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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE II EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
    OF THE COMMONWEALTH
  • CHAPTER 15D DEPARTMENT OF EARLY EDUCATION AND CARE

Section 1 - Purpose

Section 1A - Definitions

Section 2 - Early education and care department; duties

Section 3 - Board of early education and care; duties; membership; appointments; length of term; purpose

Section 3A - State advisory council on early education and care; membership; reimbursement of expenses; terms; duties

Section 4 - Commissioner; appointment; removal; qualifications; powers and duties

Section 4A - Sub-state regions for licensure of child care centers and family child care homes; community plans; region-wide improvement plans; state-wide coordination of services

Section 5 - Workforce development system; implementation plan

Section 6 - License required for operation of child care programs; maintaining child in family foster care; placement; approval of foster homes; advertisement or notice for placement of child under 16 years of age

Section 7 - Issuance of license or approval to persons or department, agency and institution meeting applicable standards and requirements; provisional license or approval

Section 8 - Adoption of regulations by board; classifications for licensure or approval; medical treatment exemptions; fines; consultation; report

Section 9 - Inspection of facilities; investigation and evaluation of notices of abuse or neglect

Section 10 - Suspension, revocation, etc. of license or approval; annual report

Section 11 - Program quality standards and requirements

Section 12 - Measurement of performance and effectiveness of programs providing early education and care and services

Section 13 - Massachusetts universal pre-kindergarten program

Section 14 - Background information on prospective adoptive families; registration of placement agency with adoptive resource exchange

Section 15 - Penalties for violations of Sec. 6

Section 16 - Entry and inspection of facilities; court order

Section 17 - Provisions in which family child care providers considered public or state employees; prohibitions regarding work stoppages; limitations regarding bargaining; representatives

Section 18 - Grants for development of eligible facilities for licensed early care and education and out of school time programs; Early Education and Out of School Time Capital Fund