Thrive in 5

Thrive In 5 Zumba | Dec. 8


Fitness with your children! Everyone is welcome, just drop in! This zumba session will consist of dancing and games that will get your heart rate pumping. Any age, any level and any ability are welcome. The session will take place on December 8 from 10am to 11am at (35 Deer St, Dorchester). For more info, email *Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fields Corner Children Thrive De-stress Workshop Feb. 16

Are you a caregiver of young children, looking for ways to relax and de-stress? Join for an evening discussion on taking care of yourself and minimizing stress. This workshop will offer several strategies to make your days and nights more pleasant and enjoyable! Dinner will be served. RSVP by phone to Tuyen Nguyen at 617.740.2586, or by email at Please RSVP if you will need childcare. The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of Dorchester House, located at 1353 Dorchester Ave in Dorchester, MA.

Healthworks at Codman's Girls' Night Out, May 21

Healthworks Community FitnessIt's time to celebrate women! Come to "Girls' Night Out," a female-focused fiesta of fun hosted by Healthworks at Codman (450 Washington Street) and open to the public. Stop by the gym between 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 for manicures, massages, dance, food and conversation with other mothers. The event presented by Liz Walker’s Better Living Campaign, in partnership with The Boston Public Health Commission,  features Special Guest Massachusetts First Lady Diane Patrick, and is themed "Mental Health Matters: Let’s Talk."  >> Read More

School Readiness Roundtable, May 4

Providers, parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends: Fields Corner Thrive invites you to the next School Readiness Roundtable, on Wednesday, May 4th, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Fields Corner Branch Library, 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA. Help create a plan that support early childhood education and care. Lunch served. $20 Target cards for parents and grandparents. Please RSVP your attendance by to Michelle Nadow at 617-740-2521 or More info after the break. >> Read More

Boston’s 2011 Early Childhood Summit, Apr. 14

Join Thrive in 5 Boston as they reconvene Boston’s early childhood community, along with new partners and advocates, to reflect upon and celebrate our city’s progress toward universal school readiness and set the direction for our work ahead. Renowned economist, Arthur Rolnick, will share his research on the powerful economic benefits to investing in early childhood development. In addition to other informative and inspiring speakers and panels, the Summit will feature the release of progress indicators, promising practices of state and local innovators, and insights from dynamic leaders in the field. More event and registration info will be released soon. In the meantime, please contact 617.624.8005 or Address & more after the break. >> Read More

Fields Corner Children Thrive


(617) 624-8005

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mon-Fri 9-5+ & scheduled events


Thrive in 5 works with all the people who support young children - their families, early care and education providers, health and human service providers, and their city - to ensure that every child in Boston has the nurturing early care and experiences that provide a solid foundation for success in school and in life. The Field’s Corner Children Thrive overall goals are to:

  • Empower and support parents and caregivers with new knowledge and skills to nurture children’s healthy development through reading, talking and playing.
  • Ensure collaboration among service providers, developing programs that prepare children to learn and meet parents and caregivers where they are and without prejudice.
  • Involve the entire Fields Corner community in creating, identifying, mapping and connecting resources that are accessible to all.

Thrive in 5 is active in five neighborhoods of Boston: for information about the overall program, please view the guide entry here or website here.

Key Partners: 

Dorchester House Multi-Service Center (Thrive in 5 "hub agency"); Codman Square Health Center, College Bound Dorchester, DotWell, Family Nurturing Center, Will W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School and the Neighborhood House Charter School.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact at (617)740-2572.

Key Programs Offered: 

School Readiness Roundtables: Parents, service providers and educators join together to connect children and families with resources and meet other community members. The Field’s Corner Children Thrive School Readiness Roundtable will be the decision-making body for what is included in an action plan to build a culture that supports early childhood education in Fields Corner. Parents, families, friends and neighbors are needed to make this an authentic plan for the Fields Corner area.

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