Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
1. Describe the theories and principles of child development and learning, and apply the theories and principles to classroom teaching.
2. Identify the policies, issues, trends, and historical events in the field of early childhood education and its impact on how we work with young children today.
3. Use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment techniques to inform decisions when working with young children.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of supporting, empowering and communicating with families and communities through building respectful, reciprocal relationships.
5. Demonstrate understanding of content areas and apply developmentally appropriate approaches and instructional strategies to enhance children’s learning and development.
6. Identify and explain effective and developmentally appropriate models of classroom and behavior management in the early childhood classroom.
7. Identify and implement ethical guidelines and National Association for the Education of Young Children standards related to early childhood practices as an early childhood professional who advocates for sound educational practices and policies.
8. Identify the roles and responsibilities of childcare providers for children infancy-12 years old focusing on planning, curriculum, age appropriate materials and instructional methods
9. Understand and identify the leadership skills, management practices and supervisory functions required for effective administration of a childcare facility.
10. Articulate the historical, philosophical, and legal basis of services for young children with special needs and identify ways to accommodate children with diverse needs in the classroom.
11. Explain the role language plays in the acquisition of reading development and identify foundational skills to support the emergent/early reader
This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies. For a full list of Core Competencies, click here.