Introduction
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Last modified: January 10, 2017 13:45:32.

Welcome to the Early Childhood Center at Qatar University. The Center is open to the students, staff and the larger community serving the needs of children age 3 and 5 years.   The Early Childhood Education Program operating hours are from 7:30 to 12:00 and extended care is also available for children enrolled in the early childhood program from 12:00 to 2:30, daily Sunday through Thursday.

The Early Childhood Center provides a model demonstration and training site for early childhood education with research opportunities to further enhance knowledge of early development, education and quality care for young children, and to that end, the Center is organized into three units: Unit I, The Early Learning Unit; Unit II,  Scientific Research Unit; Unit III Professional Development. The Early Learning Unit serves as a pre-teacher training site in support of Qatar University, College of Education’s Primary Education Degree program.  The Center, in its commitment to the care and wellbeing of children and their families, through its Professional Training Unit also provides training and educational opportunities to the larger community.  These educational opportunities include seminars, workshops and classes and are offered throughout the year.  Scientific Research Unit welcomes research investigators to use the Center to conduct studies, either independently or in collaboration with CED faculty.

Vision

The Early Childhood Center shall be a model for the education of young children in the region through the provision of leadership in professional practice, research and service delivery.

Mission

Our mission is to serve as a resource for children, families and the larger community through:

  • exemplifying best practices in teaching and learning using new technologies to support and enrich early learning.

  • training students, early childhood educators and professionals to meet the individual needs of all children while working in partnership with parents and the larger community.

  • initiating research to inform pedagogical practice and support the wellbeing of children and families.