Students majoring in Early Childhood Studies are introduced to the early childhood environment, child development, and appropriate classroom management techniques.
This major prepares students to be aides/assistants in day care centers and nursery schools. Three semesters of Early Childhood course work are required. Each
course is 3 to 4 hours per week. Each field work placement is 14 to 20
hours per week. This includes student advisement and supervision.
Work World Seminar
Students learn social and practical skills necessary for getting and maintaining employment. Focus is placed on:
Students learn about:
Students are provided with hands on experience in the kitchen, including:
Students are taught money-management skills.
Consumer Education Course Lab
Small groups of students meet for a double period once each week to practice skills learned in the Consumer Education course.
is a weekly small-group meeting led by a licensed psychologist.
Students set personal goals and work toward meeting them. This course
helps students understand the responsibilities of adulthood.
Students review local, national and world news each week. They discuss timely
issues, debate thought-provoking questions, and gather additional
information on a variety of topics.
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Instructor, Threshold Program's Early Childhood Studies major
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"I've been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for 19 years...and at the same school!"
- Threshold Graduate