Early Childhood Educator Scholarship Program

                                              Accepting Applications through August 1, 2021!

The ECE Scholarship Program was established by the Massachusetts Legislature to increase the credentials and qualifications of the early education and care workforce. The ECE Scholarship is available annually and is a joint initiative between the Department of Higher Education (DHE) Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) and the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). The application for the ECE Scholarship Program will open on April 1, 2021 through August 1, 2021.

The scholarship assists early educators and after school/out of school time professionals in pursuing certificate, associate’s, or bachelor’s degree programs, offered by participating Massachusetts colleges or universities. Scholarship applicants may receive financial assistance up to 11 credits per semester in the fall, spring and summer (subject to funding availability). Eligible applicants for the scholarship must be residents of Massachusetts, matriculated students, working in an EEC-licensed or licensed-exempt program (center based care, outof-school time care, or family child care).

Eligible applicants must work a minimum of 20 hours per week and must have been employed for a minimum of six months, in a program that is licensed or authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care(EEC). For complete details about the ECE Scholarship, or to apply, please visit the following website: http://www.mass.edu/osfa/programs/earlychildhooded.asp

                                          To learn more about ECE Scholarship click on this link.  

 


 

The northeast Career Pathways grant partnership offers college courses, advising and support to eligible participants for free or at a significantly reduced cost. Each college prodes different courses and services, so it is important to know which program and location best meets your needs and goals.  

 


 

COLLEGE COURSES


 

North Shore Community College

Spring/Summer, 2021

 Course name                                                     

ECE101 - Child Growth & Development- Fully online

ECE124 - Introduction to CDA and Portfolio Development  ONLINE (Each week and required Zoom sessions on several Tuesday evenings starting on January 19, 2021)  

To apply, click here

 

  Summer, 2021 

Course name

ECE204 - Children with Special Needs- Fully online- 6 week accelerated course

To apply, click here

To view course descriptions click here


 

For more information or advising, contact:

Kathy Gallo, M.Ed.

North Shore Community College
Office location – 300 Broad St.  LYNN – room E-217

781-593-6722 X6249

kgallo@northshore.edu

 


 

Northern Essex Community College

Spring/Summer, 2021

 

Course name                                                                                  

ECE 101: Introduction to Early Childhood Education (Online)           To apply, click here                      

ECE 104: Child Growth & Development (Online)                                To apply, click here

ECE 111: Preschool Curriculum (Online)                                                To apply, click here     

ECE 113: Learning Environments for Infants & Toddlers (Online)   To apply, click here                

ECE 211: Child Care Administration (Online)                                          To apply, click here                                  

Summer, 2021 

ECE 104: Child Growth & Development                                               To apply, click here   

ECE 101: Introduction to Early Childhood Education                          To apply, click here 

ECE 111: Preschool Curriculum                                                                  To apply, click here 

Math & Science in Early Childhood Education                                     To apply, click here

ECE 211: Child Care Administration                                                          To apply, click here

 

 

 

To view course descriptions click here

To learn more about the CDA program at Northern Essex, click here 


 

For more information or advising, contact:

Doris Buckley, Ed.D

Northern Essex Community College 

100 Elliott Street  Haverhill – Room C304I

978-556-3374

dbuckley@necc.mass.edu

 

Sharline Del Rosario (habla español)

Special Programs Coordinator

Office Haverhill – C304I

978-556-3311

sdelrosario@necc.mass.edu

 

 

 

Salem State University 

Spring/Summer, 2021

Salem State University offers courses toward a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree for R3P/Career Pathways students.  We are not accepting new students into the Salem State University courses at this time.

Courses:  

Course name                                   Location               Dates

EDU 822/EEC 301: Social Studies and the Arts (combo undergrad/graduate course)

EEC 307/807: Child Development and Public Policy (combo undergrad/graduate course) 

EEC 207/808: Supporting Dual Language Learners and their Families (combo undergrad/graduate course) - 12 week summer session)   

To apply, click here            

                                       


 

For more information or advising, contact:

Christina Cassano, Ed.D.
Salem State University

978.542.7427

ccassano@salemstate.edu

 Contact Johannah Morgen for any questions about transfer programs.     jmorgen@salemstate.edu