Acting as a role model for children is rewarding—and it’s also a significant responsibility. You’re a natural leader, and being a vital part of a child’s intellectual and emotional development is important to you.
Our B.S. in Child Studies degree focuses on the impact that culture, community and society have on young children and their education. You’ll learn childhood development stages and gain the knowledge and skills to assess development and recognize whether or not children are on a typical developmental path. While you study, you’ll work collaboratively with others and practice communication skills with children, families and co-workers.
In our B.S. in Child Studies, you’ll:
Learn how to support the development of children from birth to age 8
Prepare to work in private schools, early care and education centers, the department of social services, family resource centers, children's museums, and recreation centers
Gain the fieldwork experience necessary for the practical application of knowledge and skills through observation, participation, and planning
Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to meet the education standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Post University now offers Connecticut students a pathway to earning their Early Childhood Teaching Credential. To learn more about earning this Connecticut state credential, please contact Elsa Jones, Academic Program Manager at 203.591.8550 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Marie Russell, Associate Academic Program Manager at 203.591.5670 or email@example.com.
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Students in the Child Studies degree program learn appropriate skills and techniques to support the development of children aged birth through eight years old. Students gain an understanding of the characteristics of infants, toddlers and young children; their developmental stages; and strategies that support children developing typically, as well as, those with special needs. In their practicum and capstone courses students learn to work collaboratively with peers, coworkers and families. Additionally, students put learned theories into practice while planning, teaching and assessing young learners.
Post University’s Child Studies Degree program prepares students to meet the education standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Connecticut State Department of Education’s Early Childhood Teaching Credential.
Graduates may seek employment in private schools, early care and education centers, departments of social services, family resource centers, children’s museums and recreation centers.
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