What We Do
- Play, Learn, and Grow Together – an hour spent building your child’s social skills and language development through play, songs, and stories.
- Read Together – An opportunity to learn English through play and children’s stories.
- Music & Movement Together – a movement class experience to get you and your children moving, stretching and exercising.
- Let's Go to Kindergarten - a micro-school readiness experience for 4 and 5 year olds who are without a full time preschool experience.
- Dads & Donuts – a story time to meet other parents with young children held on the 1st Saturday of the Month.
- All groups are for both child and parent/caregiver.
Family Support & Education
- ParentChild+ Home Program – an early literacy home visitation program for families with children ages 18 months – 3 years old.
- Family Education "Passport to Parenting" Workshops - presented by a child development facilitator on topics such as child development, language & literacy, transitioning to new school, etc. Child activity is provided while parents attend workshops.
- "Hot Topic" Play, Learn & Grow Together - a special group discussion time for parents while their child goes off to another room to engage in early learning activities.
- Help Me Grow Project - an opportunity to ask questions about how your child is growing and learning with a Help Me Grow educator. Everyone who participates will receive learning activities that you and your child can do together at home.
- Parents Helping Parents Support Groups – a place to talk about your parenting and family stresses with other parents and caregivers. Meetings are held every Monday at 6:30 p.m. One in English and one in Portuguese. Childcare provided!
Resource and Referrals
- Transition Support – connecting your family to early intervention, preschool, kindergarten, special education, and out-of-school time.
- KinderWait Entry – assistance in accessing financial assistance for child care
- Resource Guide for Early Childhood – inside this booklet you will find information on choosing child care, child care programs and preschools, preparing your child for Kindergarten, and helpful community resources.
- ECAF Leadership Council - Parents, community organization representatives, and early childhood educators meet to discuss program initiatives and set the direction for ECAF activities.
- Action Team Involvement – Members participate in defining tasks for specific program activities such as community outreach, volunteer recruitment, marketing, and fundraising.