The Workforce Development Center, in conjunction with BHCC’s Department for Early Childhood Education and Human Services, has created the Early Childhood Development Institute to offer non-credit modules of training for staff currently employed in early care and education programs. These non-credit courses will advance their knowledge and skill development beyond the traditional beginning courses to cover more advanced areas of training. These advanced areas will allow staff to expand their knowledge to deeper levels of understanding helping to push programs in early childhood and their staff to a higher quality of care for children and families in the Greater Boston area.
This model is different from typical non-credit offerings. There is now a mechanism for turning these noncredit sessions into college credit!
The Institute allows for the completion of a certain number of non-credit modules to provide a means to achieve credit. The plan goes like this: