March 2024

Comes in Like a Lion and out Like a Lamb!

"Spring into Action: Unveiling March 2024's Innovations, Insights, and Inspirations!"

Keynote Presenter
Sara Levine
Writing Engaging Science Picture Books
Sara Levine is an educator, veterinarian, and award-winning author of STEAM books for children. She will speak about her experiences in writing science and math picture books.

Spring Mini Conference April 13th

Boston Nature Center 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us at the MAAEYC Spring STEAM Mini Conference, where we're reimagining early learning through Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. This event is perfect for educators, administrators, and advocates eager to infuse STEAM into early education. Discover innovative strategies, engage in expert-led workshops, and connect with peers to enhance teaching and learning. Get ready to be inspired and empowered to shape the future of early childhood education with STEAM.

Register Today!

Webinar: Peer to Supervisor

Presenter: Gregg Millien

April 23rd, 6:30 - 7:30 PM EST

$20 member/$25 non-member

Dive into our concise webinar tailored for new supervisors, focusing on overcoming common challenges in the transition from peer to leadership. Learn essential skills in proactive communication, boundary setting, and resolving conflicts to smoothly navigate your new role and maintain a positive team dynamic. Equip yourself for success in leadership with practical strategies and insights.

Register Now

2024 Excellence in Early Childhood Award Nominations

The Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children (MAAEYC) recognizes individuals who have dedicated their work, time and resources to children, families and the field of early care and education. Nominations for MAAEYC Excellence in Early Childhood Awards are accepted by anyone who wants to recommend a candidate.

The honorees will be recognized at the MAAEYC Annual Meeting In June, 2024. 

Please submit your nominations by April 30, 2024.

Submit Your Nomination

Celebrate the 2nd Annual Developmental Monitoring and Screening Week and register here. This is a simple process and not much is needed to be a host site.

C3 Fiscal Year 2024 Payment Changes

Due to greater than expected growth in C3 over the past several months, EEC must make adjustments to C3 monthly payments for some programs in May and June to live within fiscal year (FY) 2024 budgeted funding levels.

All programs who currently participate in C3 will continue to receive funding through June 2024 and Governor Healey has proposed continuing C3 in FY 2025. The state’s 2025 fiscal year begins July 1, 2024.

Learn More Here

Early Childhood Career Pathways Programs at Massachusetts Community Colleges

Through the Early Childhood Career Pathways Programs, colleges provide academic services to educators, including coursework, textbooks, tutoring, mentoring, technology and other student support services. 

You are eligible for grant-funded courses and services if you: 

  • Currently work in early childhood education (family child care or center-based program) or an out-of-school-time program in Massachusetts, or 
  • You are interested in pursuing employment in family child care, center-based, or an out-of-school time program within six months of course registration.  

Questions: Email Sarah Sian at with additional questions

Join an upcoming info session to learn more!

MAAEYC Governing Board Meeting


March 26th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Email: for the Zoom link

Shape the Future of Early Childhood Education

Join a MAAEYC Committee Today!

  • Governance Committee
  • Professional Development Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Membership/Communications Committee
  • Public Policy Committee

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