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 the highest accreditation standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. 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 8 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.
The Hudgens Center follows the staffing patterns and requirements of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
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.
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.