Early Childhood Education

Associate of Arts

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Overview

The purpose of the Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education is to assist churches, preschools, and day care programs in the training of personnel for the teaching and care of pre-school aged children. This program is designed to train graduates in early childhood development who can instruct from a biblically-based value system consistent with biblical truth and the priorities of parents.

2 Year Program
Available Residentially
Available Online

Objectives

  • Cultivate a biblically based philosophy of early childhood education that integrates biblical truths into curricular areas
  • Define the historical, philosophical, legal, and sociological foundations of early childhood education
  • Explain how childcare programs are properly and professionally administered
  • Construct developmentally appropriate activities for young children
  • Formulate and incorporate a variety of assessment tools for young children
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of curricular and pedagogical choices for use in the Pre-K
  • classroom based on biblical philosophy and student needs