The Early Childhood Education Department programs prepare students to work as caring, socially responsible and reflective teachers of children from birth through grade 2. Our early childhood programs strive to ensure that all students will:
Possess a comprehensive knowledge of child development in order to create inclusive, developmentally appropriate environments, curriculum and activities.
Create and use observing, documenting and assessing techniques in early childhood settings.
Demonstrate knowledge of best teaching practices and strategies in all curriculum areas including literacy, math, science, social studies and the arts.
The Department has a network of schools and programs for students to do field experiences and student teaching in lower and upper Westchester, Connecticut and New York City. The Early Childhood Education program is a nationally recognized program of excellence and approved by the New York State Department of Education. The department co-hosts professional conferences in Early Childhood Education, has an active alumni association and provides supportive career development.