School of Early Childhood Education
The programs in the School of Early Childhood Education are designed to help students learn about the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs of children, and to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for planning and carrying out programming which optimizes individual development of young children.
Our programs blend theory about how children develop with a hands-on application of theoretical principles. Students are given the opportunity to explore child development theory and to apply it to programming for infant, toddler, preschool and school-aged children. Included in this sequence is developmental theory and practice for children with special needs as well as an overview of relevant communications theory and philosophy.