Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECEd) is a four-year program that provides students with fundamental understanding and application of the principles of early childhood care and education, as well as experience in the application of these principles. This program is designed to prepare students for teaching and supporting children’s development. Students are geared toward promoting the growth and comprehensive development of young children. Students gain knowledge, skills, and attitudes about how to teach young children literacy and numeracy, as well as the early foundations for learning language, science, social studies, literature, technology, music, arts, and movement, as well as how to design environments that promote socio-emotional functioning, safety, nutrition, and health. Students are also taught how to incorporate play and other developmentally appropriate practices, such as inclusiveness and family and school partnerships, into their teaching to ensure children's care and well-being. The curriculum concludes with a comprehensive teaching internship at a variety of partnering public and private schools and institutions, guided by highly experienced professional instructors.