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 offers 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
CDA Pathways
OST Pathways
ESL Pathways
Summer 2024 courses application
Leadership Conference Series- 
Salem State application 
*coming soon

This North Shore Community College Career Pathways grant will be most convenient for educators working in the communities of: 

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

**chart of towns with the Community College listed

The North Shore Community College 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
  • 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




 Funded by the Career Pathways grant from the

MA Department of Early Education & Care (EEC)