We especially applaud the School’s commitment to collaboration with community-based child care programs...
Bronx, NY (PRWEB) June 08, 2016
Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students, today announced that its School of Education was named a “Champion for Children” by the Child Care Council of Westchester in recognition for its exceptional contributions to early childhood education.
The Child Care Council of Westchester is a non-profit organization that champions the healthy development of children, families, and the community by promoting quality early care and education. Since 2003, it has presented the Champions for Children Awards to individuals and organizations that “demonstrate an unwavering commitment to bright futures for children by creating or funding life-changing programs and initiatives.”
“The Monroe College School of Education is a Champion for Children because they, under the leadership of Dr. Anne Lillis, understand the power of early brain development and the tremendous impact of early childhood education and what it means for our collective future,” said Child Care Council of Westchester Executive Director Kathy Halas.
She noted: “We especially applaud the School’s commitment to collaboration with community-based child care programs, a partnership that strengthens the learning process for the students, brings talent to the child care centers, and bridges the gap that too often exists between theory and practice.”
The curriculum of Monroe College’s School of Education focuses on providing tomorrow’s early childhood education teachers with the knowledge, skills, and insights they need to have a positive impact on the young lives they help shape, particularly within high-needs schools. It offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program in Early Childhood Education, partnering with local school systems and other valued educational community partners to ensure Monroe students have a strong array of diversified, hands-on classroom experiences that exceed state requirements.
“We are thrilled to be selected by the Child Care Council of Westchester as one of its Champions for Children, and appreciate this wonderful recognition of the work we are doing every day to help make a positive impact on the lives of local children and their families,” said Dr. Anne Lillis, Dean of the School of Education at Monroe College. “The success of our program is not possible without the strong partnership and support of the Child Care Council of Westchester and other valued Westchester county agencies that recognize and value high-quality programs for children, and for that we thank them.”
ABOUT MONROE COLLEGE
Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a real world learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe College graduates more minority students than any other college in New York State.
Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit http://www.monroecollege.edu
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