CES COVID-19 Response

Updated: August 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update

CES and our host agencies are committed to ensuring the safety and health of staff, students, stakeholders, and our community. We are closely tracking updates and recommendations issued by DESE, EEC, MDPH and the CDC.

Professional Development 

CES Professional Development workshops for fall will be held fully online. Please click here for current offerings.

Licensure Programs

Face-to-face meetings will be held virtually for the fall semester. Fall Licensure courses are currently open for registration.

Early Childhood Department

We are currently planning fall CFCE Puzzle of Parenting Workshops and will update our website as soon as possible.

Playgroup and Familly Centers  are providing learning and enrichment experiences online and via local access television. Please contact your coordinators for details.

After School and 21st Century Learning Programs

CES After School and 21st Century Learning programs are hard at work developing virtual enrichment activities for our students, to take place during the same hours as their traditional after school programming. We've been polling families to identify their ability to access virtual activities, and identify where assistance may be needed. For more information, please contact their site coordinator. Please see a listing of sites here.

HEC Academy and Mount Tom Academy

HEC Academy and Mount Tom Academy have filled the role of School Nurse. Our new targeted start date for in-person learning for the first cohort of HEC Academy students is October 27th, 2020. The start date for the in-person cohort of Mount Tom Academy students is October 26th, 2020.

The HEC Academy Re-opening Plan for Fall, 2020 has been posted on our website, and the Mount Tom Academy Re-opening Plan for Fall 2020 has been posted to the website as well. Staff from both programs are reaching out to students regularly, and staff are in touch with families both for support andAs of  to connect them to services. Both Mount Tom and HEC Academy will be implementing phased-in re-opening plans supporting students with a combination of remote and in person learning.

Occupational Therapy Center (OTC)

The OTC is currently closed for physical visits to the center, but OTC has been providing a variety of remote therapy services including video-based therapy, consultation, and workshops.Starting in the fall there will be some outdoor, in person therapy and evaluation services as well. For up to date information call 413 588-5279 or email otc@collaborative.org

Center for Assistive Technology (CCATT)

The CCATT Center is currently closed for physical visits to the center, but consultation, direct instruction in the use of assistive technology tools, and professional development opportunities are being provided remotely. Requests for direct, in-person services will be discussed with the referring district, and decisions will be made on an individual basis. For up to date information, please email: ccatt@collaborative.org. 

Literacy Center

The Literacy Center is currently closed for physical visits to the center, but engaging, interactive, structured literacy tutoring, consultation, and professional development are being provided remotely. Requests for direct, in-person services will be discussed with the referring district, and decisions will be made on an individual basis. For up to date information, please email: emaceachen@collaborative.org. 

To Contact Specific Departments

For questions, please call 413.586.4900, or contact one of the following department email addresses: