This hands-on, classroom-focused program prepares candidates to work in and/or supervise a preschool program along with teaching all subjects in grades K-3 in private or public schools in Ohio.
The Early Childhood Education program has been recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), an honor that has been achieved by less than 10 percent of early childhood programs nationwide. NAEYC, the nation's largest organization of early childhood educators, is dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade. A nationally recognized early childhood program is defined as one that meets the needs of and promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the children who are involved in the program. Each day of a child's life is viewed as leading toward the growth and development of a healthy, intelligent, and contributing member of society.