About The Saugus CFCE


 The 5 Main goals of the Saugus CFCE program are:


  • Increasing knowledge of and accessibility to high-quality early education and care programs and services for families with children pre-natal through school-age.

  • Promoting parent education, family engagement and early literacy in the community.

  • Facilitate collaboration and community planning between local early education and care partners and other community stake holders, including parents.

  • Provide support and information to families with children transtioning between and among early education and care settings, home and school

  • Suppport early education and care programs across the public and private sectors in delivering high-quality services.


Through direct services and/or referrals Saugus CFCE programs provide a variety of services, which include:


Providing families access to:


  • Child Development information;

  • Transition informationand supports

  • Assistance with meeting basic needs;

  • Timely support in periods of family crisis

  • High quality, specific and up-to-date infomrationand referrals.

  • Family literacy and school readiness activities;

  • Family and community events;

  • Parent leadership opportunities

  • Information about early education and care opportunities and other community resources that support parents in their role as their childs first teacher.


Providing the early education and care community with:


  • Support in identifying program quality needs and accessing training and other professional development opportunities;

  • Opportunities to share best practices and coordinate resources

  • Linkages to technical assistance and local resources to assist them in meeting quality standards.



For More information about opportunities and services in the Saugus area

please contact:


Tricia Murphy

Owner/Director, Shining Stars Learning Center

Lead Agency of the Saugus CFCE




Saugus CFCE is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant awarded to Shining Stars Learning Center by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

For information Please contact 

Tricia Murphy at:

sauguscfce@mail.com or (781)484-3805