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R3P

What is R3P?



The Region 3 Professional Development Partnership (R3P) is comprised of representatives from community agencies, public schools and colleges who have collaborated to offer a wide variety of professional development opportunities for the early childhood workforce, and is funded by the Educator and Provider Support grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education & Care (EEC).

Where is Region 3?



EEC’s Region 3 consists of 63 cities and towns in northeastern Massachusetts.

North Shore Community College is the lead agent for the region 3 EPS grant.

For more information, contact:

Kathy Gallo
Email: kgallo@northshore.edu
Phone: (781) 593-6722 X6249

Mercedes Villar (habla español)
mvillar@northshore.edu
Phone: (781) 593-6722 X6253

LeeAnn Soucy
Email: lsoucy@northshore.edu
Phone: (781) 593-6722 X6638

EEC Liaison to the Region 3 Educator and Provider Support Grant:
Katie DeVita,
Department of Early Education and Care
Email: Katie.DeVita@massmail.state.ma.us
Phone: (617) 988-7827

Who Can Participate?



Early childhood educators who currently work in an EEC funded, EEC licensed or license-exempt early education and care or out of school time program (i.e., group child care, family child care, school age child care, or Head Start program) in Massachusetts are eligible. For complete eligibility requirements, please see below.



Complete Educator & Provider Eligibility



Provider/Program Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to participate in professional development activities sponsored by EEC through the EPS grant providers/programs must be EEC licensed or license-exempt. Providers/programs with at least half of their enrollment comprised of EEC subsidized children will be given first priority. Providers/programs with less than half of their enrollment comprised of EEC subsidized children will be given second priority. Providers/programs not serving EEC subsidized children will be given third priority.

Educator Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible and to participate in professional development activities sponsored by EEC through the EPS grant, educators must meet the eligibility requirements listed below. Educators who fail to comply with these requirements may be required to repay the Commonwealth for financial assistance received.

  1. Work in an EEC-funded, EEC licensed or license-exempt early education and care or out of school time program (i.e., group child care, family child care, school age child care, or Head Start program); in Massachusetts;
  2. Agree to complete data forms (to be specified by EEC) and/or share directory information with EEC; and
  3. Agree to not use multiple funding sources to supplant the actual cost of professional development activities.


   

Funded by the Educator and Provider Support (EPS) grant from the MA Department of Early Education & Care (EEC)

To learn more about the EPS Grant, please visit the Executive Office of Education page on the Massachusetts Government website.

 

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