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Early childhood education certificate

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) is now offering an Early Childhood Career Studies Certificate. Registration for the fall semester is now open.

Program coursework includes College Success Skills; Introduction to Early Childhood Education; Guiding the Behavior of Children; Health, Safety and Nutrition Education; Creative Activities for Children; and Coordinated Internship. All classes will be available online, plus two will meet on alternating Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m. Guiding the Behavior of Children begins Aug. 20, while Health, Safety and Nutrition Education starts Aug.27.

Dean Dixie Dalton states, “We’re excited that students can earn six credits (of the 16 required) by attending class one night per week utilizing a course model that combines seated and online work.”

The program prepares students to work with children in safe and healthy environments that are supportive of their individual development. Career options include daycares, pre-schools and Head Start programs.

For more information, contact Dr. Dixie Dalton at dixie.dalton@southside.edu.