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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Launch of Pilot to Provide Dedicated COVID-19 Testing Sites to Child Care Programs, Expanded Resources for Providers 

1/25/2021 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

The Department of Early Education and Care, partnering with private, philanthropic funders, will establish pilot testing sites dedicated to child care staff, children and families

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Extension of School and Non-Emergency Child Care Program Closures, Continued Steps to Support COVID-19 Response 

4/21/2020 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

New measures include deferred student loan payments, updated remote learning guidance and enacting legislation to protect residents from evictions and foreclosures

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Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) for EEC-Subsidized Family Child Care Providers 

2/26/2020 Department of Early Education and Care

Beginning in January 2021, most Massachusetts workers will be eligible for paid family and medical leave through their employer.

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $6 Million for Early Education Programs 

12/19/2019 Department of Early Education and Care

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Governor Baker appoints new member to Early Education and Care Board 

12/11/2019 Department of Early Education and Care

Nicki Ruiz de Luzuriaga, vice president of institutional advancement for Economic Mobility Pathways, will serve as the parent-representative on the board.

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EEC is Soliciting Input for Next Five Year Strategic Plan 

11/18/2019 Department of Early Education and Care

Planning process will continue through March 2020.

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EEC to Expand DCF Short Term Child Care Initiative 

10/30/2019 Department of Early Education and Care

The Short Term Child Care initiative provides temporary, short-term child care during standard business hours for children who are awaiting foster care placement.

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“Choose Safe Places” helps identify sites that are safe from environmental hazards 

10/22/2019 Department of Early Education and Care

The “Choose Safe Places” program helps early care and education programs choose locations that are safe from environmental hazards.

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