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The Birth to 3rd Grade Partnership


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Lei-Anne Ellis
Early Childhood Director 
617.349.6554

Danielle J. Pazos, M.Ed
Program Quality Specialist
617.349.6086

Allen Kesten
Scholarship and Professional Development Specialist
617.349.6188

Shaping a Community Where Young Children Thrive

The Vision of the Birth to 3rd Grade Partnership 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.

The Birth to 3rd Grade Partnership brings together stakeholders from across the spectrum of early education and care providers. Supported through a partnership between Cambridge Public Schools and the Department of Human Service Programs, the Birth to 3rd Steering Committee works towards the following goals:

  • Goal 1: Increase access to and affordability of early education and care services

  • Goal 2: Continuously improve program quality for birth through third grade programs and services

  • Goal 3: Build partnerships to promote strong family engagement and support

  • Goal 4: Coordinate with healthcare providers to ensure access to quality healthcare services
B-3 Partnership

The Cambridge Commitment
to Families

Children and teens thrive when policy makers, schools, and city and community organizations partner with families to actively support children’s learning and development. It is our shared responsibility to engage each other in meaningful and culturally respectful ways. This effort is continuous across a child’s life from birth to adulthood and carried out everywhere they learn and grow.

Birth to 3rd Grade Partnership | Cambridge Public Schools | 159 Thorndike Street | Cambridge, MA 02141