Center for Early LearningThe Center for Early Leaning advances the University of Dayton's Marianist Mission to respond to changing times and engage in important community outreach. In the University of Dayton Vision of Excellence (2004), "Regional Relationships and Service to Society" is identified as a means to "become involved with all aspects of the diverse regional community to which we belong. Service to our region and beyond in the cause of social justice, peace, and other goals that contribute to the common good are further manifestations of the Marianist spirit of Christian humanism that guides our university."
Community outreach at its best
The Center for Early Learning serves as an umbrella organization that drives the following four initiatives:
Online offerings at the Bombeck Institute
- Reconnecting with Kids through the Five I's of Accomplished Teaching: The Overview
- Kids through the Five I's of Accomplished Teaching: Intentional Teaching
- Kids through the Five I's of Accomplished Teaching: Integrated Instruction
- Kids through the Five I's of Accomplished Teaching: Inclusion
Explore what child's play really means.
Dr. Shauna Adams, Director of the Center for Early Learning, talks about the importance of child's play in a 90-Second Lecture.
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ECLA Certificate Programs Recognized by OCCRRA
The ECLA certificate at both the graduate and undergraduate levels can now lead to the Ohio Early Childhood Program Administrators Credential recognized by the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Agency and Ohio's Quality and Improvement Rating System, Step Up To Quality. Students who complete the coursework for the certificate will qualify as a level 2 administrator. If they earn a bachelor's degree or master's degree in early childhood education and take the approved ECLA certificate coursework, they qualify as a level 3 administrator.
FOX News explores the role of digital media devices in early childhood development. Watch the video clip to see what Dr. Shauna Adams of the Center for Early Learning and Caroline Davis of the Bombeck Family Learning Center have to say on the subject. Watch now >>