About Associated

By investing in school readiness, promoting healthy development, and strengthening families, Associated Early Care and Education gives students the opportunity to reach their full potential. Explore to learn more about how Associated nurtures a love of learning and creates a brighter future for the children, families, and neighborhoods we serve!

For over 130 years, Associated has provided the highest quality early care and education programs for the communities of Greater Boston.  Today, we are serving over 1,500 children in need, from birth to age five, through our programs and services.

The New Learning Center

We are currently embarking on our single most ambitious project yet: developing and building a state-of-the-art Learning Center in the Bromley-Heath housing development in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood to serve as the flagship of a unique campus of care and education.  We began construction in December 2012.  Interested in donating to the project?  Contact Ellen Meltzer at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 617-695-0700 x266.


Boston Quality Inventory 2013 Released

On March 12, 2014, Boston EQUIP will release two reports: the Community Profiles 2013 and the Boston Quality Inventory 2013. The Boston Quality Inventory (BQI) provides a picture of the current quality of family child care homes and center-based programs serving infants, toddlers and preschoolers throughout the city.


Boston Globe Grant Program

Did you get a silver envelope in the mail from The Boston Globe? You could help us win free advertising!

Inside the envelope is a way to get involved in the newly-launched GRANT program, which enables readers to show their support for non-profits by choosing which ones are given free advertising space in The Boston Globe.


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YES! I want to help give Greater Boston's youngest children in need the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Show how much you care:
$50.00 buys books & art supplies
$100.00 gives kids an educational field trip
$500.00 helps to pay for literacy programs
$1,000.00 provides kids with meals at our centers - 2/3 of their daily nutrition!

Thank you for your generosity!

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