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人類發展與健康學院

Welcome to Department of Infant and Child Care

Objectives
1. Bachelor’s Program
To respond to the child care needs of families, communities and the nation and to cultivate high-quality child care practitioners, our mission is to develop child care professionals who are not only well-versed in both child care theory and practice, but also capable in logical reasoning, self-reflection, innovation, and caring for others in order to further promote the professionalism of child care practitioners in Taiwan. Therefore, the Department cultivates students' knowledge and competencies as follows:
(1) Cultivate experts in child education and care application and research
(2) Cultivate care and education experts with think globally and care locally
(3) Cultivate care and education experts who are innovative and independent while also working well with teams
(4) Cultivate care and education experts who are attentive to life and the balanced development of body, mind and spirit.

2. Master’s Program
The master’s program develops students’ research competence in early childhood care, teaching, and administration. The curriculum covers child health, education, care, welfare, and administration courses according to teachers’ specialties and student’s characteristics. The program strengthens students’ ability at critical thinking and improves their knowledge to verify, evaluate, apply, and reflect on early childhood care and development issues, so that the students can participate in research and design, as well as conduct relevant studies in childhood care.
(1) Train personnel in with academic ability in the research and development of child and infant care
(2) Train management personnel for daycare and child welfare institutions
(3) Train child and infant education personnel and education training personnel.

Characteristics
1.Combining our Department’s professional child care-related healthcare expertise with the nursing resources at NTUNHS Backed by the strong fundamental medical and nursing programs at NTUNHS, our Department not only can benefit from sharing the School’s faculty and facilities, but also employs faculty who specialize in early childhood intervention or rare disorders so as to meet the needs of child care professionals who work with children aged 0 to 6 years old.

2.Being highly sensitive to social trends and training students to think independently and work professionally.
The Department faculty has long offered advice on government policies and issues regarding child care needs to various communities. We also invite child care experts who have practical child care expertise to work along together with the faculty to enhance students’ knowledge, and practical skills, and to help them obtain child care-related certifications.
3.Enhancing students’ education in the humanities, promoting opportunities to participate in overseas practicum programs and expanding students’ global perspectives.