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Healey-Driscoll Administration Holding Regional Child Care Listening Sessions 

7/02/2024 Executive Office of Education

Input will help develop state’s whole-of-government approach to affordable child care

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Launches Family Child Care Capital Grant Program  

6/28/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

$2.5 million in funding now available for renovations

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Swears in Members of Early Education and Care Board 

6/12/2024 Department of Early Education and Care

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Expands Universal Pre-K Access in Eight Additional School Districts  

5/28/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Expansion invests $1.7 million, adding 259 pre-k seats for children in Gateway Cities and rural communities Expansion invests $1.7 million, adding 259 pre-k seats for children in Gateway Cities and rural communities

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Now Open 

5/23/2024 Department of Early Education and Care

New application expands eligible degrees and includes residential program staff for first time

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Investing $3 Million to Support Early Education Workforce Pipeline and Apprenticeships 

5/08/2024 Department of Early Education and Care

State Boosting Economic Mobility Pathways for Early Childhood Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Expands Universal Pre-K Access in 16 School Districts  

4/03/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Expansion will add 488 seats for children in Gateway Cities and rural communities

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Kicks Off Early Education and Child Care Task Force 

3/28/2024 Executive Office of Education

Governor Healey employs a whole-of-government approach to make child care more affordable and accessible

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Opens State Contracts with Child Care Providers for First Time in 15 Years to Invest $400 Million in Annual Financial Assistance 

3/21/2024 Department of Early Education and Care

Re-Procured Services to Benefit Approximately 20,000 Eligible Children

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Commissioner Kershaw Delivers Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Testimony 

3/05/2024 Department of Early Education and Care

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Celebrates Transformative Child Care Financial Assistance Rate Changes in Western Mass  

2/15/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Western Mass child care providers receiving 34% rate increase for infant care, 14% for toddler care and 13% for preschool care

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Healey Driscoll Administration Celebrates Literacy Launch Initiative  

2/05/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Literacy Launch Will Expand Access to Evidence-Based Literacy Learning Through Professional Development and High-Quality Materials

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Delivers $13 Million to Expand Access to Pre-K 

1/22/2024 Department of Early Education and Care

Expansion of CPPI funded by Fair Share Amendment; Additional $5 Million Available for New School Districts to Apply

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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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New Department of Early Education Data Shows Massachusetts Child Care System Has Rebounded, Now Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Capacity 

1/11/2024 Department of Early Education and Care

Governor Healey’s Hallmark Budget Proposal to Continue C3 Grants Contributed to 7% Increase in Child Care Programs, Adding More Than 10,600 Child Care Slots Across the State