• coronavirus Aug 31

    Mass. Officials to Vote on Early Education Mask Mandate

    The Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care will meet Tuesday to consider whether to implement an indoor mask requirement for all staff and students ages five and older in state-licensed pre-kindergarten, after-school and other early education programs.

  • mask mandate Aug 31

    Board Agrees to Early Education Mask Mandate in Mass.

    Teachers, staff and children age 5 and older who are enrolled in state-licensed day care, after-school and out-of-school programs will be required to wear masks indoors starting after Labor Day. The policy, approved unanimously by the Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care, is consistent with the back-to-school policy rolled out last week by the state. Children across Massachusetts are…

  • mask mandate Aug 30

    Mass. to Implement Mask Mandate for Early Education, After-School Programs

    Consistent with the new mask-wearing rules in public schools, the Baker administration on Tuesday will seek permission to impose a mask mandate for all staff and children age 5 and older enrolled in state-licensed pre-kindergarten, after-school and other early education programs. The policy would look similar to what Education Commissioner Jeff Riley rolled out last week for students, faculty and…

  • remote learning Aug 29, 2020

    Baker Expands Child Care Options in Mass. for Remote Learners

    Massachusetts families whose children are learning remotely this fall will be able to participate in supervised care during the school day under new policies announced Friday by the Baker-Polito Administration. Gov. Charlie Baker has signed an executive order that allows the Department of Early Education and Care to authorize after-school and out-of-school programs like YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs and…

  • remote learning Aug 28, 2020

    Parenting and Remote Learning

    Parenting coach Cynthia Kriegman from Positive Parenting Boston talks about students returning to school this fall with remote learning and how parents can best mentally prepare.

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