Early Childhood Education Home Page


Early Childhood Education Home Page

Early Childhood Education Degree Information

Teaching and Learning with Quality and Joy
Welcome to the White Mountains Community College Early Childhood Program where we combine teacher education and quality child care. Early Childhood Education students are offered many opportunities for hands-on learning experiences with up to 300 hours of practicum as part of the Early Childhood Associate Degree program. Students work in a state-of-the-art child care facility that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Our on-site Child Development Labs include programs for infant, toddlers, and preschool age children. Physically, our child development labs provide a cozy welcoming environment that delights the senses of the young and not-so-young. Attention is paid to aesthetics, especially the use of natural materials both indoors and out. Students are trained alongside credentialed teachers in a teaching and learning environment that is both comfortable and challenging. The field of early childhood education is growing rapidly with job opportunities in many different areas. Alumni throughout Coos county and New Hampshire working in a variety of jobs such operating private and non-profit child care facilities, teaching in private and public preschools, after-school programs and Headstart. Students are also working as home visitors, early intervention, special education aids and at state offices as licensing specialists.

Early Childhood Education Faculty: 
Pat Finnigan Allen, MST, ECMP
E-mail: pfinnigan@ccsnh.edu
Telephone: 752-1113 x 3016

For more information about the Early Childhood Education program, please contact the Admissions Office at 800-455-4525 or (603) 752-1113, ext 3000 or email at wmcc@ccsnh.edu

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WMCC Child Development Center

For information about scholarships and/tuition assistance specifically for those interested in pursuing an ECE degree, certificate, or individual classes:

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Early Childhood Education Tuition Assistance Program

Visit the websites listed below to discover the many career possibilities:

US Dept of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics for preschool and kindergarten teachers 
The NH ECE Credential and the NH Child Development Bureau
The National Association for the Education of Young Children