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Early Education + Care


The Early Education and Care Minor align with MA Department of Early Education and Care Core Competencies.  Students in this minor will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the growth and development of children and youth
  • Examine methods for guiding and interacting with children and youth
  • Explore strategies for partnering with families and communities
  • Articulate understanding of the importance of health, safety, and nutrition in development
  • Plan learning environments and implement curriculum
  • Examine and develop methods for observation, assessment, and documentation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of program planning and development
  • Demonstrate professionalism and leadership