Department of Early Education and Care EEC

Department of Early Education and Care

EEC’s mission is to support the healthy growth and development of all children by providing high quality programs and resources for families and communities. We can connect you to early education and care providers, help you become a licensed early educator, and refer you to resources that support children’s learning.
51 Sleeper St., 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02210
Main Office (617) 988-6600
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Who we serve

One of the most important decisions that you make as a parent is choosing an environment that will nurture your child’s growth and development. We can connect you with:

  • Care for infants, toddlers, and school-aged children.
  • Family support and engagement programs.
  • Developmental activities for children.

In supporting the healthy growth and development of children, we license programs that serve children, including:

  • Early education and care centers and homes.
  • Residential group care facilities.
  • Adoption and foster care placement agencies.

We are governed by Chapter 15D of the Massachusetts General Laws.



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