Early Childhood Academic Programs and Degrees

Early Childhood Academic Programs and Degrees

In addition to serving young children and their families in the greater Farmville community, the Andy Taylor Center serves as a model early childhood laboratory school to benefit both current and future Longwood University students.

Teaching and Learning

The Andy Taylor Center offers excellent opportunities for application-based learning for students in various programs throughout the university. Examples of courses that have utilized on-site experiences at the ATC include:

  • ART 448: Integrated Arts
  • CSDS 285: Language Development Across the Life Span
  • PSYC 453: Psychology of Language
  • THEA 433: Creative Dramatics for the Classroom

If you are interested in finding out more about how the Andy Taylor Center can support students in your department, please contact Emily Davidson at davidsonec@longwood.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities

Student involvement at the Andy Taylor Center is a key component of our success! We offer a wide variety of ways for students to get involved. Opportunities include working directly with children by helping out in the classroom, reading or doing other enrichment activities, and assisting with special events. Students can also assist behind the scenes with projects such as event planning and fundraising.

We hosted students from many different student organizations. Service projects completed at the Andy Taylor Center have included the planning of our annual scholarship fundraiser, reading to students, building a school garden, and assembling toys & furniture.

Early Childhood Academic Programs and Degrees

An important part of supporting the early childhood workforce in Virginia is providing degree options to prepare educators to work with children birth through eight. Research is clearly indicating the immense importance of learning during this time as well as the impact that adults have on children’s brain development and future success. Longwood University has designed a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education that focuses on this important age group and prepares students to work in a variety of early childhood spaces, including as licensed general and special education teachers.

More information about early childhood programs and degrees will be coming in the 2022-2023 academic year.


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