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Prepare children for long-term academic success as a daycare or preschool teacher

NSCC’s Early Childhood Education degree 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.

Sequences of courses in Human Services and Early Childhood Education are reinforced by observation of and direct work with young children preparing students for immediate work in the field of early childhood and offering transferable credits to four-year colleges.



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The Early Childhood Education Program has been awarded accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC has set the standards for high quality preparation of early childhood educators which are program adheres to and our outcomes and goals reflect.



North Shore Community College is an accredited nonprofit institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).


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