Technical Assistance brochure designed for caregivers and educators on best practices for feeding breast milk or formula to babies
Policy statement that describes required and safe procedures for warming formula or breast milk in an early education and child care setting.
Policy Statement that provides a definition of a “busy street”, requiring it to be inaccessible to children’s play space.
Policy Statement detailing written record requirements for children in a temporary placement.
- Policy Statement describing medical record allowances and extensions for homeless, teen parent and supportive families.
Policy Statement that details food choking training requirements for Family Child Care Educators and identifies resources for training
Informational brochure for parents and providers on how to prevent choking. The brochure includes foods to avoid, how to make food safer, items that young children should never play with, plus other steps caregivers can take to keep children safe.
- Policy Statement for all licensed EEC programs that describes the required actions by child care programs and staff to protect the privacy of children and families.
Policy Statement for all types of childcare to assist and provide guidance in helping programs and childcare homes plan for evacuations, sheltering in place, and responding to a missing child.
Policy Statement detailing specific building exit requirements for Family Child Care Providers.
- Policy Statement that describes EEC process when freezing or reducing child enrolment in all licensed programs.
- Group and School Age Child Care, and Family Child Care Licensing Policy Statement Number: P-EEC-11
Policy Statement describing licensing requirements and EEC procedures for chipping, peeling and flaking paint in the childcare home and potential exposure to lead paint.
Policy Statement that details requirements for playgrounds and fall zones, and provides alternatives to using play equipment in family child care homes.
Policy Statement with Questions & Answers Section that provides guidance to Family, Group and School Age educators on meeting professional development licensing requirements.
- Policy Statement clarifying the immunizations required by the Department of Public Health for educators to meet EEC licensing regulations
- Policy Statement for Family, Group, and School Age programs that describes the requirements for the cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting of childcare items and equipment.
Policy Statement that details required Safe Sleep practices and crib requirements for all types of licensed care programs. This policy also includes a Question and Answer section to help guide providers and educators.
Policy Statement that describes a variety of supervision situations and the requirements that a Family Child Care provider must meet to ensure the safety of children.
Policy Statement that describes specific supervision requirements when a child is involved with transportation.
Policy Statement that describes the requirements and amount of hours a Regular Assistant may work in a Family Child Care home.
Policy Statement that identifies children visiting the child care home and the impact on the home’s licensed capacity.
Policy Statement describing requirements for volunteers and student interns to be counted in staff to child ratios.
- 606 CMR 7.07(9) Water Safety. For programs that offer swimming, boating or other water activities, the licensee must ensure that the area is safe and children are directly supervised at all times during activities involving water, including tubs, pools, showers, or standing water. Educator/child ratios must be sufficient to maintain the safety of children in or near water.