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The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program at Fisher College provides comprehensive educational opportunities for students to develop abilities needed for career advancement. The framework that guides the ECE program at Fisher College is rooted in developmentally appropriate and best practice with children and adult learners, including being an intentional teacher, creating a community of learners, teaching to enhance development and learning, planning curriculum to achieve important goals, assessing children's development and learning, and establishing reciprocal relationships. The program recognizes diverse learning styles and provides supportive and flexible learning environments where student success is of primary importance. Student will be continuous, collaborative learners who demonstrate knowledgeable, reflective, and critical perspectives on their work, making informed decisions that integrate knowledge from a variety of sources. Students will be informed advocates for sound educational practices and policies.
This program is comprised of courses and practicum experiences that provide a solid background and preparation for a career as a child care professional. Students entering the Early Childhood Education Program are required, by the Massachusetts Department of Early Childhood Education and Care, to pass the CORI, SORI, and finger print screening before beginning their practicums.
This program will provide students with the opportunity to develop the following competencies and the ability to:
Associate in Arts Degree graduates may pursue a career in any a vast variety of childcare centers. The following list is just an example of some of the opportunities our students have pursued. Many of Fisher's ECE interns receive job offers from one or both of their Practicums. For those who choose to continue their education, the internships provide invaluable experience to help students succeed in a baccalaureate program.
*Based on continuous enrollment of two courses every term. Time to completion may be shorter based on eligible transfer credit or longer if course enrollment varies.