HCC is continuing to protect our community by teaching, learning, and working remotely – and we've still got your back. Visit hcc.edu/remote for support and resources.

Abby Mahoney

Senior Community Outreach Counselor

Social Sciences Integrative Learning

Donahue 158

413.552.2345 (Tel)

Amanda Thayer

Admin,Strong Start Training & Technical Assistance Grant

Social Sciences Integrative Learning

Donahue 158

413.552.2594 (Tel)


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Free CDA for Early Childhood Educators

Earn your CDA, plus 16 transferable college credits, for free! Classes meet Saturday mornings. Space is limited!

This free, grant-funded, 10-month program starts this spring at HCC!

Earn your CDA (child development associate) credential – plus nine transferable college credits, that can be used toward a degree in early education – at no cost to you!

Classes meet Saturday mornings, with some online work during the week. Free coaching, support services, and networking with early education sites in your area.

Space is limited! Contact amahoney@hcc.edu or 413.552.2345 to register today!  

Funded by the Early Childhood Education Career Pathways Grant, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).

strongstart at hcc

The Western Regional StrongStart Development Center provides training and technical assistance services for the state's early education and out-of-school time workforce. Services provided through the StrongStart Training & Technical Assistance grants include:

  • Training
  • Coaching
  • Technical assistance
  • Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

stay in touch

Abby Mahoney

Senior Community Outreach Counselor

Social Sciences Integrative Learning

Donahue 158

413.552.2345 (Tel)

Amanda Thayer

Admin,Strong Start Training & Technical Assistance Grant

Social Sciences Integrative Learning

Donahue 158

413.552.2594 (Tel)


read more