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 Meetings

Babies and children are also welcome! Please be sure to bring a toy or activity that your child will enjoy. Our weekly gathering are organized by the MS&PC staff and volunteers for the spouses and partners of MIT students, scholars, staff, and faculty. We host coffee hours, go on outings, and enjoy activities together.

New and Expecting Parents

Meet other expecting and parents of infants under one year to connect, share information, and support each other. Bring your concerns, questions, and experiences to the group. And of course, your babies are welcome! This peer-led group is organized by MS&PC members Steph and Holland. If you have any questions, please send an email to Steph, or Holland,

All Ages Playgroup

All kids from newborn age to 3.5 years old are welcome! You can bring siblings as well. It's a chance for kids to have fun in the playground while parents can chat, share parenting tips, and socialize. Please complete this form if you would like to attend. This group is sponsored by the Executive Committees of Westgate and Graduate Tower at Site 4, and MIT Spouses & Partners Connect. Please contact Zixin Chen if you have any questions.

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.

MIT Health's Baby Talk Open House

Learn how MIT Health Primary Care can support you and your family. Pediatricians and family medicine clinicians will give an overview of pediatric care and answer your questions. Family members and guests are welcome. To attend one of the sessions, register using the link below.
Location: 25 Carleton Street, Cambridge, MA 02142. Second floor waiting room (E23-219)
Registration link and all the upcoming dates here.



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.