The Early Education program prepares high school students for various careers in working with young children. Through in-depth academic studies in child growth and development, students gain a solid understanding of the early childhood years and a working knowledge of children in this critical stage of their development. Students also receive CPR and First Aid training and certification.
Students work directly with pre-school children within the on-campus facility as well as participate in a field-site placement practicum in the community to acquire skills and confidence in teaching.
Many graduates of this program elect to continue their education in the field of early education. Other graduates may enter the working world as a child care aide. Outstanding graduates from the Tri-County Early Education Program will be considered for certification as a fully qualified teacher through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. The demand for caring and well-trained child care workers from this program is continuously increasing.
Massachusetts Community Colleges, Community College of RI, Fisher College
The Tri-County Children’s Center operates preschool programs that promote the safety and well-being of the child and are designed to meet the child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs at various stages of development. Special emphasis is placed on establishing each child’s sense of trust and self-esteem.
Under the direction of Tri-County’s highly experienced Early Education instructors, high school student teachers plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum for the Tri-County Children’s Center.
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