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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PRE-k-Grade 4

Bachelor of Science

The Early Childhood Education Program is planned to develop candidates who are reflective decision-makers, collaborative change agents, and effective practitioners capable of making informed decisions about the learning environments in which children flourish emotionally, intellectually, socially, and physically. Students engage in designing and implementing developmentally appropriate activities for children. 

In addition, the students develop the competencies necessary to develop effective relationships with other teaching personnel, parents, and community agencies. They review research and current trends and practice strategies for administering child care services.
 

The early childhood program is designed to accommodate the age of the developing child from birth to Grade 4. The format provides an in-depth, coordinated study of the infant-toddler, preschooler, and early elementary school age children.

Candidates for the B.S. Degree in Early Childhood are eligible to pursue teacher certification in grades Pre-K-4 through the Pennsylvania teacher certification testing program.

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