The Department of Early Education and Care has funded services to help educators increase their competency in working with young children. Also, there is a lattice of career pathways for educators in family child care, group child care and out-of-school time. Competencies can help the field as a whole to clarify its goals across all age groups, job categories (including program administration), and career stages (entry-level, mid-career, and advanced). Our services are designed to help individuals improve competency in the following 8 areas:
Educators may pursue a variety of credentials and degrees. Our professional career advisors can meet with educator groups or one-on-one to help you explore options, choose a pathway and find resources to work toward your career goal. Region 2 EPS partners with 10 colleges and other training organizations to bring affordable professional development to you.
Coaching and Mentoring
To move along in your career, coaching and mentoring can be an important component. Our EPS partners with coaches and mentors will work with educators to apply what you learn in trainings into your program and work with children.
- EEC Career Ladder for Early Education and Out-of-School Time Educators
- Massachusetts Core Competencies for Early Education and Out-of-School Time Educators
- Learn about the Child Development Associate (CDA) at www.cdacouncil.org
- Explore a college pathway at www.btwic.org/roadmap and www.earlyeducatorpathways.org
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