Program Description

Associate in Science Degree

The Early Childhood Education and Administration department offers a comprehensive career program for students interested in working with young children. The Early Childhood Education & Administration – Transfer program will prepare students for Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) certification as Lead Teacher and, after six months of work experience, as a director in a childcare setting. The curriculum is designed to meet the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Formal instruction is integrated with fieldwork in the form of a supervised practicum experience. The opportunity to observe and work in early childhood facilities will support course work, as well as fulfill EEC employment requirements. The Early Childhood Education and Administration Program, however, does not ensure a practicum placement.

Prior to the students obtaining a practicum assignment, their records may be subject to review pursuant to the Criminal Record Information Act, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 172-178, and Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 28 A, Section 1 et seq., and regulations promulgated pursuant to such statutes.

The Early Childhood Education and Administration Transfer Option is designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Transfer Compact. The intent of the compact is to facilitate transfer from community colleges in Massachusetts to early childhood preparation programs at public four-year institutions in Massachusetts. Graduates of the transfer option will meet EEC requirements for teachers.

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  • MassTransfer eligible program