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 the first quarter of 2021, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region was as follows:

  • Childcare Workers was 4,133. There is projected annual demand/need for 610 new entrants into this occupation (Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Childcare Workers, July 2021).
  • Teacher Assistants was 6,049. There is projected annual demand/need for 638 new entrants into this occupation (Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Childcare Workers, July 2021).

How much can I earn with this career studies certificate?

Below are the 2020 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.

 

Entry Level

Mean

Experienced

Childcare Worker

$17,100

$22,100

$24,500

Teacher Assistant

$18,800

$28,800

$33,900

(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, July 2021)

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