Early Childhood Studies

Early Childhood Studies

About the Program

The early years are a critical time in that the care and education received during this period will impact children’s academic and social trajectories throughout their lives. The Early Childhood Studies program is distinctive because the major emphasizes the first eight years of life and the significance of this period in children's overall development.

The strength of the ECS program redoubles Cal Poly Pomona’s commitment to the value of diversity in preparing future practitioners to be integrative thinkers and model leaders. Over the course of their studies, ECS students gain appropriate knowledge, skills, and dispositions that reflect the perspective of quality, equity, and fairness in their work with young children and families. Based on an understanding of diversity as an asset to be cultivated and celebrated, ECS students are prepared to promote social justice within early childhood education and on behalf of the children and families they serve.

While at Cal Poly Pomona, ECS students study processes important for early childhood development and identify theoretical implications in the application of principles and practices for their work with diverse family, program, and community contexts. Program graduates are prepared to work with infants and toddlers, preschoolers, Transitional Kindergarten, the early primary school years (Transitional kindergarten through grade 3) and complete their special education credentials. Graduates are also prepared for careers in home visiting, family support programs, graduate school, and other professional contexts that focus on working with young children and families.

Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion

The following individuals will be presenting their materials for review by the ECS’s Department RTP Committee this year: 

Eden Haywood-Bird                  Tenure and promotion to Associate Professor 

Denise Kenney                           Reappointment to 5th year 

Giselle Navarro-Cruz                 Tenure and promotion to Associate Professor 

If you plan to submit comments on more than one faculty member, please provide comments on each faculty member separately. Please address all comments to the ECS DRTP Committee.  Each comment needs to be sent to me at nhurlbut@cpp.edu and must have the Bronco ID and the signature of the individual submitting the comment. The signature can be electronic, or a scanned letter with signature, ​or can be a word document sent from one's official CPP email with your printed name and Bronco ID on the letter (those without a scanned signature or electronic signature will only be accepted from an official CPP email). All comments need to be submitted to me through my CPP official email (nhurlbut@cpp.edu) by September 17, 2020 at midnight. 

If you are not planning to submit a comment, no action is needed in response to this notice.