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Family Engagement

The Office of Early Childhood is committed to supporting caregivers and wants to build a better Boston for and with families. Promoting family engagement for children ages 0-5 is essential for their early development and well-being. 

Parent Advisory Committee

The Office of Early Childhood Annual Advisory Committee serves as a platform for parents to voice their opinions and contribute to the decision-making process. This committee is comprised of families and parent engagement professionals to help shape policies, initiative messaging and implementation

  • Meet quarterly
  • Engage equal numbers of parents and staff
  • Leverage City infrastructure 
  • Compensates parents for their expertise
  • Ensure representation across all neighborhoods
  • Partner with organizations to find the parents who are least likely to be involved in these efforts

 Apply to Join the Annual Advisory Committee Today! 

Parent Cafes

The Office of Early Childhood is committed to engaging with the community. Help us learn more about your event and how we can support you, if you have an event and would like us to attend please fill out the form below 

Host a Parent Cafe

Get In Touch With Us

There are various ways for parents to stay in touch with the Office of Early Childhood. You can email us directly at or explore one of the other options below.

Get monthly updates

Sign up for the OEC Newsletter

Share your feedback in our annual survey

Annual Childcare Survey

We offer resources in multiple languages

Review the Multilingual Brochures 

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