Early Childhood Education Curriculum Certificate Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this certificate will be able to:

  1. Use intermediate knowledge of early childhood development and of individual children for creating and implementing curriculum, teaching practices, and learning environments that are safe, healthy, respectful, culturally and linguistically responsive, developmentally appropriate, supportive and challenging for each child. 
  2. Establish respectful, reciprocal relationships that engage families in their child’s development and learning as collaborative partners.
  3. Use observation, documentation and assessment to inform instruction and planning in early learning settings.
  4. Create an inclusive classroom culture, maintain supportive relationships and interactions with young children and use a broad repertoire of developmentally appropriate, culturally and linguistically relevant, anti-bias and evidence-based teaching skills and strategies that reflect the principles of universal design for learning and meet the needs of each child.
  5. Use knowledge of child development and early learning standards to select and create curriculum that counters biases and stereotypes, fosters young children’s interest in the content areas, and facilitates individual and group learning.
  6. Use collaborative, reflective, and intentional practice in their work with young children and as members of the early childhood profession.
  7. Support and advocate for young children in their care.