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The Early Childhood Education program includes core courses in child development and electives from other departments. The purposes include: 1) educating students in the development of the young child; 2) preparing candidates for Child Development permits (awarded by the State Commission of Teacher Preparation and Licensing, Child Development Division); 3) providing a basis for further study (transfer) and preparation of teacher candidates; and 4) preparing students for work with children in a variety of community settings.

Explore the programs offered by the Early Childhood Education Department in the links below: