Hurricane Ian Update
September 28, 2022 Claflin Family: At approximately 4:10 p.m., South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for South Carolina. As the safety of our students, faculty and staff is a major priority, Claflin University will close and classes will be canceled on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 12 p.m. Classes for Friday, September 30, 2022, will be held virtually. Students are encouraged to check Moodle for instructions from professors. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to seek safety away from the predicted affected (coastal) areas. Residential students who live in South Carolina or within a 4-hour radius are strongly encouraged to leave campus. However, residential students who are unable to leave campus must register with the Office of Residential Life no later than Thursday, September 29, at 10 a.m. by clicking here. The Office of Residential Life will be on-call to answer questions in case of emergencies at (803) 258-8981. The University Dining Center will operate on the following schedule: Thursday: Normal operations. No late night dining. Friday: Brunch (9 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) Saturday & Sunday: Brunch (10 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) * Meals will be take-out on Friday through Sunday. Pizza Hut and Starbucks will be closed. If conditions become worse (power outages, flooding, downed trees, etc.), the University will implement its emergency protocol and provide shelter and meals in the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex (located on the campus of Claflin University). You are encouraged to visit the University’s website, where updates will be posted regarding University operations. Updates also will be posted through Panther Alerts (text messages), Panther X, and email. For general information and updates, please call the University’s Information Line at (803) 535-5243. In case of on-campus emergencies, please call Claflin University Public Safety at (803) 535-5444. You may also check the National Weather Service for up-to-date alerts at

Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program prepares visionary educators for South Carolina teacher licensure in prekindergarten through 3rd grade.


The Early Childhood Education program has specific competencies that are expected of candidates preparing to teach in grades PK-3. Our program meets the standards of the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC).

Early Childhood Curriculum Sheet

Careers and Outcomes

Each step you take while enrolled in the School of Education is carefully outlined to guide your career pathways. Upon completion of a degree in Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, you will be able to pursue a career in many areas, including:

  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Childcare Center Director or Coordinator
  • Curriculum Developer (Grades PK-3)
  • Educational Consultant
  • Preschool teacher or classroom teacher (Grades PK–3)
  • Social and human services assistant
  • Personal care aide
  • Advocate for an early childhood readiness organization or professional association
  • Museum educator with a children's museum

Admissions Requirements

Prospective students interested in applying to this program are encouraged to review specific admissions requirements for the School of Education.

Teacher Education Admissions

Contact Us

If you are interested in our Early Childhood Education Program, we invite you to contact:

Dr. Anthony Broughton
Assistant Professor of Education 
Early Childhood Coordinator 
Interim Chair, School of Education
Bowen 138
Phone: (803) 535-5397
Fax: (803) 535-5485


Claflin Academic Catalog

Courses & Requirements

View the academic catalog to see all courses and requirements.

2021-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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