Policies for Child Care
Confidentiality of Family Information
Determining Activity Space
Developing a Basic Nutrition Training Program
Emergency Contingency Plans
First Aid / CPR Approval
Freezing and Reducing Enrollment
Oral Health
Playground Safety
Sanitizing and Disinfecting


Child Care Enrollment Packet
Parent Handbook
Parental Permission Forms
Family Child Care Licensing Forms
Recording Keeping Forms
  Evacuation/Smoke Detector Logs
  Instructions for fillling out the Child Care Record Chart
  Child Care Record Chart
  Incident Report Form
  Injury Reports
  Record of Observation
Making changes to a Licensed Program
Sample Forms Packet

Professional Development

Massachusetts Core Competencies for Early Education and Out-of-School
Time Educators
Professional Certifications
  Early Education & Care (EEC) Professional Certification
       Level I , II , III Certification
       Applying for an EEC Certification
       Early Education & Care (EEC) Professional Certification Application
       Family Child Care Assistant Certicate
       Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
Scholarship & Grant Oppprtunties
Training Resources & Opportunties

Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)
  A Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS) is a method to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early care & education and after-school settings. (Stair Steps to Quality, United Way Success by Six, p. 4)
  QRIS are similar to other consumer rating systems, in that they "rate" goods or services to provide customers with a better understanding about the quality of that item. The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) formally began developing a QRIS during the spring of 2008 and began to pilot the System in 2010.

Regulations Page

Training Page