Massachusetts Core Competencies for Early Education and Out-of-School Time Educators
The knowledge and skills of effective educators
Guiding Change, Impacting Quality - A Guide to TA file size 1MB
A Guide to Effective Consultation with Settings for Infants, Toddlers, and their Families file size 2MB
Core Knowledge, Competencies, and Dispositions; Administration for Children and Families (ACF),U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) Mapping Project
The IHE Mapping Project maps the current network of two and four year public and select private Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) in Massachusetts that offer an Early Childhood Education (ECE) program of study, elementary education program or program in a related field that leads to a certificate, and/or an associate's or a bachelor's degree. The project includes a school profile for each school surveyed and a searchable database of ECE degree program required coursework. Note: this information is current as of June 2010; as of July 28, 2010 state legislation was signed changing six Massachusetts' state colleges into state universities.
EEC Career Ladder for Early Education and Out-of-School Time Educators
A career ladder to define professional growth in our field.
Resources for Professional Growth
Early Childhood Educators (ECE) Scholarship Program
This scholarship was created to increase the quality and availability of teachers and care providers to work with young children and youth in inclusive settings including infant/toddler, preschool and school age programs. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance for currently employed early childhood and out of school time educators and providers who enroll in an associate or bachelor degree program in Early Childhood Education or related programs.
Before you apply for the upcoming 2015-2016 ECE Scholarship, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your ECE Scholarship application cannot be processed without receipt of your FAFSA. The ECE Scholarship application is expected to be available April 1, 2015 on the OFSA website. Please visit www.osfa.mass.edu to complete your FAFSA and to apply for the 2015-2016 ECE Scholarship.
All applicants for the 2015-2016 ECE Scholarship are required to have an active Professional Quality Registry (PQR) number. EEC has Online Resources available to assist educators in accessing the PQR. For further assistance, please contact the Educator and Provider Support (EPS) grantee for your region. Visit the EPS Grantee for your area. :If you already have a PQR number and need assistance retrieving this number please contact EEC's Help Desk at EECHelpDesk@MassMail.State.ma.us
Educator and Provider Support (EPS) Grant
The Educator and Provider Support grant is EEC's primary vehicle for providing professional development opportunities and support services to early education and out of school time educators and providers across EEC's mixed delivery system. EEC envisions a workforce development system that is accessible to all educators in the State's mixed delivery system with statewide core functions and interconnected professional development at the state, regional, and local levels. The goal of the EPS grant is to enhance educator and provider core knowledge and skills, develop pathways, and offer coaching and mentoring supports to sustain best practices and improve quality services.
Training and Orientation Resources