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About Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education

This program is designed for students who are interested in working with young children in developmentally appropriate programs. In addition to Early Childhood Education courses including two 150 hours practicum, the student is given a strong foundation in liberal arts.

Upon completion of the program, the student is qualified to work in a licensed childcare setting or transfer to a four-year college for further study. Graduates can become teachers of young children in daycare centers, nursery schools, and Head Start programs. The program meets the requirements of the Department of Early Education and Care for teacher certification. For more information, please contact the Early Childhood Education Department, Room 353, Academic Building.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will be eligible immediately for Early Education and Care certification in both Infants and Toddler and Preschool
  2. Students can develop and implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans
  3. Students can incorporate the Mass. Guidelines for Preschoolers in all lessons and activities
  4. Students can create and use PowerPoint presentations where appropriate
  5. Students become viable resources to parents by developing a list of community agencies, programs, etc.
  6. Students utilize music, movement, art and drama in their classrooms

Faculty and Staff

Michelle Howard-Harrell
Office:  3-301E
Phone:  857-701-1467