Training a New Generation of Teachers
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program prepares students to work with young children in a variety of settings that require an understanding of how children grow, learn and develop. The curriculum is aligned with the National Child Care Association’s core of 15 “Professional Abilities.” Field experience and practicum provide opportunities to become involved in actual work with children. The program also prepares students for as a Child Development Associate (CDA) certification.
ECE students operate the Tot Stop Early Childhood Center, an on-site program that serves as a first school experience for three to five-year-old children. The student teachers plan, prepare and perform all aspects of this three-day- a-week program. Early Childhood Education prepares students to enter the workforce or continue their education in career areas related to childcare and guidance.