Start a rewarding career working with children through the Early Childhood Development program at Southwest.
More job opportunities, increase your salary, do what you love – whatever your reasons, we’re here to help!
A QUALITY EDUCATION
Early childhood professionals promote young children’s cognitive, emotional, and physical development.
Successful completion of the Early Childhood Development program will qualify students for employment in a variety of situations where quality care and education of young children is the primary objective.
The program will expose students to the characteristics, basic skills, and knowledge necessary for early childhood development providers to deliver quality programming for young children.
BUILD YOUR CREDENTIALS
Our Early Childhood Development program at Southwest is set up like a ladder. Once you start the Associate Degree program, your first 16 credit hours in Early Childhood Development meet the requirements for earning a Career Studies Certificate.
This Career Studies Certificate is equivalent to earning the CDA – Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™.
PAYING FOR COLLEGE
Southwest Virginia Community College has options to help you pay for a degree or certificate. A high percentage of students receive assistance through financial aid.
Learn about paying for college and current tuition-free programs here.
START AT SOUTHWEST, THEN TRANSFER
We currently have transfer relationships with the following four-year universities and their Early Childhood Education programs to help you transition into a bachelor’s degree if you choose to do so. Please get in touch with us for full details and more information.
James Madison University
George Mason University
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