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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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EEC to Hold Early Childhood Innovation Summit 

9/26/2019 Department of Early Education and Care

The Early Childhood Innovation Summit will cover scaling effective models in early childhood and provide information about the Early Childhood Support Organization initiative that provides supports for workforce and program quality improvement.

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Governor Baker Swears In New Commissioner of Early Education and Care Samantha Aigner-Treworgy 

8/29/2019 Department of Early Education and Care

Governor Charlie Baker today swore in Samantha L. Aigner-Treworgy as Commissioner of Early Education and Care, the lead agency for early childhood programs and services in the Commonwealth.

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New Online Directory of Licensed Early Education and Care Programs 

8/20/2019 Department of Early Education and Care

The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) is excited to announce that there is a new and improved directory of licensed child care programs in Massachusetts on EEC's website.

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Notice of Contract Opportunity: DCF Short Term Child Care - Expansion 

8/01/2019 Department of Early Education and Care

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) are seeking vendors to provide short term child care; the deadline to apply is August 19, 2019

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