Early Childhood Education Programs

Early Childhood Education Graduate Programs

Master's Degrees, Initial and Professional Licensure

Learn to address children’s developmental levels and needs through inclusive practices and curricula that respect the rights and abilities of each child.

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Reggio Emilia-Inspired Teaching and Learning

Environment and Materials in Reggio Emilia-Inspired Teaching and Learning: March 4-5 and April 1-2.

Learn about materials that form the symbolic languages children use to express ideas, and how these materials can support young children's learning. Focus on creating learning environments and experiences that promote children's social, emotional, and intellectual development. Our approach is informed by progressive education, in particular, innovations from the municipal infant-toddler centers and preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, are considered.

Can be taken as professional development ($680 total) or as the graduate-level course EEDUC 5300 (3 credits at $975 per credit).
Contact Dr. Yvonne Liu-Constant: yliucons@lesley.edu or 617.349.8288.

Lesley Professor Debbie LeeKeenan and Anti-Bias Education

Early Childhood Education Certification an DegreesDebbie LeeKeenan brings an anti-bias stance to her work with Lesley students and beyond. In addition to teaching courses in the Graduate School of Education, LeeKeenan is working in local public schools systems to integrate this approach, helping teachers develop the tools, techniques, and strategies needed for creating the foundation for anti-bias education. Read more about Debbie LeeKeenan.  Read about her work: Anti-Bias Education - Teaching Young Children to Understand and Accept Differences.