Program: Advanced Early Childhood (221-636-03)
Award: Career Studies Certificate

Program Purpose:

This program is designed for students seeking employment or already employed in child care who want to increase their knowledge of young children.

What will I learn?

Students successfully completing this program will be able to…

  • Recognize the stages of early childhood development.
  • Utilize the arts and other creative activities for young children.
  • Plan developmentally appropriate activities to stimulate logical thinking.
  • Apply techniques and methods to encourage the development of math, science and social studies.

How long will I need to be in college?

A college-ready student attending Camp full-time can complete this career studies certificate in one semester.

What job or career can I get with this career studies certificate?

Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills required to work in jobs such as: teacher’s assistant and childcare worker.

What is the job outlook for graduates from this program?

As of September 2019, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region was as follows:

  • Childcare Workers was 5,047.Over the last three years, this field added 156 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Childcare Workers, December 2019).
  • Teacher Assistants was 6,583.Over the last three years, this field shed 1 job in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Childcare Workers, December 2019).

How much can I earn with this career studies certificate?

 

Entry Level

Mean

Experienced

Childcare Worker

$17,500

$21,500

$23,600

Teacher Assistant

$18,500

$26,800

$30,900

(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, December 2019)

Want to know more?  Check out the program map and program requirements in the College Catalog.