Childrens Center

Child Care Education Programs

Child Care Education & Administration
The Child Care Education and Administration department has designed a comprehensive career program for students interested in working with young children. The 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 child care setting. The program will help students develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to work effectively in a multi-cultural society. The curriculum is designed to meet the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Program Requirements
Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3Semester 4Additional Information
Positive GuidanceEarly Childhood Curric: Multi-Cultural PerspectAdmin/Super/Mgmt of Child Care Program CChild Care Policies and IssuesDownload Program Requirements
Development in Early ChildhoodGeneral Psychology or Principles of SociologyEnglish Composition IIDepartment-Approved ElectiveView Course Outcomes
English Composition IHealth/Nutrition/Safety Needs of Young ChildInfant/Toddler CareFamily and CommunityProgram Advisory Committee
Intro to Early Childhood EducationPracticum I in Child CarePracticum II in Child CareMath Experiences for ECE or Math Elective
Speech Communication or Oral InterpretationSeminar I in Child CareSeminar II in Child CareScience Elective
The Young Child with Special Needs

Child Care Education & Administration - Transfer Option
The  Child Care 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.

Program Requirements
Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3Semester 4Additional Information
Positive GuidanceEarly Childhood Curric: Multi-Cultural PerspectIntro Biology and Lab or Biological Prin IChildren’s LiteratureDownload Program Requirements
Development in Early ChildhoodEnglish Composition IILiterature ElectiveLiberal Arts ElectiveView Course Outcomes
English Composition IPracticum I in Child CareMath for Elementary Teachers ILiberal Arts ElectiveProgram Advisory Committee
General PsychologyPrinciples of SociologySocial Science RequirementMath for Elementary Teachers II
Intro to Early Childhood EducationSeminar I in Child CareYoung Child With Special NeedsPhysical Science Elective
Speech Communication or Oral Interpretation