AnnouncementThe Center for Early Education and Care is currently closed per mandate by Governor Baker as the Nation and the University join in efforts to contain the Coronavirus. We currently plan to reopen on Monday, May 4th but given the fast moving nature of recent developments, we will actively assess the situation and will confirm our plans to reopen as soon as more information becomes available.

Please feel free to contact us via email at or by leaving a voice message at 413-545-1566 for these are checked daily.

Welcome to the Center for Early Education and Care!

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Providing meaningful learning experiences in a caring community.

The Center for Early Education and Care (CEEC) has provided quality child care services to the University community for almost 40 years. This tradition of service is one that we take great pride in and look forward to continuing for many more generations of UMass children and families. 

CEEC provides high quality early childhood services for over 90 children from 15 months through five years of age. The center is open from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers full-day and flexible-schedule enrollment options on an academic and full-year calendar. We serve undergraduate and graduate student families, staff and faculty families, and families of the local community. 

CEEC provides a model educational program based on developmentally appropriate practices which meet the licensing regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and the accreditation standards of the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs of NAEYC.