Birth to 3rd Grade Partnership

Human Service Programs

Birth to Third Grade Partnership 

The Birth to 3rd Grade Partnership works to develop an easily accessed, aligned and coherent system of affordable, high-quality education and care that begins with prenatal care and extends through third grade in Cambridge. The Partnership serves as Cambridge’s central coordinating hub for early childhood information and quality improvement. Sustained by the Department of Human Services Programs and Cambridge Public Schools, the Partnership serves as Cambridge’s central coordinating hub for early childhood information and quality improvement and includes school and community-based early childhood education, home visiting, and family support and engagement.    

Contact

Lisa Grant, Ed.D., Executive Director
Birth to 3rd Grade Partnership
617-349-6554
lgrant@cpsd.us

 

More Information

What is the Cambridge Birth to Third Grade Partnership?

The Birth to 3rd Grade Partnership works to develop an easily accessed, aligned and coherent system of affordable, high-quality education and care that begins with prenatal care and extends through third grade in Cambridge. The Partnership serves as Cambridge’s central coordinating hub for early childhood information and quality improvement. Sustained by the Department of Human Services Programs and Cambridge Public Schools, the Partnership serves as Cambridge’s central coordinating hub for early childhood information and quality improvement and includes school and community-based early childhood education, home visiting, and family support and engagement.   

The work of the Birth to 3rd Grade Partnership can be summarized by three core concepts:

  • Start Early - Over the first five years of life, 90% of a child’s brain “architecture” develops. This lays the foundation of all future learning.

  • Quality is Essential - Because of the rapid growth of children’s brains, having access to high quality early learning opportunities is crucial to addressing the opportunity gap and improving all children’s outcomes.

  • Strengthen “the village.” Children and families benefit the most when the services that support them are coherent and continuous. Professionals who support children and their families must work together to support children’s development.

Learn more about the Cambridge Birth to Third Grade Partnership

Resources for Early Education and Care Providers

Resources for Families

There are many different options for early childhood education and care, and it can be confusing to figure out what program would be best for your child and family. A great place to start looking for childcare providers and services is on Find It Cambridge.

Learn more about what to look for in early childhood education and care options. 

Resources for Administrators

Learn more about the Birth to Third Grade Partnership's resources for administrators

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