News & Updates

MECEU Early Educators Attend Early Educators Award Gala in Boston

Enjoying the Gala
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Early educators Uvinss Solon and Katty Familia from Little Wonders Childcare Center and Carol Ogbomo and Yvonne McKethan from Village Preschool are pictured here during the Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children's 13th Annual Early Educator Awards Gala. MECEU's Pat Xavier received the Abigail Elliot Award at the Gala.

Public Service Committee Extends Their Decision: The Campaign to Pass our Bill Continues!

Early educators at the State House in support of our bill.
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We have been notified by the Public Service Committee that they have extended the date to make a decision on An Act to Improve Quality in Early Education Centers (H.477/S.223) until June. This means early educators have more time to make our voices heard in support of the bill! As we continue to meet with the committee to answer their questions about how the bill would work, please continue to voice your support for the bill and quality early education in Massachusetts!

Call Chairman Michlewitz at 617-722-2240 and ask him to positively report the bill (H.477/S.223) out of committee.

Q&A Sheet for An Act to Improve Quality in Early Education Centers (H.477/S.223)

Rep. Michlewitz receives artwork on Lobby Day.
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We sent a letter to Chairmen Michlewitz and Brownsberger answering several questions that had been raised recently. CLICK HERE to download the included Q&A sheet about our bill.

Early educators have been busy calling, writing, and visiting our legislators, but our work is not done yet. We must continue to actively support An Act to Improve Quality in Early Education Centers (H.477/S.223). Your voice needs to be heard again. Please take action to support the MECEU bill (H.477/S.223) by calling Chairman Michlewitz today. If you call after office hours you can leave a message.

Call Chairman Michlewitz at (617) 722-2240 and ask him to report H.477/S.223 favorably out of committee.

As always, your voice matters in our efforts to support quality early education in Massachusetts!


Early Educator Heather Wightman Advocates for our Bill

Heather Wightman, Rep. Mannal, and George Snider (MTA)
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Heather Wightman of Little Carpenters, a MECEU Most Supportive Center in Hyannis, met with State Representative Brian Mannal and George Snider of the Massachusetts Teachers Association to discuss the importance of early childhood education. Rep. Mannal said that he would support moving the bill out of committee by writing a letter to the Public Service Committee chairman Representative Aaron Michlewitz.

Speaker DeLeo and Rep. Michlewitz Visit Mrs. Marley's Nursery School in Winthrop

Speaker DeLeo, Rep. Michlewitz, and AFT MA President Tom Gosnell with Mrs. Marley's Preschoolers!
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On Monday March 10, Mrs. Marley's Nursery School hosted a center visit with Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and Representative Aaron Michlewitz. The legislators toured the center and heard about issues in early education, including our bill, An Act to Improve Quality in Early Education Centers (H.477/S.223), which is currently sitting in the Joint Committee on Public Service.