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Mission Statement

The Boston Family Engagement Network partners with families of young children and community stakeholders to promote children’s learning, healthy development, school readiness and potential for success starting at birth.

About the Network

The Boston Family Engagement Network is a citywide coalition focused on raising awareness about the importance of family engagement in the life of a young child.  We are parents and other community partners, early educators and family support workers who are invested in ensuring that beginning at birth, all young children have access to a quality educational experience whether at home or in child care. 

Our work is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant. This is a statewide project to support families in their role as their child’s first teacher.  The Boston Public Schools is the fiscal lead agency for the network.  In Boston,  we are based in 10 neighborhoods and support families by providing referrals to community resources,hosting playgroups, conducting Welcome Baby visits, and offering parenting support and education on child development and early literacy.

 More specifically, we use our resources to:

  • Raise families’ awareness of the importance and location of high-quality early education and care programs for their children.
  • Promote parent education, family engagement and early literacy.
  • Facilitate collaboration and community planning between local early education and care partners and other community stake holders, including parents, and
  • Provide support and information to families with children transitioning between and among early education and care settings, home and school.

For more information, contact us at 617-635-1507.