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. We serve undergraduate and graduate student families, staff and faculty families, and families of the local community. The center is currently open from 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. CEEC is a year-round program and offers full-week and part-week enrollment options. 

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.