Home-Based Early Childhood Education Program

By Cambridge Public Schools

We can provide a home visitor who can visit your home for one-hour every week to explore books, educational materials, and play-based learning with your child.

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This program runs during the school year.
Every day.

Ages: 1 to 3.

Cambridge residents only.

To be eligible for the Home-Based Program, families must:

  • Have a child ages 1.5 - 3.5 years old living in Cambridge.
  • Be a parent/legal guardian -participation is required.
Request assistance


Tamara Joy Harper
Program Coordinator
Antonia Blyth
Home-Based Early Childhood Program Clerk

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Enrollment is ongoing, parents should contact us to begin the enrollment process.

The Home-Based program is free to Cambridge families. All books and educational materials are given to your family.



The program serves people at their homes or wherever it is needed or online.

  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

Additional information

The Home-Based Early Childhood Education Program supports parents in their role as their children’s first teachers. For over 40 years, the program has provided trained Home Visitors to families with young children. Certified by the ParentChild+ (PC+) Program, a research-based national program; this program encourages parents to use play, everyday items, and their own community as tools for learning.

The Home-Based Program offers weekly, one-hour home visits throughout the school year. During a home visit, your Home Visitor will bring a new book and play materials. Home Visitors share skills, ideas, resources, and activities related to the curriculum materials. All without cost to families.