The degree in Preschool Education is based on research and teaching as the center of
the curriculum, and includes both the pedagogical as well as the developmental aspects of
early childhood education. Its purpose is to educate a professional who has the knowledge and
the commitment to provide leadership in the field of pre-school education through a career of
teaching, educational administration, social work, or research.
The evolutionary development of a young child is a continuous process a chain of events
that results from the interaction between the child, his environment, and the quality of stimuli
that is offered. The degree program is based upon the notion that child
development is an interactive, multidimensional and synergetic process.
The degree program in Preschool Education includes significant study on the
physical development of the child, based upon genetic qualities, as well as the child
nutritional status and health. The program also includes emphasis on the emotional aspect
of child development, from infant-maternal bonding to the development of trust. Early
relationships between children and adults, as well as the beginnings of interactive play are key
components in the emotional well-being of young children.
ill utilize the most timely and valid research studies to
encourage students to embrace innovative approaches to the education and development of
young children. Our graduates will demonstrate responsible, creative and innovative solutions
for creating environments that nurture the physical, emotional and intellectual growth of young
children. In so doing, they will effectively utilize or develop curriculum that is firmly grounded
in scientific and technological advances.