Meet Our Team

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Jane Cohen

Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham Program Coordinator
Jane is the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham and Parent Child + Program Coordinator for the Framingham Public Schools. Her educational and professional background is in early education, special education, and social work. For over 30+ years, she has been dedicated to children, families, and communities with a focus on prevention, strength-based practices, and program development. Her passion is contagious as she builds collaborative relationships to achieve the shared community goal of strengthening families right from the start while creating pathways for future success! Jane enjoys traveling, photography, ballet, and discovering new places to dine. She loves spending time with her two daughters and Cat, her favorite feline.

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Jeanette Lake

Lead ParentChild+ Home Early Learning Specialist/Group Facilitator
Jeanette is an Early Learning Specialist with the ParentChild+ Program and a Play, Learn, and Grow Together Group Facilitator specializing in preparing families for preschool and Kindergarten for the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham. She received her degree in Early Childhood Education and Educational Leadership in graduate school. Prior to coming to Framingham,she taught Kindergarten in the Boston Public Schools until retirement. She loves meeting young children and their families in the playgroups and watching them have new experiences, develop skills, and form relationships. Her favorite pastimes are reading, theater, and long walks with her dogs.

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Gracie Idzal

ParentChild+ Home Program Early Learning Specialist/Group Facilitator
Gracie is an Early Learning Specialist and Group Facilitator with the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham. She came to ECAF with a background as a preschool and kindergarten teacher. She loves working individually with families in the ParentChild+ Program, as well as with groups of families in the Play, Learn & Grow Together groups. She believes that sharing in this special time of development with families of young children is a privilege and a pleasure.Gracie lives in Framingham with her husband, three daughters, and an exuberant chocolate labrador retriever. Coincidentally, chocolate is one of her favorite foods.

 

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Susan Ferraro

ParentChild+ Home Program Early Learning Specialist/ParentChild+ Program Support Associate
Susan is a Program Support Associate for ECAF and an Early Learning Specialist with the ParentChild+ Program. She has a background in child development with a concentration in early intervention and has worked in early intervention and medical settings. She is most passionate about working with families one on one and providing family education. She loves sharing ideas and activities to support children’s learning. Watching children grow is what she finds most rewarding! Susan is a Massachusetts native and loves hiking, live music, cooking, and being involved in community work. 

 

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Angela Villamil

ParentChild+ Home Program Early Learning Specialist/Family Ambassador

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Lucia Fernandez

ParentChild+ Home Program Early Learning Specialist/Family Ambassador 

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Monica Decarvalho

ParentChild+ Home Program Early Learning Specialist

Monica is an Early Learning Specialist and has been working with children for many years. She loves watching them explore, grow, and building connections with families to strengthen their learning skills. In her spare time, Monica enjoys being outdoors,  walking with her dog, riding her bike, exploring new trails, and relaxing at the beach.

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