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November Highlights - This month we will focus on Social Emotional Learning in our family education groups. The signature Play, Learn, and Grow Together (PLGT) group are on Monday and Tuesday at 10:30 and Let's Go to Kindergarten is on Wednesday and Thursday 1:00 pm. Friday we continue our partnership with the Regis Collegis PLGT Health Series. In addition, we are offering the Baby Talk group for parents (prenatal to 8 month olds). Many topics to cover around infants! This class we have a morning or evening option. We also we offer a PJ Family Story Hour monthly. Evening programs start at 6:30. Dads, Sonuts, and Discoveries is on the first Saturday at 10:00am every month.
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Have you read the Strengthening Families Newsletter? Check it out our the Newsletter page! Due to Fuller Middle School construction the majority of classes will be held at the Early Learning Zone at the Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington St. If you would like us to come to your neighborhood or organization, contact us!
Did you know we offer the Ages & Stages Parent Questionairre (ASQ) where you can learn more about your child's development? You can complete it online by requesting the link to the questionairre. We will then share the completed form with you and discuss your child's strengths and ways to continue to enhance your child's development. Call or email us for more information.
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 early literacy survey and family satisfaction survey to help us plan 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 ParentChild+ Home Program and the ECAF signature Play, Learn, and Grow Together groups, please complete the Referral Form. Information about the program is in three languages. English -Spanish -Portuguese To complete the Referral Form, please click here 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
- Baby Talk - weekly, alternating day and evening class
- PLGT Groups All Ages
- Let's Go Kindergarten
- PLGT Health Series
- Registration Form for New Families
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
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.
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. English
ECAF offer a weekly "Let's Go to Kindergarten" parent-child group on Tuesdays and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. This group is designed to prepare you and your child for kindergarten with a curriculum focused on school readiness skills. See the ECAF calendar or email/call for more information: 508-782-6932 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ECAF Upcoming Events
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Baby Talk
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PLGT Let's Go to Kindergarten
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Family Pajama Story Hour
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PLGT Health Series wit Regis College
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PLGT at Early Learning Zone
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PLGT Group with Nancy featuring a book
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Baby Talk
Save The Date!
Time to talk about common topics
specifically designed for families
with an infant
November 12th, December 3rd & 17th
November 21st, December 19th
PJ Family Story Hour
Second Thursday of the Month
November 14th & December 12th
Framingham Pubic Library
Early Learning Zone
Play, Learn And Grow Together
Health Series with Regis College
Returns on Fridays
September 13 - December 13th
Framingham Public Library
Early Learning Zone