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What is the difference between the Massachusetts Department of Education and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care?

The Department of Education regulates all public school programs and all teachers must hold a valid teaching certificate from the DOE. The Department of Early Education and Care regulates all private programs serving young children including after school programs that are not within the public schools. It also regulates all family child programs and residential programs within the state of Massachusetts.

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