The Midshore Mothers' Center (MMC) is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian community program that was formed to promote the positive aspects of parenthood and families by offering playgroups, parent education and support, mom & child activities, and family functions. We provide a forum for mothers to meet and talk, to gain friendships and knowledge and most of all find a place to feel comfortable in.
The MMC is part of the National Association of Mothers' Centers. It is operated by parent members and provides both a nonjudgmental learning environment for parents and a safe place for children to learn to play and socialize with other children. Our membership base is very varied and we have moms with children ages infancy through teens through adulthood. In addition, we can help provide support for mothers dealing with post-partum depression. Visit http://www.postpartumny.org/ for instant access to help and support with postpartum or perinatal mood disorder.
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We offer several Mommy & Me programs, including Music & Me, Painting & Me and Baby & Me classes. We also offer separation groups for older children not yet pre-school age as well as a drop-off nursery program. Our Mommy & Me and separation programs run with an on-going registration (space permitting) within two 15 week cycles beginning September and February. The nursery program has ongoing registration for this cycle and has begun registration for the September start of the 2011-2012 school year. Please visit our website for more detailed information about these classes. You do not need to be a Mothers' Center member to enroll in these classes.
All our classes have affordable childcare available for siblings. This allows you to have special one-on-one time with one child while the others are happily playing.
Membership is $40/year (September-August) and the year is broken into cycles. Annual renewals are every September. Our first cycle starts September and runs through December.
Our Winter Cycle begins in late January and runs through March. Members who join at this time have a reduced membership fee of $35.
Our Spring Cycle begins April and runs though June. Membership is only $25 if you join at this time.
Our Summer Cycle includes numerous family, child and mom-only events, as well as Daddy & Me T-ball. Registration is in June. Contact the center if you are interested in getting on the Daddy & Me T-ball mailing list. The teams fill up quickly.
Membership includes a monthly newsletter that is emailed and mailed, discussion groups, several clubs that you can join (book club, healthy moms club, craft club) and activities throughout the year.
Non-members are welcomed to participate in any of the center's wide array of activities, including most mommy & me programs, clubs, classes, seminars, workshops and all social events but are precluded from any discussion group settings until they join the center and complete an entry group. There is often a slightly higher fee for non-members and preference is given to members when there is limited space availability.
We offer Zumba and Yoga classes with childcare available as well. Please visit our website or call the center for class times and prices. Registration for these classes are ongoing and pro-rated.
Feel free to come check us out by stopping in the center during our regular business hours. Peek in our childcare rooms to see the nurturing environment we will offer your child while you socialize and take time for yourself. You can call to have a trial class with your child and see if our center is a good match for what your needs are or just RSVP "Yes" to one of our upcoming events. We'd love to meet you!