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Early Childhood Education & Care Student Learning Outcomes

Early Childhood Education and Care* AAS program graduates will

  • Create healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging learning environments for children birth through age 8 based on understanding of child development and individual characteristics and needs
  • Explain how to involve families and communities in young children’s learning based on an understanding of diverse characteristics and engaging them in respectful, reciprocal relationships
  • Examine the goals, benefits and uses of a variety of formal and informal developmentally appropriate assessment tools that could be used in a responsible way, in partnership with families and other professionals, to positively influence children’s development
  • Implement a variety of developmentally appropriate approaches, strategies, and tools to connect with children and families and positively influence children’s development and learning
  • Develop meaningful and challenging developmentally appropriate experiences in all content areas that promotes comprehensive developmental and learning outcomes for each child
  • Demonstrate the multiple roles of an early childhood professional including, but not limited to:  advocacy, adhering to professional code of conduct, professional dispositions, and reflective practice
  • Apply knowledge, skills and professional dispositions when observing and/or participating with young children in at least two of the three early childhood age groups (birth-3, 3-5, 5-8) and in a variety of childcare settings

* Student learning outcomes for the AAS in Early Childhood Education and Care are proposed and will need to go through the proper channels to be approved.


Contact Information

Christine Jandak, Program Advisor
Early Childhood Education and Care and Education Programs
Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2H01F
Direct line: (630) 942-2981
For appointments, contact Counseling & Advising

Social/Behavioral Sciences and the Library Division Office
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06
(630) 942-2010