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A-Z Training Index

Find EEC training, professional development, orientations, and other learning opportunities in this comprehensive index.

Basic CCFA Subsidy Management Support Available Weekly

EEC is offering training sessions for CCFA users who need technical support on basic Subsidy Management.  These will be held from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM on Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.

This is a session for those who are new to using EEC's Child Care Financial Assistance System (CCFA).  Additional resources are available under the Training and Resources section of the CCFA website. 

1. To join the meeting use the following link. If no participants join by 9:45, the meeting may be canceled. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8879115318564868609

2. If you would like to ask questions during the meeting, call in using your telephone:

Dial +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 227-206-133
Audio PIN: This will be shown after joining the meeting

Amended Licensing Regulations for Residential Programs

The official regulations were published on January 1, 2016 and are now effective. Please be advised that these regulations are not the official version of the regulations. As is the case with all state regulations, the official versions are available from the Secretary of State's State Publications and Regulations Division, through the State Bookstore, Room 116, Boston, MA 02133 or by calling (617) 727-2834. Official regulations also may be ordered from the State Bookstore on-line at http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprcat/catidx.htm. While EEC strives to keep the regulations included on this site current, that is not always possible. In the case of any discrepancy between the version on this site, and the official Code of State Massachusetts Regulations published by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State's version takes precedence.

Updated Information Regarding Upcoming Changes to Background Record Checks

EEC will now require Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks and fingerprint-based national and state criminal history background checks -- in addition to the current Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Department of Children and Families (DCF) checks.   These new requirements will impact EEC’s licensed and funded programs such as  family child care, small/large group and school-age child care programs, residential and placement programs, adoptive and foster parents and EEC-funded caregivers.  SORI and fingerprint-based checks immediately apply to all new applications filed on or after September 1, 2013.    All individuals licensed or employed prior to September 1, 2013 will be required to undergo SORI and fingerprint-based checks before September 1, 2016.

Revised Transportation Policy and Guidance for Transportation Oversight Plan

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 which went into effect December 12, 2011. Please be advised that the revised policy will become effective October 1, 2012.