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Welcome to the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham

  • Welcome to the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham (ECAF)! Our team is here to help children, families, and community partners navigate common pathways that support children's healthy growth and development and promote early education right from the start. The ECAF provides access to: resources and referrals, early literacy and school readiness activities in the home and in group settings, family education speciality programs, information about your child's development through the Ages & Stages Parent Questionairre, transition support, and leadership opportunities. Contact us anytime in the course of your parenting journey!


What's Happening in your Neighborhood?

  • Fall Schedule is now out!  English - Spanish - Portuguese
    When you sign up for programs, please complete the FAMILY REGISTRATION FORM, 
    Early Literacy Survey, and the ASQ.  These forms help us learn more about your family and assist us in 
    developing meaningful programs when planning for you and your child. 
    Strengthening Families Newsletter (Fall Edition) click here!

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    ANNOUNCING FALL OPENINGS IN THE PARENTCHILD+ PROGRAM!

    TO LEARN MORE, CLICK HERE!
     
    If you are interested in our programs or you want to make a referral, please email or call us at: jdehaven@framingham.k12.ma.us or 508-782-6932.  Follow the links to complete the
    REFERRAL FORM  English - Spanish - Portuguese  and email it back to us.
    Be sure to like the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham on Facebook 
    and follow us ECAF on Twitter

    ECAF programs are on Cable! Tune-in to watch educational programming that is fun for you and your young learners. The ECAF programs will air on FEC-TV (Framingham Education Channel - TV) Monday through Friday from 2pm - 3pm.  The signature "Play, Learn, and Grow Together" group-like experience is pre-recorded designed by the the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham (ECAF) team. All content is created with our youngest learners (birth to 6yo) in mind!  You and your child will explore stories and activities that focus on all areas of development.  You and your child will be exposed to literacy, school readiness, art, music, movement, science, nature,, and more!  Most important, you and your child will have fun sharing this journey through play-based activities!   
    Cable: Comcast CH 8, Verizon CH 41 and RCN CH 15.
    Watch online! If you miss it - catch it On-Demand at your convenience.

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    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    CLICK HERE → WHAT FAMILIES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHILD CARE REOPENING  
    Spanish - Portuguese - Chinese 
    An important creative and family friendly educational message about wearing masks
    Due to social distancing efforts and the state's Stay Home order, neighborhood programs and ECAF's offerings are now virtual.

     FEATURED PARTICIPANT(S) OF THE WEEK

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VIRTUAL PLAY, LEARN, AND GROW TOGETHER PROGRAMS

  • HOME VISITING IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD!

     Home Visiting in the Virtual World

    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 www.resourcesforearlylearning.org

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ECAF Upcoming Events

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Framingham Public Schools Preschool Screening Information

  • 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.

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    Spanish
    Portuguese

    ECAF offers a weekly virtual "Let's Go to Kindergarten" parent-child group. This group is designed to prepare you and your child for kindergarten with a curriculum focused on school readiness skills.  For more information: 508-782-6932 or jdehaven@framingham.k12.ma.us.

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