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Associate in Applied Science
Major in Early Care and Education


Semester hours required for graduation: 67
Advisor: Dr. Earlene Walker-Kelly

The Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in Early Care and Education is designed to prepare individuals for employment in a variety of educational and child-care programs for children from birth through school age. Graduates are prepared to assume positions in programs such as Head Start, Early Head Start, public schools as paraprofessionals, childcare, afterschool care, public or private preschools or kindergartens, or working with children with special needs.

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Certificate in Early Childhood Development

Semester hours required for graduation: 30
Advisor: Dr. Earlene Walker-Kelly
 
 


The Early Childhood Development curriculum prepares graduates for employment in educational programs for children from birth to age eight. Students will obtain a basic understanding of the developmental needs of young children and will learn how to create a nurturing environment in preschool programs. Job opportunities are available in public and private nursery schools and kindergarten programs such as childcare workers.

 

Gainful Employment Early Childhood Development

 
 
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Certificate in Infant & Toddler Care

Semester hours required for graduation: 18
Advisor: Dr. Earlene Walker-Kelly
 
The Infant and Toddler Certificate program specifically prepares graduates for meeting the special-ized needs of children under the age of three. The individual will obtain a basic understanding of the developmental and care needs of young children and will learn how to create a nurturing environ-ment in infant and toddler programs in order to meet the needs of young children and their families. Special needs and early intervention will also be addressed.
 
Tuition and book costs reflect the projected cost of the complete program.

Graduation times may vary according to course availability and/or individual course load. Consult faculty advisor.

Neither the Bureau of Labor Statistics nor Williamsburg Technical College controls or guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of the employment information listed above. Further, the inclusion of links to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it a guarantee of student employability from a particular program of study.

 
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