Early Education and Care

Early Education and Care students study child development, teaching methods and educational theory. These technical skills and knowledge are introduced, developed, and put into practice as student teachers in community childcare programs and the on-site Early Education Center. After meeting the requirements set by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care along with Blue Hills, students will be recommended for infant/toddler teacher and/or preschool teacher certification.

Career Opportunities (Entry Level):

  • Infant/Toddler Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Public School Paraprofessional

With Experience or Advanced Training:

  • Massachusetts EEC Lead Teacher
  • Massachusetts EEC Center Director
  • Early Intervention Developmental Specialist

Related Fields/Occupations:

  • Social Worker
  • Elementary/Special Education Teacher
  • Guidance/Adjustment Counselor

Early Education and Care Staff

Kirstyn Tanous

Early Education and Care Instructor

Email: ktanous@bluehills.org

Stefanie McNeill

Lead Early Education and Care Instructor

Email: smcneill@bluehills.org

Holly Stevens

Early Education and Care Aide

Email: hstevens@bluehills.org