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Whether you’re looking to advance or jump-start your career—Massasoit is here for you.

Massasoit Community College is pleased to offer students the opportunity to participate in the Early Education and Care Career Pathways Grant which provides funding for students to engage in coursework that leads to the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, as well as MA Early Education and Care (EEC) Teacher, Lead Teacher, Director I and Director II certifications.


Fall 2020 Courses

Positive Guidance
Formerly CCED 101. This course provides the student with an introduction to principles involved with positive guidance in the young child (through age eight). Strong relationships, positive interactions between adults and children, along with effective learning environments are explored. The influence of culture, customs, family, peers, and community and their effect on children’s behavior are studied. Prerequisites: ENGL 092 Preparing for College Reading II and ENGL 099 Introductory Writing; waiver by placement testing results; or departmental approval.

Course Number: ECED101
Credits: 3
Format: Online

Development in Early Childhood
Formerly CCED 102. This course introduces the student to a child’s developmental growth from pre-natal stages to seven years of age. Developmental landmarks are studied as they relate to an early childhood setting. The importance of recognizing individual as well as cultural differences and various rates and patterns of growth is emphasized. A grade of C or higher is required for graduation. Prerequisites: ENGL 092 Preparing for College Reading II and ENGL 099 Introductory Writing; waiver by placement testing results; or department approval.

Course Number: ECED102
Credits: 3
Format: Fixed Video Conference Tuesdays 6:30 pm to 9:30pm

Early Childhood Curriculum: A Multi-Cultural Perspective
Formerly CCED 111. The course explores the development and implementation of curriculum in an early childhood setting. It facilitates ways of integrating differing languages, customs, and traditions into the curriculum so children develop greater self-esteem and a broader understanding and appreciation of their own ethnic heritage and the ethnic heritage of others. The instructor and students design activities to reflect this multi-cultural perspective. A grade of C or higher is required for graduation. Prerequisite: ECED 102 Development in Early Childhood (formerly CCED 102) completed with a grade of C or higher; or departmental approval.

Course Number: ECED111
Credits: 3
Format: Fixed Video Conference Thursdays 6:30 pm to 9:30pm

Health, Nutrition, and Safety Needs of the Young Child
Formerly CCED 112. The dynamics of health, safety, and nutrition as they relate to the child’s development and environment is explored. The student identifies problems that may occur in an early childhood setting: poor nutrition, safety dangers, or child abuse. Advocacy for young children is encouraged. As advocates, students develop methods of assessment, reporting, and referral. The student is introduced to first-aid techniques by the completion of the course. Prerequisites: ENGL 092 Preparing for College Reading II and ENGL 099 Introductory Writing; waiver by placement testing results; or departmental approval.

Course Number: ECED112
Credits: 3
Format: Online

CDA Program and Practices
This course introduces students to the CDA (Child Development Associate) Competency standards, designated by the Council for Professional Recognition. Students enhance their knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and curriculum for children birth through age eight. Specific focus includes the six competency goals and 13 functional areas of CDA. Emphasis is placed on preparing the CDA Professional Portfolio, with supporting competency statements. Prerequisites: ECED 101 Positive Guidance, ECED 102 Development in Early Childhood, and either ECED 111 Early Childhood Curriculum: A Multi-Cultural Perspective or ECED 231 Infant/Toddler Care; or departmental approval. Co-requisite: Current ECE work verification (minimum of one year) in an Infant, Toddler, Preschool, or Family Child Care setting in MA; or departmental approval.

Course Number: ECED150
Credits: 3
Format: Fixed Video Conference Mondays 6:30 pm to 9:30pm

Infant/Toddler Care
Formerly CCED 231. This course explores how the development stages relating to the first three years should impact the care of infants and toddlers. The student examines physical, psychological, linguistic, and cognitive development from birth to age three. Emphasis is placed on designing developmentally-appropriate activities; understanding the importance of health, nutrition, and feeding practices; equipping space; and nurturing self-esteem in the early childhood setting. Prerequisite: ECED 102 Development in Early Childhood (formerly CCED 102) completed with a grade of C or higher or PSYC 202 Child Psychology; or departmental approval.

Course Number: ECED231
Credits: 3
Format: Fixed Video Conference Wednesdays 6:30 pm to 9:30pm