The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to
work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse
learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with
practice in actual settings with young children under the
supervision of qualified teachers.
Course work includes child growth and development; physical/
nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and
communication skills with parents and children. Students will
foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional and
creative development of young children.
Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally
appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment
opportunities include child development and child care programs,
preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head
Start Programs, and school age programs.