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Thom Charles River Early Intervention

465 Waverley Oaks Rd., Suite 101, Waltham, MA 02452

Contact Information:
Phone: (781) 894-6564
Fax: (781) 893-5938
Email: crei@thomchild.org
Lorraine Sanik, Director

Hours Of Operation:
8:00 - 5:00

Our Programs

Playgroups Offered

Community Children’s Groups at:

  • Newton Creative Start
  • Greater Waltham YMCA
  • Watertown Family Center
  • Local Shelters

Specialty Toddler Groups

Jump, Jiggle & Jive™

Waltham Family YMCA
, 725 Lexington Street, Waltham
Mondays 9:30-10:15 AM (Ages 12-24 months)
 
and Mondays 10:15-11:00 AM

This class is especially designed to encourage and strengthen crawling, walking, balance and coordination, and imitation skills with parent participation.



Music and Movement

Newton Creative Start Center, 573-B Washington St., Newton

Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 AM

Music and Movement is an interactive movement and music time for 18-36 month old children and their parents. It encourages and strengthens balance and coordination skills through the use of balls, fine and gross motor activities, and includes circle time with a Music Therapist.

Watertown Family Network Community Group


Watertown Family Network, 30 Common St., Watertown
Mondays 9:00-10:30 AM (Ages 24-36 months)

Developmentally appropriate play for toddlers with their parents, including fine motor activities, language stimulation and more. It’s a chance for children and parents to have fun, strengthen existing skills and promote new ones. One adult must participate for each child enrolled (except in the case of multiples).

Super Tots


Thom Charles River Early Intervention Program

465 Waverley Oaks Rd., Suite 101, Waltham

Mondays 9:00-11:00 AM (Ages 24-36 months)

The group is structured similar to a preschool classroom to introduce the children to a preschool environment with emphasis on language skills and peer group interaction. A parent group component meets at the same time as the child group. Parents participate in an art activity and circle time with the children for the final 30 minutes of the group.

Playful Pals


Thom Charles River Early Intervention Program 
465 Waverley Oaks Rd., Suite 101, Waltham
Tuesdays 8:45-10:15 AM (Ages 24-36 months)

The group is structured similar to a preschool classroom to introduce the children to a preschool environment with emphasis on language skills and peer group interaction. This is a drop-off group.

Little Stars

Thom Charles River Early Intervention Program 
465 Waverley Oaks Rd., Suite 101, Waltham

Thursdays 9:00-10:30 AM (Ages 24-36 months)

The group is structured similar to a preschool classroom to introduce the children to a preschool environment with emphasis on language skills and peer group interaction. A parent group component meets at the same time as the child group.

Super Sprouts

St. James Church, 495 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown
Tuesdays 9:00-10:00 AM (Ages newborn to walking)

This is a fun group for infants and their parents to learn some new children's songs, engage in parachute play, have fun with scarves, and provides an opportunity for interaction with children their own age. Parents have a place to speak with other parents about topics related to parenting young children and problem solving as they navigate the first year of life and beyond.

Los Chiquitos Toddler Group in Spanish

Thom Charles River Early Intervention Program
465 Waverley Oaks Rd., Suite 101, Waltham
Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings
Martes por la  manana y miercoles por la manana

This toddler group is for children whose primary language is Spanish. A parent group facilitated in Spanish occurs concurrently.  Este grupo es para niños cuyos primer idioma es el español. Un grupo para padres, facilitado en español, ocurre al mismo tiempo.

Please talk to your home visitor if you are interested in one of these groups or leave a message in the Early Intervention office at 781-894-6564.

Other Program Services

  • Consultation and Workshops for area child care providers.

 Please contact Thom Charles River Early Intervention at 781-894-6564 or by email at crei@thomchild.org with any questions regarding our services.