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Welcome to Whole Children!

Whole Children offers programs and classes for children from toddler through teens with a range of abilities. The goal of our programs is to meet each child at their skill level in the most appropriate environment for that child.

To that end we offer classes, small group lessons, and team and outdoor sports. Our classes incorporate social skills training and practice. The emphasis in all classes is on finding and celebrating children’s individual strengths, having fun, and making and sustaining friendships.

 

 

Registration for fall classes is officially open!


Whole Children Cover Fall 16

We are debuting our new online registration software for the fall session!

You can still browse a PDF of our catalog online by clicking here. But now you can register, make payments, and view schedules ALL ONLINE! Our Parent Portal makes it quick and easy for you to do all of this. To get started:

If you’re new to Whole Children:  click here  to set up a Parent Portal.

If you’ve  registered with Whole Children before, follow these steps:
Log in to our Parent Portal, by clicking here. (Your login is the email address that we have on file for you. If you can’t remember what that is, feel free to give us a call!)

The first time you log in, you will need to reset your password by clicking the “Forgot password” link. You will be emailed a link to reset your password. Once you have done that, you can log in to the Parent Portal with your new password.

This video  will help to walk you through the steps of setting up and using your portal.

We know that a new registration process can seem challenging at first and we expect that there will be a few bugs as we roll out this new process. We apologize for any inconvenience in getting used to this new system and we encourage you to reach out to us if you run into any issues.

If you have any questions or need assistance with registration, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 413-585-8010.

 

Thank you,

Your friends at Whole Children

 

View our policies and download forms here.

 

If you’re new to Whole Children, please see our video below to see us in action!

 

Our Programs
Younger Folk
School Age
Teens
Performing Arts

Get in on the act! We have a growing performing arts program at Whole Children where all kids take center stage.

The Joyful Chorus is for singers of all ages and abilities. We have several public performances in each session. “The results were electric for both the singers and their captivated audience,” wrote one audience member in a letter to the editor in praise of a recent performance. For a look behind the scenes, check out this video.

The Friendship Band is a garage band for teens and adults with and without disabilities. No particular skills are required, but a love of music, noise and friendship is! We practice weekly with the goal of having a performance at the end of the session. Watch us in action here!

Our acting studio has performed two shows in the past year — all to sold-out houses at Smith College.

Our dancing troupe has performed with the theater group in all of their performances — adding a rocking tone to all of our shows!

All of our classes incorporate teaching and practice of social skills, helping students learn to work in a group and make friends. We also have classes specifically aimed at improving social skills — language, behavior, and group dynamics.

Some of the classes are specific social groups, others incorporate explicit teaching into a class on a different subject. If you have questions about any of these classes, check with our Director, Maggie Rice.

Social Skills

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