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Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership (non-licensure program)

Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership (non-licensure program)

Pine Manor College provides students an opportunity to learn about the important, distinct, and unique period of development that is Early Childhood. Students will be provided the opportunity to prepare for a variety of Early Childhood career paths from their studies in children’s cognitive, physical and social-emotional development. Students take course work that addresses child development theories, educational practices, assessment, pedagogical approaches, English Language learners, program planning, health and nutritional issues unique to children, and early childhood afterschool programs and community resources. Students may also choose from a variety of electives in order to pursue a particular area of interest relating to children. Students in the program will be provided many opportunities to observe and work with young children in a variety of settings.

Students who complete this major may be eligible to apply for a certificate of qualification from the Department of Early Education and Care as a Level I, or Level II teacher, and with additional electives will meet Director requirements if specific courses are completed.  Speak with the Program Coordinator for more details.

Learning Outcomes of the Early Childhood Program

Students graduating from PMC with a major in Early Childhood will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the relevant content areas of child development and learning 
  • Understand the importance of the partnership between the teacher, child, family, culture, and community 
  • Understand how to observe, document, and support young children and families using appropriate assessment tools and approaches
  • Demonstrate an understanding of age-appropriate teaching and learning 
  • Understand how to use content knowledge to build meaningful and achievable curriculum for children 
  • Think critically and analytically about issues in the field
  • Behave in a professional and ethical manner in the classroom  

In addition, PMC Early Childhood students develop skills that match the NAEYC Standards/ Outcomes/Education:

STANDARD 1. PROMOTING CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING 

STANDARD 2. BUILDING FAMILY AND COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS 

STANDARD 3. OBSERVING, DOCUMENTING, AND ASSESSING TO SUPPORT YOUNG CHILDREN AND FAMILIES 

STANDARD 4. USING DEVELOPMENTALLY EFFECTIVE APPROACHES 

STANDARD 5. USING CONTENT KNOWLEDGE TO BUILD MEANINGFUL CURRICULUM 

STANDARD 6. BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL 

STANDARD 7. EARLY CHILDHOOD FIELD EXPERIENCES
 



Stephanie Crawford ‘09


Employment:

Teacher in the Boston Public Schools
Enrolled in a Graduate Program M.ED at Lesley University, in Special Education (PreK-8)

Education:

Pine Manor College, Major in Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership

"My liberal arts experiences at the college have enabled me to think about ideas from multiple perspectives. This background supports me every day in my work and my volunteer activities."

To learn more about Stephanie’s story and her career at Pine Manor and beyond,
visit: www.pmc.edu/stephanie-crawford-09



Hannah Kaplan ‘13


Employment:

Teaches in a Kindergarten Classroom in the Brookline Public School System.

Education:

Pine Manor College, Major in Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership

"I gained a lot of valuable experiences in the field of education through PMC’S Early Childhood Program senior internships and practicums."

To learn more about Hannah’s story and her career at Pine Manor and beyond,
visit: www.pmc.edu/hannah-kaplan-13

For current information on College policies, organization, curriculum and academic courses, please see the Academic Catalog.

 

Department Faculty

Adjuncts

  • Sarah Fennelly
  • Lynne Love

Contact:

  • Lynne Love, Acting Supervisor of the Early Childhood Practicum and Placements lovelynne@pmc.edu; 617-731-7039

Department Courses

  • ED/HU 102 Foundations of Education
  • ED 110 Montessori Philosophy and Pedagogy
  • ED 117 The Teacher as Portrayed in Film and Literature
  • ECE 121 The Human Foundation: The Cognitive, Physical and Social Emotional Development of Children
  • ED 205 Teaching and Assessment of Language Acquisition, Reading and Language Arts
  • ED 206 Exploring Technology in the Classroom
  • MU/ED 210 Music and Movement for Children
  • ECE/ED 212 Picture Books, Literature for Young Children
  • ECE 214 Curriculum, Environment and Program Planning for Infants and Toddlers
  • ECE/ED 215 Curriculum Methods, Management and Program Planning for Early Childhood
  • ED 224 The Teaching of Math and Science
  • ED 227 Introduction to English Language Learners
  • ECE/ED 228 Recreation, Coaching and After School Programs for Children
  • ED 242 Multicultural Teaching for a Multicultural Society
  • ECE/ED 250 Policy and Program Issues in Child Care
  • ED/VA 281 Art Education: Materials & Process
  • CO/ED 285 Children and the Media
  • ECE 309 Health, Nutrition and the Safety of Young Children 
  • ECE 490 Senior Seminar:  Parent, Child, Teacher, Health and Community
  • ED 327 Curriculum Design: The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
  • ED 333 Special Education, Assessment, and the Inclusionary Classroom
  • ED 350 Child Care Administration
  • ED 355 Diagnostic and Remedial Reading
  • ECE/ED 395 Practicum in Child Care/Early Education and Care/Student Teaching
  • ED/ECE 495
 Senior Internship in Early Childhood
  • ED/ECE 496 Senior Internship in Early Childhood

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