Early Education and Care, Essex County/North Shore


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    Healthy development depends on the quality and reliability of a child’s relationships with the important people in his or her life, both within and outside the family. These relationships lay the foundation for a wide range of later outcomes that really matter – self-confidence and sound mental health, motivation to learn and achieve, the ability to control behavior and resolve conflicts, and knowing the difference between right and wrong.
    That’s why one of the most critical decisions you make as a parent is choosing an environment that will help you nurture your child’s growth and development, and set the stage for future learning.

    EEC recognizes the essential role parents and providers play in safety awareness. The database of Level 3 sex offenders is publicly available through the Sex Offender Registry. Additionally, information on Level 2 sex offenders may be accessed through the Sex Offender Registry Board or your local police department.

    Search Categories:
    Child Care Resource and Referrals
    Licensed Family, School Aged, Center Based Early Childhood Education
    Family Child Care Systems
    Licensed Adoption or Foster Care Agencies
    Licensed Residential Programs
    Head Start Program
    Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs
    Special Ed or Public School Pre-School Programs
  • Additional Info:
    Contact Early Education and Care:
    Northeast -360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Third Floor, Lawrence, MA
    Central Office:
    51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor
    Boston, MA 02210
    Main Line: (617)988-6600


  • Demographics Served:
    Children: 12 and under, Families
  • City/Towns Served:
    Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury
  • Types of Services Provided:
    Child Care, Youth & After-School Programs