Fall semester dates: September 5th to December 19th, 2023
Join our Early Childhood Education cohort!
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.
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.
Many additional classes will be supported, please check back with us later for more information!
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: