MADCA Regional Meetings in March!

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The Association will be having Regional Membership Meetings this Spring.  These always-popular and well attended sessions will focus on rates, access levels and assisting members with the upcoming IE & Supportive Bids.  These will be member-only meetings. Dates & Locations to be announced in February

Strategic Leadership Summit Draws Large Crowd

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A record number of enthusiastic early education leaders participated in MADCA’s inaugural Strategic Leadership Summit in Marlborough.  The Summit was held to create an opportunity for Membership to have a voice in setting direction for the Association in 2018. Breakout sessions were held on four topics:  Balancing the Need for funding for both Rates & […]

Early Educator Reception for Speaker DeLeo

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Early education leaders recently hosted a reception for Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) to express their gratitude for his leadership on early education.  Over the past three years, the Speaker has repeatedly and publicly called upon the Commonwealth to prioritize quality early education.  In 2017, the Speaker proposed and passed the largest rate reserve […]

Business Leaders Release Early Education Report

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“When taken at face value, early education and care may not seem like a business or labor issue.  But make no mistake, it is.”                                                                 ~House Speaker Robert DeLeo A group of business leaders has released its report “The Business Imperative for Early Education.”  At a State House press conference, the group – convened by […]

MADCA Recognizes House Speaker DeLeo

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Citing his unprecedented support of the early education workforce and program quality, MADCA has awarded Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo the 2017 Legislative Achievement Award.  In the award presentation, Mr. Eddy stated, “ Early Educators across Massachusetts are grateful for the leadership of Speaker DeLeo.  The Speaker’s efforts to stabilize a workforce in crisis and […]