Monomoy Early Childhood Council

  • Monomoy Early Childhood Council

    The Monomoy Early Childhood Council, in partnership with the Monomoy School District, shares a commitment to ensure high quality information, education, and services to young children, their families, guardians, and providers in the Chatham and Harwich community. We are committed to increasing access to quality preschool experiences and parent / child community engagement opportunities.  Through fundraising efforts of the Friends of our council, we are able to fund emergency tuition assistance as well as access to free clothing, diapers, and nutritious food at the Monomoy Family Resource Center located in the Harwich Elementary School.  

    Office Hours with Lucy Gilmore, the Monomoy Family Resource Coordinator, are held at the Monomoy Family Resource Center, located in Harwich Elementary School, 263 South Street Harwich MA 02645.

    Drive by curbside pick up and home visit delivery are available by appointment: Lucy at (508) 430-7216 x3044 or


  • The majority of our funding, administered by the Cape Cod Children’s Place, is through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and the Children’s Trust Fund.  We also receive generous funding from the Sand Pond Foundation and the Cape Cod Foundation's Chatham Fund and Harwich Fund.  The Monomoy Regional School District supports a vital preschool-to-kindergarten transition team as well as in-kind services and space for the Monomoy Family Resource Center and ongoing programs. The Council also raises funds through events sponsored by the 501c3 Friends of the Harwich Early Childhood Advisory Council (aka Monomoy Early Childhood Council). Friends' memberships as well as business sponsorship is welcome!     

    Your tax-deductible donations for tuition and child-care assistance made payable to HECAC can be sent to:
    Harwich Early Childhood Advisory Council
    Early Childhood Family Resource Center
    263 South Street
    Harwich, MA  02645

Meeting Schedule

  • Monomoy Early Childhood Council meetings scheduled for 2023 - 2024:

    Council meetings will take place the first Thursday of each month (with the exception of September and December), through May at the Harwich Elementary School, 263 South Street, or via Zoom, if preferred, from 6 - 7pm. All are welcome to join us to learn more about resources, events, and services for families with young children in Harwich and Chatham. Please email Lucy Gilmore at to be included on the mailing list to receive the Zoom meeting link.

    Meeting dates are held in person at the Harwich Elementary School and on zoom on Thursdays:

    • October 5, 2023,
    • November 2, 2023,
    • January 4. 2024, 
    • February 1, 2024,
    • March 7, 2024,
    • April 4, 2024,
    • May 3, 2024