Students completing this program will:

  • Demonstrate their knowledge about the issues of development, including major theories of development.

  • Understand the philosophical traditions of early childhood education and apply them to current issues and trends.

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate developmentally appropriate curriculum based on how children learn best including individuality, inclusion, and diversity in all areas of the curriculum.

  • Assess their competence in evaluating their attitudes towards children.

  • Develop positive interactions with children including enhancing language development, and helping children manage their own behavior.

  • Use assessment tools responsibly.

  • Become a collaborative team member.

  • Build partnerships with families through effective communication and interactions.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the profession by showing awareness of ethical guidelines, early learning standards and core competencies.

  • Reflect on their development as a person and an educator and on their pursuit of ongoing professional development.

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