- 3 Babysitting
- 4 After school care
- 5 Music teachers
- 6 Educational programs
- 7 Child-friendly recreational activities
- 8 Here’s a list of Childcare Centers that take infants:
- 9 Submissions requested!
WHOI Kids mailing list
This low-volume mailing list is for informal discussion regarding anything of interest to people with kids (and parents-to-be): choosing a daycare, finding a babysitter, kid-friendly community activities, sharing baby supplies, etc. Others in the Woods Hole scientific community and spouses/partners of WHOI employees are welcome to subscribe as well! To join, visit http://mailman.whoi.edu/mailman/listinfo/whoi–kids.
Woods Hole Child Center
Woods Hole Child Center (WHCC), located on Harbor Hill Road, is one of Falmouth’s oldest continuously operating preschools. A cooperative since 1943, it accepts children 2 years, 9 months old to pre-kindergarten. WHCC’s academic year program emphasizes socialization and imaginative play, both indoors and out. The theme-based curriculum reflects the interests of the children and includes daily art, music, science and language activities. WHCC offers flexible scheduling, a lunch program until 2 PM, local field trips and frequent guest visitors.
The WHCC Summer Program (late June through early August) is an introduction to science for young children, ages 3-7. Children are grouped into either the younger or older class. In this program, children explore their natural environment through age appropriate science lessons, art activities, field trips and outdoor play. Each week there is a school-wide focus, as the children explore plants, ocean creatures, insects, pets, sand and water.
Woods Hole Daycare Cooperative
The WHDCC offers full and part-time care for children 21 months – kindergarten, and emphasizes a balance of play and planned curriculum including science, Spanish, yoga, music and Mother Goose on the Loose enrichment activities and field trips to the Woods Hole Library and other neighborhood attractions.
Even if your child is years away from attending the school, you can get your name added to the wait list (no fees, no obligations). Popular among WHOI staff.
Sandwich Montessori School
284 Cotuit Rd, Sandwich, MA 02563 – preschool through age 12
The Childcare Network
Offering a wide variety of child care resources. Located in the Homeport Plaza on Jones Road in Falmouth. www.childcarenetwork.cc
Nannies for Hire
Database for matching child care providers with families. www.nannies4hire.com
Matching babysitters with families. https://www.sittercity.com/
After school care
Police Athletic League
After school care in Falmouth. www.capecodpal.org
If you have recommendations to add to the WHOIKI, please fill out the Contact/Submit form!
Heritage Gardens and Museums
Offering a wide variety of children’s activities and educational programs. http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org
Offering a wide variety of children’s educational activities. http://coonamessettfarm.com/
Bilingual Winter, Spring and Summer Camps in Falmouth, for Children ages 3-10. Visit www.holaspanishforkids.com
The First Congregational Church in Falmouth has a drop-in playgroup open to the community for parents and their children; infants – 5 years of age. There is no charge for this program and no registration is required. A time for parents to meet and kids to play! Program runs from September 16, 2015 through May 11, 2015 and is not held on public school vacations and snow cancellation days. http://www.firstcongregationalfalmouth.org/Playtime.html
Child-friendly recreational activities
Also check out the Fitness and Recreation section!
Thornton Burgess Green Briar Nature Center in Sandwich, MA
Cape Cod Children’s Museum
Cotuit Center for the Arts
OceanQuest summer cruises – www.oceanquest.org
Boston Science Museum – Free admission w/ WHOI ID
New England Aquarium – Free admission w/ WHOI ID
New Bedford Whaling Museum – Free admission w/ WHOI ID
Woods Hole May Fair at Bell Tower Field
Woods Hole Mischief Night at the Community Hall Center
Woods Hole Aquarium (admission by donation)
WHOI Visitor’s Center (admission by donation)
Pumpkin Day at Bourne Farm
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Music Lessons at Falmouth Conservatory
Highfield Hall and Gardens
Here’s a list of Childcare Centers that take infants:
VNA Childcare Center – Falmouth
Little Milestones – Falmouth
Little Kids Inc. – Cataumet
Periwinkles – Cataumet
Tender Years – Falmouth
Magic Years – Falmouth
Friendship Gardens – Falmouth
Stepping Stones – Cotuit
YMCA North Falmouth
Please fill out the Contact/Submit form if you have information/resources that you think should be added to the Children section of the WHOIKI.