Parents Connect

“Raising our son in the US has been, and still is, a great experience. We have had a lot of support on this journey and met so many interesting people along the way. The MIT Mom’s group and Toddler group has given me friends for life, and going to the meetings is the highlight of my week.”  

Read more of Anne Thielke's story.

  • Wednesday Weekly Meetings

Babies and children are also welcome! Please be sure to bring a toy or activity that your child will enjoy.

  • Kids Clothing Exchange

Held in October and April, our biannual exchange includes kids clothing, outerwear, shoes, toys and books for children ages 0-5. Items will be organized by gender and size so you can quickly find what you need for your growing little ones. You do not need to bring clothes to participate! 

Find dates of upcoming meetings and events on our calendar.

  • Gift to New Parents

We would like to acknowledge your lifetime event and celebrate it with you by presenting "Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts" by Karen Kleiman or "What About Us?: A New Parents Guide to Safeguarding Your Over-Anxious, Over-Extended, Sleep-Deprived Relationship". If your baby was born in this academic year or previous one, or you are an expecting parent, you are welcome to receive a book from us by completing this form. MIT Affiliation is required.

  • Graduate Student Families Support

This site is designed to help you navigate the MIT community and connect to resources and services available to grad student families. It offers timely step-by-step instructions, as well useful resources that you can use throughout your time at MIT from beginning to end.

  • Open recreational swim

Recreational swims are a fun and positive way to practice new skills, be physically active, and spend quality time with family and friends in the pool. This opportunity is cost-free to MIT families, thanks to financial support from Westgate, Site 4 and MIT Spouses & Partners Connect.

If you live off-campus, please register here. 

If you live in Westgate or Site4, send us an email to and we will connect you with the Parents Program Coordinators there.

  • Music classes with Jen Aldana

This All-Age Music Class (for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers) addresses the needs of young movers and shakers to explore movement, imaginative play, and special awareness while using the joy of music as the vehicle for growth. There are also elements of language development, mood control, inhibitory control, listening skills, and socialization that is woven into each session. In addition to exposing your child to the joy of music and movement, these sessions will be an opportunity for you to meet other parents and grow your community.

Registration form

  • Parenting Solutions Portal

Current MIT benefits-eligible staff, faculty, and postdocs can access Parenting Solutions Portal: videos, and live/recorded webinars, Facebook support group or schedule a free consultation (up to 60 minutes per calendar year) with a Peace at Home Parenting Solutions coach to discuss any questions or concerns.

To access this portal, you must create a Peace at Home Parenting Solutions account:

1. Use this link

2. Click "Register" and complete Registration Form (code: MITPeace)

3. Check your email to activate your account

4. Check your email again to create a password and log in