Early Care and Education

Early Care and Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Care and Education is a collaborative, multi-institutional limited enrollment program. This degree focuses on the intellectual, social, emotional, and biological development of children. It includes planning and design of related human services and care/educational settings and preparation related to employment in early childhood education settings. It provides instruction in parent-child relations, parenting practices, special needs of children, parental and environmental influences on child development, caregiver-child interactions, external support services, and related public policy issues.

The program provides flexibility for working professionals needing to maintain employment while advancing their education.

Uncommon Pursuits.

Graduates increase their understanding of young children's characteristics and needs, and of multiple interacting influences on children's development and learning, to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for each child.

Alumni work at:

  • Preschools
  • Head Start
  • Great Start Readiness
  • School Districts
  • Child Development Centers

Alumni work as:

  • Preschool teachers
  • Directors or lead teachers in child development centers
  • Educators
  • Consultants
  • Educational advisors

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