The Region 2 EPS Partnership offers a wide range of training opportunities for the professional educator, provided at convenient times and at a reasonable cost. We partner with eight local colleges to support educators to obtain Dept of EEC staff qualifications, attain certifications and degrees. This program is geared toward educators and providers working in center-based, family child care, public and private preschools, and out of school time programs.
We offer free or reduced tuition for college courses. Each provider is placed with a group of students who move together through a series of college or pre-college readiness courses. Courses are offered in the evening or Saturdays. Some courses are offered online as a distance learning option. Educators gain knowledge and experience that they can use directly in their work with children and families.
Use the EEC Online Professional Development Calendar to find professional development opportunities in your area or across the state to meet your needs. This calendar serves as a centralized source of information on courses and trainings for all educators and licensees in Massachusetts.
All educators must be registered in the EEC Professional Qualifications Registry (PQR) and provide EPS with their PQR number to participate in professional development supported by the EPS grant. To register go to EEC's Professional Qualifications Registry.
Through a grant from EEC, The Collaborative for Educational Services provides statewide training and technical assistance in early childhood assessment and screening aligned with the MA Quality Rating Improvement System to early childhood educators. To find and register for training's Click Here.
Through a grant from EEC, Child Development and Education, Inc. provides statewide support and training on how to use measurement tools used in the MA Quality Rating and Improvement System. To find and register for training's Click Here.
Center for Childcare Careers is pleased to offer an Online Training Academy. This online self-paced training experience allows participants to strengthen knowledge in key topic areas, meet required MA state licensing training hours and required training hours for those interested in seeking Child Development Associate (CDA) or renewal. Learn More
EEC, in partnership with the WGBH Educational Foundation, has created this media-rich site of educational resources to help support adults who teach, nurture, and care for children from birth to age five. Click Here
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