Early Childhood Education

NYU Steinhardt's Early Childhood Education programs will prepare you to create quality care for all children. You'll develop your teaching practice as a reflective practitioner and teacher researcher, with a commitment to social justice for young children and their families.

Children are at the center of our curricula. We see children as competent persons actively engaged in making meaning in multiple contexts. We recognize the importance of parents and families in nurturing young children, and the need for educators to develop reciprocal relationships with families. Our programs actively advocate for institutional changes that value early childhood education as a vital part of a child’s educational experiences.

USA Today ranked us among their Five Great Colleges for Studying Early Childhood Education.