Partnership Tuition Savings: Vermont Head Start, YMCA

Champlain Valley Head Start Discount

Employees of Vermont Head Start and the YMCA can earn a Master of Education degree in Early Childhood Education with significant savings through the Champlain College Partnership Program. The Partnership Program provides a 20% discount. 

The 12-course M.Ed. is offered online with one residency at a national conference. You can choose to specialize in Teaching, Administration, or Special Education.

You also can choose to earn a graduate certificate in Early Childhood Administration, a 6-course program; however, the 20% discount is exclusively for Champlain College's M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education.

Why Champlain

Champlain's philosophy aligns with Head Start's: we focus on children's learning through play, supporting and engaging with parents and families, and grounding your teaching and administration with a child development lens. Courses are developed to integrate with your everyday work and knowledge is applied immediately in your practice.

Portfolio Course

If you are interested in licensure, we offer a Reflective Practice course to help build your portfolio for alternative licensure pathways. Many of our students have chosen this route. This is not a licensure program in itself.

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