A-B Tech Early Childhood & Teacher Preparation Programs

A-B Tech Early Childhood & Teacher Preparation Programs A-B Tech Community College’s Education department has expanded its support of growing local educators. The department’s name has changed and the scope of its work has expanded to include not only early childhood but also K-12 education.
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The vision of A-B Tech’s Early Childhood Education Program is to improve the quality of early childhood education, birth to eight years old, thus positively influencing the lives of the children and their families in Buncombe and Madison counties.

Mission: The mission of the A-B Tech Education Department is to provide the knowledge base and skills necessary for our students to inspire, nurture and empower young children, and their families through progressive teaching, bold innovation and supportive collaboration, therefore providing the best educational experience possible.

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#ICYM WLOS ran a story about A-B Tech's new AA/AS in Teacher Preparation degrees yesterday! If anyone you know is intere...
07/15/2020
Education program at A-B Tech expands to include K-12

#ICYM WLOS ran a story about A-B Tech's new AA/AS in Teacher Preparation degrees yesterday! If anyone you know is interested in becoming a K-12 educator we've got the first 2 years covered!

https://wlos.com/news/local/education-program-at-a-b-tech-expands-to-include-k-12

Asheville–Buncombe Technical Community College has expanded its teacher training programs. Caption: WLOS. The department’s name has changed and the scope of its work has expanded to include not only early childhood education but also K-12 education teacher preparation. The newly named De...

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07/13/2020

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A-B Tech Early Childhood & Teacher Preparation Programs
07/13/2020

A-B Tech Early Childhood & Teacher Preparation Programs

I have been delayed in sharing anything here about the changes to instruction at A-B Tech as my work has been focusing o...
03/23/2020
Coronavirus Response | Contact Us | Asheville-Buncombe

I have been delayed in sharing anything here about the changes to instruction at A-B Tech as my work has been focusing on the students currently enrolled in our classes. The Early Childhood Department is fortunate that our classes, for the most part, are run online or as hybrids in alternate semesters.

For CURRENT students - updates to classes with new due dates given that this is now the second week of spring break will be uploaded to Moodle by Thursday morning. NO assignments are due this week, March 23rd-27th.

For students in need of ADVISING - we will continue to advise but all will be done virtually. Contact your advisor via email in order to make a virtual appointment with one of us.

To see the status of a college as a whole, you can refer to this page on our A-B Tech website.

https://www.abtech.edu/contact-us/coronavirus-response

Sunset this evening. Teaching night classes in our 5th floor spaces offers us an opportunity to breathe and truly be pre...
02/27/2020

Sunset this evening. Teaching night classes in our 5th floor spaces offers us an opportunity to breathe and truly be present in the moment. It would be irresponsible for me as a teacher of early childhood teachers to not pause my teaching to allow us space to experience what is happening in front of our eyes.

#teachereducator #5thfloorviews #beingpresent #pause

The A-B Tech Early Childhood Education Department loves to hear from and stay in contact with our alumni.  Today, I want...
09/27/2019
Early childhood educator nominated for national board

The A-B Tech Early Childhood Education Department loves to hear from and stay in contact with our alumni. Today, I want to shine on one of those alumni, Mary Hill Lewis. Mary graduated from A-B Tech with her AAS in Early Childhood Education back in 2014! But she hasn't stopped! She's gone on to pursue a second associate's degree in Business Administration, also from A-B Tech, and will be finishing up her bachelor's degree at Western Carolina University this semester! We couldn't be more proud of Mary and her hard work!

I wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate Mary on her nomination to the National Association for the Education of Young Children's national governing board! She recently went to Washington, D.C. to participate in a roundtable with the other nominees!

Mary, we are so extremely proud of you and all your hard work! You make the faculty of the Early Childhood Department and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, A-B Tech proud! We look forward to seeing you continue your work in the field of early care and education!

https://www.mcdowellnews.com/mmn/early-childhood-educator-nominated-for-national-board/article_c02b7172-ac80-5e88-a9c6-c194cae1e6d8.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR3r8jIUUGpNTNyuuDVthUzsXMbm2TZOp_X--mMVM83BIvLeRDoIj3AGR4I

A local early childhood educator is a finalist to serve on the governing board of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

09/20/2019

Wow! A quick search today of early childhood position openings led to quite the list in Buncombe and Henderson Counties!

The following early childhood programs had listings on Indeed or were openings that had been shared with us:

First Baptist Child Development - Asheville
Montessori Country Day - Hendersonville
Bell's School for People Under 6 - Fletcher
Verner Center for Early Learning (2 sites!) - Asheville
WCCA - Henderson County
Discovery Montessori - Fletcher
CAO/Head Start - Buncombe/Madison Counties
Child Care Network - Asheville
Learning Tree - Fletcher

All these openings mean that if you have ever thought about working in child care, you might want to start taking classes to get your NC Early Child Care Credential (EDU 119) and other certificate or degree classes! Now's the time!

Absolutely! The words we use about our field matter! Be contentious and attentive to the words you choose!
09/18/2019
Child Care vs. Daycare: 12 ECE Experts on Why Words Matter - MomentPath

Absolutely! The words we use about our field matter! Be contentious and attentive to the words you choose!

The bets are in, the gloves are off, and the movement to shift away from the term ‘daycare’ is growing fast. Teachers, child care providers and other early childhood education (ECE) practitioners are fighting for fairer pay and fairer treatment—and the child care vs. daycare debate has taken c...

The 5th floor is quiet once again. The boxes of rich resources and materials packed into the vehicles of the presenters....
07/21/2019

The 5th floor is quiet once again. The boxes of rich resources and materials packed into the vehicles of the presenters. Teachers left today inspired and with tools in their tool belts to advocate for themselves and their colleagues so that they can do #goodthingsforyoungchildren when the children enter their classrooms this fall!

The A-B Tech Early Childhood Education Department was thrilled to host the #goodthingsforyoungchildreninstitutute2019 we appreciate our colleagues and friends Eva Phillips, Amy Scrinzi, Lee Messer and Marylee Sease. These four women poured heart and soul into this Institute and our community and the children are better for it!

At the close of day one our mountain afternoon rains began approaching... and it allowed us to pause and marvel at this ...
07/19/2019

At the close of day one our mountain afternoon rains began approaching... and it allowed us to pause and marvel at this almost flat rainbow off to the east!!!

Day one of the Good Things For Young Children is wrapping up! See everyone bright and early tomorrow morning!!
07/19/2019

Day one of the Good Things For Young Children is wrapping up! See everyone bright and early tomorrow morning!!

One of our Early Childhood Education students, Rachael, receiving her certificate in Special Education this past week! L...
07/19/2019

One of our Early Childhood Education students, Rachael, receiving her certificate in Special Education this past week! Lots of good things happening for Early Childhood this summer!

Look!  Even Dr. King got to come and see what Good Things for Young Children was all about this afternoon!
07/19/2019

Look! Even Dr. King got to come and see what Good Things for Young Children was all about this afternoon!

The Good Things for Young Children Summer Institute is holding a 2-day workshop at A-B Tech this weekend. There are 54 educators from the region including teachers from Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools. The participants are teachers and teacher assistants of pre-k, and K classrooms. Their breakout sessions will cover topics such as building community, cultivating math thinkers, creativity, building and engineering with blocks and early literacy. The institute is being put on by a group of early learning consultants from across the state. #abtech_cc #earlychildhoodeducation #buncombecountyschools #ashevillecityschools #buncombecountygov

What an exciting day so far! A-B Tech is hosting the Good Things For Young Children Summer Institute up in our beautiful...
07/19/2019

What an exciting day so far! A-B Tech is hosting the Good Things For Young Children Summer Institute up in our beautiful spaces! This Institute has brought pre-k and kindergarten teachers together for 2 days to focus on thinking critically about teaching practices to support young thinkers! They are learning, discussing, laughing, playing, pondering, reflecting and sharing through sessions that focus on early literacy, classroom community, creativity and much more!

Today was graduation day! The faculty of the Early Childhood Education Department would like to congratulate the 2019 gr...
05/11/2019

Today was graduation day! The faculty of the Early Childhood Education Department would like to congratulate the 2019 graduates! Your hard work has paid off! May you continue to touch the lives of children! We are proud of each one of you!!!

Today the Early Childhood Education Department was busy! After a morning of grading, we attended the Mountain Child Advo...
04/09/2019

Today the Early Childhood Education Department was busy! After a morning of grading, we attended the Mountain Child Advocacy Center benefit luncheon. We were so happy that three of our EDU 284 capstone students were able to join us!

Later in the afternoon we celebrated the academic excellence of A-B Tech's students. Early Childhood honored Melanie Sellers with this year's departmental award. Another Early Childhood student Jasmine Gaines was honored by Transitional Studies. We're so glad that Jasmine is continuing her studies in our program!

It was a nice break from our busy day to day schedules.

Check out this opportunity!
03/13/2019

Check out this opportunity!

Join the Early Childhood Teacher Workforce Development Program! **Next cohort begins March 19th**

Buncombe Partnership for Children, Green Opportunities and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, A-B Tech are partnering to provide an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in becoming an Early Childhood Education professional.

By joining this cohort, you will be paid to attend training to make you eligible for job placement as a substitute teacher working in licensed child care programs in Buncombe County.

Program requirements:
- Available Tuesday evenings, Mar. 19-Apr. 23 for training (childcare is available for those with children)
- Available for CPR/First Aid class on March 30 or April 13
- Ability to pass a drug & background check
- Food stamp eligibility (required to receive a scholarship)

If you are interested in joining this program, contact Tasha Lewis at (828) 771-6338 or [email protected].

Did you know?  The Associate of Applied Science degree is now a transfer degree?  You can earn your AAS in Early Childho...
01/29/2019

Did you know? The Associate of Applied Science degree is now a transfer degree? You can earn your AAS in Early Childhood Education in Licensure or Non-licensure concentrations and transfer to any of the 12 UNC-system schools to earn your B-K or Child Development degree!

Please reach out to us if you want more information!

Tonight students from our EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities class shared their projects with students from our EDU ...
11/21/2018

Tonight students from our EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities class shared their projects with students from our EDU 119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education class!

The Early Childhood Department is ready for the Erwin High Career Fair today!
10/12/2018

The Early Childhood Department is ready for the Erwin High Career Fair today!

Are you an infant-toddler teacher working full-time in classrooms in NC?  If so you may be eligible for Infant-Toddler E...
10/04/2018
AWARD$ - Child Care Services Association

Are you an infant-toddler teacher working full-time in classrooms in NC? If so you may be eligible for Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$!

https://www.childcareservices.org/awards/

Welcome to the AWARD$ Program of NC Are you an early childhood educator? You may qualify for a salary supplement from AWARD$. Click here to learn more. About AWARD$ Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$ (AWARD$) provides education-based salary supplements to low paid teachers working full-time in infant-to...

Are you looking for an opportunity to enter the field of early childhood? An opportunity of learning and growing? This m...
10/02/2018

Are you looking for an opportunity to enter the field of early childhood? An opportunity of learning and growing? This might be just the thing for you!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10160949637170322&id=196384640321

Join the Early Childhood Teacher Workforce Development Program!

*There are still a few slots available*

Buncombe Partnership for Children, Green Opportunities and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, A-B Tech are partnering to provide an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in becoming an Early Childhood Education professional.

By joining this cohort, you will be paid to attend training to make you eligible for job placement as a substitute teacher working in licensed child care programs in Buncombe County.

If are interested, please contact Mary Barnes at [email protected] or 828-407-2066.

Each day in our new spaces brings excitement! Today we experienced 5 rainbows over about an hour span of time! It was so...
08/21/2018

Each day in our new spaces brings excitement! Today we experienced 5 rainbows over about an hour span of time! It was so thrilling!

The Early Childhood Education Department would like to thank everyone who attended last week's grand opening and ribbon ...
08/19/2018

The Early Childhood Education Department would like to thank everyone who attended last week's grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony! It was very hear warming to have our colleagues and supporters come out to celebrate with us!

Some pictures from yesterday's amazing grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony!  Very excited to be in our new spaces!
08/17/2018

Some pictures from yesterday's amazing grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony! Very excited to be in our new spaces!

A-B Tech President Dennis King, Brownie Newman Chair of Buncombe County Commissioners and Mary Ann Rice, Chair of A-B Tech Board of Trustees spoke at the ribbon cutting for the new space for the Early Childhood Education program in the Ferguson Center for Allied Health and Workforce Development on August 16. Program Chair Jennifer Bosworth and Instructor Tamara Reynolds gave tours of the new facility to the various guests.

Tomorrow is the big day!  We hope to see you at our Grand Opening Event at 3:00 pm!  We'll be giving tours of our new sp...
08/16/2018

Tomorrow is the big day! We hope to see you at our Grand Opening Event at 3:00 pm! We'll be giving tours of our new spaces following the ribbon cutting ceremony until 5:00 pm! Please come see our new home!

It's happening!  After months of planning and construction, the A-B Tech Early Childhood Teacher Preparation program is ...
07/24/2018
Early Childhood Education Grand Opening | Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

It's happening! After months of planning and construction, the A-B Tech Early Childhood Teacher Preparation program is preparing to move! Boxes are being packed and the move is scheduled! Come to see us in our new spaces in the Ferguson Allied Health Workforce Development building at our grand opening celebration on August 16th!

Check out the details of our grand opening here:  https://www.abtech.edu/ece-opening

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07/09/2018
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They are redoing their website to include our school, Valley Child Development Center in Swannanoa, NC but we do have openings as well.

07/01/2018

Make time to see the documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor?

You will not be disappointed! Take your tissues! Learn more about the man Fred Roger's and see some of the staff of the Fred Rogers Center in the big screen! Junelei Li spoke at a Buncombe Partnership for Children a few years ago!

An amazing documentary with great meaning for early childhood professionals and all who are living in our world today!

A position is open at Asheville City Schools preschool!
06/27/2018
Preschool Center Quality Specialist Contact [email protected] - Frontline Recruitment

A position is open at Asheville City Schools preschool!

Frontline Recruiting and Hiring, Applicant Tracking for Educators. Online Job Employment Applications, Web Based Employment Applications for School Districts and Educational Institutions.

Early Childhood Courses for the fall semester are available!  New student registration starts in July!  Check out our of...
06/24/2018
Early Childhood Education | Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Early Childhood Courses for the fall semester are available! New student registration starts in July! Check out our offerings here!

https://www.abtech.edu/content/early-childhood/early-childhood-education

The Early Childhood Education programs are considered open enrollment. Students may enter the degree or certificate tracks at any given time. Students who wish to enroll in the degree or certificate programs must process through the new student process. Once complete, students will be able to declar...

06/23/2018

Current students! Have you registered for fall classes? If not contact your advisor today to get your education plan squared away!

Do you have a master's degree in Early Childhood? Do you want to teach college classes to high school students? If so, w...
06/22/2018
Adjunct Instructor, Early Childhood Education

Do you have a master's degree in Early Childhood? Do you want to teach college classes to high school students? If so, we have a part-time position! We're seeking an adjunct faculty to join our team and teach Early Childhood classes at Owen High School! Apply today!

https://abtcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/4861

An instructor in this position will demonstrate mastery of subject matter sufficient to conduct college courses in the curriculum; develop teaching materials, activities, projects, assignments and assessments for each course taught; prepare lesson plans, deliver instruction (online and face to face)...

Do you have a master's degree in Early Childhood?  Do you want to teach college classes to high school students?  If so,...
06/19/2018
Adjunct Instructor, Early Childhood Education

Do you have a master's degree in Early Childhood? Do you want to teach college classes to high school students? If so, we have a part-time position! We're seeking an adjunct faculty to join our team and teach Early Childhood classes at Owen High School! Apply today!

https://abtcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/4861

An instructor in this position will demonstrate mastery of subject matter sufficient to conduct college courses in the curriculum; develop teaching materials, activities, projects, assignments and assessments for each course taught; prepare lesson plans, deliver instruction (online and face to face)...

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Lots of Love Child Care Center is currently seeking a full-time and part-time teacher. Must have NC Early Childhood credentials, qualifying letter, and at least 1 year experience in a licensed child care. Applicants must be patient and kind, highly motivated, able to multi-task, plan activities, and be able to establish positive, meaningful relationships with the children and their families. Please send resume to [email protected]. May also apply in person at 152 Weaverville Road, Asheville 28804. Please forward to those who might be interested!
We have multiple teacher positions at my child care center, Valley child development in Swannanoa North Carolina please call 828 581 0462 for more information.
They are redoing their website to include our school, Valley Child Development Center in Swannanoa, NC but we do have openings as well.
Hi there ECE students! We are hiring at West Asheville Baptist Early Learning Center. Come by our center at 926 Haywood Rd or email Marcee at [email protected].
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