*Caveat: all data captured from both internal and external sources are a snapshot or a point in time of a period between late 2012 and early 2013.
Understanding how many early education programs are available within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will help support the communication of existing programs by location. Specifically this visualization can be detailed out in a number of ways including the promotion of specific programs such as HeadStart, Center Based, Family Child Care, and in some instances Public School programs. EEC supports a wide range of early education and out-of-school time options for families through its’ mixed delivery system. Care is available in center-based, public school, Head Start, family child care and informal settings.
|Programs Location by Town|
|EEC serves children of different ages and needs. Understanding the distribution of children through-out the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will assist in making connections between families with young children and available resources and programs. These visualization can show total children served by location, total children under 5 by location, and total children ages 5-8 by location.|
|Location of Children & Low-Income Families in MA|
|There are many resources available, in addition to those provided by EEC, to aid families as they support the growth and development of their children. Visualization of existing museums, parks and libraries will help connect families with recreational and educational options.|