Early Childhood Care and Education
Gwinnett Tech's Early Childhood Care and Education program provides a unique combination of theory and practical application sure to make graduates a welcomed addition to any early childhood environment.
Students gain Early Childhood Care and Education experience with:
75 hours of practicum at D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center located on the College’s Lawrenceville campus
425 hours of internship in Gwinnett County Public Schools, and
three specializations offered for the Degree Program: Paraprofessional; Management; and Exceptionalities.
The A.A.S. Early Childhood Care and Education at Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, www.naeyc.org. The accreditation term runs from July 2016 through July 2023.
Gwinnett Tech’s Early Childhood Care and Education program currently offers four HOPE Career Grants. HOPE Career Grants provide free tuition assistance toward educational costs for eligible students enrolled in an approved designated program of study. Students must be eligible for and receiving, the HOPE Grant or Zell Miller Grant to be awarded the HOPE Career Grant. It provides assistance with educational costs that are not covered by the HOPE or Zell Miller Grants.
- Child Development Specialist, Certificate
- Early Childhood Care and Education Basics, Certificate
- Early Childhood Care and Education, Diploma
- Early Childhood Program Administration, Certificate
This program is offered at Gwinnett Tech's Alpharetta-North Fulton and Lawrenceville campuses.