Photo: Kate Samp for Strategies for Children


The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) wants to hear your thoughts about the parent fee scale.

So please register for one of the information sessions – Monday, March 8, 2021, at 11a.m. and Monday, March 8, 2021, at 7p.m. with Spanish translation – and share your thoughts.

The parent fee scale indicates the amount that families have to pay toward their state subsidized child care.

Unfortunately, the current fee scale is outdated. It was last revised in 2006, with additional minor adjustments made in 2014.


Screenshot: Board of the Department of Early Education and Care


EEC’s board discussed proposed changes to the fee scale at its meeting last month. And EEC will be working on subsidy regulation changes this spring – which is the perfect time to share your input.

If you can’t make it the information sessions, please email your public comments to with the subject line “Parent Fee public comment”, or mail your public comments to:

Department of Early Education and Care
Attn: Thomas Myers
51 Sleeper St, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02210

Your feedback can help make parent fees more affordable, which will help stabilize early childhood programs.