Professional Development

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.  – Benjamin Franklin


how will u growAt Self Help Inc. CFCE we can assist you locating the information and resources you need to achieve your professional development goals.  If you cannot find what you need here, please do not hesitate to contact us!The MA Department of Early Education and Care has a variety of workforce and professional development initiatives.  You can find out more information about all of them HERE.

One of EEC’s initiatives is the Educator and Provider Support (EPS) Grant.  This grant supports professional development for the early education and care and out of school time field. EEC envisions a workforce development system that is accessible to educators throughout the state; professional development offerings that are interconnected but occur at statewide, regional, and local levels; and core functions that are available statewide with access points that contribute unique functions, key partners, linkages and pathways to the system. The EPS grant focuses on 3 core areas of the professional development system: educator and provider planning, coaching and mentoring, and competency development. Through this grant EEC is supporting the pathways that lead educators to degree attainment and increased competency and support providers (programs) in attaining and maintaining accreditation and upward movement on QRIS.  To be able to access any funding through the EPS Grants, make sure you are registered on EEC’s Professional Qualifications Registry.  See Below for Educator and Provider Support Lead Agencies, and links for more information on services and opportunities available!

Western MA: Region 1:

Western Mass: Region 1 Partnership Members

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Preschool Enrichment Team, Inc.

174 Brush Hill Avenue, Room 302
West Springfield, MA 01089

Contact: Carol Venancio: 413-736-3900 or

EEC Contact: Eric Lieberman, 413-881-1542 or

Central MA: Region 2:
Central Mass: Region 2 Partnership Members
Family Services of Central MA

31 Harvard Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Contact: Joanne Gravell: 508-757-1503 x211 or

EEC Contact: Annette Lamana, 413-881-1523 or

Northeast MA: Region 3:
Northeast Mass: Region 3 Partnership Members
North Shore Community College

1 Ferncroft Road LE-217
Danvers, MA 01923

Contact: Kathy Gallo: 781-593-6722 x6249 or

EEC Contact: Katie DeVita, 617-988-7827 or

Southeast MA: Region 5:
Southeast Mass: Region 5 Partnership Members
Child Development and Education Inc.

231 Main Street, Suite 201
Brockton, MA 02301

Contact: Elizabeth A. Reedy, 508-369-3673 or  or

EEC Contact: Gail Perry, 508-967-3404 or

Metro Boston: Region 6:
Metro Boston: Region 6 Partnership Members
Reg 6 EPS
ABCD, Inc.

178 Tremont Street
Boston, MA  02111

Contact: Carla Seymour: 617-348-6314 or

EEC Contact: Chris Pond, 617-988-6625 or

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
William Arthur Ward

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