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Prepare for a Rewarding Career in Early Childhood Education

Student teacher in an early childhood education classroom
There is great joy in working with young children, but there is also a great amount you need to know to effectively support their development. NECC’s Early Childhood Education Program provides the foundation for a career teaching kindergarten or preschool or working in other early childhood education programs.

Why Choose NECC?

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NECC’s program emphasizes the study of the young child as an individual, as part of a family system, and as a participant in group settings interacting with other children of similar age. In this program you will:
• Understand how children grow, develop and learn through coursework and field experience
• Participate in practicums and field placements, which allows you to apply theory and skills under guidance and supervision in classrooms and educational programs
• Plan and implement lesson plans, learning activities, and developmentally appropriate curriculum
• Take advantage of MassTransfer Pathways and other transfer agreements to save thousands of dollars on your bachelor’s degree

Because of NECC

You will be well prepared to both seek a job in an early childhood learning environment and to continue your education to pursue a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related filed. After completing this program you can:

  • Pursue entry-level positions in area pre-schools, kindergartens, and Head Start Programs
  • Seamlessly transfer earned credits to the public or private four-year college of your choice to pursue a bachelor’s degree
  • Go on to become a certified lead teacher or early childhood care center director

 

Quote:

NECC has definitely helped me get the education I need at an affordable cost.”

Maeve Hurley, Early Childhood Education


 

Hear What Jody Carson, Early Childhood Education Faculty, Has to Say


 

Courses, Requirements, and Program Notes

 

Career Paths & Job Market

Career Paths

Career Paths

Career Options

Graduates of the Early Childhood Education Program will be prepared to assume a professional role in the education of young children. Professional Career Opportunities as state certified Lead Teachers and/or child care center Directors (depending on the length of experience) are available for ECE Program graduates.

State Certified Lead Teachers or Child Care Center Directors can receive more information via the Early Education & Care (EEC) website.

Students who want to teach in public schools and/or who would like more information regarding Massachusetts licensing requirements can visit the Department of Education (DOE) website.

Contact

Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator

Gail Feigenbaum, B.A., M.Ed. Program Coordinator

Office: C-314A, (Spurk Building, Haverhill)
Phone: 978-556-3831
Fax: 978-556-3135
gfeigenbaum@necc.mass.edu

Faculty Contact Information

Faculty Contact Information

Deirdre Budzyna, B.A., M.Ed.

Office: C-314B, (Spurk Building, Haverhill)
Phone: 978-556-3456
dbudzyna@necc.mass.edu

Jody Carson, B.A., M.Ed.

Office: C-314B, (Spurk Building, Haverhill)
Phone: 978-556-3361
jcarson@necc.mass.edu

Adjunct Faculty Contact Information

Adjunct Faculty Contact Information

Amy Dubow

adubow@necc.mass.edu

Barbara Moverman

bmoverman@necc.mass.edu

Office Hours

Please note: Office hours may change. If no office hours appear below use the contacts above to schedule an appointment.

ECE Faculty Advising Schedule (Summer 2018 July & August)

Monday, July 2, 2018

9:00 am to 11:00 am
Deirdre (Office: C314B)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

8:00 am to 10:00 am
Deirdre (Office: C314B)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

8:00 am to 10:00 am
Deirdre (Office: C314B)

Thursday, July 19, 2018

10:00 am to Noon
Gail (Office: C314A)

Thursday, July 26, 2018

10:00 am to Noon
Gail (Office: C314A)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

10:00 am to Noon
Gail (Office: C314A)

Thursday, August 9, 2018

10:00 am to Noon
Gail (Office: C314A)

Monday, August 13, 2018

ONLINE advising  7:3o pm to 9:30 pm
Jody

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Gail (Lawrence Advising Center)

Monday, August 20, 2018

ONLINE advising  7:3o pm to 9:30 pm
Jody

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

10:00 am to Noon
Gail (Office: C314A)

Thursday, August 23, 2018

3:30 to 5:30 pm
Jody (C314B)

Monday, August 27, 2018

9:00 am to 11:00 am
Deirdre (Office: C314B)

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

10:00 am to Noon
Gail (Office: C314A)

Thursday, August 30, 2018

3:30 to 5:30 pm
Jody (C314B)

Accreditation

NECC’s Early Childhood Education program has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

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