VGCC School-Age Education program recognized for partnership
Apr. 22, 2014
Vance-Granville Community College’s School-Age Education program was one of 16 organizations recently honored as a “Shining Moment Partner” by the Vance County Schools system. The program, which is headed by Jacquelin Heath, was recognized at the annual Vance County Schools Volunteer/Business Partner Recognition Reception on April 8, in conjunction with National Volunteer Week. The VGCC School-Age Education program prepares educators to work with children in elementary through middle grades. Students in the programare placed in local schools for their internship experiences to gain real-world skills under the supervision of qualified teachers.
Heath is also the advisor for VGCC’s chapter of the Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE), which includes students in education and college transfer courses. The SNCAE recently conducted a volunteer drive and organized 36 students to volunteer as proctors for end-of-grade testing in Vance County elementary and middle schools. VGCC students will be volunteering at Dabney Elementary, Pinkston Street Elementary, New Hope Elementary, Carver Elementary, Eaton-Johnson Middle and Henderson Middle.
VGCC offers an Associate in Applied Science degree and a diploma in School-Age Education, as well as a School-Age Care certificate. School-Age Education prepares students to work in learning environments for children in Kindergarten through Middle Childhood years. Many graduates are employed as teacher’s assistants in elementary schools. For more information, contact Jacquelin Heath at (252) 738-3298.
Above: Jackie Heath holds the plaque her program received from Vance County Schools as a Shining Moment Partner for the 2013-14 school year. (VGCC photo)