The Department of Early Childhood Development and Education of Tajen University of Technology was established in 2001. Based on the spirit of “Children and Youth Welfare Act” and “the Preschool Education Law”, this department is aimed to nurture child care workers and professionals in related industries to become physically and mentally healthy, devoted to their profession, and knowledgeable in early child hood education and care. The department currently offers a four-year undergraduate program and a two-year undergraduate program in the evening division.
Characteristics of Our Department
To emphasize on the integration of theory and practice.
To improve students' professional capabilities, the Department emphasizes on the early childcare issues and the teaching skills for preschoolers.
A well-designed and well-equipped on-site experimental nursery will open in 2003.
The educational goals of undergraduate programs are to educate students to become early childhood professionals and infant and toddler care professionals. Besides, our students are expected to be life-long learners with positivity, enthusiasm, modesty, gentleness, dedication, and global version, excellent professional educators and caregivers for infants and young children, or professionals in child-related industries with potentials to invent, develop, and innovate.
Training & Teaching goals
To cultivate professional childcare and children industry staff
To have the abilities of life-care, curriculum-planning, teaching and humanistic care.
To become professionals in the following field:
- 0-2yrs. nursery center staff and baby-sitter
- 6-12yrs. after school childcare servicer
- 2-6yrs. preschool educare giver
- Children Industry service staff
- After school childcare management and service staff
Graduates are qualified to be childcare workers or preschool teachers. They can take the National Childcare Examination or the Public Service Examination for professional childcare workers. Furthermore, graduates are well qualified to work at a nursery school. They can also work for cram schools, child-magazine publishers, child education foundations or institutions.
Graduates can pursue further study in the field of childcare, child education, special education, child welfare, social worker, and child literature in graduate school.