The Principles Of The Early Childhood Education Program

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The faculty believes that: • To teach is to engage in lifelong intellectual work through the merging of academic theories and research, classroom research and practice, living in the social and political world, and studying the intellectual work of children to produce practices and knowledge in the best interest of children in a socially just, democratic society. • To teach is to be persistent in learning through inquiry into something or someone; such inquiry is richer and more generative when done collaboratively. • To teach is to act on part of something or someone; such action should be conscious, purposeful, well informed, and ethical. Applicants must write a double-spaced statement of no more than three pages. The student should demonstrate deep thinking about the three guiding principles of the Early Childhood Education program listed above. Ideally, applicants will write about personal, academic, and work experiences that illustrate their commitments to the three guiding principles. Insights about working with children through the three principles are also welcome, and applicants are encouraged to be creative in their writing. Learning is a lifelong process. As long as we are presented with opportunities to be curious and explore, there is always room for individual growth and development. With a degree in Early Childhood Education, I can provide the opportunities needed for children to learn. I understand that this is possible through engaging in lifelong
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