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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.

What classes do I take?Transfer agreements

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Additional Information

Students interested in obtaining teacher licensure should follow the AS in Social Sciences with a specialization in Education.

Additional Resources

Tuition: $
Credits: 63 Hours
Time: 2 Years

Contact Us

Location: Humanities H111
Phone: 540-857-7271
Fax: 540-857-6096

Mailing address:
School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3082 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Program Head

Dr. Annette Chamberlin
Professor, History
Professor, Sociology

Phone: 540-857-6356
Location: Humanities H111

A.S. - Virginia Western Community College
B.A. - Roanoke College
M.A. - Virginia Tech
M.B.A. - Averett University
Ph.D - Virginia Tech