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Early Childhood Major

As an early childhood educator, director or parent advocate, you can make a difference in the lives of children. Fontbonne’s early childhood major includes coursework and practical experience in areas such as child development, early childhood education and administration, parenting and family relationships.

Early Childhood Program Highlights

  • Early, hands-on experience outside the classroom
  • Optional Missouri teaching certification: early childhood (birth - third grade) or early childhood/special education (birth - third grade)
  • Development of creative, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Development of effective communication skills, ability to work both individually and as part of a team
  • Internship/practicum placements that encourage student's individual professional interests

Recent Internships/In-Field Learning Experiences/Projects or Presentations

  • In-Field Learning: Teaching, Early Childhood/Special Education Summer Camp, Belize, SU'15
  • Internship: Assistant to the Director, Washington University Family Learning Center, SU'15
  • Internship: Teaching, Sacred Heart Villa, SP’14

Fontbonne University’s Early Childhood Graduate Successes

  • Jamie Kessler, '15, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Brentwood Early Childhood Center
  • Erin Amador, ’14, John Cary Early childhood Center, Mehlville School District, Outstanding New Teacher Award by The Missouri Association of Colleges For Teacher Education (MACTE)
  • Molly Maxwell, '08 Owner/Teacher, Wise Little Owls Preschool & Childcare Center, Cuba, MO
  • Gina Siebe, Ph.D. '81, Executive Director of the Clayton Early Childhood Center

Learn about Career Opportunities with Fontbonne's Early Childhood Major

Questions? Contact Admissions: (314) 889-1400 or (800) 205-5862 | fbyou@fontbonne.edu