Children and Youth

Child Education Resources

Martha's Vineyard

Alex's Place (Teen Center) at the YMCA
Ryan Schwab-Doyon
Phone: 508-696-7171 x127
Email Us

Alex’s Place was created through the efforts of The Alexandra Gagnon Foundation to provide safe, enlightening, educational, and entertaining experiences for teens on Martha’s Vineyard... See More

Aquinnah Public Library
Rosa Parker
Phone: 508-645-2314
Fax: 508-645-2188
Email Us
Visit our website

The Aquinnah Public Library strives to provide access to information, technology, and entertainment while fostering a warm and inviting sense of community... See More

Beth Healy, CDA, NAFCC
Beth Healy
Phone: 508-693-9072

Childcare services. Open year round; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. See More

Center for New Learning
Alice Kyburg
Phone: 920-410-4577
Email Us
Visit our website

The Center for New Learning offers educational support for children of all ages, including enrichment, special education and organizational support... See More

Childcare Center
Phone: 508-369-7900 x280
Email Us
Visit our website

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Childcare Center offers care for children three months through five years in four classrooms:  Young Toddlers  3-24 months  $60... See More

Chilmark Free Public Library
Ebba Hierta
Phone: 508-645-3360
Fax: 508-645-3737
Email Us
Visit our website

The Chilmark Free Public Library strives to be central to the community’s year-round and seasonal needs by providing: A balanced, professionally-developed collection of materials that are primarily recreational and for all family enjoyment... See More

Chilmark Preschool
Ursula Costin
Phone: 508-645-2256 ex. 110
Email Us
Visit our website

Chilmark Preschool believes that it is essential to create a physical and social environment that promotes respect for all, a positive learning atmosphere and a safe place where children are valued as individuals... See More

Donna Creighton, BA, CDA, NAFCC
Donna Creighton

Childcare services.  September – July; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (No Fridays). See More

Drop-In Playgroup
Kim D’Arcy, Family Services Coordinator
Phone: 508-687-9182
Email Us
Visit our website

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Family Center for a Drop-in Playgroup that gives families time to use the Family Center space outside of structured playgroup times... See More

Edgartown Public Library
Phone: 508-627-4221
Fax: 508-627-9534
Visit our website

The Edgartown Public Library holds close to 40,000 materials – books and magazines, DVDs and videos, audio books, compact discs and more, and is a member of CLAMS, the Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing Network, which offers easy access to the nearly 1... See More

Family Center
Kim D'Arcy
Phone: 508-687-9182
Email Us
Visit our website

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Family Center provides education and support to parents of children prenatal/pre-adoptive through 8 years old... See More

First Light Child Development Center, Inc.
Elizabeth Bonifacio, Director
Phone: 508-693-0660
Email Us

At First Light, we strive to offer the highest quality of care and education for toddlers and preschoolers... See More

Garden Gate Child Development Center, Inc.
Phone: 508-696-9997
Email Us
Visit our website

Garden Gate is a small, non-profit preschool and toddler center, offering full and part-time school-year programs and a summer program... See More

Grace Preschool
Penelope Wong
Phone: 508-693-0332

Grace Preschool is a non-sectarian program which welcomes all children ages 2.9-5 years of age with an excellent adult to child ratio allowing for individual attention... See More

Head Start
Cindy Flanders
Phone: 508-693-7900 x321
Email Us
Visit our website

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Heat Start program offers a comprehensive, home-based preschool program for families with children 3-5 years of age... See More

Island Wide Youth Collaborative
Jenn Chang
Phone: 508-693-7900 x400
Fax: 508-693-1630
Email Us
Visit our website

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Island Wide Youth Collaborative (IWYC) is a Massachusetts Family Resource Center that provides services for at-risk families, young people and community members... See More

Jennifer Weiland
Jennifer Weiland
Phone: 508-693-2549

Childcare services. Follows public school calendar with limited summer hours. See More

Joanne Lambert, BA, CDA
Joanne Lambert
Phone: 774-563-0459

Childcare services. Open Monday-Friday; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Follows public school calendar... See More

Katrina Araujo, BS, CDA
Phone: 508-693-2029

Open year round, Monday – Friday, 8:00—4:00 See More

Learn with Me
Kim D’Arcy, Family Services Coordinator
Phone: 508-687-9182
Email Us
Visit our website

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Family Center for Learn with Me, a is a hands-on program that invites families to explore our monthly themes in a fun, educational and interactive way at various locations in our community... See More

Library Spotlight
Kim D’Arcy, Family Services Coordinator
Phone: 508-687-9182
Email Us
Visit our website

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Family Center as it collaborates with local libraries... See More

Linda Coito
Linda Coito
Phone: 508-693-0530

Childcare. Open Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. See More

Martha's Vineyard Community Services (MVCS)
Phone: 508-693-7900
Fax: 508-693-7192
Email Us
Visit our website

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) is a health, education and human services agency serving Islanders of every economic circumstance and offering services that would otherwise be unaffordable or completely unavailable... See More

Martha's Vineyard High School
Phone: 508-693-1033
Fax: 508-693-1891
Visit our website

MVRHS is a 700 student high school that provides all the educational services and most of the social services for students in grades 9 to 12... See More

Martha's Vineyard Public Schools
Phone: 508-693-2007
Fax: 508-693-3190
Visit our website

There are five public elementary schools and a regional high school on the Vineyard, administered through the office of the Superintendent of Schools... See More

Martha's Vineyard Youth Task Force
Phone: 508-696-5304
Fax: 509-696-3841
Email Us
Visit our website

The Youth Task Force mission is to reduce substance use and other risky behaviors by promoting community-wide health and wellness for youth and families through a cooperative integrated network of youth, parents, health practitioners, health and social service organizations, public officials, educators, law enforcement officers, and other community members... See More

Mary Johnson
Mary Johnson
Phone: 508-627-3648

Childcare services. Open Year Round; Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. See More

Misty Araujo
Misty Araujo
Phone: 508-696-0725

Childcare Monday—Thursday; 8:15 am – 4:15 pm Follows public school calendar See More

Music Together
Joyce Maxner
Phone: 774-487-4464

Music Together is a music and movement program for children aged 6 months – 5 years. Fall, winter and spring sessions offered... See More

Music with Sara
Phone: 617) 872-6110
Email Us

In my music sessions we sing, clap, tap, wiggle, bounce, and dance along with my guitar, banjo, fiddle, and more... See More

Nancy Salon, AA
Nancy Salon
Phone: 508-693-1922

Childcare services. Open year round; Monday – Friday; 7:30 am 5:00 pm. See More

Oak Bluffs Public Library
Allyson Malik
Phone: 508-693-9433
Fax: 508-693-5377
Email Us
Visit our website

Oak Bluffs Public Library is an informational and cultural hub for our local, island and visitor community... See More

Patricia Waller, BA
Patricia Waller
Phone: 508-627-3837

Childcare services. Open year round; Monday – Friday; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Summer: Monday – Saturday; 8:30 am 4:30 pm... See More

Play with Me Playgroup
Kim D’Arcy, Family Services Coordinator
Phone: 508-687-9182
Email Us
Visit our website

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Family Center for a playgroup every Monday and Wednesday morning at the Family Center... See More

Plum Hill School
Laura Marashilan
Email Us
Visit our website

At Plum Hill, we are inspired by Waldorf educational philosophy to nurture the pure creative play by which children do their most profound learning... See More

Project Headway
Jen Royal
Phone: 508-693-2007 x26

Project Headway is a play-based preschool program that serves children ages three to five with and without disabilities... See More

Roberta Goulart
Roberta Goulart
Phone: 508-587-8847

Childcare services. Open Year Round; 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. See More

The Rainbow Place
Cindy Andrews
Phone: 508-627-8607

Pre-school serving primarily working Island families. Rainbow Place offers an individualized program to a mixed age-group of preschool children... See More

Veronica Conover, M.Ed.
Veronica Conover, M.Ed.
Phone: 774-563-8476

Childcare services. Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Follows public school calendar... See More

Vineyard Haven Public Library
Amy Ryan
Phone: 508-696-4210
Visit our website

The Library serves as a community center, providing materials, programs and services that meet the informational, cultural, and recreational needs of Island residents and visitors alike... See More

Vineyard Montessori School
Debbie Jernegan,
Phone: 508.693.4090
Fax: 508.684.8955
Email Us
Visit our website

Embracing the philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori, Vineyard Montessori School provides a carefully planned, stimulating environment which helps children develop within themselves the foundational habits, attitudes, skills, and ideas which are essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning... See More

West Tisbury Free Public Library
Beth Kramer
Phone: 508-693-3366
Email Us
Visit our website

The mission of the West Tisbury Free Public Library is to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community... See More

YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Phone: 508-696-7171
Fax: 508-696-6806
Email Us
Visit our website

The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, individuals, families, seniors, and the Island community by helping our members realize their fullest potential through the development of body, mind, and spirit... See More

Off Island

Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled
John Lundborn
Phone: 508-775-8300
Fax: 508-775-7022

Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD) is one of 11 centers for independent living in Massachusetts and serves as the Cape and Islands center for independent living... See More

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
Visit our website

An important site for finding student and family education information. Student and Family Supports See More

South Shore Community Action Council
Lisa Spencer
Phone: 508-746-6707
Fax: 508-746-5140
Visit our website

The Fuel Assistance Program assists low income individuals and families with the cost of heating their homes during the winter season... See More
Children and Youth

Child Education Resources

Martha's Vineyard

Alex's Place (Teen Center) at the YMCA
Ryan Schwab-Doyon
Phone: 508-696-7171 x127
Email Us

Alex’s Place was created through the efforts of The Alexandra Gagnon Foundation to provide safe, enlightening, educational, and entertaining experiences for teens on Martha’s Vineyard... See More

Aquinnah Public Library
Rosa Parker
Phone: 508-645-2314
Fax: 508-645-2188
Email Us
Visit our website

The Aquinnah Public Library strives to provide access to information, technology, and entertainment while fostering a warm and inviting sense of community... See More

Beth Healy, CDA, NAFCC
Beth Healy
Phone: 508-693-9072

Childcare services. Open year round; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. See More

Center for New Learning
Alice Kyburg
Phone: 920-410-4577
Email Us
Visit our website

The Center for New Learning offers educational support for children of all ages, including enrichment, special education and organizational support... See More

Childcare Center
Phone: 508-369-7900 x280
Email Us
Visit our website

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Childcare Center offers care for children three months through five years in four classrooms:  Young Toddlers  3-24 months  $60... See More

Chilmark Free Public Library
Ebba Hierta
Phone: 508-645-3360
Fax: 508-645-3737
Email Us
Visit our website

The Chilmark Free Public Library strives to be central to the community’s year-round and seasonal needs by providing: A balanced, professionally-developed collection of materials that are primarily recreational and for all family enjoyment... See More

Chilmark Preschool
Ursula Costin
Phone: 508-645-2256 ex. 110
Email Us
Visit our website

Chilmark Preschool believes that it is essential to create a physical and social environment that promotes respect for all, a positive learning atmosphere and a safe place where children are valued as individuals... See More

Donna Creighton, BA, CDA, NAFCC
Donna Creighton

Childcare services.  September – July; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (No Fridays). See More

Drop-In Playgroup
Kim D’Arcy, Family Services Coordinator
Phone: 508-687-9182
Email Us
Visit our website

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Family Center for a Drop-in Playgroup that gives families time to use the Family Center space outside of structured playgroup times... See More

Edgartown Public Library
Phone: 508-627-4221
Fax: 508-627-9534
Visit our website

The Edgartown Public Library holds close to 40,000 materials – books and magazines, DVDs and videos, audio books, compact discs and more, and is a member of CLAMS, the Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing Network, which offers easy access to the nearly 1... See More

Family Center
Kim D'Arcy
Phone: 508-687-9182
Email Us
Visit our website

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Family Center provides education and support to parents of children prenatal/pre-adoptive through 8 years old... See More

First Light Child Development Center, Inc.
Elizabeth Bonifacio, Director
Phone: 508-693-0660
Email Us

At First Light, we strive to offer the highest quality of care and education for toddlers and preschoolers... See More

Garden Gate Child Development Center, Inc.
Phone: 508-696-9997
Email Us
Visit our website

Garden Gate is a small, non-profit preschool and toddler center, offering full and part-time school-year programs and a summer program... See More

Grace Preschool
Penelope Wong
Phone: 508-693-0332

Grace Preschool is a non-sectarian program which welcomes all children ages 2.9-5 years of age with an excellent adult to child ratio allowing for individual attention... See More

Head Start
Cindy Flanders
Phone: 508-693-7900 x321
Email Us
Visit our website

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Heat Start program offers a comprehensive, home-based preschool program for families with children 3-5 years of age... See More

Island Wide Youth Collaborative
Jenn Chang
Phone: 508-693-7900 x400
Fax: 508-693-1630
Email Us
Visit our website

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Island Wide Youth Collaborative (IWYC) is a Massachusetts Family Resource Center that provides services for at-risk families, young people and community members... See More

Jennifer Weiland
Jennifer Weiland
Phone: 508-693-2549

Childcare services. Follows public school calendar with limited summer hours. See More

Joanne Lambert, BA, CDA
Joanne Lambert
Phone: 774-563-0459

Childcare services. Open Monday-Friday; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Follows public school calendar... See More

Katrina Araujo, BS, CDA
Phone: 508-693-2029

Open year round, Monday – Friday, 8:00—4:00 See More

Learn with Me
Kim D’Arcy, Family Services Coordinator
Phone: 508-687-9182
Email Us
Visit our website

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Family Center for Learn with Me, a is a hands-on program that invites families to explore our monthly themes in a fun, educational and interactive way at various locations in our community... See More

Library Spotlight
Kim D’Arcy, Family Services Coordinator
Phone: 508-687-9182
Email Us
Visit our website

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Family Center as it collaborates with local libraries... See More

Linda Coito
Linda Coito
Phone: 508-693-0530

Childcare. Open Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. See More

Martha's Vineyard Community Services (MVCS)
Phone: 508-693-7900
Fax: 508-693-7192
Email Us
Visit our website

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) is a health, education and human services agency serving Islanders of every economic circumstance and offering services that would otherwise be unaffordable or completely unavailable... See More

Martha's Vineyard High School
Phone: 508-693-1033
Fax: 508-693-1891
Visit our website

MVRHS is a 700 student high school that provides all the educational services and most of the social services for students in grades 9 to 12... See More

Martha's Vineyard Public Schools
Phone: 508-693-2007
Fax: 508-693-3190
Visit our website

There are five public elementary schools and a regional high school on the Vineyard, administered through the office of the Superintendent of Schools... See More

Martha's Vineyard Youth Task Force
Phone: 508-696-5304
Fax: 509-696-3841
Email Us
Visit our website

The Youth Task Force mission is to reduce substance use and other risky behaviors by promoting community-wide health and wellness for youth and families through a cooperative integrated network of youth, parents, health practitioners, health and social service organizations, public officials, educators, law enforcement officers, and other community members... See More

Mary Johnson
Mary Johnson
Phone: 508-627-3648

Childcare services. Open Year Round; Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. See More

Misty Araujo
Misty Araujo
Phone: 508-696-0725

Childcare Monday—Thursday; 8:15 am – 4:15 pm Follows public school calendar See More

Music Together
Joyce Maxner
Phone: 774-487-4464

Music Together is a music and movement program for children aged 6 months – 5 years. Fall, winter and spring sessions offered... See More

Music with Sara
Phone: 617) 872-6110
Email Us

In my music sessions we sing, clap, tap, wiggle, bounce, and dance along with my guitar, banjo, fiddle, and more... See More

Nancy Salon, AA
Nancy Salon
Phone: 508-693-1922

Childcare services. Open year round; Monday – Friday; 7:30 am 5:00 pm. See More

Oak Bluffs Public Library
Allyson Malik
Phone: 508-693-9433
Fax: 508-693-5377
Email Us
Visit our website

Oak Bluffs Public Library is an informational and cultural hub for our local, island and visitor community... See More

Patricia Waller, BA
Patricia Waller
Phone: 508-627-3837

Childcare services. Open year round; Monday – Friday; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Summer: Monday – Saturday; 8:30 am 4:30 pm... See More

Play with Me Playgroup
Kim D’Arcy, Family Services Coordinator
Phone: 508-687-9182
Email Us
Visit our website

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Family Center for a playgroup every Monday and Wednesday morning at the Family Center... See More

Plum Hill School
Laura Marashilan
Email Us
Visit our website

At Plum Hill, we are inspired by Waldorf educational philosophy to nurture the pure creative play by which children do their most profound learning... See More

Project Headway
Jen Royal
Phone: 508-693-2007 x26

Project Headway is a play-based preschool program that serves children ages three to five with and without disabilities... See More

Roberta Goulart
Roberta Goulart
Phone: 508-587-8847

Childcare services. Open Year Round; 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. See More

The Rainbow Place
Cindy Andrews
Phone: 508-627-8607

Pre-school serving primarily working Island families. Rainbow Place offers an individualized program to a mixed age-group of preschool children... See More

Veronica Conover, M.Ed.
Veronica Conover, M.Ed.
Phone: 774-563-8476

Childcare services. Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Follows public school calendar... See More

Vineyard Haven Public Library
Amy Ryan
Phone: 508-696-4210
Visit our website

The Library serves as a community center, providing materials, programs and services that meet the informational, cultural, and recreational needs of Island residents and visitors alike... See More

Vineyard Montessori School
Debbie Jernegan,
Phone: 508.693.4090
Fax: 508.684.8955
Email Us
Visit our website

Embracing the philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori, Vineyard Montessori School provides a carefully planned, stimulating environment which helps children develop within themselves the foundational habits, attitudes, skills, and ideas which are essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning... See More

West Tisbury Free Public Library
Beth Kramer
Phone: 508-693-3366
Email Us
Visit our website

The mission of the West Tisbury Free Public Library is to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community... See More

YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Phone: 508-696-7171
Fax: 508-696-6806
Email Us
Visit our website

The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, individuals, families, seniors, and the Island community by helping our members realize their fullest potential through the development of body, mind, and spirit... See More

Off Island

Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled
John Lundborn
Phone: 508-775-8300
Fax: 508-775-7022

Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD) is one of 11 centers for independent living in Massachusetts and serves as the Cape and Islands center for independent living... See More

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
Visit our website

An important site for finding student and family education information. Student and Family Supports See More

South Shore Community Action Council
Lisa Spencer
Phone: 508-746-6707
Fax: 508-746-5140
Visit our website

The Fuel Assistance Program assists low income individuals and families with the cost of heating their homes during the winter season... See More