Early Childhood Education Master’s Program Helps Build Community


“You really are the future for these kids.”

A Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education can be a highly effective tool in helping build a supportive community. Teaching children from a young age helps to shape them and their view of the world – which is why it’s so important to find a program that arms you with the fundamentals you need to do this correctly.

At Wheelock, the graduate program in Early Childhood Education helps students improve the lives of children and families in the Greater Boston area. Students are placed in early childhood learning facilities throughout the area, where they’re likely to find a ready-made network of alumni to support them and offer guidance. “We’ve got a number of schools that are rich in Wheelock Early Childhood alums,” says Cheryl Render Brown, Professor and Chair of Early Childhood Education. “They are there for our students when they come through.” Furthermore, many students often get hired at schools in which they were student teachers – ensuring familiarity with the students, school culture, and community at large.

The small class sizes guarantee the personalized attention needed to get the most from the lessons. Graduate student Keisha Ward ’16 says her fellow students and the Child Life faculty have become a close-knit family working together to improve the lives of children and families. “Wheelock is small enough that you can still get that connection with your teachers and your classmates,” she says. “They really do want you to succeed. You really are the future for these kids.”

Check out the video below to learn more about the Early Childhood Education Master’s Program: