What it's about
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.
- Childcare teacher
- Exceptional Children Assistant
- Family Childcare Provider
- Childcare Assistant
- Child Development Specialist
- Preschool Teacher
- Before and After School Counselor
- Instructional Assistant
- Preschool Assistant Teacher
- Parent Educator
- Early Childhood Administrator
Courses you'll take
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.
What you'll gain
Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate should possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to:
- Justify child development and learning.
- Identify opportunities for family and community relationships.
- Observe, document, and assess children to support early childhood learning.
- Analyze developmentally appropriate strategies and apply these to connect children and families.
- Apply content knowledge in constructing an effective early childhood curriculum.
- Show professional behavior in a variety of settings.
The Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), 1313 L St. N.W. Suite 500, Washington DC 20005 202.232.8777 | 800.424.2460, www.naeyc.org 
Applicants for admission to the Early Childhood Education program must submit to the Admissions Office a College application and complete the College’s assessment process. Special legal requirements exist which may limit the ability of an individual to obtain clinical experience and/or employment in this field. These requirements may include, but are not limited to, a medical exam, TB test and/or criminal record check. Prospective students should obtain information from a College counselor or program faculty member prior to seeking admission.