Early Childhood Resource Centers

The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) funds early childhood resource centers in libraries to make child development resources more widely available.

About EEC's Early Childhood Resource Centers

Since 1991, Early Childhood Resource Centers have made materials and resources available to the early childhood community across the state. There are now three public libraries contracted by the EEC to make these materials and resources available statewide. Working with public libraries creates more access for parents, public schools, Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs), individual early education and care programs, and Family Child Care systems (FCC). It also makes them available to EEC grant initiatives, including the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE), Head Start, and Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK).

Each of the three Early Childhood Resource Centers is located in the Children's section of the public library. Contact the libraries to find out when they are open. All you need is a current library card to access the resources. You can use the Virtual Catalog to select the items you wish to borrow to be delivered to your library.

Contact information for EEC's Early Childhood Resource Centers

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
Julie Roach, Manager of Youth Services,


Falmouth Public Library
300 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

Laura Ford, Children's Librarian, lford@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

Springfield City Library
220 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Sara Deignan, Children's Librarian,


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