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Early Childhood Development


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Learnig Outcomes
Students will:

  • Identify and discern the roles of different careers in the early childhood field
  • Describe and advocate for the role of play in learning
  • Demonstrate professional dispositions appropriate for initial employment in early childhood Birth-age 5 classrooms
  • Demonstrate understanding of child development, families, and learning theories
  • Prepare, implement, and assess developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive curriculum for young children Birth-age 5

Program Objectives
The minor aims to:

  • Prepare students for entry into the early childhood (birth-five) teaching and related fields with background on child development, learning theories, and families
  • Compliment other degree program offerings on campus where students would benefit from learning about children and families