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Massachusetts STEM Summit 2017

Professional Qualifications Registry Profile Updates and Assistance.

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

Massachusetts was recognized for having the most accessible health care and is ranked third for Pre-K through 12th grade education.

Video Showcase UMass Boston’s Post Master’s Certificate Program in Early Education: Video One | Video Two

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.

EEC QRIS Webinar Series

Zero to Three Fellowship Program


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EEC Certified Information


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Region 5 EPS works closely with the Department of Early Education and Care. We are funded to provide both Continuing Education Units (CEU) and college courses to help the early care and out of school time field to meet EEC certification requirements, (Teacher, Lead Teacher, Director I or Director II), degree attainment or QRIS standards. Below is the link to EEC’s information about certification. Here you can explore what you need for courses as well as access the necessary forms to apply for certification. You can also contact an EPS coach in your area who can meet with you to assess your pathway to certification. Coaching services are free. Please complete an application for coaching services to request coaching.

Link to EEC for information about certification:

To be certified as an Infant-Toddler Teacher and/or Preschool Teacher, you must meet the requirements listed below and complete the qualification worksheet in the EEC Professional Certification application. Go to Page


Link to information about Child Development Associate Credential (CDA):

A Child Development Associate (CDA) is an individual who has successfully completed the CDA assessment process and has been awarded the CDA Credential by the Council for Professional Recognition, a national association that supports professional development in early education and care. Go To Page


Link to the Council on Professional Recognition

The Council for Professional Recognition promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in the early childhood education of children aged birth to 5 years old. Go To Page


Link to Region 5 EPS Coaching Application:

Coaching and Mentoring is designed to build capacity for specific professional dispositions, skills, and behaviors and is focused on goal-setting and achievement for an individual or group. Download Application