Gaston College introduces early literacy certificate program

DALLAS – Gaston College will be the first in the state to offer a new certificate program in early literacy.

The certificate will be offered in the first group of classes in the college’s early childhood education program. Classes will be offered in the classroom and online over eight weeks, 9-11:45 a.m. Saturdays.

“Gaston College is offering this brand new certificate at an accelerated pace to promote completion in one semester,” said Eileen Yantz, program coordinator for early childhood education. “This certificate addresses the research that states there are significant gaps in teacher preparation programs regarding early literacy.  If we truly want to prevent the achievement gap, we need to train our early childhood educators how to promote and make an impact on language literacy development.”

Details: Eileen Yantz, 704-922-6533 or

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