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WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Front Row (L to R): Beverly Wiginton, Director of Child Study Center; Dr. Ruth Facun-Granadozo, Assistant Professor; Dr. Amy Malkus, Graduate Coordinator; Kathy Greer, Cohort Advisor. Middle Row (L to R): Connie Wyche, Executive Aide; Dr. Susan Lewis, Master Clinician; Amy Shook, Clinical Instructor & Field Supervisor; Dr. Carol Trivette, Associate Professor; Ann Disque, Instructor. Back Row (L to R): Beth Huber, Little Bucs Program Coordinator; Dr. Kathryn Sharp, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, PreK-3; Dr. Rosemary Geiken, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Early Care and Education; Dr. Jane Broderick, Doctoral Program Co-Coordinator and Early Childhood Emergent Inquiry Certificate Coordinator; Dr. Pam Evanshen, Department Chair and Doctoral Program Co-Coordinator
Welcome to the home page for the Department of Early Childhood Education in the Clemmer College of Education. We are proud to be among the few, if not only, departments in the US devoted solely to Early Childhood Education. On July 1, 2016, the Department of Teaching and Learning was reorganized into two separate departments: The Department of Early Childhood Education, and the Department of Educational Foundations and Special Education. On that date, the Early Childhood Education program became the Department of Early Childhood Education. The purpose of the site is to provide current and accurate information about the Early Childhood Education department. Click on any of the navigation links to investigate our site!MISSION
The Department of Early Childhood Education believes that students and faculty are reflective partners actively engaged in a continual learning process to gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be teachers, researchers, professionals and leaders in early care and education.
Students and faculty:
- Engage in innovative and effective learning experiences that positively impact their lives as well as children, families and the global community.
- Advocate for the early care and education profession.
- Demonstrate excellence in early care and education through the understanding and application of theory, research and practice in a variety of real-world settings.
- Appreciate the uniqueness of each individual when preparing the teaching and learning environment.
- Honor the culture and diversity of ALL children and families within a changing global and technological society.
The vision of the Department of Early Childhood Education is to model and inspire lifelong learning and produce professionals who advocate for and create quality early childhood experiences.