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Excellence in Early Education

The D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center, on the campus of Gwinnett Technical College, offers the community innovative early care and learning.

From its opening in August 2006, the Center has followed best practices in Early Childhood Education. The Center has already been recognized by Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education for modeling best practices in early education.

Serving Six Weeks to Eight Years

The 26,000-square-foot, two-story facility is nestled on the back border of the Gwinnett Tech campus with space for just over 200 children. The Center serves children ages six weeks to eight years, offering fulltime infant and toddler program, preschool, Georgia Pre-K classes, summer camp and Pre-K Extended Learning.

There are fourteen classrooms, four piazzas and six observation rooms in addition to administrative offices and teacher work areas. Each classroom has two teachers. Floaters and substitutes are available at various times during the day to support the Center.

Individualized Instruction

Instruction at the Hudgens Center is individualized, based on the needs of each child.

The Center provides a literacy-rich environment, which supports children from birth in the lifelong love of books and reading. Strong emphasis is based on the social and emotional development of young children. One of the main goals is to teach children how to get along successfully with others and how to appropriately express and handle the multitude of emotions children feel throughout the day.

Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are served daily. All meals are served family-style in the classrooms.

State-of–the-Art Security

Most of the Hudgens Center's physical features are state-of-the-art. The Center has the latest in security features including swipe-card access, in-class cameras and observation rooms with full audio capabilities. Administrators have the ability to monitor classroom activity via a desktop monitor and a wall-mounted, flat-screen serves communication needs in the spacious lobby.

Learn More

For information about the Hudgens’ Center philosophy, read more our Center Information Packet.



Gwinnett Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era’ or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). For more information on compliance activities, contact Lisa Richardson, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 100, Room 323B, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, 678-226-6691.