Data on Massachusetts Child Care Programs

EEC publishes commonly requested data about licensed and funded providers, as well as select Commonwealth Cares for Children (C3) survey findings.

If you are looking for data not available on this page, please review EEC’s public data guide and submit a data request via the GovQA platform.

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Commonwealth Cares for Children (C3) Survey Findings

EEC provides monthly C3 grants to support early education and care providers’ day-to-day operational and workforce costs. 

EEC Licensed and Funded Child Care Programs

Data on licensed and funded programs includes by program city/town location and licensing capacity in total, as well as broken down by age group.

  • Licensed programs are programs that are subject to licensing regulations by EEC, which include meeting health and safety standards, training and professional development requirements, criminal and background checks, and maintaining appropriate ratios of educators to children. Licensed programs can include any of the following: family child care and group and school age programs.
  • Funded programs are programs that are not subject to licensure by EEC but have the approval from EEC to provide subsidized child care for low-income or at-risk families.  Funded programs can include any of the following: public schools; private schools; religious schools; and government, tribal, and military child care programs.

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