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Video Showcase UMass Boston’s Post Master’s Certificate Program in Early Education: Video One | Video Two

The Children's Behavioral Health Initiative

EEC 5 Year Strategic Plan.

Educator and Provider Support (EPS) Current Fact Sheet and PowerPoint to EEC's Policy and Research Committee.

FABULOUS Resource for Educators and Parents

EEC QRIS Webinar Series

Zero to Three Fellowship Program

STEM Activity App Starts Today!

Supporting Learning Differences and Development of Children with Special Needs

Read Wheelock Blog on the new Pre-K STE Standards


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VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COLLEGE CREDITS:

A new EPS Subsidized College Coursework application is a NEW requirement for Educators wishing to enroll/register for an EPS College course.

We partner with Fisher College to offer coursework at a cost to the educator of $50.00. The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) has prioritized Degree Attainment for Educators in the Commonwealth. In support of the priority, the EPS grant subsidizes college course work that is intentional and supports

Educators to earn a certificate, credential and/or degree in ECE or in a related field, or;

Programs to meet staff professional development or education requirements for accreditation or QRIS.<

Our college offering will be posted on our website (www.cdedu.us/SEEPP). To ensure that all educators enrolling in one of the EPS courses meet the intent of the grant, all interested Educators MUST complete the application that will be linked to each flyer. Upon review of the application, Educators will be required speak with our Career Advisor, PRIOR to the application being submitted to the college offering the requested course. At the time of application, educators MUST pay the $50 fee for the course or the application will not be proceeded. This fee will be reimbursed should SEEPP or the college not admit the Educator.

Priority will be given to educators that are currently working in one of the EPS Region 5 towns.

You may contact us with any questions at 774-273-1773 as we work to implement this new process. While change is often a bit confusing, we are confident this extra step will ensure the requirements of the grant as well as support Educators in meeting their professional development needs.

By completing the college course application it does not mean you have been accepted into the course. SEEPP will review your application and you will be contacted by our career advisor.


Early Childhood Educator Scholarship Program

The ECE Scholarship Program was established to increase the quality of the early education and care workforce. The scholarship program provides financial assistance to early education and care and out-of-school time educators working in a paid position in EEC-licensed or licensed-exempt programs who are pursuing associate's or bachelor's degrees in early childhood education at a Massachusetts college or university.

The ECE Scholarship is available annually and is a joint initiative with EEC and the Department of Higher Education Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA). This year the ECE Scholarship Program will launch on April 1, 2016.

To learn more about the ECE Scholarship and how to apply, please view the following short video by clicking on this link: https://voice.adobe.com/a/gnkNx

This video can be viewed on your Smartphone, tablet or computer.


The Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children has released a new online tool to assist early educators who are contemplating a return to school to work towards a college degree. The tool, An Early Educator's Roadmap to a College Degree, outlines eight steps providing users with links to resources and supports as well as helpful hints and advice. Please CLICK HERE


Colleges


Bridgewater State University

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Bridgewater State University is a public liberal-arts college located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States. Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Their rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, they strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, they continuously reinvest in the success of their students and the region.

Currently BSU offers two bachelor degrees in early childhood education -- one for those seeking public school licensure through grade 2, and one for educators working with children birth-kindergarten wishing to take their professional skills to the next level.

In January 2015, Bridgewater is opening its cape campus in the former Laurence MacArthur Elementary School on Route 28 in Yarmouth. The first offerings will be upper-level early childhood education courses leading to a bachelor's degree in Early Education and Care.

BSU + Cape Cod Community College are working together to keep higher education affordable through a 2+2 degree program in Early Childhood Education. Students can earn an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and transfer credits directly into BSU’s Early Childhood Education Early Education and Care program.

If you already possess an associate’s degree or have earned credits from another institution of higher education, you may enroll in the Early Childhood Education program as a transfer student.

BSU + Cape Cod Community College are working together to keep higher education affordable through a 2+2 degree program in Early Childhood Education. Students can earn an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and transfer credits directly into BSU’s Early Childhood Education Early Education and Care program.

Cape Cod residents may take advantage of numerous business certificate programs, social work programs and community forums at the BSU Cape Cod. For more information click here



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Bristol Community College

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Bristol Community College is a two-year community college located in Fall River, Massachusetts. Bristol Community College is a comprehensive community college offering more than 120 career and transfer programs of study that lead to an associate degree in science, arts, applied sciences, and certificates of accomplishment or achievement. Students are able to transfer to many baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. Since 1968 we have helped more than 28,000 Bristol County learners fulfill their goals to earn a degree, access work-related training, and find additional educational and leisure opportunities.

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Fisher College

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Fisher College was founded in 1903 and is an independent, private, non-profit, educational institution. Its Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies is located on its main campus in Boston, MA, as well as the instructional site locations in Brockton, New Bedford, North Attleborough, and online.

Fisher's Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree, with a concentration in Early Childhood Education (ECE), combines the disciplines of early childhood and human services to provide students with a broad foundation of knowledge to work with families and children. Additionally, students are introduced to multiple social service resources to help them meet the needs of families. The Fisher College ECE concentration complies with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) time line for meeting teacher qualifications in the field of early childhood. Our Early Childhood Education courses follow the development of the child from birth through preschool years. Fisher also offers an Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education. Our programs satisfy course requirements for teacher certification by the Massachusetts Department of Early Childhood Education and Care (EEC) and competencies for the National Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA). All students of Early Childhood Education are eligible for scholarship programs offered by the MASS Board of Higher Education of Financial Assistance.

All Fisher College courses are Web-Hybrid models and will be available at three site locations: New Bedford, North Attleboro and Brockton.

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Cape Cod Community College

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Cape Cod Community College, known locally as "4-C's", is a two-year community college located in West Barnstable, Massachusetts. Cape Cod Community College (CCCC), founded in 1961, delivers educational programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the residents of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and adjacent areas of Southeastern Massachusetts. CCCC is the only comprehensive college on Cape Cod and offers 25 associate in arts degrees, 17 associate in science degrees and 42 career certificates in a wide variety of program areas. The Hyannis Center of CCCC offers educational assistance for adults, Workforce courses and college credit classes. The College also offers bachelor's and master's degree programs through its partnerships with six colleges and universities: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, University of Massachusetts Boston, Bridgewater State University, Boston University, Wheelock College, and Lesley University. The College offers programs of instruction during the day, evening, weekends, and winter sessions in order to meet our student's needs.

pdf iconClick Here to View 4CS 2016 Course Flyer

Scholarships are available to eligible students enrolled in early education certificates and degree programs. To be eligible, educators must be working in the field of early education and care (EEC) and have an active Professional Qualifications (PQ) number. Please contact SEEPP to be connected with Cape Cod Community College.


Massasoit Community College

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Established in 1966, Massasoit Community College is an open-enrollment community college, accepting "all who have a desire to learn". Enrolling over 11,700 students in credit courses annually, with an additional 3,000 students in workforce development and community education, the college serves students from 128 communities from Boston to Cape Cod. Located in Brockton, MA, with satellite campuses in Canton and Middleborough, Massasoit is an accessible and affordable choice for higher education, offering associate degrees in 20 traditional and emerging fields of study, including occupation-specific programs, the sciences, and liberal arts. An additional 40 credit and non-credit certificates address a range of careers and interests. Massasoit accommodates students with day, evening, and weekend classes, as well as through an increasing number of online and hybrid course offerings. The college also hosts live theatre, art shows, lectures, student and senior clubs, and more.

pdf iconClick Here to View Massasoit 2016 Course Flyer


Wheaton College

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Wheaton College is a four-year, private liberal arts college with an approximate student body of 1,600. Wheaton's residential campus is located in Norton, Massachusetts, between Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island. With a 11:1 student-faculty ratio, students know their professors as teachers, advisors and often as friends. Wheaton offers a personalized academic experience leading to a bachelor of arts degree in more than 40 majors and 60 minors. Their approach to education is inclusive and diversified, emphasizing a truly multicultural community.

pdf iconClick Here to View Wheaton 2016 Course Flyer


REGISTER HERE for Upcoming SEEPP Professional Development Opportunities

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The Southeast Education Professionals Partnership is proud to provide you with the FY 14 Professional Development calendar. Please click on "View Calendar" and search by month for CEU courses, college courses and other PD opportunities. Then click on a listed opportunity to view the flyer and to take you to registration. Through funding from the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), you only pay a small student fee for any course. You may also click on "View Listing" to view the courses by description, core competencies and QRIS standard. We look forward to seeing you at a course of your choice as you continue to grow in your professional development!

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