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BS Early Childhood and Family Studies Management

About the Program

The bachelor's of science in Early Childhood and Family Studies Management is two-fold. Students gain the skills and knowledge to provide developmental and learning opportunities for children from birth to eight years old along with the knowledge and practical business skills to take on administrative and leadership roles. This interdisciplinary program provides a strong foundation that blends the theory and practice of early childhood development with business concepts, building skills for leadership and advocacy for children and families.

Early Childhood and Family Studies students will:

  • Know how to articulate the impact of corporate social responsibility for business and society
  • Know and understand young children’s characteristics and needs and the multiple influences on development and learning.
  • Know and understand family and community characteristics and support them through respectful and reciprocal relationships.
  • Understand the goals, benefits and uses of assessment and practice responsible assessment.
  • Use developmentally effective strategies to build meaningful curriculum.
  • Uphold ethical standards and professional guidelines and engage in informed advocacy for young children, their families and the early childhood profession.
  • Understand leadership in effective collaboration, interacting and contribution as a team member to meet stated goals.

We offer you the skills you need to succeed in the world of early childhood services and administration. Whether you want to direct, operate, or own an early childhood program, or manage an early childhood agency or organization that services children and their families, this program is for you!

The Early Childhood and Family Studies program does not lead to teacher certification or a teaching degree.