A student who majors in early childhood development must genuinely enjoy working with small children and desire to help them in their growth. Verbal and written communication skills are critical to this major because the student is not only working with the child but with their parents or guardians. This student can be characterized as compassionate, able to motive children and parents to complete tasks and able to work with all persons concerned with the child in a caring, yet professional way.
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The required and elective courses you would take for Early Childhood Education majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.