About Coordinated Family and Community Engagement: Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Programs are locally based programs serving families with children birth through age 8. This grant is given to MA public schools, community agencies, and early education programs to bring resources, referrals, and free programming to families in our communities. The CFCE program is grant funded by the Mass. Department of Early Education and Care.
About Our Program:
Communities United, Inc. (CUI) is a 501 (c3) non-profit early childhood organization. CUI’s mission is to provide high quality education and family services to a diverse population of children, ages 0 to 5 years. We strive to ensure the success of the child, empower the family and strengthen the community. Information on CUI’s Head Start, Early Head Start and center based programming can be found at www.communitiesunitedinc.org.
In addition to its Creative Start children’s centers in Newton, Waltham, and Woburn, CUI provides community based services to families with children birth - 8 years old. Communities United, Inc. serves the following 7 towns under our CFCE Grant: Arlington, Burlington, Lexington, Needham, Waltham, Wellesley, and Woburn. We offer programs such as free parent child playgroups, raising a reader groups, parenting workshops (on child health, developmental milestones, financial education, nutrition, literacy, etc), and special family events throughout the year. In order to meet the needs of each individual community served under our grant, we partner with a variety of local providers (such as the Public Schools, Libraries, Early Intervention agencies, Housing Authorities, Boys & Girls Club, Parent-Child Home Program, Etc.) to provide an array of programming that best suites the needs of the many children & families in our communities. All of our programming and services are always free and available to all families with children birth – 8 years old.
Our CFCE office is located on the second floor at 573-B Washington Street in Newton and is open from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. To download a copy of our program brochure, click here.