ERIC Number: EJ726589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-22
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Outreach and Early Childhood Professional Development
Warren, Claudia; Hamlin, Kay
Childhood Education, v82 n2 p98-G Win 2005
In an attempt to meet the growing professional development needs of early childhood practitioners in North Carolina, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is reaching out to the rural areas of North Carolina by offering programs that will certify North Carolina teachers in birth through kindergarten education (BKE). In this article, the author discusses the mission of the BKE program at WSSU which is the preparation of knowledgeable, ethical, critical, and creative teachers who facilitate learning for all students in a diverse society. The ultimate goal of this program is to make the world a better place for ALL children. Meeting the needs of early childhood professional development with outreach to the rural areas will help to meet these goals.
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Rural Areas, Children, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Outreach Programs, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Teacher Certification
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina