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Early Childhood Education

Teaching from a Catholic Framework

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Unleash the Potential of Young Minds

This program helps students to master knowledge regarding the growth and development of a young child within the Catholic framework. The topics include: the cognitive and physical development of the young child, language acquisition, curriculum development, health and safety guidelines, and family/community relationship building.

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Industry Trends and Rationale

Why Now?

Catholic Education

Catholic education during early childhood is increasingly important in today's world. It is critical in helping to develop children's moral, spiritual, and social values, as well as providing a foundation for lifelong learning.

Increase in Demand

The demand for early childhood education is growing due to the changing needs of today's families. More parents are seeking out early childhood education programs that provide a strong religious component and value system.

Quality Programs

One important factor in the industry trends is the growing need for quality early childhood education programs. Quality programs are those that prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, and provide them with a strong moral and spiritual foundation. This also provide children with a safe and nurturing environment to learn and grow.

Course Outcomes

This program is carefully designed to aid Teachers in gaining knowledge on the various aspects of Catholic education in early childhood through interactive activities, videos, quizzes, and real-life scenarios.

This program will cover the following topics:

  1. Early Childhood Theory and Foundations
  2. Childhood Development and Moral Education
  3. Early Childhood Catholic Classroom - Management and Environment
  4. Building Collaborative Relationships
  5. Early Childhood Assessment and Intervention
  6. Language and Early Literacy Development
  7. Instructional Planning for Early Childhood
  8. Faith Community and Cultural Awareness in Early Childhood

This program will prepare learners for job titles including Early childhood educator, Early childhood specialist, Preschool teacher, Preschool director, Early childcare administrator, Instructional Assistant, Early childhood special educator, and Early childhood curriculum developer.


The salaries of Early childhood educators in the US range from $21,240 to $46,250 per year. The median annual salary for an early childhood educator is $31,000. Entry-level positions may pay as little as $21,000 per year, while experienced educators can earn up to $45,000 or more. Salaries may also be affected by education level and certifications.

This program will equip learners with the following skills:

  • Knowledge of the Catholic faith
  • Communication skills
  • Teaching skills
  • Patience and empathy
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Strong faith and spirituality
  • Continuous learning

This program will equip learners with the following work competencies:

  • Communicates basic knowledge of developmental theories and current research findings as they apply to children’s social–emotional, language, cognitive, and perceptual and motor development, and understand implications for practice.
  • Understand parenting as a lifelong developmental process that begins before conception or adoption. Get familiar with parenting issues associated with each major stage of child development. Ability to refer families to appropriate resources.
  • Attend to the culturally diverse attributes of children and families.
  • Use multiple strategies for building relationships with families, such as soliciting family goals for the child, sharing observations and documentation with families, and be available to meet with family members upon request.
  • Design program strategies that incorporate knowledge of children’s cultural and linguistic backgrounds and experiences into the curriculum.

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