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Early Childhood Education

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Students enrolled in the Early Childhood & Care program participate in the “Make Way for Kids” preschool and other daycare programs. The children serviced are 3 to 5 years of age. Through hands-on experience in the preschool, students learn, develop, and perform skills as an assistant teacher under the guidance of the teacher. Students have the opportunity to create and implement age-appropriate, theme-based curriculum to the children. All students rotate through the age levels in order to experience a variety of ages and stages as well as different teaching styles. The competency-based curriculum includes child growth and development studies and practical experiences working with young children. Upon graduation, the students will receive a personal certificate of proficiency with documentation of child contact hours. The certificate can be used to apply for a preschool teaching certificate from the Early Education and Care (EEC). This application is the responsibility of the student and is not guaranteed.

A graduate from the program may obtain an entry-level position in a childcare center, a nanny position, or a preschool teacher in an Early Childhood program approved by the Early Education and Care office of Massachusetts. Other opportunities include childcare center owner or director, teacher, early intervention specialist, family services worker, or continue to post-secondary education.