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)
Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)
H&H Child Care Training Center (ChildCareEd) 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.