News Brief

Bunker Hill Community College Named One of the Grantees to Educate Boston’s Early Childhood Workforce

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is named as one of the four grantees in the Growing the Early Childhood Workforce Fund grant that will fund the education of nearly 800 early childcare educators who work in Boston. The funds will recruit new students to this field and help existing early childhood educators earn additional credentials at no cost. Awarded funds will support educators working in the City of Boston to pursue associate degrees in Early Childhood Development through apprenticeship or regular matriculation at no cost to educators. Wraparound services including childcare, transportation, and career planning, will be provided, along with a guaranteed job upon program completion. Other grantees named are Neighborhood Villages, Urban College, and UMass Boston.

Senator Warren, Pam Eddinger and Mayor Wu at a press conference podiumBHCC President Pam Eddinger joined Boston Mayor Wu, Senators Warren and Markey, State Representative Clark, and Boston’s City Councilors at a press conference on Monday, November 21 at Horizons for Homeless Children.  

“At Bunker Hill Community College, we know both the supply and the demand challenges that exist in early childhood education,” said President Pam Eddinger. “These funds will allow our collective resources to address this critical issue of early childhood education in the City of Boston.”  

Read the City of Boston news release
Read more in MassLive and WBUR
Learn more about the City of Boston Growing the Early Childhood Workforce Fund at Bunker Hill Community College