The Early Childhood Development program is designed for persons who seek employment involving the care and direction of young children, or for those persons presently employed in these situations who wish to update and enhance their competencies. Occupational objectives include assistants, managers, teachers, and/or directors in day care and child development facilities.

The Virginia Department of Social Services offers Scholarships to individuals who are employed or interested in employment in the field of Early Childhood Development. For more information on the DSS Scholarship go to: