Families First stands in solidarity with the Black community and everyone fighting for social justice.
Early childhood experiences matter because...
80-90% of brain structures
are built in the first 5 years
of a child’s life.
One stable and responsive
helps children overcome adversity.
$4 to $9 in social costs
are saved for every $1 invested in early childhood programs.
“It takes a village to raise a child.
Families First is our village.”
Families First brings parents together in their own communities to build…
Come together with other parents to learn new and fun ways to support your child’s learning and growth!
“You're not born a parent; you have to learn it. A program like this... brings some form of peace to your life with your kids.”
- Mirella, parent participant -
Achieve your organization’s family engagement goals
by partnering with Families First!
“Many parents have made deeper connections with our staff… The community that was built by the Power of Parenting program is going to have a lasting impact.”
- Gloria DeVine, East Boston Social Centers -
Power of Parenting Video Series
Episode 1: Love & Limits
In each episode, you can listen to Families First's highly-skilled Parenting Educators discuss a concept from our Power of Parenting curriculum.
The first episode, delivered by Pam Bailey in English and Yesenia Menendez-Sanchez in Spanish, offers guidance on how you can effectively set limits with your young ones at home. This tip is especially timely, as social distancing can cause children to test limits more often.
Families First has supported parents since 1988.
In the last decade, our expert
have worked with more than
of more than
50,000 children in Massachusetts
Watch our video!
Families First offers unique support for parents that need it most.
The positive impact on children’s learning and development will last a lifetime.
We would not have this impact without our dedicated community of donors and volunteers.