Through their coursework and field experiences in the B.S. in Early Childhood Studies, students develop the knowledge and skills they need to educate and care for young children ages birth through 8 in collaboration with the children’s families. Students who graduate with the B.S. in Early Childhood Studies have demonstrated the ability to:
- Communicate respectfully and collaborate effectively with children, families, and colleagues;
- Engage in responsive interactions with children that support their learning;
- Use a variety of strategies to assess children’s development and learning and inform interactions, instruction, and curriculum;
- Facilitate children’s learning through play, exploration, investigation, and inquiry;
- Conduct herself or himself as an early childhood professional and fulfill ethical responsibilities to children, families, and colleagues;
- Engage in self-assessment and goal setting to promote continuous personal and professional growth.