Monthly Archives: September 2015

BTWIC State House Testimony

BTWIC’s Kira Taj submitted testimony on behalf of the birth-to-school-age continuum at this morning’s Joint Committee on Education hearing. Education Secretary James Peyser and Early Education and Care Commissioner Tom Weber (pictured left) also offered their strong advocacy of quality early education and care for all children as well as support for the early educators themselves – the backbone of the system.


Click here to read our testimony!

Early Education and Care Small Business Center: Now Enrolling!


BTWIC is currently accepting applicants to enroll in our Early Education and Care Small Business Innovation Center (SBIC). Located at Madison Park High School in Dudley Square, the SBIC is a partnership between BTWIC, Tech Goes Home, UMass Boston, and the City of Boston.

Trainers will work with local providers in greater Roxbury to increase the success of their early childhood education and care businesses by increasing enrollment, reducing employee turnover, and reducing the workload on directors.

The SBIC will provide six months of mentoring and training opportunities for a group of up to 30 early education and care business owners. Weekly Saturday classes will start on October 24, 2015, covering such topics as:

Accreditation Support
Accounting / Finances
Human Resources

This coursework will be bolstered by one-on-one on-site mentoring, which will provide an opportunity for students to apply their new skills directly to their businesses. Participants will be given a Google Chromebook for use during the program. At the program’s conclusion, they will have the option to purchase the laptop for $50. Many thanks to Tech Goes Home for making this possible!

For more information, visit our website, email Kira Taj, or call the office at 617.425.0002.