Early Childhood Studies Minor

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Department of Education

150 EduE
412 Library Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Program Type
College of Education and Human Service Professions

About this Program

The Early Childhood Studies minor provides students with the knowledge and skills designed to support scholarly and community-based work with children and their caregivers. A comprehensive approach to the foundation of child health and well-being is integrated throughout the coursework, drawing from fields of educational psychology, child health, curriculum, and instruction. Emphasis is placed on the integration and application of attachment theory, the neuro-relational underpinnings of development, and the role of reflective capacity in caregiving. Throughout the minor, participants examine aspects of early caregiver-child relationships, child health and well-being, and the importance of developmentally appropriate practices to support the development of positive life outcomes.

Sample Courses:

  • The Ethical Early Childhood Professional
  • Health, Safety, and Wellbeing in Early Childhood
  • Brain Development: Environments and Relationships

Program Learning Outcomes