The mission is to provide:
·Curricula/instruction to enhance development of physical, mental, social and emotional qualities essential for living a quality life.
·Quality professional preparation programs that meet appropriate standards at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
To accomplish its mission, the department places primary focus on quality teaching. In addition, it strives to provide service to the (a) college and university, (b) elementary and secondary schools, (c) community and state, and (d) related professional organizations and agencies. The department engages in scholarly pursuits that will enhance the professional growth of its faculty and contribute to the knowledge base.
Childhood Services provides in-service staff development, workshops for families, and technical assistance and coaching for licensed early education facilities and youth development programs statewide.
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Summer 2017 Professional Development Offerings