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 The Department of Early Childhood in the College of Education aims to prepare specialized cadres in the field of child education by providing students with personal, behavioral, cognitive, scientific, professional and research skills to be able to meet to the market needs.

The program is based on three main components:


First: The cultural component which provides general knowledge (language, Islamic culture, curricula, and technology).


Second: The component of specialized knowledge in the field of early childhood .


Third: The applied field experience component in early childhood.


The learning outcomes of the program are based on the standards of international organizations specialized in early childhood such as the International Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI), 2007 and on the standards of Early Developmental Learning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2009). The program is also based on the Guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth until the 8 issued by NAEYC in 2009, and on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (“NAEYC") standards issued in 2009. 2010. They are also guided by the Kansas State Standards for Early Childhood Education and a number of other pioneering early childhood programs in the United States of America. (Program Plan).



Program Accreditation


The Early Childhood Program has obtained full programmatic accreditation from the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Assessment. The Early Childhood Program applies comprehensive quality assurance standards in all its practices and procedures which keep pace with the latest local and international practices in academic programs which resulted in its distinction in obtaining full program accreditation.