Area Councils

Get involved, join an area council to support your community.

Throughout the school year, we host eight community networking groups that provide a forum for us to stay connected to the needs of the families that we serve.  These important meetings help shape our programs, services and supports.  Pleae join us to learn about our collective community impact, how you can stay informed, and what to do to get involved.  Below is our 2022-2023 meeting line up.  Meeting formats may vary.  For more information, please email contacts listed below.


Cape Cod Regional 11-Town Early Childhood Council
This Council meets virtually on the third Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 pm four times a year and welcomes everyone committed to supporting the success of all families with young children in the 11 towns from Barnstable to Provincetown.  9/21/22, 12/21/22, 3/15/23, 6/21/23.
For information email

Barnstable Early Childhood Council
This Council meets quarterly on the third Monday, 5:00-6:00 pm.  9/19/22, 12/19/22, 3/20/23, 6/12/23.
For information contact Kelly Sommers:

Dennis-Yarmouth Early Childhood Council
This Council meets quarterly on the third Tuesday, 6:00-7:00 pm, and focuses on activities and needs specific to Dennis and Yarmouth. All are welcome.  9/20/22, 12/20/22, 3/14/23, 6/20/23.
For information contact Sue Gubbins:

Monomoy Early Childhood Council
This hybrid Council meets monthly on the first Thursday 6:00 – 7:00 pm, at Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak St., Harwich. 9/15/22 (3rd Thurs.), 10/6/22, 11/3/22, (skip Dec.), 1/15/23, 2/2/23, 3/2/23, 4/6/23, 5/4/23, (skip June).
For information contact Lucy Gilmore: 

Parent Advisory Council   
This Council meets at various times to accommodate the parents involved.  2022-23 dates: 10/5/22 at 2 pm,  1/30/23 at 11 am, 2/27/23, 3/27/23, 4/24/23, and 5/29/23 for a Leadership celebration luncheon.  The purpose of the Parent Advisory Council is  to help shape our programming, provide feedback and parent insights, acquire leadership training, gain opportunities to complete a community impact project and connect with each other.
For information contact Carol Biondi:

Cape and Islands Early Learning Network
This hybrid networking meeting meets every other month, on the second Wednesday, 1:00- 2:30 pm at Cape Cod Family Resource Center, 29 Bassett Ln., Hyannis.  10/12/22, 12/14/22, 2/8/23, 4/12/23, 6/14/23.  Contact Cindy Horgan: or
Patty Watson:

Cape and Islands Maternal Depression Task Force (MDTF)
This Task Force meets virtually, monthly on the third Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 am.  9/15/22, 10/20/22, 11/17/22, 12/15/22, 1/19/23, 2/16/23, 3/16/23, 4/20/23, 5/18/23, 6/15/23.
For information contact Kerry McCarthy:

Cape Cod Fathers & Family Network
This group will meet on occasional Mondays, September  2022- June 2023,  11:30am – 2:00 pm, Hybrid at Cape Cod Family Resource Center, 29 Bassett Ln., Hyannis.
For more information contact Paul Melville:





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