Addressing The Loss Of A Pet

The death of a pet can present families with unique challenges that are difficult to address. To help speak with your children about this type of loss, we’ve provided this collection of resources that we’ve found insightful and hope will offer parents insight and strategies to aid in what we know is a challenging conversation. Grieving and […]

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January 2015 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friend, Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were full of friends and family, joy and laughter. Is there any happier sound in the world than a child’s giggle? Nothing entertains me more than hearing my nine-month-old son, Bennett, let out a good laugh (especially if I’m the reason for it). He’ll often giggle […]

December 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friend, My favorite part of the day is first thing in the morning when I go into the room of my son, Bennett. He pokes his head up above the crib and flashes me a smile that just takes over his whole face! I also love when I pick him up; he drapes his […]

November 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, I am excited for Katharine Holabird’s—author of the wildly popular “Angelina Ballerina” series—return to CMEE later this month to read from her new book, “Twinkle!” We conducted a brief interview with Katharine that you can read here. One of the questions we asked was, “What is the best piece of parenting advice you […]

October 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, A few months ago, my wife, Gabrielle, asked me, “Where can I meet other new parents?” Her question caught me off guard. “Don’t you know where I work?” I responded. The exchange reminded me that while we focus on how children’s museums benefit kids, we also need to develop ways in which we […]

Music Together by the Dunes – May 5th – JunE 30th @ 10:45AM – 11:30AM (Fridays)

This joyful early childhood music program has generations of fans across the globe and instills a lifelong love of music and happy memories! It’s a delightful way to share music with your child and meet new friends. During this incredible world renowned research-based music and movement program, families enjoy singing, dancing, rhythm and tonal patterns, […]

September 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, I became very excited this past month when my son Bennett first put his foot into his mouth. It was not because he said something inappropriate (he is only five months old, mind you) but because he reached a developmental milestone by playing with his toes and sticking them into his mouth. Like […]

CMEE Play! In The Kitchen – Alphabet Noodle Soup – Saturday, January 10th @ 10am – 10:45am

During this family workshop, we’re making that wonderful wintertime staple…soup! Alphabet noodle soup, in this case. Children will chop, measure, and pour all the ingredients (with guidance, of course) and then take their culinary creations home in mason jars. Kids will also get a taste of what they’ve made as they enjoy some (TV Magic) […]

August 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, I’m obsessed with sleep. “How are you sleeping?” is the #1 question I have been asked since my wife and I welcomed our baby, Bennett. Initially, the sleep deprivation wasn’t so bad, but now after four months, I daydream constantly about sleeping uninterrupted through the night. I haven’t participated in a meeting at […]