Do You Want to be an Early Childhood Teacher?

Get your A.A. in Early Childhood Education at MWCC

The need for early childhood educators is growing by 10% per year*. You may be the teacher a child is waiting for! If you can identify with the following traits, a degree in Early Childhood Education might be for you:

  • Desire to help young children learn, explore and achieve their full potential
  • Belief in play-based learning
  • Nurturing style and personality
  • Strong communication skills

Program Advantages

  • Get hands-on experience at our on-site childcare center
  • Prepare for the Massachusetts Early Education & Care Certification
  • Make a difference in a child’s life
  • Choose from classes including:
    • Children with Special Needs
    • Children’s Literature
    • Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood

Save Money on Your Degree

  • Access to $100,000 in ECE scholarships which can cover tuition, fees & childcare expenses (if you’re a parent)
  • Save thousands on tuition, which is less** than the national average for both private & public schools
  • You may also be eligible for financial aid

*According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics**Based on 2018-2019 tuition and fees

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Early Childhood Education Options

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Mount Wachusett Community College’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) degrees prepare students for careers in teaching. Whether you want to work as a Lead Teacher after graduation, transfer to a 4-year institution, or take the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL), MWCC can help you reach your goals. We feature an observation classroom, which allows students to gain insight into how successful classrooms are run. Our graduates leave ready to positively impact the lives of children, their families, and their communities. There are several degree and certificate options available to MWCC students:

Early Childhood Education Career Degree
Early Education and Care for Exceptional Children
Early Childhood Education Transfer Degree
Liberal Arts Elementary Ed. Track
Early Childhood Certificate Program
Child Development Associate Credential

Caring for Children While Educating Future Leaders

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The Garrison Center for Early Childhood Education is our lab school. It consists of two preschool classrooms which are run by the Montachusett Opportunity Council (MOC). In the center of the building, Early Childhood students attend class in the lab classroom. This room fits in between the two preschool classrooms so Early Childhood students can observe through the one-way windows. The sound system allows them to observe one classroom at a time.

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