Cecilia Matson, M.A.  Child Development and Family Expert

Cecilia has wanted to work with young children for as long as she can remember. She studied clinical psychology in her native Argentina (Universidad de Buenos Aires), and earned her Master’s in Child Development at Tufts University, Boston, where she was also selected to work at their Elliott Pearson Children's School as a Kindergarten Teacher. After graduating from Tufts, she moved to Chicago for two years where she was the Child Development Specialist at a multidisciplinary clinic in Northwestern Memorial Hospital that followed premature babies through age 3 .  

Back to Boston in 1999 she enjoyed a research position at The Brazelton Institute, Children’s Hospital. Her research focused on temperament and she had the privilege of working with Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, Dr. Kevin Nugent, and Dr. Jerome Kagan (Harvard University). She also became one their NBAS trainers (Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale). 

In 2006, Cecilia joined Isis Parenting and helped develop its renowned curriculum for child-development classes, including the Spanish-language classes. She also conducted parenting consults, and trained and supervised new instructors. In February 2014, Cecilia opened Galoop in Coolidge Corner, Brookline.

Cecilia specializes in guiding parents of young children on how to best handle challenging behaviors in a positive and nurturing way (positive discipline), supporting sibling relationships, and preparing your family for new baby arrival. She teaches workshops and provides private consultations.

During her classes many children have their “firsts” – first steps, first words, first sharing. And parents rave about her classroom environment: a relaxed, fun, engaging place where children, parents, and caregivers all learn and feel supported.


Galoop  |  15 Marion Street, Brookline, MA  |  781-956-8226  |  cmatson@galoopclasses.com

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