Early Childhood Education
The Lourdes Early Childhood Education program is the perfect fit for you. Our program focuses on the development of the “whole child” in the areas of physical, cognitive, language, creative, social and affective development.
The following are integrated into the teacher preparatory methodology and are key areas of study for professionals who work with young children:
- fundamentals of child development theory
- curriculum development
- knowledge of environmental designs
- classroom management
- multicultural education
- inclusive education
- integration of instructional technology
- various effective teaching practices
The professional preparation goal of the Early Childhood program is to integrate a liberal arts education in order to acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach and work with young children. The program is designed to prepare teacher candidates for a teaching career with children ages 3-8, (Pre-Kindergarten to grade 3).
Early Childhood educators are perceived as “generalists” and as such, the content knowledge that must be mastered is broad in nature, and is based on the Common Core and the Ohio Early Learning and Development standards..