EEC is pleased to announce a Professional Qualifications Registry milestone!


As of August 12, 2010, over 10,000 educators have created their personal profiles on the EEC Professional Qualifications Registry. Many more are doing so each day. This is very impressive work by early education and out of school time educators across the state. Each week the pace of new records being added and the number of completed registrations keeps increasing exponentially. Thank you very much for making the Professional Qualifications Registry a success!


If you are currently working in early education or out-of-school time in an EEC-licensed center-based program or family child care home in Massachusetts, you will need to register to comply with the regulations issued in January 2010. Educators, including assistants, who work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, or school age children in EEC-licensed settings are required to register by August 31, 2010. EEC is also asking educators in programs that are not subject to EEC licensure but that are participating in EEC's Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) pilot register by that date. Please note that having an EEC teacher certification does not mean that you are already registered.


If you have not registered yet, please visit:


New FAQs for Family Child Care (FCC) Programs are posted on the EEC Professional Qualification Registry

To help Family Child Care providers and their staff get registered, frequently asked questions (FAQs) specifically for FCC license holders and certified assistants were posted on the EEC Professional Qualification Registry on August 9, 2010. Please click on the link below for the Family Child Care FAQs on the Professional Qualifications Registry:

For questions about the PQ Registry and its use, please contact the Professional Qualifications Registry team at For technical questions about accessing the Professional Qualifications Registry, please contact us by using the EEC Support Request Form .