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CFCE & Playgroups

Q: What is the CFCE? 

A: The "Coordinated Family and Community Engagement" (CFCE) Network is available to all Massachusetts residents.  CFCE programs are locally-based programs in your community that provide child development services and resources to families with young children. Learn more.

Ages & Stages

Because your child's first 5 years of life are so important, we want to help you provide the best start for your child. You've been invited to participate in the Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition (ASQ-3), to help you keep track of your child's development. The questionnaire may be provided every 2-, 4- or 6-month period. You will be asked to answer questions about some things your child can and cannot do. The questionnaire includes questions about your child's communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal social skills.

QuestioNnaire: ASQ

There are over 90 CFCE programs across the state, and in total, the CFCE network provides services to 350 cities and towns in Massachusetts.  The CFCE network helps to promote and support:

  • Parent education and family engagement
  • Early literacy and child development
  • Collaboration between local early education and care partners
  • Transitions between early education and care settings, home and school
  • High-quality programs and service delivery
Seven preschool students holding bags with books in it.