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Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Early Childhood Careers program will be able to:

  • Create and consistently maintain a safe, healthy learning environment.
  • Recognize, articulate, and implement health and safety standards and procedures.
  • Maintain and implement state nutritional standards that meet the diverse needs of young children's healthy growth.
  • Identify ways to meet each child's individual needs and ways to plan culturally relevant activities to nurture cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of child development from a multi-cultural perspective from birth to age eight.
  • Exhibit respect/appreciation for individual children, families, and their culture.
  • Identify ways to build partnerships with families and ways to share information, resources, and referrals.
  • Demonstrate communication techniques that are appropriate across cultures.
  • Prepare and establish culturally relevant learning environments that support each child's individual skills and interests.
  • Develop and implement culturally relevant curriculum by observing, documenting, and assessing individual and group needs and skills.
  • Create and implement diverse activities including creative, open-ended art, music and movement, science, math, stories, and literature.
  • Demonstrate effective culturally relevant guidance techniques.
  • Recognize characteristics of children with special needs and identify strategies to specifically meet the needs of each child and their family.
  • Identify, build, and set short and long range professional career goals that are supported by the NAEYC Ethical Code of Conduct.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professionalism in the early childhood field through implementation of professional behaviors in daily work with families, children, co-workers, and community.
  • Develop a professional portfolio to document training accomplishments, skills, and competencies in early care and education.
  • Demonstrate basic math skills related to early childhood education including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and problem solving.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills involved in oral, written, and nonverbal communications.

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