Early Childhood Education Career Pathways Program

You may be eligible to receive scholarship or grant money to help pay for coursework toward your degree in Early Childhood Education!


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Middlesex Community College (MCC) 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.

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This grant provides funding for costs associated with:

  • College tuition
  • Course materials
  • Fees
  • Tutoring services
  • Career and college advising


The grant also provides a wide variety of support services designed to increase success for all students. These include academic and career advising, developmental courses (reading, writing, and math), and targeted English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.

ECE Career Pathways students have access to all campus facilities, services, and programs including technology labs, civic and service-learning opportunities, student clubs and organizations, veteran's services, disability services, counseling, fitness and recreation centers, and the Asian-American Student Advancement Program.  For more information on what MCC has to offer students, please see MCC's Student Life page.

PROGRAMS OF STUDY
MCC offers both degree and certificate programs in Early Childhood Education:

The course sequences are designed to promote completion of an ECE Certificate, Associate and/or Transfer degrees. Courses are delivered through a variety of modalities including weekend schedules, hybrid, online, and traditional face-to-face options.  


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The Career Pathways Grant is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and has provided community colleges across the Commonwealth with funding for professional development opportunities and higher education certificate and degree attainment for the early childhood education and out-of-school time educators.

Please visit the MA EEC website to find out more about the ECE Scholarship.

To contact the Career Pathways Grant Coordinator, Nancy Pynchon, please email pynchonn@middlesex.mass.edu or call 978-226-8256.

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The Early Childhood Education and Transfer degrees at Middlesex Community College are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). For more information, please visit www.naeyc.org.

 

Last Modified: 5/13/21