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Where we foster excellence in education that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character, and abilities; to assist students in achieving their educational and career goals; and to be responsive to the greater community.

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Program Learning Standards


  1. 1. Exhibit grounding in a child development knowledge base.
  • A. Knowledge and understanding of young children's characteristics and needs.
  • B. Knowledge and understanding of the multiple influences on early development and learning.
  • C. Using developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments for young children.
  • D. Knowledge of various theoretical perspectives on development from conception through adolescences.
  • 2. Demonstrate knowledge in building relationships with children, family and community.
  • A. Knowledge, understanding and value of diverse family and community characteristics.
  • B. Possess knowledge and skills to support and engage families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships.
  • C. Developing strategies to involve families and communities in young children's development and learning.
  • 3. Observe, document, and assess to support young children and families.
  • A. Understanding the goals, benefits, and uses of assessment – including its use in development of appropriate goals, curriculum, and teaching strategies for young children.
  • B. Knowledge of and using observation, documentation, and other appropriate assessment tools and approaches, including the use of technology in documentation, assessment and data collection.
  • C. Understanding and practicing responsible assessment to promote positive outcomes for each child, including the use of assistive technology for children with disabilities.
  • D. Knowledge of effective assessment which requires collaboration with families and with professional colleagues to build effective learning environments.
  • 4. Demonstrate developmentally effective approaches to create positive relationships and supportive interactions as the foundation in working with children and families from diverse societies.
  • A. Understanding that relationships and supportive interactions are the foundation of their work with children.
  • B. Knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies and tools for early learning.
  • C. Knowledge of and ability to use a variety of developmentally appropriate teaching and learning approaches.
  • D. Reflect and evaluate the impact of their personal experiences on their practices to promote positive outcomes for children and teaching effectiveness.
  • 5. Use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum
  • A. Understanding what content knowledge is important and why it is important to build curriculum
  • B. Knowledge of central concepts, inquiry tools and structure of content areas needed to provide appropriate environments that support learning.
  • C. Design and implement challenging curricula for each child.
  • 6. Demonstrate Professionalism
  • A. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical standards.
  • B. Demonstrating skills as a developing professional in the field of early childhood.
  • C. Integrating knowledgeable, reflective and critical perspectives on early childhood education.
  • D. Promoting child development and learning.

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