Welcome to the Early Childhood Studies undergraduate program. We look forward to working with you as you make progress towards your B.A. degree and prepare for a rewarding and inspiring career working with children and families.
This handbook is intended to help you understand the Early Childhood Studies Program, how to proceed through it, and where to go if you need help. It provides important information about the Early Childhood Studies major and minor, a program housed within the SSU School of Education. Our program is aligned with CSU and SSU University policies, NAEYC standards, and requirements for the California Child Development Permit. While the handbook is intended to provide binding documentation of program policies and requirements, it is possible that state or accreditation policy changes may necessitate changes to the information in this handbook. Please consult with an Early Childhood advisor if you have questions about any of the information in this handbook.
It is the responsibility of every student in the Early Childhood Studies Program to be knowledgeable about and to abide by the contents of this handbook. After reading this handbook, students in the Early Childhood Studies major and minor must sign the Handbook Signature Form, located in Section 7, and submit it to their EDEC 178 instructor.
You can download the complete Early Childhood Studies Undergraduate Handbook here.