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Early Childhood Education and Teaching

The Early Childhood Education program at Keefe Regional Technical School is an in- house training site designed to introduce the high school student to the development of children. Students choosing Early Childhood will be exposed to the emotional, social, physical, and cognitive changes that take place during a child’s life.
Students will learn and demonstrate the duties of a classroom teacher. Students will also learn theme development, behavior management, observation, and assessment skills for children. Other curriculum learned includes: classroom limitations, child guidance, brain development, lesson plan creations, and classroom learning areas (math, science, language, art and writing).

The Early Childhood Education program at Keefe Regional Technical School provides practice in different off-site child care centers. Students who successfully complete this course will meet the licensing requirements for the Massachusetts Department of Early Childhood and Care in infant-toddler and preschool areas. Students will also receive First-Aid and CPR certifications.

Students in the Early Childhood Education are eligible to receive three college credits from Massachusetts Bay Community College upon graduation and are prepared for entry-level positions in the field or to continue their education at the postsecondary level.

● Care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers alongside child care professionals
● Deliver fun learning activities in a child care center to prepare preschoolers for
   kindergarten
● Plan lessons that enhance a child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical
   development

CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for state licensure, immediate employment and further education

ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS 

High School Diploma from Keefe Tech

Assistant Teacher
Nanny
AuPair
Family Child Care Provider
Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Pre-K Teacher
Para-educator/teacher’s aide
Before and After School Program Assistant Teacher
Recreation Facility Assistant
Community Center Assistant
Children’s Author

TECHNICAL CAREERS

Associates  Degree (2-year), Certificate Program, Licensing or Adult Education

Child Care Center Director I
Lead infant, toddler, preschool, Pre-K Teacher
Child Care Center Director II
Family Services Assistant
Early Childhood Curriculum Coordinator
Department of Public Health
Child Recreation Facility Program Director
Community Service Specialist
Human Services Assistant
Clinical Social Work Aide

PROFESSIONAL CAREERS

Bachelors Degree (4-year) and Graduates or Doctoral Degree for some

Elementary, Middle or High School Teacher
School Counselor
Special Education Teacher or Administrator
Principal (Elementary, Middle or High School)  
Educational Administrator
School Superintendent
Child Psychologist
Child and Family Social Worker
Child Advocate
Therapist (Speech, Child, Art etc.)
Early Childhood Professor
Reading/Speech/ Language Pathologist

Early Childhood Department Resources

Early Childhood Department Contact Information

Jill Cuozzi

Lead Teacher
Early Childhood

Evelyn Medina

Teacher
Early Childhood

Certifications

  • First Aid

  • CPR

  • OSHA

Articulation Agreements and College Credit

Early Childhood Frameworks