Early Care and Education: Birth through Kindergarten prepares students to works as educators with infants and toddlers. Students are trained to work effectively with families and children from diverse backgrounds. This option combines a background in family science, early childhood education, and special education. This option includes an emphasis on family systems and working with infants, toddlers and families in community contexts. Students will meet the requirements for the Nebraska Early Care and Education: Birth through Kindergarten teaching certificate. This option requires an admission application.
- Student Organizations
-Professional Course Sequence
- Practicum Experiences
- Handbook (coming soon)
- Admission Process
- Application Instructions
- Early Care Application
- If you have questions about the program, please email them to Jan Harris (email@example.com) or call (402) 472-2957.
- Deadlines: Applications are due February 1 or September 15.
- Learn to work as educators with infants and toddlers.
- Learn to work with families from diverse backgrounds.
- Develop integrated learning experiences for children birth through Kindergarten.
- Gain experience in teaching children in three age groups (infants/toddlers, Pre-K, and Kindergarten).
- Child Care Centers
- Non-profit organizations
- Youth Care
- Foster Care
- Child Support Enforcement
- Youth Agencies
- Child Life Specialist
- Family Child Care
Early Childhood Education Student Organizations
- Nebraska Students for Young Children (NSYC) includes undergraduate and graduate students who have interests in young children. NSYC encourages its members to join the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).