About: Child Development

The Child Development/ Early Childhood Education curriculum covers the growth, learning and development of children in three distinct age groups: Infant to Toddler, Pre-Primary and Primary. The program offers a balance of educational theory and practical experience. Students observe and work regularly with children in schools and child development centers.

The program meets the national standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

The purpose of the Child Development program is to establish quality programs for young children and their families and prepare competent and ethical childcare workers and educators.

Child Development is offered as a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree, a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentration in Montessori Education, a two-year Associate of Arts degree and Teacher Education endorsement (ZS) in Early Childhood Education. Students in Child Development also may pursue institute training to earn a Montessori credential through the Montessori Children’s House adjacent to campus.

The program offers a balance of educational theory and practical experience. The Child Development curriculum includes the growth, learning and development of children in three distinct age groups: Infant/Toddler, Pre-Primary, and Early Primary. Course work focuses on developmental characteristics/behaviors, appropriate practices, assessment and administration.

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