Overview

The Department of Early Education is an essential for the society. It was opened in the academic year 1424 AH offering a bachelor’s degree in Kindergarten Education, to qualify students aiming to be teachers, educators, working in areas related to raising children.

The Department seeks to prepare specialized teachers in the field of early childhood, in accordance with the best educational practices and field experiences. It aims at the achievement of various skills, while creating training opportunities for students through strategic partnerships with community institutions interested in early childhood, supporting students who are struggling academically, enriching gifted students, and conducting distinguished research in the field of specialization.

The Department pursues many high-quality academic practices, represented by diversifying the use of educational strategies and modern assessment methods with the aim of expanding the horizons of knowledge and achieving fun, entertainment and learning at the same time, and employing technology to keep pace with the era of technological development. It also aspires to raise the level of students with keeping pace with modern developments in order to achieve the 2030 Vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mission

Providing distinguished, high-quality education in the field of early childhood and conducting distinguished quality research that serves the community by creating a stimulating educational environment of sustainable quality that ensures the qualification of the graduate for the labor market in accordance with the Islamic value system.

Objectives 

• Providing advanced cognitive, applied, and professional educational experiences in childhood that meet the innovations of knowledge.

• Providing an encouraging and motivating environment for the department faculty to enable them to continuously develop and grow.

• Providing an attractive environment for students that meets their cognitive and skill needs and supports participation and social responsibility.

• Encouraging research partnerships in the field of childhood.

• Developing practices and procedures in accordance with labor market requirements and the quality and academic accreditation

Laboratories

Introduction

The preparation of kindergarten students in the Early Childhood Department at the College of Sciences and Humanities in Jubail aims to provide the students with professional and teaching skills through academic and vocational preparation for the educational aspect, which includes training in micro-teaching in the department’s learning centers. The laboratories aim to train students in effective teaching skills that teachers need to work with kindergarten children, compared to training in traditional classroom observations.

Early Education Laboratories

The Early Childhood Department’s laboratories were designed as learning centers aiming to train students through microteaching skills within the learning centers. This is achieved by providing direct educational experiences with the educational tools and methods that present the procedural practices carried out by the kindergarten teacher, such as the learning centers represent the basic and main component of the environment, where the child learns through the guidance and supervision of the teacher. 

The department’s laboratories are designed in the form of rooms that provide applied and real teaching that does not differ from real teaching training. The laboratories contain all the teaching elements, including centers for teaching and learning kindergarten children, models of educational methods, and new teaching materials that the teacher needs before and during service, so that they provide a teaching environment that meets the requirements for training and preparing kindergarten teachers. In addition, the laboratories help to train the students to conduct applied research in the specialty in the effectiveness of the physical learning environment and methods for organizing learning centers according to the standards of the developed national curriculum. 

Contact us

Email: kd.edu.jbl@iau.edu.sa

Published on: 24 June 2014
Last update on: 13 March 2024
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