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Looking for a college or professional development course in early education and care? Curious about which institutions of higher education in Massachusetts offer classes in early learning? The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) has compiled a Professional Development Course Catalogue, organized by region, that lists opportunities funded by the fiscal year 2012 Educator and Provider Support (EPS) Grants. The catalogue itemizes more 123 courses in cohort colleges and 207 continuing education classes, offered between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. Three dozen classes will be taught in Spanish, six will be taught in Chinese, and one will be taught in Portuguese.

“Please note that the catalogue only includes opportunities funded through EEC’s EPS grant,” EEC’s website notes. “For a complete listing of professional development opportunities please refer to EEC’s Online Professional Development Calendar. Opportunities included in the catalogue are projected and subject to change. Contact information for the appropriate EPS grantee is provided in the catalogue for additional information pertaining to each course listed and/or to register for a given course.”