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Massachusetts STEM Summit 2018

Professional Qualifications Registry Profile Updates and Assistance.

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Rate Increases For Early Education And Care Programs.

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The Children's Behavioral Health Initiative

WBLH-Great resource for educators and parents

Educator and Provider Support (EPS) Current Fact Sheet and PowerPoint to EEC's Policy and Research Committee.

Zero to Three Fellowship Program

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Competency Development


EEC encourages educators and programs to use Core Competencies to validate their education, skills, and experience and to plan the next steps in their professional growth. Educational institutions and professional development organizations are encouraged to use the competencies to organize and develop their offerings.

The Department of Early Education and Care has set a goal of Competency Development to "ensure educators are gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to increase individual competency, enhance program quality, and improve outcomes for children. Competency is achieved through professional development that addresses theory to practice, utilizes reflection, adapts to individual educator and provider needs. It aligns EEC Core Competencies with ESE Curriculum Frameworks, and supports the use of environmental rating scales and formative evidenced-based assessments. Increased competency leads to the attainment of a degree, certificate, or credential for educators and, for providers, accreditation and upward movement on QRIS.

There are 8 areas of competency for early education and out-of-school time educators.

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