Learn what it takes to put children first.

Prepares students for employment opportunities as a child care program director, a pre-school teacher, a teacher assistant, or a family child care manager. Students learn to plan and organize age appropriate curricula and environments for infants, toddlers, pre-school-age children, and school-age children in before and after school settings. This program examines current challenges that early childhood educators face as they enter this contemporary profession. Characteristics, skills, knowledge, and experiences important in becoming a teacher of  young children are presented to the student. Students are involved in several hours of fieldwork experience within various child care settings. students may be eligible for financial aid from Baker College and/or the Michigan T.E.A.C.H. Program. This program does NOT lead to elementary (K-12) teacher certification.

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The curriculum at Baker absolutely helped me. I had great instructors, instructors who were educators. Just for teachers to connect with students, it was important to me for those instructors to connect with me.

- Brittney Norman, Teacher & Baker Grad
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