The New Normal: Engaging Diverse Families Conference

On Monday November 19th 2012, the Department of Early Education and Care held “The New Normal: Engaging Diverse Families” conference to support educators and education professionals working with children in early education and care, out-of-school time, and public school programs, in understanding the challenges and unique needs of children and families related to adoption, gender identity and English language acquisition.  

This is a sign of future prosperity for everyone in Massachusetts

Brain Building in Progress
Whenever you see children interacting and learning in enriching environments, what you're really seeing is brain building in progress. The latest science shows that these early experiences actually build the architecture of the developing brain, and provide the foundation for a lifetime of learning, success and productive, responsible citizenship. Brain building is an investment in the economic prosperity of everyone in Massachusetts. EEC and the United Way have launched a joint initiative to provide more information on the science of brain building and why our future depends on it. View the public service announcement below, and visit to learn more.

Watch the Public Service Announcement