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Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Continuing Education Unit: An Early childhood continuing Education Unit (CEU) 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 contact hours. The EEC will accept CEUs issued by the following organizations/institutions that are accredited colleges or universities.

MCLA, as an accredited college, is able to endorse courses and workshops for CEUs.  We currently partner with several early childhood partners including the Preschool Enrichment Team and the Educational Collaborative. 

New CEU procedures beginning on September 1, 2014, link here for memo.

For providers:

If you are interested in having a CEU course credentialed by MCLA, please contact:

  • H. Jake Eberwein, Dean DGCE
  • 413-662-5543

Current CEU Opportunities

April 5, 2014:  Professional Development Day - Sponsored by MCLA/Berkshire Readiness Center and Preschool Enrichment Team.  9:00a - 3:00p at MCLA.   Cost $10.  

Link here for a full program, flyer and registration materials.   



January 3, 2014:  Early Childhood Professional Development Day - Sponsored by MCLA/Berkshire Readiness Center.   At Berkshire Community College.  

Link here for a full program and flyer!


November 9, 2013:   Professional Development Day at Berkshire Community College.

Link here for a full program and flyer!

Recently offered courses:

  • 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