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Anderson University is proud to offer an Early Childhood Education License/Minor degree program. As Elementary Education Majors, teacher candidates have the option of declaring Early Childhood as a concentration area of study. Licensing in Early Childhood allows candidates to extend their teaching license to include work with children from birth through age 8. Anderson University students in complementary majors (including Social Work, Psychology, Family Science, Ministry, etc) can complete the program as a minor supporting their work with children and families.

The Early Childhood program is a unique blend of coursework, practicum experiences, service learning opportunities, and professional development that are designed to develop students into Servant Leaders. Servant Leadership is a philosophy by which leadership skills are fostered and developed through experiences in serving the populations they will one day lead. By collaborating with diverse communities, childcare centers, preschools, and nonprofits, students build a foundation for supporting families, children, and communities through service, professional skills, and advocacy.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC)
  • Indiana Department of Education/Early Childhood (IDOE)
  • Free Child Care Finder Button (Child Care Indiana)
  • Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (Paths to Quality)
  • Association for Childhood Education International¬†(ACEI)
  • The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education¬†(NCATE)

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