Jaime Marchand graduated from the Early Childhood Education program in May of 2016, and is now preparing to begin her Bachelor’s degree.

Jaime M 2016“Since graduating from NCC, I have remained at Early Childhood Adventures Program at The Nashua Adult Learning Center where I am the lead teacher of the Infant-Toddler room,” said Jaime. “I am also about to start at Granite State College to complete my Bachelor’s Degree where I will major in Early Childhood Education and minor in Leadership.”

Jaime said chose NCC because of the convenient location and the flexibility of class times, “Working full-time and having a family, I found it helpful to be able to take night classes as well as Saturday classes.”

Looking back at her time at NCC, she said the support from staff and faculty stood out the most,

“Whether it was the financial aid staff, professors, library staff or my advisor; they were all willing and available to help with anything I needed along my way. It makes it a lot easier to be successful when you have caring, knowledgeable people around to help guide you.”

Balancing work and college did present its obstacles – especially with the Practicum classes. “I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to complete the hours since I work full time and taking time off work was not an option for me financially. However, I was able to work with my advisor and my employer to figure out a way that work for me so I could complete these classes.”

Advice for Future Students

“My advice to a prospective NCC student would be that you can do it. I know a lot of people have doubts about continuing their education because of everything else going on in their lives. However, I found with the flexibility of online classes and times classes are offered, it makes it easy to fit into your life.”


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