Focus on the growth and development of children (ages birth though age eight) and the educational and care practices needed to support young children and their families with a Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Education & Religion from Genesis University*.
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Recognize the cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic and physical developmental pathways of the young child.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of collaboration with families and communities when working with young children.
- Recognize play as instrumental to children’s social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development.
- Identify and select developmentally appropriate curriculum in subject matter areas (e.g., mathematics, literacy) and the arts.
- Select and implement instructional strategies that are developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate given specific teaching and learning contexts.
- Distinguish between formal and informal assessments and determine the appropriate use of assessments to support teaching and learning in early childhood settings.
- Structure developmentally appropriate learning environments that ensure children’s health, safety, and overall well being.
- Understand the importance of ongoing professional development as teachers of the young child and childcare workers.
Ideal for students interested in pursuing a career with Headstart, P3 or a graduate program in education, social work or LBA.
*Genesis University is a nationally accredited college.