Early Childhood Education (Certificate)
The Early Childhood Education curriculum
prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight 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 families and children. Students will
foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional and creative development of
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-
- Early Childhood students will be able to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children.
- Early Childhood students will be able to design and implement developmentally effective curriculum that addresses all domains of learning.
- Early Childhood students will be able to support and empower all children, families, and communities through trusting and respectful reciprocal relationships.
- Early Childhood students will be able to use authentic assessment responsibly to make informed decisions to guide all children's learning.
- Early Childhood students will be able to communicate effectively using standard written and verbal skills.
- Early Childhood students will be able to utilize technology to enhance learning for all children.
- Early Childhood students will serve as a leader, advocate, and professional in the field of early education.