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 […]

Early Education and Out-of-School-Time Organizations Band Together As State Weighs Re-investment in Children

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“Put MA Kids First” Forms Amid Heightened Attention to Early Learning (Boston) — January 30, 2015 — A group of more than two-dozen early childhood education organizations and out-of-school programs have formed a new coalition to help shape public policy on a critical part of the state’s education system. “Early education and care is not […]

Nine MADCA Members Lead Way On Preschool Development Grants

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On December 15th, President Obama announced that Massachusetts had received one of the new federal preschool grants.  This grant is for up to $60 Million over the next four years towards addressing quality and staffing – Five Massachusetts Cities will receive $15 Million this year. Our Association worked hard with EEC to shape this grant application, […]