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Bilingual Early Childhood Education

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Build professional skills in a bilingual program that includes foundational English skills for success in college!

The Bilingual Early Childhood Education program prepares students to qualify as lead teachers in childcare center settings to improve their family childcare provider business. Students will complete 15 academic credits with RIBEST adult education support. The classes include Introduction to Helping and Human Services, Child Growth and Development Skills, Curriculum for Young Children, Parent and Child Relations, and Field Experience and Seminar. 

Most classes will take place virtually on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6-8:30pm, with one in-person Saturday morning class about once every other month. In-person classes will be scheduled around student and instructor availability. 

Classes begin with Introduction to Helping and Human Services with extra support for college success on Saturday, June 8th. These classes all count towards the the certificates and associates degree in Early Childhood Education. 

Approximate class schedule is below, subject to change.

Dates Course(s)
June 8 - August 15, 2024 HMNS1010 Helping and Human Services
September 7 - December 15, 2024 HMNS2100 Child Growth and Development
HMNS2150 Parent and Child Relations
Early January - May 2025 HMNS2120 Curriculum for Young Children
HMNS1210 Field Experience and Seminar

This program is funded by Real Jobs Rhode Island and is Free to students. RJRI Logo

GED or high school diploma is required. Must be a Rhode Island resident and have the legal ability to work in the US. All participants will need to have access to a computer, webcam, and internet - equipment will not be provided. 

If interested, complete a Program Inquiry Form.



No charge! This program is free for all that qualify and are accepted.


Time Commitment

One Year






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