The trainings in this category are accepted by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care to be used towards the yearly professional development requirement.

What childcare training resources exist in Massachusetts?

The Professional Qualifications Registry oversees all services, programs, and facilities pertaining to early childhood and out of school learning in Massachusetts. The Professional Qualifications Registry is also the home to all of Massachusetts childcare professional development and training needs. While there are many great tools available to childcare professionals from the Professional Qualifications Registry, here’s two that we’ve found to be very useful.

Instructions on how to use the Professional Qualifications Registry  provides educators with step by step descriptions on how they can register, list, and manage their individual profiles and profiles for their childcare facility all on the Professional Qualifications Registry.

How many hours of professional development training are required in Massachusetts?

According to the Massachusetts Child Care Regulations, all staff members working in early childhood must complete twenty (20) hours of professional development training annually.