What is Pathways for Parents?

Pathways for Parents is a nonprofit organization funded in part by a grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. This grant, called the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs (CFCE)   supports Pathways for Parents in providing locally based programs that serve families with children birth through school age.

There are five main goals of the CFCE program:

  • Increase knowledge of and accessibility to high-quality early education and care programs and services for families with children prenatal through school-age.

  • Promote parent education, family engagement and early literacy.
  • Facilitate collaboration and community planning between local early education and care partners and other community stake holders, including parents.
  • Provide support and information to families with children transitioning between and among early education and care settings, home and school, and
  • Support early education and care programs across the public and private sectors in delivering high-quality services.

Through direct services and/or referrals, Pathways for Parents provides a variety of services, to families, including:

  • child development information;
  • transition information and supports;
  • assistance with meeting basic needs;
  • timely support in periods of family crisis;
  • high quality, specific and up-to-date information and referrals.
  • family literacy and school readiness activities;
  • family and community events;
  • parent leadership opportunities; and
  • information about early education and care opportunities and other community resources that support parents in their role as their child’s first teacher.

Guiding parents, educating children and helping families with children prenatal to age 8 as well as supporting parents as the most important person in a child’s life.

To learn more about programs and services provided, call Cindy Milner  at (413)583-3527
or email c_milner@ludlowps.org

Serving the communities of Ludlow, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Hampden and Wilbraham, plus Southwick, Granville, and Tolland.


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