Career Pathways Grant

The Career Pathways Grant, funded by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) has engaged Massachusetts community college partners to promote and expand professional development opportunities and higher education certificate and degree attainment for the early childhood education and out-of-school time (ECE/OST) workforce.

North Shore Community College and Northern Essex Community College are collaborating to offer enhanced supports to the early childhood, out of school time, and family child care communities under the Career Pathways Grant. 

Looking for:
Courses and information on the EEC Scholarship
Teacher Training Program
CDA Pathways
Emerging Leaders
OST Pathways
ESL Pathways
Leadership Conference Series- Sign up here
Summer 2023 courses application

This northeast Career Pathways partnership will be most convenient for educators working in the communities of: 

Amesbury, Andover, Boxford, Dracut, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Merrimac, Methuen, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, North Reading, Reading, Rowley, Salisbury, Tewksbury, Wakefield, West Newbury (Northern Essex Community College)


Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham (North Shore Community College)


The northeast Career Pathways grant will offer the following supports and services for educators:

  • ESL classes and bilingual workshops
  • Support in Adult Basic Education to earn high school equivalency
  • A comprehensive Teacher Training Program for those wanting to start a career in ECE
  • Courses and support to increase in EEC certification (Teacher, Lead Teacher, Director 1 and Director 2)
  • Courses and support to earn a national Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
  • Opportunities for enhanced leadership in the field of ECE and OST and
  • Advising and courses to build toward an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree!


For more information, contact: 

Kathy Gallo                                                                                                                                                   

North Shore Community College – Lynn room E-217 
781-593-6722 X6249 


Mercedes Villar (habla español)                                                                                                                               

North Shore Community College – Lynn room E-219 
781-593-6722 X6253 


LeeAnn Soucy                                                                                                                                                               

North Shore Community College – Lynn room E-219 
781-593-6722 X6638


Doris Buckley, Ed.D                                                                                                                                           

Northern Essex Community College Office: Haverhill C3041


Sharline Del Rosario (habla español)

Northern Essex Community College Office: Haverhill C3041



 Funded by the Career Pathways grant from the MA Department of Early Education & Care (EEC)