Early Education for All



Yesterday, Governor Charlie Baker announced that public and private schools would be closed for the rest of the school year. He also announced that the state’s child care closures would remain “in place until June 29, 2020, and may be extended as needed.”  Although most programs will remain temporarily closed, emergency child care for essential workers remains open, with more than 500 providers around the state providing this critical service to essential employees. You can read more about the Governor’s announcement on our blog.

We know that this announcement has a huge impact for children, families and educators. We know that people are feeling worried, overwhelmed and need support.

We will continue to advocate for the field during this time of closures and financial uncertainty. Hearing from you about real life, day-to-day challenges will help inform our advocacy and communication strategies and match up resources with needs. If you have additional resources, stories to share, or need more information please email us:

We want to hear from parents of young children. How have you been navigating the Coronavirus pandemic so far? What are your plans for the near future? Please take our family survey, and share with your networks. Your responses will help inform the COVID-19 response and advocacy in Massachusetts.

We will continue to update our Strategies for Children’s COVID-19 page with news and resources.

There are opportunities for technical assistance to the early education and care field, to share your perspective, get more information on financial assistance including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and ask questions.

TA Webinars:

  • HAPPENING NOW - April 22, 2-4 PM - Goodwin’s Neighborhood Business Initiative, Children’s Investment Fund, Neighborhood Villages & Strategies for Children - Click here to register for the webinar. (we will share the recording afterwards).
  • Friday, April 24, 11 AM - 12 PM: Children’s Investment Fund, CliftonLarsonAllen, Goodwin Procter, and Clarendon Early Education Services – FULL
  • Friday, April 24, 1-2 PM - Children’s Investment Fund , CliftonLarsonAllen, Goodwin Procter, and Clarendon Early Education Services - Click here to register for the webinar.

EEC Town Halls
Next week the Department of Early Education and Care is hosting additional Town Halls with Commissioner Sam. Please register to hear from the Commissioner and ask questions.

  • Monday, April 27, 11 AM - Register HERE
  • Tuesday, April 28, 10 AM - Register HERE
  • Wednesday, April 29, 1 PM - Register HERE 

We have a long road back. Things will be different as we return to a new reality. We will rely on the innovation, creativity and can-do attitude of the early education and care community. 

We will continue to be inspired and learn lessons of collaboration and putting children and families in the center of our work.

We will cheer for you. We will continue to fight and advocate for you. We will be there for you.

We are in this together.


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