Students completing this program will:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Early Childhood Profession and their ongoing professional development adhering to NAEYC’s ethical code of conduct and the NAEYC standards
  • Use developmentally appropriate effective approaches to positively influence children’s development and learning.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate developmentally appropriate curriculum and instructional strategies based on their knowledge of curriculum goals and content, children’s individual needs, learning differences and how young children learn best.
  • Be knowledgeable about various forms of assessment techniques, to use a variety of approaches for assessing children’s growth and learning, linking objectives of activities with their outcomes, and to understand the benefits of collaboration between teachers, families and other professionals.
  • Begin to build reciprocal relationships in a professional manner with families through interactions and communication.
  • Demonstrate skills to collaborate within a team on program planning, problem solving, assessment and other key issues that affect children’s growth and learning.
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