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Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program prepares you for responsible positions in the field of early care and education or for careers in other child-related areas. As a graduate, you will be qualified for career opportunities in Early Education and cares as a lead teacher and, depending upon experience, as an assistant director or a director. During the course of study, you will develop professional competencies and knowledge of the philosophy of early childhood education through exposure to theory and practice. Practical experience will be provided through weekly off-campus field placements and at the Early Childhood Education Lab School in the Quinsigamond’s Child Study Center. You will gain a basic knowledge of the growth and development of young children, and an understanding of their learning processes in carefully planned environments.

Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator: Greg Mullaney, gmullaney [at] qcc.mass.edu, 508.854.4433.


NAEYC Program Outcomes Data

The AA Degree in Early Childhood Education is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  The current accreditation term runs from September 2015 through September 2022.

The Number of Program Completers for the Early Childhood Education Program

Academic Year

Number of program completers

% of program completers who were attending full-time (at the time of completion)

% of program completers who were attending part-time[1](at the time of completion)

AY18-19

17

24%

76%

AY19-20

14

21%

79%

AY20-211520%80%

*source cognos IRaP

The Program Completion Rate for Early Childhood Education Program

Academic year in which a Fall cohort of full-time candidates enrolled in the program (select three sequential years)

Full time students – EC major or enrolled in ECE 101

Percentage of those candidates who completed the program within 150% of the published timeframe

Percentage of those candidates who completed the program within 100%, 200% (twice) or 300% (three times) of the published timeframe 

FA17

N=18

3/18=17%

2/18=11%

100% rate

FA18

N=19

N/A

2/19=11%

100% rate

FA19

N=17

N/A

1/19=5.2%

100% rate

*source cognos IRaP

The Number of Program Completers for the Early Childhood Education Program

Academic Year

# of program completers

% of program completers who were attending full-time (at the time of completion)

% of program completers who were attending part-time[1](at the time of completion)

FA18-FA19

17

24%

76%

FA19-FA201421%79%
FA20-FA211520%80%

*SPSS IRaP

[1]Part-time status is defined by the institution.