Early Childhood Education

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Program Description

The Early Childhood Education program provides entry and advanced-level courses for individuals interested in providing quality care and educational services to children from birth to age eight. Classes and practical experience prepare students for teaching and supervisory roles in early care and education programs. Courses emphasize curriculum development and planning, health and safety, assessment of children’s growth, program management, and parent communication. Field experiences with young children in a variety of early care and education programs on campus and in the community connect theory with practice. General-education electives assure that students have a well-rounded education that supports early childhood education practice.

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