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Board of Early Education and Care Announces Three New Members 

10/06/2021 Department of Early Education and Care

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Public Comment Period on Proposed Amendments to EEC's 606 CMR 7.00 Standards for The Licensure or Approval of Family Child Care; Small Group and School Age and Large Group and School Age Child Care Programs 

9/01/2021 Department of Early Education and Care

The Department of Early Education and Care is holding a public comment period regarding proposed changes to its regulations.

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Early Education and Care Commissioner to Ask Board to Grant Authority to Mandate Masks for Early Education and Care Providers and Children 5 and Older 

8/30/2021 Executive Office of Education

Commissioner to Develop Plan to Address Workforce Shortage

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Summer Learning Opportunities 

8/03/2021 Executive Office of Education

Administration Awards $7 million to New Summer Step Up Programs to Give Extra Support to Young Learners

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.5 Million to Early Education Programs 

7/20/2021 Executive Office of Education

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Baker-Polito Administration Releases Future of Work Report; Outlines Ongoing Steps To Address Findings 

7/13/2021 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Administration Taking Action on Housing, Workforce Development, Transportation, Child Care

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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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