2013-2014 Meeting Dates:

The Policy & Research Committee will meet at 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210, from 10:00am until 11:30am, on the following dates unless otherwise noted.

*September 9, 2013 (September 2, 2013 is Labor Day)

**October 2, 2013 (this is a Wednesday meeting date)


  • Chair: Joan Wasser Gish
  • Members: Sharon Scott-Chandler, Chi-Cheng Huang, M.D.
  • Ex- Officio Members: J.D. Chesloff - EEC Board Chair, Tom Weber - EEC Commissioner
  • EEC Lead Staff: Gwen Alexander


The Policy and Research Committee of the Board of Early Education and Care reviews and monitors both internal and external research to inform the Board's decision making and policy development. The Committee's work aligns and intersects with that of the Fiscal, and Planning and Evaluation Committees of the Board as they work to implement a system to improve and support quality statewide and to offer an array of high quality, comprehensive, and affordable programs designed to meet the diverse, individual needs of children and families.

Policy and Research Committee
Board of Early Education and Care
May 5, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Department of Early Education and Care
51 Sleeper St., 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02210


Welcome and Introductions/Quick Business

Agenda Items

  1. QRIS Validation Study Standards Revisions pptx format of QRIS Status Update - Discussion
  2. QRIS Field Survey Data and Environment Rating Scale Observations Data - Presentation
  3. Family Child Care Systems Study pdf format of Family Child Care Assessment Study - Presentation

Standing Item


Next Meeting: June 2, 2014



Information provided by the Department of Early Education and Care . Updated: April 30, 2014