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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.
Upon successful the Early Childhood Education degree, graduate
should be able to:
- Promote child development and learning
- Build family and community relationships
- Observe, document, and assess to support young children and
- Use developmentally effective approaches to connect with
children and families
- Use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum
- Become a professional by practicing professionalism and ethical