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EEC Background Record Checks 

This page covers the Department of Early Education and Care's requirements related to Background Record Checks.

Resources for EEC Programs 

Early education and care programs and teachers play an important role in fostering young children's learning and healthy development.

Early education and care financial assistance for families 

The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) provides child care financial assistance for families in need. In order to be eligible for funding, you and your family must meet certain requirements. You may be placed on waiting list if funding is not immediately available.

EEC Funding and Grant Opportunities 

The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) provides grants and other funding opportunities to support program development and quality.

CCFA and subsidy management resources 

EEC works with local Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) to help make sure that early education and care programs are accessible to families in need.

Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) 

The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) developed MA QRIS to improve the quality of early education and care programs.

Head Start 

Head Start promotes school readiness of children under 5 from low-income families through education, health, social, and other services.

EEC Reports and Research 

Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Research and Reports

EEC Laws and Regulations 

A full listing of the laws, regulations, and policies in place to ensure the highest standards of quality in Massachusetts' early care facilities.

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