Open Forum with EEC Commissioner Sam Aigner-Treworgy (6.19.20)

Thanks Commissioner Sam for participating in this helpful conversations for all MA childcare providers.

Response to EEC Health & Safety Policies (6.12.20)

We encourage providers to review our revisions to the EEC Health & Safety Policies released on June 8, 2020.

Below is a sample letter to provide to Commissioner Sam of the EEC on behalf of childcare providers throughout Massachusetts. Daycares United is asking for three areas to be immediately addressed on behalf of the childcare industry:

1. Adopt the Daycares United proposed revision of the Minimum Health and Safety Requirements with a focus on the key areas of revision in (a.) Group Sizes and Ratios, (b.) Staffing, Operations, and Break Coverage, (c.) PPE Requirements.

2. Include private pay providers in the CARES Act funding. Private pay providers are struggling, and cannot be asked to enact required changes without the funds to do so. Daycares United is urging the State to provide a distribution of funds throughout the childcare industry, such as other states like Georgia and Maine.

3. Daycares United is calling on Commissioner Sam to participate in a public Zoom meeting (to occur no later than by Thursday, June 18th) hosted and moderated by members of the Daycares United Board of Directors, to engage in a conversation about concerns of providers in relation to the health and safety requirements of the EEC.