Program Coordinator: Charles Justice, LRC 214, Ext. 2566
Length: Three semesters (one year beginning in summer term)
Purpose: The increased need for childcare in Southwest Virginia is an indicator of the need for more teachers and caregivers at the pre-school level. The Early Childhood Teaching Assistant program is designed to train personnel for employment in the field upon completion of the course requirements. In addition, the curriculum furnishes the student the opportunity to elect to transfer into the AAS Early Childhood Education degree program if she/he so wishes.
Child Care Assistant
Day Care worker
Admission Requirements: A student eligible for admission to the College can normally be considered for admission to the Human Services - Early Childhood Teaching Assistant curriculum.
Program Requirements: The one year curriculum provides training in child psychology, child care and child education in addition to general education classes. Students who are not proficient in English and mathematics will be required to correct their deficiencies in developmental courses. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, the student will be awarded a Certificate in Early Childhood Teaching Assistant.
Total Minimum Credits Required for Certificate ................................................37