Middlesex Community College (MCC)

The Early Childhood Education Associate in Science degree program provides the educational background and supervised training for students interested in working with young children. It emphasizes developmentally appropriate practice and has a child-centered focus. Students learn and apply theory with hands-on experience in a required practicum after completing 24 program credits. 


Graduates of the Early Childhood Education program are prepared to:

  • Describe the needs and characteristics of young children;
  • Explain the influences on development and learning;
  • Analyze observation and assessment-tool information to assist children to develop and reach their potential;
  • Understand the social, economic and cultural issues facing schools and families;
  • Demonstrate knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging learning environments;
  • Demonstrate in-depth critical knowledge of the theory and research relevant to the professional role(s) and focus area(s) emphasized in the program. 

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Bedford Campus: 591 Springs Road Bedford, MA 01730