Department of Early Education and Care (EEC)

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.

Contact Us

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51 Sleeper St., 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02210


Main Office (617) 988-6600

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

Learn more about the Department of Early Education and Care and Commissioner Thomas L. Weber.

Recent news & announcements

Press Release

Early Education and Care Programs to Receive Additional 2% Rate Increase 

12/13/2017 Department of Early Education and Care

Investment was a joint effort made possible by the Baker-Polito Administration and the Legislature

Upcoming Events



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