The Boston Family Engagement Network (BFEN) partners with families of young children and community stakeholders to promote children’s learning, healthy development, school readiness and potential for success starting at birth.

We are parents, caregivers, community stakeholders, early educators, family support staff and concerned citizens to raise awareness about the importance of family engagement in the life of a young child. We use our resources to:

  • Connect families to high-quality early education programs for their children
  • Promote parent education, family engagement and early literacy
  • Provide transition supports to families with children moving between and among early education settings, home and school
  • Increase families’ awareness of child development and age appropriate, developmentally appropriate activities that promote school readiness
  • Build parent leadership skills

Our core services and programs include:

  • Welcome Baby Visits
  • Literacy-based Playgroups
  • ParentChild+
  • Parenting Education
  • Family Cafes
  • Parent – Child Playgroups
  • Parent Leadership Model
  • Concrete Supports

Every child deserves access to quality educational experiences at home, at school and in child care.