April 24th 2016 BOSTON – Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton), is pleased to announce that Grafton, Northbridge and Upton have received continuation grants from the Department of Early Education and Care.
Exactly 89 continuation grants were awarded to cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth to provide assistance to both young children and their families. The grants are given in support of the continuity of the state’s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) networks, which provide early learning opportunities for children. The organization offers support for community-based learning settings such as local libraries, museums, and public schools. The CFCE also offers programs to guide children through their transitions to kindergarten or elementary school while also increasing the capacity for parents and families to support their children’s learning.
Across the Commonwealth, the CFCE supports families by providing resources to increase their knowledge of, and accessibility to, high-quality early education and care programs and services. They accomplish this through direct services and referrals to a range of local resources including early childhood special education and early intervention.
“I’m thrilled to announce that the towns in our district will be receiving these early education grants,” said Representative Muradian. “These funds will help ensure that the children in our communities have access to learning opportunities that will further help them developmentally. It will also provide resources for families to support their children as they begin learning at a higher level. This grant will have a positive impact on early education endeavors.”
Any constituent who wishes to speak to Representative Muradian or his staff are urged to please call (617) 722-2240 or e-mail at David.Muradian@MAHouse.gov.