Information for Childcare Providers
All providers must be registered in Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), to ensure future funding. If you have not already done so, register today!
The QRIS Program Manager (QPM) may be accessed through EEC’s Single Sign-In application, along with all of EEC’s online applications, at Online Applications for Authorized Users - Executive Office of Education - Mass.Gov
How Can a Licensed Provider Get Voucher Referrals?
Licensed providers must sign a Voucher Provider Agreement and have an approved literacy curriculum established before voucher day care clients can be placed in care. Please call Aida Serrano at 413-272-2303 if you are a licensed provider in the Springfield area. She will send you the necessary paperwork. Also, let her know if you have a voucher-eligible parent who wants to use your services and she will expedite the contracting process.
How Does an Unlicensed Provider Get Paid for Voucher Day Care?
All unlicensed providers need to register with New England Farm Workers’ Council and attend a new provider orientation. A non-relative in-home provider must pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check before he or she can get reimbursed for care. A provider who is related to the child must show through birth certificates and marriage licenses that he or she is related to the child.
Other documents that are needed at the time of initial voucher assessment are:
- Social Security card
- Valid Mass. state identification card/driver's license, birth certificate or passport
- Verification of current address (phone bill, electric bill, etc.)