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Lisa Grant Ed.D.
Executive Director 

Birth to 3rd Grade Partnership
Cambridge Public Schools
135 Berkshire Street 
Cambridge, MA 02141

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After a lengthy needs assessment process, the Early Childhood Task Force issued Recommendations for strengthening the mixed-delivery system.


In February 2016, Cambridge City Council voted to implement the Task Force recommendations and launch the Birth to Third Grade Partnership.

Subcommittees formed: Quality & Access Family Engagement Health

Launch of Find It Cambridge

Windsor Street Preschool opens


Program Quality Improvement (PQI) Initiative launches, enrolling 9 preschools

Home Visiting Needs Assessment conducted

Launch of first early childhood educator “Shared Services, MA” in Massachusetts

Scholarship Program launches & enrolls 23 children with a high level of need in quality preschool centers

Expansion of the Early Years Program

Family Engagement Commitment is adopted by CPS, DHSP, and many local providers


The Partnership more than doubles the number of scholarships, enrolling 54 high-needs children in high-quality preschools

A total of 15 preschool centers become eligible to receive students with Partnership scholarship, having documented their commitment to high quality standards

Campaign to raise awareness about young children’s social-emotional development and mental health needs debuts

Family Childcare and Center Program Quality Improvement Pilot

Convene Home Visiting providers to develop guiding principles, identify common benchmarks for success, improve intra-agency communication, and strengthen referral patterns

More to come!

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