A child's experiences from birth to age five play a significant role in shaping the person that child becomes. The role of parents in making those experiences the best they can be is just as important.
The Collaborative's Early Childhood department partners with parents and care givers to promote child growth and development. We strive to honor and support parents and to provide the tools to respond creatively and flexibly to the unpredictable experience of raising young children. Our programs, consultation services, and workshops are built around the most current expert information and research and are designed to share new and effective ways of understanding and interacting with your child.
Parents come to us for a broad range of supports, including learning effective parenting techniques; finding referrals for child behavioral resources, occupational and physical therapy, and screenings; choosing appropriate child care and discovering ways to improve involvement with a child's preschool or care program; and finding connections to community resources that enrich family life.
The Collaborative recognizes the unique situation of each household and we bring an individualized approach to our work, tailoring support and services to build on the strenths of your child and family. Our knowledgeable and highly qualified staff have years of experience providing support to parents and families, with expertise in the field of early childhood and in the social and emotional development of children.
Our services may be free through grant funding, and are also available on a fee-for-service basis.
More about programs, services, and information for parents and families:
Collaborative for Educational Services 97 Hawley St. Northampton, MA 01060 | (413) 586-4900 | firstname.lastname@example.org