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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).
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.