Resources for Early Childhood Educators

Professional
Development
Workshops
MECEU provides professional training opportunities to help advance the skills of early educators and improve children’s educational environments. Trainings count toward DEEC-required training hours.  We also provide professional developments for educators at each of our "Most Supportive Centers."  Check our calendar to see what trainings are currently being offered,or contact us for more information about putting together a free training in your area. Learning is important, and we think more education is always a good thing-- it can only improve the quality of care and education for children. At the same time, MECEU believes that early educators must be more fairly compensated for this training, and must have a voice in how education requirements are put in place.
 
 
Links & Other Resources
We provide many links below to help early educators stay informed about issues that affect you and your profession. Often the information, services, and resources offered by the Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC) are insufficient to meet the needs of early educators in our state. The links below can help provide you with information, but the only thing that will substantially improve working conditions of this profession is having a statewide, non-traditional union advocating for more resources for early educators. Visit the Take Action section of our website to find out how you can be a part of this important movement. 
 

FOR TEACHERS & ASSISTANTS:

Professional Development Resources - American Federation of Teachers

ECE Degree Requirements by college/university

Information about teacher certification requirements
 
Scholarships & Grants offered through DEEC
 

FOR DIRECTORS & OWNERS:

DEEC's 2010 Licensing Regulations - English

DEEC's 2010 Licensing Regulations - Spanish

Required DEEC Licensing Forms
 
DEEC's Professional Qualifications Registry

Background Check Form - Applicants

Background Check Form - Reviewer Request

DEEC Contracts, Grants, and Financial Assistance
 
Income Eligible Forms

Health & Safety Regulations

The Toothbrushing Regulation

Infant Sleep Regulations
 
Still more DEEC policies, requirements, and regulations....
 

 
FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES: