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Father’s At Play

 Port Discovery Children’s Museum recently partnered with the Center for Urban Families to help fathers become more involved in the lives of their children by playing with them.

Fathers currently enrolled in the Center for Urban Families’ Responsible Fatherhood Project will come for 4 sessions to Port Discovery Children’s Museum to experience various types of play— like parallel play or dramatic play. After each session, the group spends time exploring the exhibits the Museum free of charge.

This new program won 2nd place during the recent Saul Zaentz Early Education Innovation Challenge at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The Challenge recognizes promising new ideas and strategic approaches that have the potential to accelerate quality improvement and drive transformation in early education.

The program is a two-generation program that actively engages low-income fathers and their young children through regular and ongoing playful learning experiences, including monthly father-child parenting and play workshops, events, and activities.

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