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  • Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham (ECAF)

    ECAF helps 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 (nationally recognized ParentChild+ home visitation program) and in the groups (signature Play, Learn, and Grow Together groups), family education specialty 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!

    Massachusetts Choking Prevention Policy

    This policy includes a list of foods not to be served to young children and it continues to expand as Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issues additional guidance. As new foods are added to the list, implementation of restrictions should be immediate. 

    Massachusetts DOE Early Learning

    The Early Learning team in the Office of Student and Family Support (SFS) provides guidance and coordination around policies and issues that relate to pre-kindergarten to grade three alignment initiatives in collaboration with our state agency partners, including the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC and the Department of Public Health (DPH).

    Preschool Learning Experiences

    The Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences as listed below come from the EEC Learning Standards and Curriculum Guidelines. These are designed to be used by educators and program administrators in planning and evaluating curriculum for children in preschool and Kindergarten in early education and care programs.
    Core Principles of the Guidelines
    There are seven principles that should serve as a guide in understanding and implementing the Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences:
    • All young children are capable of learning.
    • Children show individual differences in development.
    • Knowledge of child growth and development is essential for program development and implementation.
    • Children’s language skills are the best predictors of academic success.
    • Developmental domains are highly interrelated.
    • Young children learn by doing.
    • Families are the primary caregivers and educators of their young children.

    Official Documents from Mass.Gov (2019)