Department of Early Education and Care (EEC)

The Department of Early Education and Care's mission is to support the healthy growth and development of all children by providing high quality programs and resources for families and communities.

FCC Capital Grant Open

EEC and MassDevelopment have launched the new Family Child Care Capital Grant Program.

Providers who are homeowners can apply for up to $25,000 to support space improvements and build program capacity.

The application for the first round of grants is now open through August 16 with a total of $2.5 million in funding available.

Learn more and apply 

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50 Milk St., 14th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-5002


Main Office (617) 988-6600
EEC Contact Center (617) 988-7841


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Governor Healey Announces Universal, High-Quality Pre-K Access for Gateway Cities  

1/16/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

“Gateway to Pre-K" agenda will also increase child care financial assistance to thousands of families and sustain historic C3 funding for providers

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Massachusetts to Boost Reimbursement Rates for Child Care Providers  

1/10/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Board of Early Education Approves Healey-Driscoll Administration’s Transformative Proposal, 6th State in the Nation Federally Approved to Use Cost of Care Data

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