North Shore Community College

The Early Childhood Education Program is dedicated to providing high quality education and experience for students wanting to work with children from three to six years of age. The curriculum provides our students with a knowledge of the development of the whole child, program planning, and developmentally appropriate practices while focusing on personal and professional growth of our students. Students are prepared for employment as certified lead pre-school teachers in non-public school settings and for further studies leading to more advanced degrees.

Resources Available:

Early Childhood Educators (ECE) Scholarship Program

NSCC Foundation Scholarships

Location Information:

The Early Childhood program is housed at the Lynn Campus (300 Broad Street) of North Shore Community College, but most courses for the Early Childhood program are available on both Lynn and Danvers campuses, as well as online.

Programs Available

Early Care and Education Certificate Infant/Toddler Child Care (ITC)

This one year early childhood certificate prepares new students, as well as those who are working in the field wanting to continue their education, for professional work with children from b

Early Childhood Development Program

The Early Childhood Development Program at North Shore Community College is committed to providing students with knowledge of the arts and sciences needed for successful transfer to four yea

Early Childhood Education: Associate of Arts

Our Associates degree in Early Childhood Education (ECD) prepares students for The Department of Early Education and Care certification and employment as Lead Teachers in non-public school settings for children ages 2.9 to six years.