Community Partners

  • Lowell’s Early Childhood Advisory Council


    The mission of the Lowell Early Childhood Advisory Council is to promote a community commitment to and a shared vision for nurturing and supporting young children (ages 0-8) and their families.   The work of the council focuses on improving the quality and coordination of services provided by early care and education programs and agencies in the city of Lowell. The goal of the council is to provide a network of needed and important services, foster partnerships among individuals/agencies who provide services to families, and share resources with educators, parents, and other caregivers working with young children.

    The Early Childhood Advisory Council meets on the first Monday of the month from 9:00-11:30 am at Lowell General Hospital, Main Campus, in the Hanchett Auditorium. Due ot Covid 19, we are currently meeting via ZOOM.

    For more information, please call the Lowell Early Childhood Department at: 978-674-2051 or email Lisa VanThiel at

     Parents and new community partners are welcome. 


    • October 5, 2020
    • November 2, 2020
    • December 7, 2020
    • January 11, 2021
    • February 1, 2021
    • March 1, 2021
    • April 5, 2021
    • May 3, 2021
    • June 7, 2021

    Lowell Early Childhood Council Fact Sheet

    Lowell Early Childhood Factsheet

    Looking for Affordable Child Care?

    Applying for child care financial assistance

     The Greater Lowell Trauma Resource Directory August 2019  Click Here to open and download -funded through Preschool Expansion Grant

     Project LEARN

    Started in 2013, the Lowell Education Alliance Resource Network (LEARN), was founded and funded by the Lowell business community, working hand in hand with the Lowell Public Schools. It is designed to increase resources for, and thereby improve outcomes for, children in Lowell. 

    To learn more about ProjectLEARN visit their website

     Community Needs Assessment & Results of Family Survey 2017-18

    Community Needs Assessment

    Results Family Survey 2017-18

    Strategic Plan for Pre-Kindergarten Funding and Sustainabilty/Expansion: Lowell Collaborative Preschool Academy (LCPA)

    Strategic Plan for Pre Kindergarten Funding and Sustainability/Expansion

     Community Partners Referral Forms

    Early Childhood Referral

    Consent to Share Information

     Special Education Referral Form