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Early Childhood Program

Tom Raymond, Department Chair, Phone
Darleen Bear Killer, Early Childhood Coordinator, Phone
Dorraine Benson, Early Childhood Instructor, Phone
Lucy Bull Bear, Secretary, Phone

Early Childhood Mission Statement

We believe that community change must incorporate all members of society, starting with out very youngest. To this end we provide high quality teaching, training, and support teachers, caregivers, parents, and grandparents of young children in keeping with the college's vision Wolakolkiciyapi (Learning Lakota Ways of Life in Community).

Teacher Preparation Vision Statement

To graduate highly qualified professionals, motivated, and reflective teacher who possess and teach/practice Wolakolkiciyapi in a multicultural, changing world. The professional teacher education program view Wolakolkiciyapi as reflection and conduct of the Lakota Virtues as a means of self and others.

Teacher Preparation Mission Statement

Graduates from our programs will be proficient as competent reflective teachers of content, theory, and application with an emphasis on (Lakota Virtues) character education while emphasizing community empowerment through reflection of traditional Lakota perspectives.

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