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Understanding the Child in Early Childhood Education Certificate

Student Learning Outcomes*

After completion of the University of Central Missouri's Understanding the Child in Early Childhood Education Certificate courses students will be able to:

  • Build capacity in foundational beliefs, knowledge, and skills of early childhood education.
  • Understand influences on the child’s development and learning.
  • Understand supportive interactions for optimal growth, development, and learning.

*These outcomes are aligned with Standards 1 and 3 of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation.


Early Childhood Education Information:

Natalie Tye
Assistant Professor
Lovinger 3182
Tel: 660-543-4235


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