Purpose: This program is an introduction to the field, designed to provide entry-level competencies documented by Virginia’s Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals and NAEYC’s Standards for Initial Early Childhood Professional Preparation. Graduates are qualified to work as a assistant teacher in childcare centers, family child care homes, and before and after school programs. This program also satisfies the level 2 requirement for Virginia’s Quality Rating and Improvement System.
Program Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to:
observe and document a student’s developmental and academic levels
identify ethical and professional guidelines when working in the early childhood field