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JCC staff Metropolitan Community College Corporate Education & Training (CET) Division, in partnership with the Pennie Z. Davis Early Childhood Development Center at the Jewish Community Center (JCC), will offer on-site Early Childhood Education credit courses for JCC´s staff members. This partnership will enable participating staff members to earn an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.

CET initially partnered with the JCC to offer this unique program as a result of JCC´s interest in providing employees with educational opportunities to benefit the staff and the future of JCC. Carole Greenberg of the Pennie Z. Davis Childhood Development Center is excited about the opportunity to partner with MCC´s CET Division.

"The Pennie Z. Davis Childhood Development Center is committed to furthering our staff´s educational careers. We are currently going through our second National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation experience and wanted a learning program that would serve the needs of our staff that work full-time. It is important to us to make the transition of going back to or continuing education a smooth one," said Greenberg.

The opportunity to participate in this customized program is open to all full-time childcare workers at JCC´s Pennie Z. Davis Early Childhood Development Center. Once enrolled in the program, participants have a dedicated academic advisor through MCC and access to all MCC services free of charge. The program takes approximately two years to complete with courses two evenings a week at the JCC.

This partnership program not only benefits JCC´s employees, it also benefits the children and the community. Not all children in the childcare center are Jewish; they welcome all denominations. By providing education to their workers, JCC is able to provide even better care to children in the community. It also creates a sense of excitement and motivation among JCC´s employees about their career. They will be able to work, learn and implement what they learn together as a team in one location.

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