Training/ Skills You will Learn
  • Child Growth and Development (birth to age eight)

  • Maintaining a Safe Environment

  • First Aid and CPR (infant, child and adult)

  • OSHA 10 Certification

  • On-site Laboratory Child Care Center

  • Internships in Community Centers

  • Opportunity to earn MA EEC Preschool Teacher Certification


Taconic High School’s Early Education & Care Program prepares students for a career working with young children. The curriculum is designed to instruct students in the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children from infancy through age eight. Lesson include how to maintain a safe and nurturing environment and plan developmentally appropriate activities. Students will participate in off-site child care at a designated center their junior and senior year through community internships. The field of Early Childhood Education is one of the fastest growing professions in Massachusetts, with plentiful career opportunities available to well-educated child care professionals.

Program Breakdown by Grade Level

Career Opportunities

With a High School Degree PreSchool Teacher Salaries: $30,000 per year

With a 2 Year College Degree Director of Early Learning Center Salaries: $45,000+ per year

With a 4 Year College Degree Elementary School Teacher Salaries: $70,000+ per year