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Early Childhood Studies Minor

Department of Education

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Early Childhood Studies Minor Overview

The Early Childhood Minor is intended to provide students with knowledge and skills designed to support scholarly and community based work with children and their caregivers. Our comprehensive approach to children's health and well-being is integrated throughout the courses, which draw from infant and early childhood mental health, and interpersonal neurobiology.  Throughout the minor, participants examine aspects of early caregiver-child relationships, the impact of early adverse experiences on brain development, the role of the stress response system, and the importance of protective factors in changing long-term developmental outcomes.

For more information about course work, see the University Catalog.