Early Childhood Programs

Photo of Child Painting

Early Childhood Programs

Because kids don't come with instructions.

Whether you are a parent looking for support and answers to your many questions, or an early childhood educator looking for professional growth opportunities, we can help.

We partner with families, programs, schools, and communities to nurture and honor the individual strengths of children while supporting the people who shepherd them through the critical first five years.

Our services include:

  • parent education, resources, and support
  • early literacy programs
  • home visits
  • program/provider consultation in social-emotional health and early childhood mental health
  • early educator and provider professional development
  • early educator professional learning communities

At the CES Early Childhood Department, we understand the importance of giving infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers access to the best quality care by parents and other caregivers alike. Research shows that the benefits of healthy brain development through quality education and care in the earliest years of a child's life last well into adulthood. In other words, taking care of our children today is the best way to ensure a prosperous future for all of us.

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For more information, contact: 
Phone: 
413.586.4900 Option 3
Email: 
earlychildhood@collaborative.org
Address: 
123 Hawley Street, Northampton MA 01060
Pictured: 
Child painting in early childhood program