Cambridgeport Children's Center promotes partnerships that support opportunities for young people to gain experience working with children.  These partnerships promote the field of early childhood education and encourage the development of a diverse pool of future educators of young children.  

Wheelock College

First year Human Growth and Development Students spend 3 hours per week in one of our classrooms. For some this is their first experience in an early childhood program.  The students observe and document child development as part of their required course work and gain hands on experience working with young children.

Internships:  Each semester students are assigned to work under the direct supervision of one or our experienced teachers either full or part time.  These internships are required for graduation and enable the students the opportunity to gain classroom experience, develop, plan and implement curriculum and gain confidence in them selves as they prepare to enter the field of early childhood education.  

 Mayor's Youth Employment Program

The City of Cambridge summer and fall Youth employment program provides teens the opportunity to gain experience in the work force, learning appropriate work ethics and skills as they prepare to graduate from high school.  Each summer, we host 4-6 teens that have shown an interest in working with children, our hope is to inspire these young people to become teachers.  

Child Development Program at Cambridge Rindge and Latin

During the school year, we partner with the child development program to provide after school work opportunities for students interested in continuing their education in the field of early education and care.