Concord Children’s Center hosts a variety of events throughout the year for our children, families, and the greater Concord community. These events include informational evenings focusing on our curriculum and programs, social gatherings for parents, fundraisers, learning opportunities, and fun events for the whole family. If you want to meet other families, get involved with your child’s school, or learn more about CCC, these events are a great way to do it!
Click on an event below for more information and visit this page often as we add new events!
CCC kicks off each school year with family picnics at each site and then hosts an all-CCC adult-only social in October at the home of one of our families. We'll be tasting some wines and craft beers at our fall 2017 social, set for Friday, October 20!
A fun weekend afternoon event for the entire family that also raises funds for the CCC Scholarship Program. The fall 2013 event featured Radius Ensemble performing "Peter and the Wolf." For the 2014-2015 school year, CCC will not be holding its spring and fall fundraisers, but, rather, will be holding one large winter family fundraiser.
Local merchant The Concord Bookshop kindly allocates a percentage of all sales on a November Saturday to CCC -- the 2017 Bookshop fundraiser is set for Saturday, November 18. CCC teachers read books to children while parent volunteers help shoppers select books. It’s a great chance to get a head start on your holiday shopping while supporting CCC. CCC is also featured in the Bookshop window for one week in November -- always a chance for our children to display their artistic talents!
Families interested in enrolling their children in CCC for the next school year can visit each of our sites, ask questions, and pick up an application at this Saturday event, which opens our enrollment season. This year's open houses for the 2017-2018 school year are scheduled for Saturday, November 5.
Some years CCC does one large winter family fundraiser rather than two smaller fall and spring fundraisers. This event is open to all Concord families as well as families from surrounding communities and has a variety of activities for all ages. For the 2016-2017 school year, CCC will be hosting a family ice skating party on Sunday, January 29, at Nashoba Valley Olympia!
Concord Children's Center and Concord Family Network hold a morning indoor play space at CCC @ West Concord the 2nd Saturday of January, February, and March. Kids engage in informal play and activities, and meet other local families. Recommended for children ages 0 - 6. Information on our 2014 2nd Saturdays program available here.
Concord Children’s Center and Concord Family Network co-host a monthly "book group” for babies the 4th Saturday of January, February, and March. Each event features a special guest that provides age-appropriate entertainment and tips for fostering early childhood development, with a focus on fostering a life-long love of reading. Recommended for children ages 0 – 24 months old. Information on our 2014 4th Saturdays program available here.
The CCC annual auction is our largest fundraiser ― our 2017 Auction with a theme of "All the World's a Stage" took place on Saturday, March 25, at 51 Walden, and raised over $27,000 for CCC! This year's auction is set for Saturday, April 9, 2018, in the Trinitarian Congregational Church parish hall. Parents, teachers, alumni parents, and Concord community members all come out for this special adults-only evening, which includes a silent auction and live auction. For more information or to get involved in our 2018 auction, please contact CCC Development Coordinator Jennifer Saxe.
This spring event is held on as as-needed basis depending on how enrollment is looking for the upcoming school year. If held, this event takes place on a Saturday at all three of our sites so that families considering enrolling their children at CCC can visit and ask questions.
A weekend afternoon family event that is also a fundraiser for CCC. In past years, we have hosted the Tanglewood Marionettes, who never fail to amaze with their magical puppet shows. For the 2014-2015 school year, CCC will not be holding its spring and fall fundraisers, but, rather, will be holding one large winter family fundraiser.