Infant Toddler Rate Increase. September 2010. Infant Toddler Rate Analysis. Based on the analysis of rates for educators in infant and toddler programs, and in alignment with the implementation of multiple Department initiatives focused on this age group, EEC proposes a 3%
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Infant Toddler Rate Increase
Based on the analysis of rates for educators in infant and toddler
programs, and in alignment with the implementation of multiple
Department initiatives focused on this age group, EEC proposes a 3%
increase to rates paid to educators serving infants and toddlers in
Massachusetts. Upcoming initiatives with increased expectations of
These Guidelines are intended for all types of early education and care settings that
care for children from birth through thirty-six months of age. They describe how
programs and educators can best support the healthy development of infants and
toddlers. They are structured to facilitate their use for professional development,
are aligned with EEC’s existing Preschool Guidelines for Three and Four Year Olds
and with the EEC Core Competencies. They address brain development, emphasize
relationships as a key factor across all development domains, and reflect values
inherent in a strength based approach.
Multiple recommendations speak to the need to for increased compensation for
providers and for quality services for infants and toddlers.
Includes standards for increased qualifications for staff in high quality programs.
Note: Projected dollar spending increase is dependent on number
of children & infant/toddler headcount mix and the rate
(blended rate and/or Infant & Toddler individual rates)
that the percentage increase is applied.
$ 1.4 million.
* 3% increase over current blended rate.
Below is an example of a center based program’s revenues/expenses from one of their Infant/Toddler Classrooms. In this program, EEC revenues total $84,994 annually, while expenses total $119,518, for a total loss of $34,524 annually ($4,951/child). This program serves eighty-seven EEC funded Infants and Toddlers, which reflects a total annual loss of $430,737 to provide these services.