Welcome to Galoop - NEW location in Chestnut Hill!

A Unique Program for Young Children

Galoop is an early development program for young children directed by Cecilia Matson — an experienced parenting and early childhood expert.  Located in a beautiful and sunny space in Chestnut Hill, the program is grounded in a play-based model of exploration, discovery, and learning.  Our mornings are designed for children ages 6 months to 3.5 years; our afternoons are for children under the age of 6. In both programs children are accompanied by a caregiver.


Our Story

Galoop programming incorporates all of the elements that families typically find in signing up for different classes – art, music, movement, storytime, and more.  This allows families to attend Galoop multiple days a week (or all days!) knowing that they are providing their little ones with all these elements. This routine of attending a familiar program is proven beneficial for young children; giving them a sense of security that in turn promotes the development of self-confidence, control, and independence.  Adults may crave different places and stimulants — but our children benefit from the opposite.   

Our community is also nurturing to parents and caregivers.  Parents do not have to sign their children up for different classes, on different days, at different times.  They and their caregivers form friendships and connections at Galoop.  They benefit from Cecilia’s expert parenting advice and support.  And the flexibility of Galoop – families can arrive and leave at anytime during the morning or afternoon opening hours – makes the time more relaxed and easy to manage.

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Explore our pages for information about our playspace, programming, and other details!


Galoop is committed to supporting families. Cecilia often offers workshops on Positive Discipline, Sibling Relationships, and Helping siblings adjust to a new baby at home. If you have a specific question or concern that requires a one-on-one discussion, you can book a consult with Cecilia. Please visit “Our Programs” for more information.


What does “Galoop” mean? Babies and toddlers in Cecilia’s circle time love the song “Galoop went the little green frog one day... and it hopped away!.” This fun, engaging song about taking a developmental leap captures the spirit of Galoop.


Galoop  | 379 Hammond Street in Chestnut Hill |  781-956-8226  |  cmatson@galoopclasses.com

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