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Educator & Provider Support Partnership

Center for Childcare Careers is the lead organization for the Region 2 Educator and Provider Support Partnership.  Our partnership is one of five regions supported by funding from the Department of Early Education and Care.

Statewide goals of these partnerships are to:

  1. Support educators to achieve academic credentials and build core competencies, and
  2. Enable providers/programs to progress to higher levels of quality in the new state Quality Rating Improvement System.

Services from the Region 2 EPS Partnership include:

  • Information, tools and advising to help you map out your individual professional or program development goals;
  • Professional development and mentoring services that award CEUs to help build core competencies;
  • Enrollment in a student cohort of educators seeking a college degree in early childhood education or a related field with free or low cost courses;
  • Reduced tuition college courses for those working on licensing credentials or needing more career specific or advanced training.
  • Technical assistance, consultation, and subsidy of fees for national program accreditation and QRIS.
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Professional Development

The Region 2 EPS Partnership provides Early Education and Out of School Time providers interested in pursuing a certificate or college degree. The Center for Childcare Careers works with eight local colleges to support educators to obtain Dept of EEC staff qualifications or an associates or bachelors degree. This program is geared toward the working adult who plans to stay in the field whether in a group child care or nursery school, a family child care business or an afterschool program. Priority is given to providers who work with children from low income families.

We offer free or reduced tuition for college courses. Each provider is placed with a  group of students who move together through a series of college or pre-college readiness courses. Courses are offered in the evening or Saturdays. Some courses are offered online as a distance learning option. Educators gain knowledge and experience that they can use directly in their work with children and families.

Prior to enrollment in the program, candidates will meet with a career advisor to review their professional development history and career goals. For further information, contact CCC at mail@cccfscm.org.

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Program Quality

The Region 2 EPS Partnership provides technical assistance, consultation, and subsidy of fees for national program accreditation and the MA Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).

Our services include:

  • Free consultation for accreditation, QRIS or annual refresher visit with our team of expert consultants
  • Fifty percent reimbursement for fees paid for accreditation enrollment
  • Information Sessions on the accreditation and the quality-building process
  • Referral to Director Support Groups and Peer Mentoring

Contact Lynn Adams for further information at ladams@cccfscm.org.

Helpful Links:

Department of Early Education & Care (QRIS Information)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC Accreditation)
National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC Accreditation)
Council on Accreditation (After School Accreditation)

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Partnership Forms


Director of Program and Coaching/Mentoring,
Joanne Gravell, jgravell@cccfscm.org

Partnership Chairperson,
Eve Gilmore, egilmore@edwardstreet.org

Region 2 EEC Professional Development Specialist, Annette Lamana, annette.lamana@eec.state.ma.us

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