Rock Valley College
Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

The mission of the Early Childhood Education program at Rock Valley College is to provide our students with the coursework and hands-on experience needed to develop the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to be an effective and reflective educator in a wide variety of early childhood programs.  Rock Valley College’s preservice teachers will complete our program with an understanding of diverse populations, developmentally appropriate practice, and advocacy for all students and their families.

Program Outcomes:

  • Preservice teachers will engage with diverse populations of children and families in the learning environment.
  • Preservice teachers will discuss child development and child development theory.
  • Preservice teachers will plan developmentally appropriate lessons delivered in safe environments.
  • Preservice teachers will be an advocate for all children and their families.
  • Preservice teachers will understand the impact of culture and environment on healthy development and learning.