A community partnership promoting early learning experiences and strengthening families

Brain Building In Progress

Whether you’re a parent, business leader, educator, legislator, or simply a good citizen, you can help build a more prosperous tomorrow by building young minds today. Learn how the early interactions and experiences that young children have with caring adults actually build the architecture of the developing brain. Then, discover the many ways that you can take action to create a brighter future for everyone in Massachusetts http://www.brainbuildinginprogress.org/

Pathways for Children, Inc.

Head Start Opportunity for Ipswich Families

Head Start is Pathways for Children’s comprehensive, federally funded preschool program for children two years nine months to five years old. With a focus on attaining formal school readiness goals, Head Start also strives to help families achieve self-sufficiency, through support and referrals. Although income is the primary basis for admission, homeless families are categorically eligible, and at least 10% of slots are reserved for children with disabilities.

In collaboration with local school districts, Pathways has aligned its curriculum to prepare children for success in school. This comprehensive program also provides transportation, meals, nutrition assessment, health and developmental screenings, and referral for special education services. Our Cape Ann Head Start program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and accreditation for the Beverly site is in process. www.pw4c.org

  • Head Start contact for Essex, Gloucester, Ipswich, Manchester, Rockport: Theresa Folse 
978-281-2400 ext. 280
29 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

  • Head Start contact for Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Hamilton, Middleton, Peabody, Salem, Topsfield, Wenham: Ana Cabrera
978-236-4101 ext. 222
292 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915


The Region 3 Educator and Provider Support grant

professional development opportunities for early childhood and after-school educators
visit http://www.northshore.edu/r3p