Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Analyze major developmental milestones and various theoretical frameworks that relate to early care and education to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the early years as well as the many influences on development
  • Identify best teaching and care practices and the components of early childhood settings, curriculum, and teaching strategies to increase child growth and competence.
  • Assess the interrelationship of child, family, and community and how educational, political, socioeconomic factors directly impact the lives of children and families.