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Build the Out-of-School Time Network   

www.bostnet.org

 

As the National Afterschool Association's affiliate in Massachusetts, Build the Out-of-School Time Network (BOSTnet) is connecting afterschool and youth workers to a professional network across the state and nationally. Founded twenty-one years ago, BOSTnet is an innovative intermediary that supports a diverse field of youth programs that enrich the lives of children during the critical hours they spend out of school. We provide research and information and the field; improve program quality through capacity building and professional development; and play an active role in efforts to build statewide systems that support OST providers.

 

Central Massachusetts Readiness Center
www.fitchburgstate.edu
 

Under the direction of a fifteen (15) member governing board representing each level of the education (birth through sixteen), state universities, community colleges, charter schools and educational collaboratives, the Central Massachusetts Readiness Center will create and maintain a vibrant network of professional development within the region and throughout the state.

 

Child Care Aware

www.childcareaware.org

 

Child Care Aware is committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community. Child Care Aware is a program of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies.

 

Department of Early Education & Care

www.mass.gov/eec

 

The MA state licensing agency for early education programs. You will find useful information and resources on child care providers, financial assistance options, grants, professional development, special education, family support, regulations and policies.

Early Childhood Central                        http://www.earlychildhoodcentral.org 

 

Comprehensive and useful information relating to young children in Worcester, Massachusetts.

 

Family Services of Central Massachusetts
http://www.fscm.org

 

Family Services of Central Massachusetts is a private nonprofit organization that has provided support, guidance and counseling to families since 1889. In response to the needs of today's families, our current services also include child care information and referral, family counseling, employee assistance, family life education and home care services.

 

Greater Boston Readiness Center
www.framingham.edu

 

The Greater Boston Readiness Center (GBRC) is one of six regional, multipurpose, and collaborative centers that are focused primarily on improving the quality of teaching both across the education continuum and across Massachusetts.

 

Massachusetts Resources  

http://www.massresources.org

 

Will provide you with practical information on what services are available, where and how to apply for benefits, and eligibility requirements.

 

NACCRRA- National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies  

http://www.naccrra.org

 

NACCRRA is the national network of community-based child care resource and referral agencies. NACCRRA provides technical consultation and resources to member child care resource and referral agencies. Visit this website to find out more information and discover the benefits of membership.

 

National Association for the Education of Young Children
http://www.naeyc.org

 

Come here to check out the latest information on NAEYC's conferences and publications, plus information on accreditation, advocacy, policy issues, and NAEYC membership.

 

NAFCC- National Association for Family Child Care
http://www.nafcc.org

 

The mission of NAFCC is to support the profession of family child care and to encourage high-quality care for children. NAFCC promotes high-quality family child care through accreditation, leadership training, technical assistance, public education, and policy initiatives. Visit the website to find out more about this organization.

 

Worcester Resources                 

http://www.worcesterresources.org

 

Will provide you with practical information on what services are available, where and how to apply for benefits, and eligibility requirements.

 

 

 
     
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