Boston Community Partnerships for Children


(617) 635-6538


(617) 635-6519

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

                      Contact Coordinator


The Boston Community Partnerships for Children exists to ensure access to a high quality early educational experience, regardless of setting, for all of Boston's children and their families.

The Boston Community Partnerships for Children works to ensure that parents and families of children ages 0-8 have access to quality child care. Community Partnerships brings together all sectors (center based, family child care, head start and public schools) of the early childhood community in Boston to make child care better and more affordable.

Currently, the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) funds the work of the Community Partnerships program through annual grants. Boston uses its annual grant to improve the quality of care offered by participating providers. All providers are welcome to join their neighborhood cluster and participate.


Boston Community Partnerships for Children
443 Warren Street Suite 4
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston’s CPC Governing Council has 28 members who are representatives of parents, public schools, Head Start Programs, private center-based preschool programs, family childcare systems and independent providers, and community based organizations. The Boston Public Schools is the fiscal lead agent for the partnership.

Boston Public Schools, Fiscal Agent; ABCD, Associated Early Care and Education, Boston Alliance for Early Education, Boston Association for the Education of Young Children, Child Care Choices of Boston, College Bound Dorchester, Countdown to Kindergarten, East Boston Social Centers, Head Start (East Boston, South Side), Old South Preschool, Parent-Child Home Program, ReadBoston, more.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 


Key Programs Offered: 

Neighborhood Cluster Agents: Local planning and coordination are critical components to our work. Since Boston is a large city with various needs in each neighborhood, we have created Neighborhood-based clusters. At the cluster level, one agency serves as neighborhood cluster agent and convenes meetings, coordinates cluster plans and activities, represents the cluster at citywide Community Partnerships Council Meetings, reports back to cluster members on citywide programs and activities, and acts as business agent for the cluster. 

Neighborhood Cluster Agent: Mary Kinsella 
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester
1135 Dorchester Avenue - Dorchester, MA 02125
Phone: (617) 288-7120 

Neighborhood Cluster Agent: Lillie Searcy
Mattapan Family Service Center 
535 River Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
Phone: (617) 298-1785 x201 
Fax: (617) 298-6902

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Boston CPC