LOCATION CHANGE: Taste the Future, Tuesday, Aug. 16, has been moved to the Columbus State parking garage on Washington Avenue.
Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Development and Education, the graduate will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of theories of human growth development and education and learning related to all children, birth through eight years.
- Plan appropriate learning experiences for individuals as well as groups of young children in inclusive settings.
- Demonstrate a competent, respectful, nurturing teaching style to meet children's needs.
- Develop appropriate educational practices for young children that foster the growth of skills in problem solving, decision-making, critical thinking, communication and emerging literacy.
- Use appropriate teaching strategies, including identification, selection and preparation of materials and methods to address children's individual differences in development and educational levels, culture and learning styles.
- Recognize and respect unique characteristics of families and demonstrate appropriate strategies to support and address family needs.
- Demonstrate a variety of strategies to evaluate children's growth and development and education in cooperation with parents and related professionals.
- Design a physically safe environment to facilitate children's independence and competence through constructive experiences.
- Reflect and evaluate one's professional, interdisciplinary role as teacher, team member, life-long learner and advocate for children and families.
- Demonstrate knowledge of content areas and familiarity with Ohio Department of Education's pre-kindergarten standards and K-3 benchmarks.