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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
The Early Childhood Education Program is an undergraduate degree designed primarily as a concentration in the education of young children from birth to age 9 in public and private preschools, schools, centers, and other agencies where children are served within this age range. Early childhood teacher candidates learn and experience the importance of developing working relationships with other professionals and with families of young children. The program offers a variety of courses surrounding the needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-aged children. Through numerous field work opportunities and student teaching, the early childhood teacher candidates develop competence in the use of developmentally appropriate practices in a variety of settings, including inclusive classrooms with diverse populations.