Early Childhood Mission/Conceptual Framework
Program’s Mission Statement:
The Early Childhood Program is committed to providing sound educational opportunities to early childhood candidates with a focus on developmentally appropriate practices. These practices are supported by the NAEYC associate degree standards which are measured in our classrooms. In continued support of this mission, we also strive to provide candidates with numerous opportunities to utilize their pedagogical skills in real-world applications through field experiences in a variety of early childhood settings. It is our belief that through the application of these skills, candidates will be prepared to meet the challenges of the early childhood profession.