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EEC Professional Qualifications Certification eligibility requirements
The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) offers Professional Qualifications certification for certain positions in EEC-licensed group child care programs.
Professional Qualifications Registry. The EEC PQR gathers important information about the education and experience of educators working in early education and Out-of-School-Time. This information will help EEC to provide training and education opportunities that respond to the needs of all educators and programs in Massachusetts. Educators working in programs serving children from birth through school age, regardless of setting, must create an individual educator profile in the PQ Registry. For more information about the PQR or to create a PQR account, visit the Professional Qualifications Registry.
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The CDA credential is a national credentialing program for early educators at all levels of education and experience. The CDA program assesses candidates using multiple sources of evidence, including an exam, observation, and professional portfolio. To learn more about the CDA program and how to apply, visit Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.