What's Happening in your Neighborhood?

May highlights. Hot Topic continues with many special guests. These parent-child groups are part of our "Passport to Parenting" series, where we discuss common themes for families such as child development, behavior management, Brain Buildng, self-regulation and the importance of music.  Dads & Donuts is back and located at the new McAuliffe library branch. In May, Playful Tunes will join Dads & Donuts and introduce you and your child to a musical zoo.  You don't want to miss this special event.  All family members are welcome! Playful Tunes will also be a guest visitor at the Play, Learn and Grow Together groups on May 2, and May 24.

If your child is entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2016 and is not in a preschool program, then you and your child should sign up for Let's Go to Kindergarten 2016 Students Only.  A great way to get you and your child ready for Kindergarten!  Later in the month on Thursday, May 19, the Passport to Parenting Series brings back RCS Inc. to present "Sustaining Skills Over the Summer" located at Criterion Child Enrichment, 651 Franklin Street, from 12:30 - 1:30.  Open Play class for children provided. 

Click the class or classes you want to sign up for below. For those who are new to our program, please complete our online Registration Form along with the Sign Up Form. All children must be accompanied by an adult as our program is all about supporting the parent-child journey and introducing a high quality, strength-based early education experience.

Preview our May calendar by clicking the graphic. 


Group Sign Up Below!

Did you know about our other menu items:

  • The Parent-Child Home Visitation Program is for eligible families who have children between the ages of 18 and 36 months and may not be ready to share in a group experience.  To learn more about this program, contact us at 508-782-6932. 
  • We are also serving families living in Ashland? Every Thursday morning there is a group at the Ashland Public Library.  For those Ashland residents, go check it out.  You will be offered fun, high quality early learning activities and more.  If you or someone you know lives in our neighboring town, please contact Sally or Brenda for more information at: ssweitzer@metrowestymca.org or 508-879-4420 x 44

For more activities, go to the Brain Building in Progress website to find out about more statewide programs.

Another great resource to explore is the Resources for Early Learning website?  Great brain building ideas for families and educators alike.  Go to www.resourcesforearlylearning.org

KINDERGARTEN 2016-17 Information Coming Soon!
Kindergarten EXPO January 12th at Fuller Middle School!

Learn more about the ECAAF's
Help Me Grow Project, a statewide program to help families understand more about the healthy growth and development of their child.  Call ECAAF today to learn more!
Important: Child Care Resource & Referral Agency for Framingham. 
 Child Care Resources will be your contact for financial assistance for child care
The website is filled with information and resources!

Framingham Public Schools
Preschool Screening 
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Special Education Department at 508-626-9123.

 Let's continue the Brain Building in Progress initiative beyond a day, week, month, or year. 
Investing in children is a return for our future!


 For more information please contact us at:

Early Childhood Alliance of Ashland/Framingham
31 Flagg Drive, D30- Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-782-6932  email: jdehaven@framingham.k12.ma.us





The Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham is a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement program funded by a grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, administered by the Framingham Public Schools.