Early Childhood Education

Learn. Educate. Change.

The field of early childhood education includes careers working with families and children from birth to eight years of age. Child care workers typically work in child care centers, as nannies and or family childcare providers. Preschool teachers, early educators, and early childhood program administrators typically work in educational settings and Head Start programs with the goal of providing quality early education to build a solid foundation.

To succeed in an early childhood education career, candidates need more than a degree. Close interaction with children demands patience and a strong, sincere desire to help all children learn and reach their fullest potential.

Early Childhood Education Courses

Course Course Name
EED 111 Multimedia and the Early Childhood Education Classroom
EED 200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education
EED 210 Creative & Cognitive Play
EED 211 Language Acquisition in the Young Child
EED 212 Guidance, Management and the Environment
EED 215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness
EED 220 Child, Family, Community and Culture
EED 222 Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child: Birth to Age Eight
EED 250 Early Literacy Development
EED 255 Portfolio Development and Writing for the Profession

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