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Child and Family Studies and Early Childhood Education


Pictured above: Von Jessee presenting at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Mission of Child and Family Studies:
To provide a strong, quality undergraduate experience with education about children and families, preparing the individual to serve in a diverse and global marketplace while embracing academic excellence and professional Christian integrity.

Mission of Early Childhood Education: To provide a strong, quality undergraduate experience with education about children and families, preparing professionals for teaching in early childhood education, grades prekindergarten through third, in a diverse and global marketplace while embracing academic excellence and professional Christian integrity.



The faculty believe it to be critically important that the student have practical experience with children and families throughout their educational experience. Many courses involve laboratory requirements in which students interact with children and families in various settings from home to school to community. Students also teach 4-years olds in the on-site Child Development Laboratory.

Graduates of the CFS program hold jobs in state agencies as caseworkers, family child care centers, hospital child care, adoption or foster care agencies, alcohol treatment centers, crisis intervention programs, community intervention programs, children and youth ministry, teachers in day care centers, and administration of day care centers. Several CFS graduates have earned graduate degrees in a variety of fields from social work to seminary to counseling.

Curriculum map for CFS

Curriculum map for ECE

 

For more information or to visit the department, contact:
Lisa Connor, PhD
Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences
865-471-3299
lconnor@cn.edu

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