Virtual Information Session: Early Childhood Education

Are you interested in a career in Early Childhood Education?

You’re invited to join our virtual information session on Tuesday, February 23 @ 5:30pm! Attendees will learn about QVCC’s Early Childhood Education degree program and have the opportunity to speak with Program Coordinator, Cindy Shirshac.

Associate Director of Admissions, Sarah Hendrick, will be on hand to provide information about the admissions process, financial aid, scholarships, programs of study, and transfer information.

REGISTER NOW | Q&A session will be included.

Get to Know QVCC: Register for Upcoming Virtual Information Sessions

Get to know Quinebaug Valley Community College! Learn about the great things happening at QVCC with our upcoming virtual information sessions. These virtual information sessions are designed to give prospective students a chance to learn more about the admissions process, financial aid, scholarships, specific programs of study, and transfer information. Q&A discussions are included in each session.

All virtual information sessions will be held at 5:30pm via Webex. Register for any of the following virtual information sessions at

Wednesday, December 2 @ 5:30pm
Wednesday, December 16 @ 5:30pm

Wednesday, December 9 @ 5:30pm
Wednesday, January 6 @ 5:30pm

Hear from guest speakers Jenna Haines ’17, Devon Harris ’17, Celicia Boyden Hardy ’12.
Wednesday, January 20 @ 5:30pm

Learn about the ECE degree program and speak with Program Coordinator, Cindy Shirshac.
Thursday, December 17 @ 5:30pm

Learn about Computer Networking, IT Support Services, Cybersecurity, and Computer Science Studies from Program Coordinator, Chris Parden.
Tuesday, January 12 @ 5:30pm

Learn about QVCC’s Healthcare Associate Degree and certificate programs, including Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technician, Phlebotomy, and Pre-Nursing, as well as our Continuing Education and Workforce Development credit-free programs, i.e. CNA and Pharmacy Tech.
Wednesday, January 13 @ 5:30pm

Questions? Contact Sarah Hendrick, Associate Director of Admissions (
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Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program Earns NAEYC Accreditation

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)Quinebaug Valley Community College is proud to announce that the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program has earned its accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Receiving  national accreditation means that QVCC’s ECE program has successfully completed all components of the process, including completion of a self study, with five key assessments that reflect best practice related to NAEYC’s Seven Professional Preparation Standards. The accreditation required that all stake-holders take an in depth inventory of the program and make appropriate additions, modifications and/or changes to strengthen a myriad of outcomes. QVCC’s ECE program is now accredited for seven years, with an annual review to be submitted every March.

Related to these assessments, ongoing data collection demonstrates student competency associated with the seven NAEYC Standards and illustrates the uniqueness of the program, particularly relating to high quality field experiences and hands-on, relevant, in-classroom teaching methods and opportunities.

The accreditation of QVCC’s ECE program means that students who complete the program have earned a degree that is recognized on a national level, and demonstrates that they provide a safe and healthy environment for children, are well-trained, have access to excellent teaching materials, and work with a curriculum that is appropriately challenging and developmentally sound. Students can enter the workforce and apply for the CT Early Childhood Teaching Credential (ECTC) and/or transfer to a four-year university or college.


No Kid Hungry Bake Sale

Start your Halloween off sweet! QVCC Early Childhood Education Club presents: No Kid Hungry Bake Sale!

  • Where: Fireside Lounge
  • When: Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • Time: 10am-2pm

Join us for this fun and rewarding event and help raise money to feed hungry children in the United States. One in six children in America are struggling with hunger. Every $10 raised can feed a child up to 100 meals!

Every cookie and cupcake sold makes a difference!