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Storm Advisory

Blizzard conditions are now impacting our region and a Connecticut statewide travel ban is in effect. The University will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Day and evening classes are canceled. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries are closed.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities are canceled through Tuesday.

current as of 10:27 p.m., Jan. 26, 2015

Program Learning Outcomes

Early Childhood Education (B.S.)

Upon completion of the program, candidates will:


Apply a variety of developmentally appropriate strategies and differentiation techniques when planning for educational and caring environments for young children birth to age eight.


Assess young children in the classroom environment using non-invasive, developmentally appropriate strategies for collecting, organizing and analyzing information

Adapt Instruction

Plan and adapt instruction for all children between the ages of birth through age eight, taking into account each child’s diversity.


Utilize teacher inquiry inclusive of student work sampling to inform effective teaching practice which reflects appropriate instructional strategies respectful of all forms of diversity in order to achieve successful student outcomes.

Philosophy of Education

Effectively articulate a philosophy of working with children and families; communities and community agencies; and related educational and support professionals.

Professional Ethics

Know the ethical guidelines for early childhood practice includes the following. Reflecting on their practice in light of research on teaching and resources available for professional learning.  Connect to the professional community through professional associations and opportunities for on-going professional development.  Informed advocates acting on behalf of children and their families.