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2023-24 Academic Catalog 
2023-24 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education Transfer - ECTR.AS

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This transfer option is for students who intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program leading to teacher licensure for PreK to grade 2 in a public school. This program meets the requirements for the Massachusetts Transfer Pathway in Early Childhood Education and will enable students to participate in the Commonwealth Commitment Program. (For more information about MassTransfer benefits, please visit www.stcc.edu/transfer.)

Visit http://www.mass.edu/osfa/programs/earlychildhooded.asp for more information on the Early Childhood Educators Scholarship.

Students interested in the Early Childhood Education program must first complete the Early Childhood Education Certificate (Early Childhood Education - CDA.COC ) before applying. 

All accepted students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information check. The results could impact the student’s ability to continue in the ECE program.


Upon the successful completion of requirements of this program, the degree of Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education will be awarded.

Program Goals

Successful completion of the STCC Early Childhood Education Program will enable students to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge regarding all areas of Early Childhood development: cognitive, physical, and affective.
  • Design and implement developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive curriculum, with the goal of meeting the needs of all learners.
  • Establish and maintain a safe, healthy, and nurturing learning environment.
  • Recognize and appreciate the role that family and community play in the lives of young children.
  • Understand the importance of observation, documentation, and assessment and the part they play in the development of young children.

(ECTR.AS) Curriculum

Program Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Josh Carreiro Professor/Social and Behavioral Sciences Department Chair 17/237 413-755-4631 jlcarreiro@stcc.edu
Aimee Dalenta Education Practicum Coordinator 13/339 413-755-4310 adalenta@stcc.edu
Meredith Bertrand Early Childhood Education Student Liaison/Academic Counselor 13/308 413-755-4126 mrbertrand2301@stcc.edu
Cynthia (Cindy) Breunig Early Childhood Education Student Liaison/Academic Couneslor 13/310 413-755-4504 cbreunig@stcc.edu
Nancy Ward Career Pathways Activity Director 02/225 413-755-4120 njward@stcc.edu


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