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Program Focused Coaching Support Application

2018-2019 Academic Year Early Childhood Educator Scholarship

Massachusetts STEM Summit 2018

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.

Zero to Three Fellowship Program

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Frequently Asked Questions

What trainings are available?
Trainings are listed here on our website with a link to Constant Contact for registration and payment. You can also view a complete list of all the trainings available throughout the State on EEC's Course Catalog:

How do I register for training?
Please visit our registration page

Can I take more than one training?
Yes, you may register for more than one training but please make every attempt to attend all trainings that you sign up for.

Can I take training in Region 5 even if I am not located in that area?
Yes! Trainings are available to educators from all regions, however we do prioritize educators based on our Priority Policy. Please see "Who Can Participate?" for more information.

How do I access the Early Educator's Scholarship?
Please visit our "Resources" page for a link to the Early Educator's Scholarship.

How do I register for a college course?
Please visit our College Courses page, located under "EPS Professional Development". There you will find contact information for each of our college partners. They will be happy to assist you through the registration process for their Institution.

What is a PQ number?
A Professional Qualifications (PQ) number is generated from the Professional Qualification Registry. Any educator wishing to register for an EPS training must have a PQ number. To register please visit: PQ REGISTRY You may also get to that site on our "Who Can Participate" page on this website.

What is a program number?
A Program Number is assigned by EEC to all family child care educators and each center. This number can found on your EEC license. Please have your program number available when registering.

What is an IPDP?
IPDP stands for Individual Professional Development Plan. This helps you organize you short-term and long-term educational and professional development goals and determine the steps you need to take to achieve these goals. You can find a copy of an IPDP here.

What is CDA?
The Child Development Associate is a nationally recognized credential administered through The Council for Professional Recognition in Washington D.C. For more information about our highly successful CDA course please visit:

What is QRIS?
QRIS is the Quality Rating and Improvement System for Massachusetts. Using a series of standards and self-assessment tools, educators can assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early education and care and out-of-school time programs. For more information about MA QRIS please visit: QRIS OVERVIEW

What are CEU's?
The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized unit of measurement for noncredit continuing education programs. It is designed to document learning experiences that are valid in their own right but are not academic credits from a college or university. One CEU represents ten contact hours of participation in an organized education/training experience under responsible, qualified direction and instruction.