Student Outcomes


Through their coursework and field experiences in the B.S. in Early Childhood Studies, students develop the knowledge and skills they need to educate and care for young children ages birth through 8 in collaboration with the children’s families.  Students who graduate with the B.S. in Early Childhood Studies (any Option) have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Communicate respectfully and collaborate effectively with children, families, and colleagues
  • Engage in responsive interactions with children that support their learning
  • Facilitate children’s learning through play, exploration, investigation, and inquiry
  • Plan and implement instruction and curriculum to address goals and learning outcomes for young children
  • Use appropriate strategies to assess children’s development and learning and inform interactions, instruction, and curriculum
  • Analyze learning and teaching and use their reflections to inform and enhance their practice
  • Communicate effectively and professionally verbally and in writing
  • Conduct herself or himself as an early childhood professional and fulfill ethical responsibilities to children, families, and colleagues
  • Engage in critical thinking and demonstrate an attitude of questioning
  • Engage in self-assessment and goal setting to promote continuous personal and professional growth