Department of Early Education and Care

MISSION

EEC will lead the way in helping Massachusetts children and families reach their full potential. By providing and coordinating a range of services and assistance, ECC will continuously improve the quality, affordability, and accessibility of early education and care in the Commonwealth.



Web Site

Organization Chart

Governing Laws

Statutes

MGL C. 15D s. 1
Purpose
MGL C. 15D s. 2
Early Education and Care Department
MGL C. 15D s. 3
Board of early education and care; duties; membership; appointments; length of term; purpose
MGL C. 15D s. 4
Commissioner; appointment and removal; application for funds
MGL C. 15D s. 5
Workforce development system; implementation plan
MGL C. 28A s. 1
Policy and purposes
MGL C. 28A s. 2
Definitions applicable to Secs. 1 to 8
MGL C. 28A s. 3
Establishment of office of child care services; commissioner; functions and duties
MGL C. 28A s. 4
Functions
MGL C. 28A s. 5
Day care services; promotion
MGL C. 28A s. 6
Cooperation of executive offices
MGL C. 28A s. 6A
Repealed, 1996, 58, Sec. 21
MGL C. 28A s. 7
Local councils; establishment; members; functions; guidelines and procedures
MGL C. 28A s. 8
Advisory council; duties; report and recommendations
MGL C. 28A s. 9
Definitions applicable to this section and Secs. 10 to 16
MGL C. 28A s. 10
Licensure or approval of school age child care programs, day care centers, family day care homes or systems, etc.
MGL C. 28A s. 10A
Placement in foster home; approval; emergency placement; criminal offender record information check
MGL C. 28A s. 10B
Unannounced monitoring inspections; large family day care homes
MGL C. 28A s. 11
Operation of facilities or agencies without licensure or approval prohibited; restrictions on child placement
MGL C. 28A s. 11A
Adoptive family; background information furnished to person whose consent is required
MGL C. 28A s. 11B
Adoption resource exchange; child registration by placement agency
MGL C. 28A s. 12
Licensure of school age child care programs and day care facilities by cities or towns; delegation of power authorized
MGL C. 28A s. 13
Suspension, revocation, etc. of license or approval; grounds; hearing; decision; judicial review
MGL C. 28A s. 14
Advertisement for placement or reception of children restricted
MGL C. 28A s. 15
Violations of Sec. 11 or 14; punishment
MGL C. 28A s. 16
Violations of Sec. 11 or 14; enforcement; jurisdiction
MGL C. 28A s. 17
Section 17. Entry and inspection of facilities; court order

Regulations

102 CMR 1
ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS AND DEFINITIONS FOR LICENSURE OR APPROVAL
102 CMR 3
STANDARDS FOR THE LICENSURE OR APPROVAL OF RESIDENTIAL
102 CMR 5
STANDARDS FOR THE LICENSURE OR APPROVAL OF AGENCIES
102 CMR 7
STANDARDS FOR THE LICENSURE OR APPROVAL OF GROUP DAY CARE AND
102 CMR 8
STANDARDS FOR THE LICENSURE OF FAMILY CHILD CARE AND LARGE
606 CMR 10
SUBSIDIZED CHILD CARE
606 CMR 14
CRIMINAL OFFENDER AND OTHER