MA Seal What's Happening at the New Department of Early Education and Care (EEC)?
Please join EEC Commissioner Ann Reale and EEC staff at a regional meeting in your area to:
  • hear about the Agency's new structure, mission and goals;
  • discuss the planning projects underway to build a new system of high-quality early education and care; and
  • provide input and feedback. 
Western Massachusetts*
Chicopee Public Library
449 Front Street
Monday, 11/14/05
1:00- 3:00 p.m.
tim.thomas@massmail.state.ma.us
413-788-8401
Metro Boston
Thomas Crane Quincy Public Library
40 Washington Street, Quincy
Monday, 11/28/05
6:00- 8:00 p.m.
laurinda.rosa@massmail.state.ma.us
617-472-2881 x623
Southeastern Massachusetts
Taunton State Hospital
Recreation Building
60 Hodges Avenue
Wednesday, 12/7/05
12:00- 2:00 p.m.
jill.elwell@massmail.state.ma.us
508-828-5025 x570
Central Massachusetts
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square, Saxe Room
Wednesday, 12/7/05
5:30-7:30 p.m.
donna.joppas@massmail.state.ma.us
508-798-5180 x203
Northeastern Massachusetts
Peter Torigian Community Life Center
79 Central Street, Peabody
Thursday, 12/8/05
6:00- 8:00 p.m.
john.souther@massmail.state.ma.us
978-740-3060 x317
Boston
Roxbury Community College
Reggie Lewis Center
1234 Columbus Avenue
Wednesday 12/21/05
9:30-11:30 a.m.
laurinda.rosa@massmail.state.ma.us
617-472-2881 x623
TO RSVP OR FOR MORE INFORMATION,
PLEASE USE THE REGIONAL CONTACT INFORMATION LISTED ABOVE.
*Organized in conjunction with WMCPC/WMAEYC
 
On July 1, 2005, the new Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) officially became operational. EEC combines the functions of the former Office of Child Care Services (OCCS) with those of the former Early Learning Services Division at the Department of Education. EEC is responsible for all licensing of early education and care programs, providing financial assistance for child care services to low-income families, information and referral services, parenting support for all families, and providing professional development opportunities for staff in the early education and care field.

Looking forward to hearing from you!