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Early Childhood Program Focuses on Care from Infancy to Middle Childhood


Surry Community College’s Early Childhood Education graduates are prepared to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments.

Program graduates can plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings such as child development and childcare programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school age programs. A diploma and certificate can be obtained through this program of study.

Surry Community College is recruiting students for its Fall 2023 Early Childhood Education classes that begin Aug. 17 and last through Dec. 18.

Classes offered this fall include: Introduction to Early Childhood Education; Child Development I; Health, Safety and Nutrition; Teaching and Learning for All; and Literacy Development and Instruction. These classes are offered during the daytime on the Dobson campus, and some of the classes are offered online.

The certificate classes are offered to high school students through the tuition-free Career & College Promise Program (CCP). CCP students should complete the certificate over two semesters. Interested high school students should speak to their high school advisors.

Contact SCC’s Student & Workforce Services staff at (336) 386-3264 or to learn more. You can also research the college’s programs on

If you have questions about the program, you may also contact Kayla Norman, Lead Instructor – Education, at (336) 386-3351 or

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