Board of Early Education and Care Meeting
April 14, 2009
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Greenfield Community College
Main Campus, Sloan Theatre
1 College Drive
Greenfiled, MA 01301


  • Welcome and Comments from the Chair
  • Comments from the Secretary
  • Comments from the Commissioner
  • Statements from the Public*

Routine Business:

  • Approval of March 10, 2009 Board Minutes - Vote
  • Board Committee Reports
    • Program and Policy
    • Fiscal and Budget
    • Planning and Evaluation
  • Advisory Council Report

Items for Discussion and Action:

  • Infrastructure - Discussion

    • State Advisory Council for Head Start
    • Advisory Council Appointments
  • Child Care Regulation Reform - Discussion and Vote to Promulgate
  • Planning for American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) Funding - Update and Discussion
  • Planning for FY2010 EEC Grant Awards - Discussion and Vote
    • Local Planning and Coordination
    • Professional Development/Accreditation
    • UPK Continuation Grant Criteria
  • Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan - Discussion

Meeting Materials & Presentations:

Meeting Minutes


*The Board of Early Education and Care makes up to 30 minutes available for persons in the audience to address the Board on specific agenda items. In order to hear as many speakers as possible, the Board limits individuals to 3 minutes, although written material of any length can be submitted. The Board asks associations or groups to select only one speaker to represent the organization. Those wishing to speak should indicate their intent by filling out the sign-in sheet that will be available during the half-hour prior to the start of the meeting.

Information provided by the Department of Early Education and Care . Created: April 14, 2009; Last reviewed: April 14, 2009.