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  • February Highlights:  STREAM continues this month: Science Technology Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math.   The signature Play, Learn, and Grow Together (PLGT) groups are on Monday and Tuesday at 10:30 and Let's Go to Kindergarten is on Wednesday 1:00 pm.  Health Series is on Fridays at 11:00 am.  We thank the Regis College Nursing Team for this family education program. We are continuing the Baby Talk group for parents with infants (prenatal to 8 month olds).  Many topics to cover around infants! This class will be held on Thursday mornings at 11:00 am.  Two sessions offered.  Sign up is appreciated!  More fun with the PJ Family Story Hour.  This is a monthly evening event on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm.  A terrific addition to your bedtime routine!  Remember to wear your favorite pajamas!  Dads, Donuts, and Discoveries is on the first Saturday at 10:00am every month.  Save the date as we welcome back Outdoor RX where they bring outdoor education inside on March 7th.  Lots of learning about nature and more! 

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    Click here to read the Strengthening Families Newsletter.  Also you can check out our online Newsletter page!  Due to Fuller Middle School construction the majority of classes will be held at the Early Learning Zone at the Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington St.  If you would like us to come to your neighborhood or organization, contact us!

    Did you know we offer the Ages & Stages Parent Questionairre (ASQ) where you can learn more about your child's development?  You can complete it online by requesting the link to the questionairre.  We will then share the completed form with you and discuss your child's strengths and ways to continue to enhance your child's development.  Call or email us for more information. 

    Sign Up for classes is always appreciated.  See links to forms below!  You can also call or email us with any questions or to sign up. Please take our early literacy survey and family satisfaction survey to help us plan for the year.  Remember to visit the "Mind in the Making" Playspace at the downtown Framingham Public Library located in the Chldren's Department.  And also check out the Kidspage for all the library activities. All classes are free!!!  We welcome your input about class schedule and ideas for topics.  Contact us via email, phone or message us on Facebook!


    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.  Come be a Brain Builder with us!  For those looking to learn more about the ParentChild+ Home Program and the ECAF signature Play, Learn, and Grow Together groups, please complete the Referral Form.  Information about the program is in three languages.  English -Spanish -Portuguese   To complete the Referral Form, please click here  and send back to us via email.  We will be sure to follow up with you upon receipt of the form.  Always feel free to call with any questions!

Group Sign Up

  • Did you know about our other menu items:

    • The ParentChild+ 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. 
    • Ages and Stages Parent Questionairre - an opportunity to learn more about your child's overall development. Contact us for more information.
    • Need a resource or referral, just call or e-mail us and we can try to assist you or contact MASS 211.

    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

Preschool Screening Information

  • Framingham Public Schools Preschool Screening: 
    For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Special Education Department at 508-626-9123.If your child is offered or receives special education services, review this Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Flowchart to help you understand the process and service.  

                                PREPARING FOR KINDERGARTEN SUMMER PROGRAM SURVEY (only for families currently NOT in preschool program)
    If your child is entering Kindergarten in the Fall and is NOT in a preschool or early education program outside the home, and you are interested in a possible pre-kindergarten experience prior to entering school that will provide school readiness opportunities, please complete the survey below. English 
    ECAF offer a weekly "Let's Go to Kindergarten" parent-child group on Tuesdays and Thursday at 1:00 p.m.   This group is designed to prepare you and your child for kindergarten with a curriculum focused on school readiness skills.  See the ECAF calendar or email/call for more information: 508-782-6932 or

ECAF Upcoming Events

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     Brain Building


    Save The Date!

    APRIL 4TH 11:00-12:30
    Memorial Building, Nevins Hall
    150 Concord Street

    Baby Talk
    Time to talk about common topics
    specifically designed for families 
    with an infant 
    Thursday Morning
    November 21st, December 19th

    PJ Family Story Hour
    Second Thursday of the Month
    November 14th & December 12th
    Framingham Pubic Library
    Early Learning Zone 

    Play, Learn And Grow Together
    Health Series with Regis College
    Returns on Fridays
    Framingham Public Library
    Early Learning Zone  

Contact Us

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    Program Coordinator
    Jane Cohen DeHaven


    31 Flagg Drive
    Framingham, MA 01702
    Phone: 508-782-6932
    Fax: 508-879-1023
    Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm

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