Early Childhood Education and Parents as Teachers
Southwestern Community College
VISION: Each child in Area XIV will achieve optimal social, emotional, cognitive & physical development during the crucial early years of life.
MISSION: Support, educate, empower and inspire families and EC&E professionals to foster success in young children.
We believe children thrive through nurturing & respectful relationships and safe & high quality environments which emphasize: self-regulation; focus; critical thinking and problem solving skills; independence; and self-directed, engaged learning.
We believe that professionals and families deserve the time, network opportunities, and resources to nourish their hearts and challenge their thinking.
We believe that our professional interactions with families and professionals should actively engage them in “reflective practices that bring theory to real life and real life to theory”.
We are committed to building and maintaining learning communities conducive to the lifelong learning of families and EC&E professionals.
- Professional Development
- Child Development Associate Credential Advising and Support
- Resource Libraries-Osceola & Creston
Recommended Program of Study For Associate of Arts Degree with ECE Emphasis