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The Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department

Our MISSION

We are a community of Early Childhood educators committed to equity, collaboration and excellence in field-based teacher education, research and service.

Our VISION

As a community of Early Childhood educators we are striving to be: diverse, research oriented, innovative, collaborative, recognized leaders in the field while maintaining our field based focus.

Our VALUES

We value competence, diversity, well being of child, collaboration, reflection, trailblazing innovation, commitment, inquiry, caring trust, humor and initiative.

ECEE Strategic Plan Goals

 

Focus

Research

Advocacy

Innovations

Global/Diverse/Just Perspectives

Goals
  • Promote research and scholarship

 

 

  • Become critically informed and inform others of issues pertinent to early childhood education
  • Advocate for policies, practices, and legislation that is in the best interest for families, children, the teaching profession
  • Incubate and promote educational  innovations
  • Integrate technology advances

 

 

  • Engage internationally
  • Integrate global perspectives
  • Provide evidence of commitment to global/diverse/just perspectives
  • Empower change agents for social justice
Strategic Plan Alignment GSU: Goal 3

CoE: Goals 1.3, 4

GSU: Goals 3, 4

CoE: Goals 3, 4.3, 4.4

GSU: All Goals

CoE: All Goals

GSU: Goals 1, 3, 5

CoE: Goals 3, 5