Welcome to the Resource Hub for the Department of Early Education and Care’s next five-year Strategic Plan: 2020-2024!
About the EEC Community Learning Tours
I am happy to welcome you to the Resource Hub for the Department of Early Education and Care’s next five-year strategic plan for 2020-2024. The process to develop a plan launched in October 2019 and will continue through March 2020.
Our goals for the planning project are to develop an actionable, ambitious plan that will measurably improve outcomes for children and families in Massachusetts. To reach this goal, we are striving to make our planning process as inclusive as possible - with in person meetings across the state, as well as ways to provide feedback virtually. Ultimately, we hope to develop a plan that represents all the wonderful work that is already occurring – but is also unafraid of taking on big ideas or new efforts. Read more about our process here.
We invite you to join us in one of the following ways:
- Attend a regional learning tour
- Participate in the stakeholder survey and send us documents you think we should review
- Facilitate a conversation about the plan’s priorities at your council, parent group, or community meeting. Use the survey to pose questions and collect responses - then submit on behalf of the group!
- Keep up to date with the strategic planning process as it progresses – see below for summary documents. We will post more as they become available.
Thank you for being active participants in developing our vision for children and families. We are grateful for your engagement and support!
Additional Resources for About the EEC Community Learning Tours
Community Learning Tour Schedule
Help us develop a plan for Massachusetts in which all children develop as lifelong learners and contributing members of the community, and all families are supported in their essential work as parents and caregivers. Learning sessions will be held across the state to help us create a road map for EEC's work in the years to come! Please join us at one of the sessions listed below, and RSVP online to let us know you are coming!
EEC is in the process of scheduling the next round of community listening sessions. The tentative dates are February 24, 26, 27, and March 2, 2020. The confirmed dates, times, and meeting locations will be posted to this page soon.
Southeast: October 28, 2019, 3:00 to 5:00 PM at EEC's Taunton Office
Metro Boston: October 29, 2019 5:30 to 7:30 PM at EEC's Quincy Office
Northeast: November 13, 2019 5:30 to 7:30 PM at EEC's Lawrence Office
Western: November 14, 2019 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Community Foundation of Western MA
Central: November 18, 2019 5:30 to 7:30 PM at EEC's Worcester Office
Boston: November 19, 2019 2:00 to 4:00 PM at EEC's Boston Office
Community Feedback to Date
From the Desk of:
Significant Engagement from Early Education Field and Stakeholders
Emerging Areas of Focus
Connection to Budgeting
Internal Planning at EEC