Lifetime Achievement Award

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On Monday, May 5th MADCA is pleased to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Mary Reed. Mary is the founder of the Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative (BTWIC), formerly Bessie Tartt Wilson Children’s Foundation,  a non-profit organization founded in 2002. BTWIC works to strengthen early education and care for children through research, policy development, communication, and advocacy. […]

MADCA Full Membership Meeting

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On Wednesday, November 20th, MADCA will have their fall Full Membership meeting at the Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center, 219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA. In addition to Agency updates including the FY14 and FY15 state budget, we will hear about the important work being accomplished at the EEC Commission. The meeting will be from 12 until […]

Special Commission on Early Education and Care Convenes

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Milton Friedman once said, “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” It seems this quote is very appropriate for the new special commission which has recently been formed to study the Department of Early Education and Care. As directed by Section 166 in the Massachusetts FY’14 budget, a special commission […]

FY14 State Budget Brings New Funds for Early Education and Care

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After months of hard work communicating with State Legislators, MADCA is pleased to report new funding has been appropriated to the Department of Early Education and Care for fiscal year 2014. In addition to maintaining funding for Universal preschool, early educator scholarships and increased funding for Head Start programs, the new budget provides $15 Million […]

MADCA Elects New President and Board Members

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On Wednesday, June 20, nearly 100 MADCA members gathered for the spring/summer general membership meeting.  At this meeting, we sadly bid farewell to outgoing president Karen Frederick from Community Teamwork, Inc. Leo Delaney, the Executive Director for Ellis Memorial and Eldredge Center, Inc. and  former Vice President of MADCA, was elected president. Other officers elected included Sheri […]