School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences :: Programs of Study
Early Childhood Development - Associate of Applied Science
Did you know that 90% of brain development happens before age 5? Is your goal to make a difference in the lives of young children and their families? Ensure a good start in life? Do you want to work with or teach young children aged birth to 8?
The Early Childhood Programs at Virginia Western Community College will qualify you for the following roles in early childhood education: program director, assistant director, teacher, assistant teacher, or teacher’s aids in programs for young children.
Students who complete the AAS degree are also eligible for transfer into select teacher education programs at 4-year schools designed for licensure pre-k-3rd grade.
Begin your journey today to a career that will make a difference for today’s children and families.
Note: Depending on the field placement site, the student may be responsible for additional fees of up to $75 for background check, TB testing, and drug screening.
- Early Childhood Development (Career Studies Certificate)
- Early Childhood Development: Infant & Toddler (Career Studies Certificate)
Local Job Opportunities
Students interested in obtaining teacher licensure should follow the AS in Social Sciences with a specialization in Education.
- Davenport Institute Scholarship Program:
- The National Association for the Education of Young Children
- Project Pathfinders Scholarships
- Virginia Dept of Social Services Child Care Provider Scholarship
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Credits: 63 Hours
Time: 2 Years
Location: Humanities H111
School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3082 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Development
Location: Duncan Hall D105A
B.S. - Syracuse University, 1991
M.S. - Roosevelt University, 1995