Who We Are

The Vision of the Cambridge Office of Early Childhood is an easily accessed, aligned and coherent system of affordable high quality education and care that begins with prenatal care and extends through third grade.
 
To make this vision a reality, the Cambridge Office of Early Childhood serves as an information hub and quality improvement network for the City of Cambridge.

Sustained by Cambridge Public Schools and the Department of Human Services Programs, the partnership includes all elementary and early childhood educators, healthcare and public health professionals, family support and human service providers serving our community.

Timeline & Key Accomplishments 
2014

2015 - 2016 School Year

  • After a lengthy needs assessment process, the Early Childhood Task Force issued Recommendations for strengthening the mixed-delivery system.

2016 - 2017 School Year

2017 - 2018 School Year

2018 - 2019 School Year

  • The Partnership more than doubles the number of preschool scholarships, enrolling 54 high-needs children in high-quality preschools. A total of 15 preschool centers become eligible to receive these students.
  • Campaign to raise awareness about young children’s social-emotional development and mental health needs debuts 
  • Program Quality Improvement Initiative expands to include Family Childcares
  • Convene Home Visiting providers to develop guiding principles, identify common benchmarks for success, improve intra-agency communication, and strengthen referral patterns


2022-23 School Year

  • The Birth to Third Grade Partnership was renamed to the Cambridge Office of Early Childhood.
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Lisa Grant Ed.D.
Executive Director 
617.349.6554

Cambridge Office of Early Childhood
Cambridge Public Schools
135 Berkshire Street 
Cambridge, MA 02141

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