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.”  

Anne Thielke


Wednesday Weekly Meetings
Babies and children are also welcome!  Come enjoy a different activity and meet other spouses and partners every Wednesday. Every week we invite speakers from MIT, the community, or our group to share their expertise; visit interesting places in Boston; or socialize around art and fitness. Please be sure to bring a toy or activity that your child will enjoy.

Toddler Time
All kids from newborn age to 3.5 years old are welcome! You can bring siblings as well. There is a movement activity scheduled during toddler time. It will last for 40 minutes, followed by a snack. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Zhohana,

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.


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.

Find more information about MIT childcare and parenting resources here.