The Boston Community Partnerships for Children exists to ensure access to a high quality early educational experience, regardless of setting, for all of Boston’s children and their families.
About Boston Community
Partnerships for Children
The Boston Community Partnerships for Children is a citywide coalition and membership organization focused on raising awareness about the importance of early education and care. We are parents, early childhood educators, family support staff, community agency representatives and others who live and/or work in Boston and are concerned about the healthy growth and development of children and families in the city.We embrace the citywide goal of ensuring that children have access to quality early education and care while families obtain the supports necessary and are empowered to be effective caretakers and advocates for their children.
Currently, the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) funds the work of the Community Partnerships program through annual grants. The Boston Public Schools is the fiscal lead agency for the partnership. We are the grantee of the Boston Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant and use those funds to better coordinate services and resources for families in the communities where they live. 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.
- Provide support and information to families with children transitioning between and among early education and care settings, home and school, and
Support early education and care programs across the public and private sectors in delivering high-quality services