Dream of being an early childhood educator? Earn your degree for free!
Educators will work with the programs of grantees offering credentials in Childhood Development Associates (CDA), CDA Renewals, Teacher Lead Certification, Director's Certification, Associates Degree, Bachelor's Degree, and Master's Degree.
Applicants that earn credentials through these programs must commit to working in an early childhood program in Boston. Depending on the credential, the commitment is two or three years. Boston residency is not required.
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Bunker Hill Community College
BHCC will offer programming to support completion of Associate Degrees and pathways to Bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood Development.
The University of Massachusetts
UMASS is recruiting educators/students looking to complete their Bachelor's degree through a cohort program that offers many kinds of support and resources to facilitate educators’ learning and success in the BA program.
Urban College of Boston
Urban College offers CDA Plus and Lead Teacher Credential Programs for free to students working or committed to working in early childhood settings in Boston.
Jewish Vocational Service
JVS offers an Early Childhood Education (ECE) employment program that provides a stipend, full-time job placement, and customized training to prepare you to launch your career in childhood education with a three-credit Child Growth and Development course
The Neighborhood Villages provides apprenticeship programs for lead teachers and administrators as well as connects students to scholarship programs for Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
YMCA of Greater Boston Early Childhood Education Academy
The YMCA of Greater Boston provides an apprenticeship program for individuals looking to becoming early childhood teachers. Participants will receive paid, on the job and classroom training.