“Early educators” are those who care for young children from birth to age 8, and provide important early learning experiences for them. As more and more research shows the importance of the early years for building the foundations for lifelong learning and success, more attention is being paid to the special knowledge and qualifications needed for early educators to understand and provide the necessary quality relationships and learning experiences that support positive growth and development.
Choose A Path That's Right For You!
Welcome to the
Early Educator's Pathway website!
This site is designed to serve as a resource to assist you in finding the best option for advancing your career in early education and care by pursuing recognized credentials and college degrees at any one of the many quality programs at colleges and universities in Massachusetts. Whether you are figuring out your next step for professional development, looking for information about professional qualifications in the field of early education and care, or already know you want to earn a specific credential or college degree, this site is designed to connect you to appropriate options and contacts.
Building Brains Together features western MA early childhood and out of school time educators who have made a commitment to furthering their education and career pathways. It describes their love and passion for the work as well as the challenges they overcome to advance their skills.