Early Childhood Education Course to be Offered by William Woods

William Woods University is offering St. Louis area residents the opportunity to take a six-week early childhood education course during the evenings in Eureka. The course will count toward state certification requirements for child care professionals.


The course, “Principles of Early Childhood,” will meet from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 6 through April 12, at Creative Expressions Learning Center, 76 Legends Parkway, Eureka.


Dr. Nancy Davis and Nichole Schlatter will team teach the course, which is a pilot program. Davis has worked at Practical Parenting Partnerships and with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Schlatter is an experienced child care teacher.


According to Dr. Sherry McCarthy, WWU vice president and academic dean, “If all goes well, there will be two more early childhood courses set up at this site after this.”


Prospective students are encouraged to contact the university’s Graduate & Adult Studies program prior to the first class. Call 1-800-995-3199 or contact WWU by e-mail at cgas@williamwoods.edu, or contact Dr. Davis at 636-938-3999 (Monday-Wednesday) or by e-mail at nancycxe@sbcglobal.net.


“William Woods University is a leader when it comes to designing quality programs for nontraditional adult students. Everything we do is specifically designed to help adults succeed in reaching their goals as efficiently as possible,” said McCarthy.


William Woods offers several other Graduate & Adult Studies programs, including the ACCESS program of general education, an associate of arts degree in liberal studies, a bachelor of science in management (BSM), a BSM with human resources emphasis, a B.S. in paralegal studies and a new bachelor of social work degree (BSW).


Graduate programs include a master of business administration (MBA) and MBAs with accounting, health management or human resources emphasis, as well as a master of education (M.Ed.) in administration, curriculum/instruction or athletics/activities administration and a specialist of education (Ed.S.) in school administration or curriculum leadership.


William Woods can tailor any of its programs for a particular business or community. More information is available on the William Woods website at www.williamwoods.edu/evening.