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Become a Preschool Teacher in Massachusetts!

image in article Become a Preschool Teacher in Massachusetts!Are you interested in becoming a Preschool or Infant-Toddler Teacher in the state of Massachusetts? H&H Child Care Training Center can help!

Child Care in Massachusetts is governed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care or the EEC. To work in a large group child care program as a Teacher or Lead Teacher, you must be qualified.  This qualification is referred to as the EEC- Professional Qualification Certification. Course work for certification will fall into 13 categories of study.

Teacher (Level 1 Certification) Infant/Toddler and/or Preschool

  • 3 credits in Child Growth and Development (Category 1)
  • You must have a high school diploma (or be at least 21 years of age)

Lead Teacher (Level 2 Certification) Infant/Toddler and/or Preschool

A total of 12 credits in Early Childhood Education. (Must be four (4) different categories of study).

  • 3 credits in Child Growth and Development
  • 3 college credits in 
    • program planning (Category 2)
    • early childhood curriculum (Category 3), or 
    • behavior management 4) (for lead teacher-preschool level),
    • and/or 3 college credits in infant-toddler care and education (Category 7) (for infant-toddler lead teacher certification).
  • The remaining 6 credits may be in other early childhood education categories of study except for Child Care Administration and other Leadership Categories (Categories 10, 11, 12, or 13)

Coursework Substitutions:

Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)


H&H Child Care Training Center can help you in becoming a Teacher or Lead Teacher in the state of Massachusetts. H&H offers the CDA Credential coursework entirely online. With the CDA you will meet all of the education requirements to obtain your EEC- Professional Qualification Certification.


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