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EEC Background Record Checks 

Learn about the Department of Early Education and Care's (EEC) Background Record Check (BRC) requirements, including regulation changes and new policies being implemented between October 2018 and September 2020.

Resources for Early Education Programs 

The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) supports all programs in providing high-quality learning environments for children

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.

Early Education and Care Funding and Grant Opportunities 

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

Child care subsidy management and CCFA 

Information for child care subsidy administrators on managing child care financial assistance and using CCFA.

Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) 

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

Head Start 

Head Start promotes school readiness of children under age five through comprehensive education, health, and social services.

EEC Reports and Research 

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

EEC Laws, Regulations, and Policies 

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