Early Education & Care (EEC) program offers a series of courses
aimed at preparing students to become early childhood educators and/or
caregivers. The content of the courses are based on the Massachusetts
Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Frameworks for EEC.
Reading of textbooks, on-site and video observations of children from
birth to age 8, and real-life experiences with the materials young
children learn from are featured in the program. Through partnerships
with the CRLS Child Care Program “First Steps” and other local early
childhood education programs, students in EEC courses learn how to
understand children at the various stages of growth and ways to support
their learning of cognitive and social skills.