ECE - Early Education and Family Studies Outcomes

AAS: Early Education and Family Studies

Students who complete this degree should be able to:…

  • Use an understanding of young children’s characteristics and needs, and of the multiple interacting influences on children’s development and learning, to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children. (critical thinking & problem solving; professional competence)
  • Apply a recognition of the importance and complex characteristics of children’s families and communities to the creation of respectful reciprocal relationships that support and empower families and involve all families in their children’s development and learning. (cultural awareness; self reflection).
  • Use systematic observation, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible way, in partnership with families and other professionals, to positively influence children's development and learning.(professional competence, communication, critical thinking& problem solving)
  • Employ their understanding of and relationships with children and families and their understanding of developmentally and culturally effective approaches to teaching and learning to implement and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all young children.(critical thinking & problem solving; communication; cultural awareness).
  • Identify and conduct themselves as members of the early childhood profession. (professional competence)
  • Use ethical guidelines and other professional standards related to early childhood practice. (professional competence)
  • Identify themselves as continuous, collaborative learners who demonstrate knowledgeable, reflective, and critical perspectives on their work, making informed decisions that integrate knowledge from a variety of sources. (Self reflection; communication)
  • Act as informed advocates for sound educational practices and policies. (communication; community & environmental responsibility). 6.2012

Less than One-Year Certificate: Early Education and Family Studies

Students exiting the program with an Early Childhood Certificate
• use their understanding of young children’s characteristics and needs to create environments that
are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children. (critical thinking & problem
solving; professional competence)
• use their understanding of the importance and complex characteristics of children’s families and
communities to create respectful reciprocal relationships that support and involve all families in their
children’s development and learning. (cultural awarene 51 ss; self-reflection) • use observation and documentation, in partnership with families and other professionals, to
positively influence children's development and learning. (professional competence,
communication)
• employ their understanding of and relationships with children and families and their understanding
of developmentally and culturally effective approaches to teaching and learning to implement and
evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all young children (critical
thinking & problem solving; communication; cultural awareness).
• know and use professional standards related to early childhood practice. (professional
competence)
• identify themselves as collaborative learners who demonstrate reflective perspectives on their
work, making decisions that integrate knowledge from professional sources. (Self reflection;
communication) 6.2011

 


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