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Your quick guide to early childhood education terms

March 30, 2018

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Published: March 30, 2018

Passionate about pursuing a career in early childhood education? Read our guide to the important terms and acronyms you are going to need to know.

Early childhood education is a rewarding field. When you work in early childhood education (ECE), you’re shaping and influencing kids in their most formative years.

If you’re passionate about pursuing a career path in ECE, it’s important to grasp early childhood education terms. Many of these terms are confusing acronyms, so Pacific Oaks is here to help.


Pacific Oaks offers several early childhood education degree programs that have a STEAM specialization. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Design, and Math.

The B.A. in Early Childhood Education with a STEAM specialization offers courses like Integration of Science and Technology and Integration of Engineering and Robotics. However, STEAM expands the scope of the popular STEM focus and embraces the importance of creativity in early childhood development.

Interested in pursuing a degree in early childhood education?

Request more information about ECE programs at Pacific Oaks by filling out the form below. If you’re into expanding your vocabulary, you can also check out our guide to the important Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) degree terms you need to know.


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