Spring semester begins January 17. 2024
Join our Early Childhood Education Career Explorations program!
Learning cohorts are a team, group, or community of people with shared interests and goals who progress through an educational experience together. Their benefit is based upon certain educational theories of how people learn and the desire for support, teamwork, and shared resources. Our program uses a cohort-learning model to bring students together for professional development seminars, discussion groups, academic support, and wraparound services such as childcare, transportation, and language support.
For more information about Career Exploration programs, click here.
ECE 110 Class (Child Growth and Development) – 3 Credits
This foundational, asynchronous online class is offered through Cape Cod Community College (4C’s). Asynchronous learning allows you to learn on your own schedule, within a certain timeframe. You can access and complete lectures, readings, homework and other learning materials at any time. This class is required in order to become licensed as an Early Childhood Education teacher. This course examines child development from conception to age 9 by considering the complex interaction between hereditary and environmental factors. Children’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development are discussed, as well as the implications for developmentally appropriate practice. It includes the theories of Erikson, Piaget, and Vygotsky. Students are required to observe children in a childcare setting. This course is restricted to applicants for State certification as a teacher of infants, toddlers, and/or preschool children.
For information about additional ECE coursework through Cape Cod Community College, please contact Deb Maher, Program Facilitator at email@example.com.
This program is free of charge to Vineyard residents thanks to generous grants from the West Chop Community Fund and the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation; tuition, books, and all related costs are covered.
Check out this article in the MV Times about our grant from West Chop Community Fund: