STCC offers free classes for early childhood educators
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College is offering a number of free training opportunities for early childhood educators looking to advance their qualifications.
The free seats are for new and existing early childhood educators. They need to complete an Individual Professional Development Plan to be eligible.
Thanks to support from the Early Childhood Education Career Pathways Grant, funded through the state Department of Early Education and Care, STCC has free seats available in eight classes, including two offered in Spanish:
- Child Growth and Development, Dec. 23-Jan. 19
- Child Growth and Development, Jan. 24-March 21
- Child Growth and Development, March 22-May 11
- Curriculum in Early Childhood Education, Jan. 24-May 17
- Infant and Toddler Methods and Techniques, Jan. 24-March 21
- Administration of Early Childhood Programs, Jan. 24-March 21
The following Spanish classes are offered:
- Currículo en educación infantile, 24 de enero al 17 de mayo de 2022.
- Crecimiento y desarrollo infantile, 22 de marzo al 11 de mayo de 2022.
“We’re grateful to the state Department of Early Education and Care for providing the funding needed to offer these classes,” said Richard Greco, dean of the School of Liberal and Professional Studies
Those who may be interested in the program include center-based teachers, family child care providers and other early care professionals who are working toward becoming qualified teachers of young children.
“This is a terrific opportunity for early childhood educators in the greater Springfield community to advance their professional qualifications while also earning college credits,” said Nancy Ward, STCC’s Early Education and Care Pathways Grant and Activity director.
For more information about applying for the classes, please complete our More Information form or contact Lakisha Coppedge at Lmcoppedge2001@stcc.edu or Yezenia Lopez at email@example.com (best contact for the Spanish courses).
About Springfield Technical Community College
STCC, the Commonwealth's only technical community college, continues the pioneering legacy of the Springfield Armory with comprehensive and technical education in manufacturing, STEM, healthcare, business, social services, and the liberal arts. STCC's highly regarded workforce, certificate, degree, and transfer programs are the most affordable in Springfield and provide unequalled opportunity for the vitality of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1967, the college – a designated Hispanic Serving Institution – seeks to close achievement gaps among students who traditionally face societal barriers. STCC supports students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.
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