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Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School

Early Childhood Education Career

Sample Job Titles:  Child Care Workers, Nannies, Teacher Assistant

Technical and Higher Education Majors:  Preschool teachers, Kindergarten Teachers

Licensure:  Massachusetts requires child care centers, including those in private homes, to be licensed. In order to obtain their license, child care centers require child care workers to pass a background
check and get immunizations. Child care workers need to be trained in first aid and CPR and receive continuous training on topics of health and safety.

Career Advancement:   As child care workers gain experience, some may advance to supervisory or administrative positions in large child care centers or preschools. Often, these positions require additional training, such as a bachelors or masters degree.  Preschool teachers usually work their way up from assistant teacher, to teacher, to lead teacher—who may be responsible for the instruction of several classes—and, finally, to director of the center. Preschool teachers with a bachelors degree frequently are qualified to teach kindergarten through grade 3 as well. Teaching at these higher grades often results in higher pay.

                                                      CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE IN HIGH SCHOOL
                      Childcare Education Institute Online Safety Program Certification
                                        American Heart Association CPR, AED, First Aid
           MA Department Early Education and Care: Infant and Toddler Teacher Cerification
                 MA Department Early Education and Care: PreSchool Teacher Cerification
   
                                                     COLLEGE CREDITS AVAILABLE IN HIGH SCHOOL
College  Course
MA State EC Articulation Agreement One or more EC courses at a MA community college
North Shore Community College ECE120  -  Intro to Child Development Assoc-  3 credits
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