EEC Partners with MADCA on Annual Management & Administration Conference

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The Massachusetts Department of Early Education (EEC) joined MADCA this year in sponsoring the annual Management & Administration Conference held in Worcester on November 28th.  EEC General Counsel Felicia Sullivan & EEC Director of Program Quality Amy Whitehead-Pleaux presented workshops respectively on Background Record Checks & QRIS.  Early Education Commissioner Thomas Weber opened the Conference with welcoming remarks.  MADCA Executive […]

MADCA Recognizes Rep. Alice Peisch with 2018 Legislative Achievement Award

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MADCA is pleased to announce that State Representative Alice Peisch has been selected as our 2018 Legislative Achievement Award Recipient.  As Chairwoman of the House Education Committee, Rep. Peisch has been a leader in prioritizing the Early Education Workforce & Program Quality.   In presenting the award, MADCA Executive Director William Eddy praised Rep. Peisch, stating […]

16th Annual Management & Administration Conference held in Worcester

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Over 150 participants attended workshops at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester at MADCA’s annual conference.  Workshop topics ranged from Trauma-Informed Practices in Early Education to Creating Safety Protocols in programs, along with HR & Fiscal tracts.  Mary Walachy, Executive Director of the Irene E. & George A Davis Foundation delivered the keynote remarks, highlighting the Davis Foundation’s remarkable record of investing […]

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 […]

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, […]

Three MADCA Members Named to Baker-Polito Transition Committee

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Massachusetts will soon have a new Governor and Lieutenant Governor.  We look forward to working with Governor-elect Baker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Polito on our shared goal of providing high quality early education and after school programming for the children of the Commonwealth. In order to be prepared to assume office in January, the Governor-elect has created […]