Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education prepares teachers who, having gained their own liberal education, help preschool, kindergarten, and primary grade children learn by improving the teaching children receive in the home, school, church, and community. Early childhood education helps young students enhance their thinking abilities, build their confidence in exploring new ideas, and become self-motivated, independent learners.

In the program prospective teachers learn about the culture of young children, develop a solid foundation in basic principles of teaching and learning that originate in developmental theory and research, and become proficient in appropriately implementing those basic principles in practical settings.