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  • February Highlights - February our focus continues with STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math) and on Wednesdays at 1:00 we have the Imagination Playground(gigantic blocks) in the Early Learning Zone at the library where you can play and build structures that you create using your imagination.  Maybe you have tried them at the Boston Children's Museum. Outdoor RX continues to join us to explore the wonders of nature.  This group is offered every other Friday.   Click here to view the calendar. Portuguese- Spanish  This month we introduce two new programs.  1) Play, Learn, Read, and Grow Together where you and your child will be emersed in a children's book.  All activities will reinforce the story's themes increasing vocabulary and comprehension.  2) Health Series: Play, Learn, and Grow Together (PLGT) group, facliatated by the Regis College Nursing Team. This group is where you and your child will be engaged in health related family friendly and age appropriate activities.  In addition, time is alloted for discussion on common parenting topics.  Special Events: On Saturday February 2nd at 10:00 join us for Dads, Donuts, and Discoveries.  So you can see a lot of new programs are happening that we hope you take advantage of this month.  Please take the time to complete one time Registration Form.  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 survey to help us play 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 Parent-Child Home Program and the ECAF signature Play, Learn, and Grow Together groups, please complete the Referral Form in either English - Spanish - Portuguese 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 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. 
    • 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.  


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    Save The Date!

    PJ Family Story Hour
    Featured Author: Laura Numeroff
    "If You Give A Moose A Muffin"
    January 16th 6:30-7:30
    Framingham Public Library
    Early Learning Zone
    49 Lexington St, Children's Dept

    Nature Art with Outdoor RX
    Every Friday at 10:30
    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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