Department of Early Education and Care

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Organization Chart


The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care provides the foundation that supports all children in their development as lifelong learners and contributing members of the community and supports families in their essential work as parents and caregivers.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 15D S. 1-17 Purpose and policies


102 CMR 1-5 Standards for the Licensure
102 CMR 12 Dependent Care and Assistance Program
606 CMR 10 Subsidized Child Care
606 CMR 14 Background Record Checks
606 CMR 7 Standards of Licensure