Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education Degree

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Post University's A.S. in Early Childhood Education degree program is designed to provide students with the appropriate skills and techniques to support the development of children ages birth through 8 years-old.

Students who attain an A.S. in Early Childhood Education from Post University can expect to have achieved the outcomes listed below.



CORE A.S. IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION OUTCOMES

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of young children’s characteristics and development both as a group and as individuals
  • Students will describe the nature of influences from multiple systems on child development and early learning
  • Students will use developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging learning environments
  • Students will apply their knowledge and understanding of family and community characteristics when building relationships with families
  • Students will engage families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships
  • Students will partner with families and community members to share responsibility for their children’s development and learning
  • Students will communicate their essential understanding of the goals, benefits, and appropriate uses of assessment
  • Students will use observation, documentation, and other appropriate assessment tools and approaches
  • Students will implement legal and ethical practices related to responsible assessments
  • Students will form assessment partnerships with families and other professionals and seek information and insights from all
  • Students will facilitate referrals based on observation and assessment
  • Students will build supportive relationships with children and families based on current theories and research
  • Students will implement developmentally effective approaches to curriculum and instruction that are research-based and appropriate for each and every child
  • Students will demonstrate research-based content knowledge in early education
  • Students will construct an engaging curriculum that is meaningful to all children as a group and as individuals
  • Students will implement best practices related to child nutrition, health and safety
  • Students will identify and involve themselves with the early childhood field
  • Students will implement best practices related to child nutrition, health and safety
  • Students will use ethical guidelines and other professional standards related to early childhood practice
  • Students will engage in continuous and collaborative learning to inform practice
  • Students will demonstrate knowledgeable, reflective, and critical perspectives on their work, making informed decisions that integrate knowledge from a variety of sources
  • Students will engage in informed advocacy for children and the profession
  • Students will engage in effective oral and written professional communication
  • Students will engage in effective professional relationships and team building
  • Students will engage in the professional development of colleagues