Transportation Policy

The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) has revised the Procedures for the Drop-Off and Pick-Up of Children by Transportation Providers and Parent/Program Notification - 6.06 CMR 7.13 pdf format of    EEC Transportation Policy  which went into effect December 12, 2011.  The revised policy incorporates recommendations and suggestions from child care programs, family child care systems, and transportation providers that clarifies the responsibilities of educators/programs and transportation providers while continuing to prioritize the safety of children.  Please be advised that the revised policy will become effective October 1, 2012.

If you should have any questions regarding the revised policy, please email bulletinquestions@massmail.state.ma.us

A Quick Guide to Adding New Transportation Staff pdf format of    Quick Guide to Adding New Transportation Staff

Transportation Plan

The FY13 Income Eligible Contract contains language stating as a condition for the renewal of the contract that center-based child care programs and family child care systems that provide transportation either directly or through a subcontract must submit a plan for administrative oversight of their transportation program to EEC no later than September 30, 2012.  To aid with the submission of these plans and to provide all information in one location, EEC has issued Guidance for Developing the Transportation Oversight Plan pdf format of    Guidance for Developing Transportation Oversight  . This document provides guidance and direction, by topic, stating what should be included in your plan and the level of detail that should be provided for each topic. 

All transportation plans should clearly note the agency’s name, contact person, contact information, and date of submission.  Transportation plans should be submitted electronically to barbara.boyd@massmail.state.ma.us.

 

Transportation Safety Awareness and Training