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
April 7, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

PLEASE NOTE: The Policy and Research Committee meeting will overlap with the Fiscal Committee meeting at 10:45AM for discussion on agenda items 2 and 3.


Welcome and Introductions/Quick Business

Agenda Items

  1. Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Annual Report - Discussion
  2. ECIS presentation: A continuation of the presentation from the March meeting
  3. Review of 3000-1000 Licensing and IT Reports


Next Meeting: Monday, May 5, 2014



Information provided by the Department of Early Education and Care . Updated: April 4, 2014