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Thom Boston Metro Early Intervention

555 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Contact Information:
Phone: (617) 383-6522
Fax: (617) 383-6520
Email: ahaefner@thomchild.org
April Haefner, Director

Hours Of Operation:
8:30 - 4:30

Our Programs

Playgroups Offered

Thom Boston Metro offers a wide variety of community playgroups and parent/child play opportunities at our Jamaica Plain program site and at other locations in Boston and Brookline. Please call us at (617) 383-6522 for dates, times, and details about current playgroup opportunities. 

These are some examples of the groups we offer:

Community Toddler Groups are offered one time per week for children 18 months to 3 years of age. The playgroups offer developmentally appropriate activities that foster growth in each individual child, encourage exploration, and encourage socialization. Toddler groups are available to children in the community not enrolled in Early Intervention for a nominal fee (Sliding scale with a $10 per week maximum). Groups are held in the morning or afternoon for two hours. Transportation to and from group is available for children enrolled in Early Intervention

Jump, Jiggle & Jive™ is a movement and music based group for parents and children. The group incorporates fun music with movement activities as well as a snack and is held in a safe and comfortable play space. Children are encouraged to work on and master new skills and concepts, such as developing a sense of rhythm, body awareness, communication, social skills and imitation, following directions, and learning to focus on simple tasks. Parents stay and participate throughout the group. Transportation is available for families enrolled in Early Intervention.

“Tadpoles” Parent/Child Swim Group
is offered year-round, one time per week. The therapeutic pool setting provides a sensory-rich, safe environment which encourages movement and motor planning. Swim group is led by an experienced motor therapist and involves parent participation throughout the group. Transportation is available for families enrolled in Early Intervention.

Library Story Hour, a partnership between Thom Boston Metro and the Boston Public Library System, is offered once per week at both the Roslindale Public Library and the Mattapan Public Library. Story hour encourages early literacy for toddlers through stories, songs, and activities. Families enrolled in Early Intervention as well as from the community enjoy this weekly opportunity to explore books, hear stories, and sing songs.

Other Program Services

Consultation, Technical Assistance and Workshops for area Child Care Providers and Families on the following topics:

  • Behavior
  • Infant Massage
  • Child Development
  • Speech & Language Development
  • Sensory Integration and Development
  • Turning 3 - Transitions from Early Intervention
  • Red Flags - Identifying Developmental Concerns