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Helping you Advocate, Belong, And Connect

Welcome! Project ABC is a community resource for families in Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton, and Natick.

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Project ABC is a grant-funded program that fosters youth development and strengthens families by connecting parents with young children to resources, education, and peers in their community.

Project ABC serves families with children ages 0-8 in Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton, and Natick by offering FREE: 

  • Regular playgroups to help prepare your child for school and beyond. 

  • Community referrals and personal introductions to a large network of providers and services (e.g., education, health and safety, food, housing, and utilities, etc.) to ensure your child has every advantage for success.

  • Educational resources such as books, videos, and articles to empower parents 

Do you want to learn more or get connected?

Contact Ashleigh O'Halloran, Project ABC Director, at (508) 665-1266 or



  • A variety of playgroups and locations for young children and their caring adults

  • Support with developmental screenings and access to the ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionaire) 

  • Family engagement and parent education

  • Collaboration between early childhood education providers

  • Informational workshops and support groups

  • Dissemination of information and resources

  • Resource referrals for caregivers and providers

  • Managed by the MetroWest YMCA and community council and leadership team

  • Transition information and support between early childhood settings, home, and school

  • Timely support in periods of family crisis

  • High-quality, specific, and up-to-date information on early education and care programs and referrals

  • Family literacy and school readiness

  • Family and community events

  • Parent leadership opportunities

  • Information about community resources that support you as your child's first teacher

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  • Facebook
  • Youtube

Supports, Resources, Activites, and Programs


CFCE programs are locally-based programs in your community that provide child development services and resources to families with young children.
There are over 90 CFCE programs across the state, and in total, the CFCE network provides services to 350 cities and towns in Massachusetts.  The CFCE network helps to promote and support:

  • Parent education and family engagement

  • Early literacy and child development

  • Collaboration between local early education and care partners

  • Transitions between early education and care settings, home and school

  • High-quality programs and service delivery

Want to learn more?

Visit for more information about CFCE and EEC



We offer playgroups in Ashland at the public library and local parks!



We offer playgroups in Holliston at the public library and local parks!


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We offer playgroups in Hopkinton at the public library, the YMCA Family Outdoor Center, and local parks!



We offer playgroups in Natick at the public library and local parks!


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