Early Childhood Education

Mission Statement

The mission of the Early Childhood Education Program is to provide all early learning professionals the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to implement quality early education while fostering the professional’s career opportunities and responding effectively to the workforce needs of our diverse communities.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Identify, articulate, and implement developmentally appropriate health, nutrition and safety standards and procedures for children ages birth through 8.
  • Plan curriculum to meet each child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional needs in a developmentally appropriate manner.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of typical and atypical child development, including physical, social-emotional, cognitive domains from birth through age 8.
  • Demonstrate ability to observe, assess and document individual student’s behaviors in a developmentally appropriate manner.
  • Demonstrate ability to assess learning environments in a developmentally appropriate manner.
  • Identify and implement techniques to build partnerships with families, community and schools in ways that introduce and share information, resources, and referrals, as well as include parents and community as partners in the learning environment.

General Education Requirements - 38 credit hours*

The general education requirement for this degree program may exceed the minimum standard number of hours. For more information, contact your advisor.

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