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Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Early Childhood Educators 

An early childhood Continuing Education Unit is recognition for participation in a post-secondary early childhood learning program designed for staff at early education and care programs. One CEU is granted for 10 hours of learning.

As an accredited college, MCLA is able to endorse courses and workshops for CEUs that will be accepted by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. We currently partner with several early childhood educational service agencies including the Preschool Enrichment Team (PET) and the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) to provide a variety of courses for early educators. 

2015-16 Professional Development Days in Berkshire County:

  • September 25, 2015 - Berkshire Community College
  • October 23, 2015 - Berkshire Community College
  • November 11, 2015 - MCLA
  • January 4, 2016 - MCLA
  • March 14, 2016 - Berkshire Community College
  • June 24, 2015 - Berkshire Community College

Search for current CEU Opportunities:


Recent Professional Development Days in Berkshire County:

Recently offered courses:
  • Teaching Strategies GOLD
  • Assessing Diverse Learners
  • Understanding and Implementing Developmental Screening
  • Engaging Families in the Assessment Process
  • No Such Thing as a Bad Kid
  • Understanding and Using the Massachusetts Infant/Toddler and Preschool Guidelines
  • Numeracy Birth Through Five
  • Building Literacy with Love
  • Mentoring for Educators
  • Infant & Toddler Mental Health
  • The Importance of Sensory and Motor Development in Young Children
  • Empowering Dual Language
  • Expressions and Equations for Middle School Teachers
  • Creating Behavior Management Plans that Work
  • Developing Interaction Skills that Promote Children's Learning
  • Promoting Positive Behavior Workshops
  • Cultivating Mindfulness in Working with Youth
  • Partnering with Families and Communities
  • Universal Preschool Standards and Guidelines
  • Preschool Enrichment Team Workshop Title: Beyond Circle Time
  • Creating Behavior Management Plans: Analyze the Behavior to Find the Cause
  • Health Safety and Nutrition Workshop
  • Understanding & Responding to Special Needs of Children Workshop
  • Expectations for Educator Professionalism
  • Curriculum Ideas to Beat Winter Doldrums

Suggested Resource

MCLA serves as the lead partner for the Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program and recommends this PreK through 3rd grade STEAM education resource website to guide educators in developing interdisciplinary curricula.

For Providers:

If you are interested in having a CEU course credentialed by MCLA, please complete and submit the following form:

Course Approval Form

Program Contact:

H. Jake Eberwein, Dean
Howard.J.Eberwein@mcla.edu
413-662-5543