EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Early Childhood Education, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- Promote child development and learning by knowing young children’s needs and understanding the multiple influences on development and learning.
- Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of current and historical, philosophical and theoretical approaches to early childhood education.
- Build participation of families and communities in the learning and development of children.
- Understand the goals, benefits and uses of observing, documenting and assessing to support young children and families.
- Know, understand and use supportive interactions to focus on the children’s needs and interests and to build effective environments and routines for children.
- Understand the central concepts of content knowledge in early education and academic disciplines while using a variety of developmentally appropriate teaching strategies.
- Build meaningful curriculum using own knowledge and resources to design and implement problem-solving, creative thinking, academic and social competence.
- Identify and involve oneself with the professional early childhood field by upholding ethical standards and engaging in informed advocacy for children and the profession.
- Embracing skills to self-assess and self-advocate; master and apply general education concepts; strong skills in written and verbal communication skills; making connections between prior knowledge and new skills; identify and use professional resources.