Early Educator Career Pathways Programs at Massachusetts Community Colleges

The Early Childhood Career Pathways Grant is a workforce development grant between EEC and the 15 public community colleges in Massachusetts.

Each college is awarded a grant to build the early childhood workforce through college funded courses.  The colleges use this funding to provide academic services to educators, including coursework, textbooks, tutoring, mentoring, technology and other student support services. 

You are eligible for grant-funded courses and services if you: 

  • Currently work in an early childhood education (family childcare or center-based program) or an out-of-school-time program in Massachusetts 

  • You are interested in pursuing employment in family childcare, center-based, or an out-of-school time program within six months of course registration   

Join us at an upcoming info session to learn more! 

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Each college is awarded a grant to build the early childhood workforce through college funded courses.  The colleges use this funding to provide academic services to educators, including coursework, textbooks, tutoring, mentoring, technology and other student support services. 

Career pathways funding goes from EEC to the community colleges who then use it to support classes and resources to students.

You are eligible for grant-funded courses and services if you:  

  • Currently work in an early childhood education (family childcare or center-based program) or an out-of-school-time program in Massachusetts  

  • You are interested in pursuing employment in family childcare, center-based, or an out-of-school time program within six months of course registration    

Join us at an upcoming info session to learn more!  

Getting Started

1. Using the map below, identify your local community college.  

  • If you’ve taken classes at a community college in the past, return to that college. 

  • If you need courses in a language other than English, select a college that offers courses in the language you need. 

2. Send an email (or call) the Career Pathways Grant Coordinator at the college you’ve identified. (see contact information below the map) 

3. The Grant Coordinator will reply to your inquiry with instructions about the next steps you need to take. 

As you plan out your next steps keep in mind: 

  • You may be asked for a copy of your high school diploma or college transcript.
  • Reach out to only one college at a time
  • Return to a college where you’ve already taken classes.
  • Classes start at the beginning of each semester: September, January & May.  Classes are not offered “on demand.”
  • Before you enroll, prepare by making sure you understand the time commitment needed for coursework (both in and outside of the classroom). Review each course description, mark your calendar with important due dates and registration deadlines, and seek assistance from the grant coordinator as needed.

Map of Community Colleges

Map of Massachusetts with all of the Community College locations

Career Pathways Grant Coordinator Information

Community College 

Campus Locations 

Contact Person/Information 

Berkshire Community College 

Pittsfield and Great Barrington 

Alicia Ginsberg 

aginsberg@berkshirecc.edu 

 413-236-4598 

Bristol Community College 

Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro and Taunton 

Heidi Campbell 

heidi.campbell@bristolcc.edu 

774-357-2505 

Bunker Hill Community College 

Charlestown, Chelsea, Everett, Malden and Quincy 

Additional Boston locations: 

Chinatown, East Boston, South End

Handine Jean-Marie 

hjeanmar@bhcc.edu 

617-336-5048 

Cape Cod Community College 

West Barnstable, Hyannis, Plymouth, Bridgewater and Oak Bluffs 

Kathy Blackwell 

kblackwell@capecod.edu 

 

Greenfield Community College 

Greenfield and Northampton 

Felicia Gooler 

goolerf@gcc.mass.edu 

413-775-1270 

Holyoke Community College 

Holyoke, Ludlow and Ware 

Abby Mahoney 

amahoney@hcc.edu 

413-552-2345 

Mass Bay Community College 

Wellesley, Framingham, and Ashland 

Linda Romero 

lromero@massbay.edu 

Massasoit Community College 

 

Brockton, Canton and Middleborough 

Susan Driscoll 

sdriscol3@massasoit.mass.edu 

508-588-9100 x1914 

Middlesex Community College 

Bedford and Lowell 

Nancy Pynchon 

pynchonn@middlesex.mass.edu 

978-656-3236 

Mt. Wachusett Community College 

Gardner, Leominster, Devens and Fitchburg 

Jonie Latimer-Brady 

jlatimerbrady@mwcc.mass.edu 

 978-630-9553 

North Shore Community College  

Danvers and Lynn 

Kathy Gallo 

kgallo@northshore.edu 

781-593-6722 x6249 

Northern Essex Community College 

Haverhill and Lawrence 

 

Doris Buckley 

dbuckley@necc.mass.edu 

978-556-3374 

Quinsigamond Community College 

Worcester, Marlborough and Southbridge 

Rachel Wallace 

rwallace@qcc.mass.edu 

508-726-2331 

Roxbury Community College 

Roxbury Crossing in Boston 

Jenn Kearns-Fox 

jkearnsfox@rcc.mass.edu 

Springfield Community College 

Springfield 

Nancy Ward 

njward@stcc.edu 

413-755-4120 

Questions?

If you have questions or are looking for support accessing this grant fill out the request form to speak to someone at EEC who can help you. 

Last updated: February 23, 2024

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