Help children grow and reach their full potential


Program Details

Gain skills and confidence by becoming a leader in Early Childhood Education. Earn your certificate or associate degree in Early Childhood Education at Patrick Henry, New River, Danville or Virginia Western Community Colleges. Courses include the foundations of early learning, hands-on lesson planning, working with families and much more.

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Financial Support

Now more than ever is the best time to pursue Early Childhood Education. Thanks to a variety of funding options available, students are obtaining degrees for little to nothing out of their own pockets.

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No matter your circumstance, our faculty can help you identify your career goals and find the best path forward to achieving them. From scheduling courses to finding work or financial aid and everything in between, we’re here to support you along the way.

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Meet Angela

“Nevertheless, She Persisted”

Like most women, Angela Barnes babysat a lot of kids when she was young, and along the way, she discovered that she had had a knack for caring for them. But it wasn’t until a life-altering accident changed her family dynamic that she found herself in the field of childcare, …

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