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Early Learning

The delivery of high quality early learning opportunities that create a continuum of learning from birth through grade three can help close proficiency gaps and build a foundation for future success. The Office of Student and Family Support's (SFS) Early Learning team provides guidance and coordination around policies and issues that relate to pre-kindergarten to grade three alignment initiatives.

There are a number of collaborative initiatives within and between the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Department of Early Care and Education, schools, community providers, and other partners to support all children in their development and learning. Related resources that can support a pre-kindergarten to grade three framework can be found on the Resources page.

We continue to offer support, technical assistance, and networking opportunities for kindergarten programs, early childhood coordinators, and families. To find out about these opportunities, please sign up for our Prek-3rd Grade Learning newsletter.

Additional Early Learning Information and Resource:

Contact Information:

Donna Traynham,
Early Learning Team Lead
dtraynham@doe.mass.edu781-338-6372
Mary Jane Crotty,
Early Learning Assistant Coordinator
mjcrotty@doe.mass.edu781-338-6305
Emily Taylor,
Early Learning Specialist
etaylor@doe.mass.edu781-338-6313
Jane Haltiwanger,
Early Learning Specialist
jhaltiwanger@doe.mass.edu781-338-6314

Or contact Rachelle Engler Bennett, Associate Commissioner, Student and Family Support, or any SFS staff, via achievement@doe.mass.edu or 781-338-3010.

Office of Student and Family Support (SFS)
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant St., Malden MA 02148-4906



Last Updated: October 20, 2017
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