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.