Child Care and Early Childhood Education
As the percentage of dual-income family homes continues to rise, the need for qualified persons in areas the daycare and child care likewise escalates. Thus, opportunities are in greater abundance within schools and professional daycare facilities for motivated and qualified employees. The Child Care and Early Childhood Education program helps students prepare for such careers in child care or the early education fields. The program guides the student through practical ways to assist children in a variety of routine daily experiences in healthy, safe, and educational ways. Students learn about how children develop physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally. This understanding will help enable the student to appropriately and confidently interact with children in any number of real-life scenarios. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a clinical experience, which allows for interaction with children and elementary-aged students.