Program at a Glance

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2-year Associate Degree
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Prepare for a Career in Educating the Youth

Learn the basics in teaching developmental skills to children and gear up for this rewarding career. This is your chance to positively impact the next generation of learners.

Why Choose Germanna

Germanna has all the classes needed for entry-level employment in childcare. We also offer shadowing and classroom observation opportunities, so you can get hands-on experience while learning.

Career Options for an Early Childhood Professional

In-Demand Jobs:

  • Education and Childcare Administrators: Direct activities of preschools or childcare centers and programs, including before- and after-school care.  
  • Child, Family, and School Social Workers: Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children.
  • Childcare Workers: Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions.

Salary Expectations

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What You'll Learn

In-Demand Skills:

  • Nutrition
  • Health and safety
  • Childhood education and how to teach different courses
  • Childhood behavior
  • Administration
Course Highlights
EDU 235: Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education
CHD 118: Language Arts for Young Children
CHD 270: Administration of Childcare Programs

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.

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We’re thinking differently at Germanna and shaping an entirely new approach to career-focused education. Our faculty has extensive teaching experience and can break down complex concepts as you gain more knowledge of the field.
Work Experience
Work experience can help you identify areas of opportunity for advancement. At Germanna, education and training are available for any stage of your career.
Technical Training
Technical training and career-based certificates can further develop the specific job skills you need to advance in your current job or change careers.
Associate's Degree
Our associate degrees can prepare you for entry-level careers, professional certifications, and successful transfer to a four-year school.
College Transfer
Transfer your Germanna credits to top Virginia four-year schools including UMW, VCU, and Hampton U through our guaranteed transfer agreements.
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