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QCC’s Early Childhood Education Lab School to Reopen This Fall

Contact: Karen Hutner
Office of Institutional Communications
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WORCESTER, MA— August 2, 2021 —   The Children’s School: Quinsigamond Community College’s Early Childhood Education Lab School will reopen its doors in Fall 2021.  The school is currently enrolling children for the 2021- 2022 academic year, under the leadership of new Director Kristen Fuller.

“After careful review by our Administration and the QCC Board of Trustees, we made the decision to renew our commitment to the Children’s School: Early Childhood Education Lab School and the opportunities it affords our students and the young children in our community,” said QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D.

The Children’s School: Early Childhood Education Lab School serves as a lab/training site for students majoring in Early Childhood Education and is an integral part of the program. It provides supervised student participation and field placement experience for Early Childhood Education Associate Degree students.

“I am very excited to have joined a team of dedicated professionals and to have children return to the QCC campus,” Ms. Fuller said. “The School was established as a resource for QCC students, but has become a true model of collaboration and commitment to top-notch, high-quality education and care of children between the ages of 2 years 9 months to 5 years,”Ms. Fuller said, adding that the School will have a daily capacity of 28 children.

The Children’s School: Early Childhood Education Lab School was the first center granted the highest level on the Massachusetts Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). The QRIS is a method used to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early child care, early child care education, and after-school settings.

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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.