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QCC Anticipates Reopening of Early Childhood Education Lab School in Fall

Contact: Karen Hutner
Office of Institutional Communications
khutner [at] qcc.mass.edu
 

Release Date: 
4/15/2021

WORCESTER, MA— April 14, 2021 — Quinsigamond Community College President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. has announced the anticipated reopening of the Early Childhood Education Lab School during the Fall 2021 semester. The Lab School serves as a lab/training site for students in QCC’s Early Childhood Education program.

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lab School closed when the College transitioned to remote instruction; however, QCC’s Early Childhood Education students continued their education through remote instruction. During remote operations, President Pedraja and the QCC Board of Trustees supported a program review, which examined and renewed the College’s commitment to the Lab School.

“This renewed commitment directly responds to the needs of the Early Childhood Education program, and is in accordance with QCC’s strategic plan and equity initiative,” President Pedraja said.  “The Lab School will have a phased reopening that is in accordance with licensure, health, and safety protocols, as is consistent with the reopening plans of the College.”

Last month QCC released its plans to resume in-person services for the Fall 2021 semester following all health and safety protocols, while continuing to maintain strong online course offerings and student support services.

For more information about QCC, contact Josh Martin, Director of Institutional Communications at 508.854.7513 or jmartin [at] qcc.mass.edu

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.